Syfy officially picks up Dominion, warring-angel series based on Legion

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Dec 4, 2013, 6:05 PM EST

An epic, post-apocalyptic angel war is officially coming to Syfy in 2014.

The cable network has picked up the supernatural drama project Dominion, which is based on the 2010 angel-battle flick Legion. The series will be based on characters from the film and set in a post-apocalyptic landscape that has become home to a war between two angel factions.

A pilot episode was ordered just a few months ago, and apparently network execs liked what they saw. The series is set to star Christopher Egan (Resident Evil: Extinction), Tom Wisdom (300), Roxanne McKee (Game of Thrones), Alan Dale (Once Upon a Time), Anthony Stewart Head (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Luke Allen-Gale (Captain America: The First Avenger).

An air date has yet to be set, but the series is expected to bow in 2014.

Here’s the official synopsis:

Dominion is an epic supernatural drama set in the year 25 A.E. In this transformed post–apocalyptic future an army of lower angels, assembled by the archangel Gabriel, has waged a war of possession against mankind. The archangel Michael, turning against his own kind, has chosen to side with humanity against Gabriel. Rising out of the ashes of the 25 year-long battle are newly fortified cities which protect the human survivors. In Vega (formerly Las Vegas), the largest of these cities, two houses vie for control 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 between the human race and the fallen angels hell-bent on their domination escalates.

According to a statement from Syfy president Dave Howe, the project represents the next step in the network’s push toward high-profile drama projects, a la Defiance and Ron Moore’s upcoming thriller Helix. Howe said the project should “deliver the high stakes, sci-fi/fantasy experience our audience demands and embraces.”

Do you plan on checking this one out next year? 

(Via Entertainment Weekly)