TORONTO — The sci-fi mini-series Ascension is landing in Montreal.
Production will begin soon on the six-hour thriller for U.S. cable channel SyFy.
It comes from the mind of Philip Levens, a former writer and producer on the Vancouver-shot series Smallville.
SyFy plans to air Ascension in November. A Canadian broadcaster hasn’t been announced.
A description of the mini-series appears on the network’s website:
“In 1963, the U.S. government launched a covert space mission sending hundreds of men, women and children on a century-long voyage aboard the starship Ascension to populate a new world. Nearly 50 years into the journey, as they approach the point of no return, a mysterious murder of a young woman causes the ship’s population to question the true nature of their mission.”
No casting information has been revealed.
The network said Ascension could be turned into a series.