Tuesday, May 27, 2014

First Look: Dominion

For fans of SyFy, it seems that not only will the second season of Defiance be returning within the next month but there's also a delightfully apocalyptic themed series named Dominion also due to air fairly soon as well. The series, created by Peter Schink and Scott Stewart will focus on an army of lower angels assembled by the archangel Gabriel having waged a war of possession against mankind and there's only one other archangel who can stop this. This series is also based on the 2010 movie, Legion and character descriptions for the main players are below ...

Archangel Michael as played by Tom Wisdom (Coronation Street) is the greatest of the Archangel warriors and chose to side with humanity during the Extermination War, the only one of his kind to do so. Turning against his fellow angels and his brother, Gabriel, Michael was instrumental in helping humanity defeat the angels during the Extermination War. He is now Vega’s sworn protector, and has watched over Alex his entire life and protects him against his brother.

Gabriel as played by Carl Beukes (Silent Witness) is an Archangel warrior and Michael's brother. Gabriel assembled and led the army of lower angels to wage war against mankind. During the Extermination War, Gabriel wiped out most of the human race. Michael was only able to stop him from totally annihilating the populace when he turned against his fellow angels and his brother, and helped humanity defeat them.

Alex Lannon as played by Chris Egan (Home & Away) a young soldier and member of Vega’s Archangel Corps, an elite unit charged with the protection of Vega’s aristocracy. Alex was abandoned by his father, Jeep, at a young age. He found a new family in the military, and rose through the ranks to The Corps. Alex and Claire are in love, having met when he was assigned as a guard for House Riesen and have since developed a secret relationship, despite relationships between the ruling and soldier classes being strictly forbidden.

Other members of the cast include Roxanne McKee (Hollyoaks, Game Of Thrones) as Claire Riesen, the daughter and heir apparant to Edward Riesen as played by Alan Dale (Neighbours, Ugly Betty), Anthony head (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Merlin) Senator David Whele - one of Vega’s ruling class as well as Rosalind Halstead and Shivani Ghai. Having looked at the trailer for this series, it certainly looks like one of SyFy's better efforts and with not too much on during the summer months, it could do pretty well for them too. It certainly looks worth giving a go at least.

Season 1 Trailer:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6G1Yz96gwY
Cast Pictures: http://www.spoilertv.com/2014/05/dominion-cast-promotional-photos.html

Dominion airs Thursdays 9pm on SyFy from June 19th. A UK broadcaster has yet to be confirmed.


Anonymous said...

I saw the movie Legion in preparation for this a while ago.

I know Chris Egan best from Kings, where he played David (and also had a forbidden relationship with the ruler's daughter). Should be interesting to see Anthony Head with an American accent.

shawnlunn2002 said...

I haven't actually seen Legion but this looks really intriguing and more Anthony Head on telly works for me.