Syfy's latest endeavor to give big screen hits the series treatment is shaping up quickly, as the network has added a few key cast members to its adaptation of 'Legion.'
Former 'Kings' star Christopher Egan has signed on to the lead of 'Dominion,' the cable network's adaptation-slash-sequel to the 2010 film. He is joined by '300' star Tom Wisdom along with 'Lost' villain Alan Dale. The three will star in the 90 minute pilot directed by Scott Stewart, who also headed up the film.
The original film centered on the archangel Michael (portrayed by Paul Bettany) as he attempts to help humanity fend off a vengeful angel force. According to Deadline, Syfy's 'Dominion' will pick up 25 years following the war between angels and mankind. After the war has wreaked havoc on the population, young rebellious soldier Alex Lannen (Egan) discovers he is the unlikely savior of humanity.
Wisdom will assume Bettany's role of Michael, now residing in the one of the few human cities still standing after the war Vega. Michael uses his supernatural abilities to defend Vega against invading forces, collaborating with human general Rysen (played by Dale) who rules over the militarized city. Rysen maintains order over the devastated human populace, negotiating politics while watching over his daughter Claire.
This is the second film that the cable network is giving a small screen adaptation, as Syfy has already greenlit the development of a '12 Monkeys' pilot. While I was less than impressed with 'Legion,' the series adaptation at least sounds strong in concept and appears to have a much broader scope than the film. Are you intrigued by this possible new series?