The story takes place on a starship, the Ascension, which was secretly launched in 1963 with hundreds of colonists out to populate a new world. Almost 50 years later, the ship is getting close to its point of no return when a young woman is murdered.
During the investigation, the Ascension’s population begins to question the true nature of their mission to the stars.
“Syfy is more committed than ever to bringing to life epic event television,” says Syfy president Dave Howe in a statement. “We are delighted to bring this thrilling, provocative and intelligent event to our fans later this year.”
Created and written by Philip Levens (“Smallville”), “Ascension” will be produced in Montreal by Levens, Jason Blum, Mark Stern, Ivan Fecan, Tim Gamble and Brett Burlock.