As I mentioned in yesterday's article about 'The Strain,' the apocalypse is most definitely "in" right now. Soon, Syfy will be getting in on the action via its new drama 'Dominion.'
'Dominion' is a sort of sequel/spin-off of the 2010 theatrical film 'Legion.' The plot of the film basically amounted to a heavenly spin on 'The Terminator,' with the Archangel Michael traveling to Earth to protect a pregnant waitress that is unknowingly carrying the future savior of humanity. The mother and child are in danger from the less than angelic, human possessing armies of heaven, who seek to eliminate what they view as God's lesser creations.
Despite an ensemble cast filled with recognizable names (Paul Bettany, Lucas Black, Adrianne Palicki, Dennis Quaid, Kate Walsh, etc.), 'Legion' only performed moderately well at the domestic box office, earning $40 millon on a $26 million production budget. For the record, a wide release film needs to more than double its budget in order to be considered a financial succcess.
'Dominion' is set 25 years after the events of 'Legion,' following an apocalyptic war between humans and angels. The central character is the waitress' now grown-up child, a defiant young soldier who is stunned to learn that mankind's future rests on his shoulders. Playing the lead is 29-year-old Australian actor 'Christopher Egan' ('Kings'). Roxanne McKee ('Game of Thrones'), Anthony Stewart Head ('Buffy the Vampire Slayer'), and Alan Dale ('Lost') help fill out the supporting cast.
'Dominion' will likely debut sometime in 2014. Scott Stewart, writer and director of 'Legion,' helmed the pilot and will remain with the series as an executive producer.