Tricia Helfer to Star in SyFy Event Series Ascension Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 04.30.2014
A new science fiction miniseries...
SyFy has announced that Battlestar Galactica star Tricia Helfer is returning to the network for their new original event series. The network has revealed that Helfer, who played Number Six on Battlestar, will star in Ascension. The six-episode miniseries will premiere in November on the network.
Helfer will play Viondra Denniger on the show. The press release says that the character "regards herself as a not-so-secret power broker aboard the Ascension. As the Captain's wife, Viondra is afforded a position of power and privilege, which she leverages as the Ship's Chief Steward."
The show's synopsis reads as follows:
In 1963, the U.S. government launched a covert space mission sending hundreds of men, women and children on a century-long voyage aboard the starship Ascension to populate a new world. Nearly 50 years into the journey, as they approach the point of no return, the mysterious murder of a young woman causes the ship's population to question the true nature of their mission.