NBC Universal’s Syfy is moving forward with plans to bring Dominion to TV screens in 2014. The network greenlit plans for the adaptation of the 2010 film Legion just four months after commissioning a pilot.
Described as a supernatural action drama, Dominion is set 25 years in the future after a war between an army of angels and mankind has transformed the world. The series follows the journey of a rebellious young soldier who discovers he’s the unlikely savior of humanity. Universal Cable Prods. and Bold Films will produce the series.
“Following the critical success of Defiance and the upcoming Ron Moore thriller Helix, Dominion will be the next major addition to Syfy’s growing slate of high-quality scripted series,” Syfy president Dave Howe said. “Dominion will continue Syfy’s new strategy to commission stand-out genre series that deliver the high stakes, sci-fi/fantasy experience our audience demands and embraces.”
Dominion stars Chris Egan (Kings, Home & Away), Alan Dale (Lost), Anthony Stewart Head (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Tom Wisdom (300) and Luke Allen-Gale (The Borgias). Egan will play Alex Lannen, a soldier in Michael’s Archangel Corp. Described as an orphan with a rebellious and protective streak, he’s destined for more than people know.
Legion co-writer/director Scott Stewart helmed the pilot and will serve as executive producer. Vaun Wilmott, who wrote the pilot, will serve as showrunner. They are joined by Legion co-producers Michael Litvak and David Lancaster as executive producers.