“Ascension” is a six-hour miniseries that will launch on SyFy by November 2014. The show will top bill Brandon P. Bell (“Hollywood Heights”), Brian Van Holt (“Cougar Town”) and Tricia Helfer (“Battlestar Galactica). Described as a thriller in outer space, the series is created by Philip Levens, who has worked on “Smallville.” Read further to know more about this event series.
The story of “Ascension” starts off in the 1960s, just after the Cold War, where a U.S. space mission has enlisted hundreds of civilians, including children, for a century-long voyage to space aboard the ship named Ascension. While there, they are to find a new world and populate it so that the human race thrives. But in the middle of the journey, chaos takes place inside Ascension. A young woman is found murdered, leading to events that would expose what the mission is really all about.
Brandon P. Bell plays the title role as First Officer Oren Gault, the hero of the series. Brian Van Holt will play Captain William Denniger, while Tricia Helfer will play Viondra, the captain’s manipulative wife who also serves as the ship’s steward.
In the supporting cast are Andrea Roth as Juliet Bryce, the ship’s head doctor; Jacqueline Byers as Nora, the doctor’s daughter; Tiffany Lonsdale as Emily Vanderhaus, Ascension’s astronomer; and Ryan Robbins as the safety officer.
Filming for “Ascension” has already started this July in Montreal, according to a press release by SyFy, as published on Zap2it. The cable network has not done any miniseries since 2009.
“We want to be the best science-fiction channel that we possibly can, and in some respects, that means going back to the more traditional sci-fi/fantasy that fans often say they feel we’ve exited,” said SyFy’s president, David Howe, in a report from The Hollywood Reporter.
Just like before, if “Ascension” picks up with viewers, the series may become a full-fledged TV series, as what SyFy did with “Battlestar Galactica.”
And that’s the news update on “Ascension,” a miniseries that will begin airing in November 2014 on SyFy. Watch the teaser below. For more updates about this show, as well as other programs, follow Movie News Guide (MNG).
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