Syfy’s three-night event series Ascension (9/8C) premieres tonight and continues through Wednesday. It’s the story of a generation ship that was launched in the early 1960s, taking a selection of humanity to a new home on a planet orbiting Proxima – because the ship’s creator/architect was convinced that the Cold War was about become hot and destroy the Earth.
It’s also the story of that man’s son, in the present, trying to preserve his father’s legacy. It’s also a serious mindbender of a concept – with one helluva twist.
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 this journey, a young woman is murdered. As unrest starts to develop, it causes the ship’s population to question the true nature of their mission. This mystery drama comprised of 6 one hour long episodes. The show is created by showrunner/executive producer Philip Levens and Adrian A. Cruz. Al Sapienza plays Councilman Rose, one of the leaders on the ship. I had the chance to chat with him about Ascension which premieres on Syfy on Monday, Dec. 15 at 9/8c.
FX’s Sons Of Anarchy is back for season 7! This season begins ten days later with Jax in jail on a parole violation and dealing with the loss of the woman he loved. He then plans for complete and merciless retribution with the support of the outlaw motorcycle club (MC). The illegal arms business hidden behind the guise of the automotive shop continues to be driven by the seduction of money, power, and blood. As the last season of this popular show, be prepared for anything.
Jax tries to ally with Ron Tully (Marilyn Manson), a shot caller for Aryan Brotherhood who is currently incarcerated by trying to meet Leland Gruen (Brad Carter), the right hand of Ron Tully. I had the opportunity to chat with Brad about his current role on “Sons Of Anarchy” and his upcoming role on “Ascension”.
Brian Van Holt, who plays the easy-going Bobby Cobb on Cougar Town, has been cast as Captain William Denninger, the commander of the starship Ascension. Denninger became captain by rising through the ranks – though it was his quick actions during a fire that nearly destroyed the ship early in its journey that proved he had leadership potential. He has a very public, if tortured marriage to Viondra (Tricia Helfer).
Ascension launches on Syfy in November – specific date to be determined – and will run through December.
Syfy’s event series Ascension has signed Tricia Helfer to star the ‘not-so-secret power broker aboard the titular starship. As wife of the ship’s Captain, Viondra Denniger, her character is described as ‘beautiful, manipulative and dangerous.’
Ascension takes place aboard the starship nearly fifty years into its century-long journey to populate a new world. As the ship approaches the point of no return, the murder of a young woman calls everything about its mission into question.
Ascension is go for launch in November and will air through December. For more details, check out the press release after the jump.
Syfy is going back to that Buck Rogers stuff with an epic 6-hour event series called Ascension. Created by Smallville writer Philip Levens, Ascension is about a murder on board the titular starship fifty years its century-long journey to populate a new world.
Ascension is set to premiere in November and air through December. Check out the press release for more details.