Syfy has decided not to renew the show Dominion, based on the movie Legion, after the conclusion of its second season. In a statement Syfy said, “Led by Vaun Wilmott, the talented cast, producers, writers and crew of Dominion have done a tremendous job bringing this ambitious, cinematic series to the screen over the past two seasons. We thank them, as well as our producing partners Universal Cable Productions, Bold Films and Film Afrika.”
Dominion had a dismal second season, losing nearly half of it’s viewers from Season 1 and averaging only 0.9 million viewers.
From my point of view, the diverging subplots seemed irrelevant compared to the main plot of Alex, the writings and what it meant to the humans and angels, which seemed to take all season only to move slightly. However, the addition of Lucifer was actually peaking my interest level at the end.
Syfy’s Dominion returns tonight at 10/9c, and it starts with a really big bang…
[Note – some of the following might be considered minor spoilers]
Michael, after his rampage against humans, travels far away to Alabama, where he encounters a small town that says the Father speaks to them there and they are protected from the 8-balls, while Alex and Uriel are held captive in Gabriel’s aerie, trying to force Alex into decoding the writings on his body. Claire Riesen, after the departure of her father for Delphi, has control of the armies of Vega and continues to be at odds with Senator Whele over the V-System when she gives more resources to the Level 1s, and decides on an opportunistic attack against Gabriel.
The season premiere packs in a lot of action…tune in tonight at 10/9c!
Syfy announced today their Summer 2015 programming lineup, which includes two returning series, 2 new scripted series, a game show…oh, and more sharks…
In June, Syfy’s new 8-11PM scripted programming block kicks off Friday, June 12 at 8PM with the two-hour premiere of Defiance, followed by the debut of Dark Matter at 10PM. On Friday, June 19, Killjoys joins the schedule, premiering at 9PM.
Defiance is the story of a ravaged planet Earth thirty-five years in the future, the lives of its citizens permanently altered following the sudden arrival of seven alien races. In this unknown and unpredictable landscape, the diverse, newly-formed civilization of humans and aliens must learn to co-exist peacefully. Following the events of last season’s cliffhanger finale, the series’ two-hour Season 3 premiere opens on the eve of an impending military siege – and the surprise arrival of the mysterious and nearly extinct Omec, an alien race of warriors.
The new season features cast additions Lee Tergesen (The Americans) as military leader General Rahm Tak, Nichole Galicia (Django Unchained) as Kindzi and Conrad Coates (The Strain) as her father, T’evgin. Returning cast includes Grant Bowler, Julie Benz, Stephanie Leonidas, Tony Curran, Jaime Murray, Graham Greene and Jesse Rath. Kevin Murphy (Desperate Housewives, Caprica) resumes his role as executive producer and showrunner.
In the new original series Dark Matter, the crew of a derelict spaceship awakens with no memories of who they are or how they got there. Facing threats at every turn, they have to work together to survive a voyage fueled by vengeance, betrayal and hidden secrets.
Syfy’s sophomore series Dominion is adding new characters, and a new composer as well.
Production is underway in Cape Town, South Africa for the 13-episode second season. Joining the series’ stellar cast are recurring guest stars Nic Bishop (Covert Affairs), Simon Merrells (Spartacus: War of the Damned), Christina Chong (24: Live Another Day), Olivia Mace (Doctors) and Luke Tyler (Chronicle).
In addition, Bill Brown, who scored all nine seasons of CSI: NY and countless video games (including Marvel’s Captain America: Super Soldier, for which he was nominated for Best Original Music for the orchestral/electronic hybrid at the Canadian Video Game Awards), and has been known to beta test cutting edge technology, will score the second season of Dominion, and he’ll soon be exploring the capabilities the new reissue of Moog Music’s classic synthesizers from the golden age of electronic music.
Season 2 of Dominion is set to premiere on Syfy in Summer 2015.
Syfy has announced that they have given a 13 episode third season order for Defiance, as well as a 13 episode second season for Dominion. Both series are produced by Universal Cable Productions and are slated to return with all-new episodes in 2015.
Kevin Murphy (Desperate Housewives, Caprica, Hellcats) will resume his role as executive producer and showrunner of Defiance while Vaun Wilmott (Sons of Anarchy) will continue to fill the same posts for Dominion.
Season to date, Dominion and Defiance are the top two cable programs in the Thursday 8-10pm time period among P25-54s. With most current Live+7 data, both series are averaging 2.7 million total viewers, 1.2 million viewers 18-49 and 1.4 million viewers 25-54. Drawing an especially engaged social audience, Dominion was the most social drama on Thursdays across all of TV in tweets (15.4K) and tweets per unique (8.0).
Set in the near future, Defiance features an exotically transformed planet Earth, its landscapes permanently altered following the sudden – and tumultuous – arrival of seven unique alien races. In this somewhat unknown and unpredictable landscape, the richly diverse, newly-formed civilization of humans and aliens must learn to co-exist peacefully. Redefining the transmedia experience, Defiance has distinguished itself with an unprecedented partnership between Syfy and Trion Worlds, by creating the first-ever true convergence of television and online gaming.
Based on characters from the hit theatrical film Legion (2010), Dominion is an epic supernatural drama set in a transformed post–apocalyptic future, 25 years after an army of lower angels, assembled by the archangel Gabriel, waged a war of possession against mankind. The archangel Michael, turning against his own kind, chose to side with humanity. Rising out of the ashes, are newly fortified cities which protect the human survivors. In Vega (formerly Las Vegas), the largest of these cities, two houses vie for control over the people and the stage is set for political upheaval and a dangerous power shift. Meanwhile, a rebellious young soldier begins a perilous journey as the war escalates between the human race and the angels that are hell-bent on destroying humanity. Dominion is produced by Universal Cable Productions and Bold Films.
On the season finale of Dominion, Alex and Gabriel finally meet face-to-face, while Michael recalls his darker days with Alex. Check out the sneak peek below along with “Inside Dominion” – and as an added bonus, check out the SDCC panel as welll! Then tune in for “Beware Those Closest To You” Thursday night at 9/8c!
On tonight’s new episode of Dominion, Michael and Alex try to prevent any further causalities after innocent angels turn up dead in Vega. Meanwhile, Claire makes a difficult decision.
Check out the sneak peek below along with the latest “Inside Dominion”, and tune in tonight at 9/8 for “Ouroboros”.
On tonight’s Dominion, Claire comes face to face with her mother. Meanwhile, William takes action against his father. Check out “Black Eyes Blues” tonight at 9/8 on Syfy…
In tomorrow night’s Dominion, Alex begins his training with Michael while David uncovers a secret involving Claire. Watch the sneak peek below, as David recalls a horrific memory about his family, and tune in Thursday at 9/8c for “Something Borrowed” – and don’t forget to check out “Inside Dominion” below as well.
Check out this short preview of tonight’s new episode of Dominion, “Broken Places”, as well as “Inside Dominion“, and tune in tonight at 9/8c on Syfy!