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Slavkin and Swimmer join Dominion as exec producers/showrunners

by on Feb.10, 2014, under Television

Producers and writing partners Todd Slavkin & Darren Swimmer have signed on to Syfy’s new supernatural drama Dominion as Executive Producers and to be co-Showrunners along with Executive Producer Vaun Wilmott, the channel announced today. The series is from Universal Cable Productions and Bold Films, and is slated to premiere on Syfy in June of this year.

In joining Dominion, Slavkin & Swimmer extend a long-running creative working relationship with Syfy and Universal Cable Productions. They are Executive Producers and writers on the upcoming second season of Defiance, having been consulting producers for groundbreaking show’s first season in 2013. They were also consulting producers on the second season of Syfy’s original drama, Alphas from UCP.

They join Executive Producers Scott Stewart, who co-wrote and directed the feature film Legion, on which the series is based, Michael Litvak and David Lancaster of Bold Films who produced the original film, and their new Showrunning partner Vaun Wilmott who wrote the pilot.

After a career in feature screenwriting, Slavkin & Swimmer began their foray into television on Smallville (WB/CW), where they spent seven seasons, eventually becoming Executive Producers and Showrunners. They left the show in 2009 to develop and run the reboot of Melrose Place for the CW. Their credits also include No Ordinary Family (ABC). In addition to developing for television, Slavkin & Swimmer wrote the 2004 thriller Control starring Ray Liotta and Willem Dafoe. The two first met at Palms Junior High School in Los Angeles, in Mrs. Kvitky’s sixth-grade science class and have been friends ever since.
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