Brian Van Holt Joins the Cast Of Syfy's Ascension Posted by Joseph Lee on 06.03.2014
From Cougar Town to outer space...
Entertainment Weekly reports that Brian Van Holt (Cougar Town, The Bridge, Black Hawk Down) will join the cast of Syfy's limited series Ascension, which stars Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica).
The series is about a ship secretly launched from Earth in 1963, which sent hundreds of men, women and children to populate a new world. Fifty years into the journey, the murder of a young woman causes the ship's people to question the nature of their mission. Holt will play ship captain William Denninger, described as "a natural leader, a military man and politician … strong-willed and confident." He became captain of the ship after stopping a fire that nearly destroyed the ship early in its trip. He and his wife Viondra (Helfer) have a trouble marriage.
The series is six hours long. It was created and written by showrunner Philip Levens (Smallville) and will debut in November.