Syfy's 'Dominion' Rounds Out Cast

'Legion' adaptation: 'Dominion' rounds out cast

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?

- Alan Dale
- Chris Egan
- Tom Wisdom
- Kings
- Lost
- Dominion
- Syfy

Written by: kyleiam
Sep 5th, 2013, 7:20 pm

Images courtesy of Syfy


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Message Posted On Sep 11th, 2013, 12:28 pm

The movie was limited and to be honest reminded me of several older B-grade movies and even a couple of outer Limits & Twilight Zone episodes. If they have decent wrighting and don't go all comedy, this just might have the legs for a few seasons. Just hope it's not short seasons like most new shos these days. With only 10 ro 13 episodes you just get into the story and it's all over for a year. But with a 90 minute pilot, this just might be worth the viewing. Time will tell.


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Message Posted On Sep 7th, 2013, 10:09 pm
I'm afraid I will have to reserve judgement until after it comes out, however I will say if anyone can pull it off, Scott Stewart is the man, and it looks like he has the cast to do it with...

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Message Posted On Sep 7th, 2013, 9:32 pm

I don't have high hopes considering this is SyFy.  It will end up as some kind of horrid fantasy-comedy hybrid like all their shows inexplicably do, with bad forced humor and goofy characters.  It will no doubt be another bastardization of the source material.........


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Message Posted On Sep 7th, 2013, 7:20 am

Worth keeping an eye on I think. But not totally convinced that it's going to turn out great. Let's see :)


Message Posted On Sep 7th, 2013, 2:40 am
sounds good--the film was-well-not grt-but I have watched it a few times-as some good parts--I mean its not totally crap---but don't think 12monkeys will be gd-the film was a pile of s@@t
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