[TV] Syfy Orders Production Of Six Hour Space Opera Ascension Posted by Joseph Lee on 03.14.2014
Airing this fall...
Zap2It reports that Syfy has ordered the production of a six-hour mini-series called Ascension, which will debut this fall.
Here's a synopsis: The story takes place on a starship, the Ascension, which was secretly launched in 1963 with hundreds of colonists out to populate a new world. Almost 50 years later, the ship is getting close to its point of no return when a young woman is murdered. During the investigation, the Ascension's population begins to question the true nature of their mission to the stars.
Syfy President Dave Howe said: "Syfy is more committed than ever to bringing to life epic event television. We are delighted to bring this thrilling, provocative and intelligent event to our fans later this year."
The series was created and written by Philip Levens (Smallville). It will be produced in Montreal by Levens, Jason Blum, Mark Stern, Ivan Fecan, Tim Gamble and Brett Burlock.