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[07/09/14 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, July 9
Updates include: Robbie Amell cast as Ronnie Raymond in The CW's "The Flash"; Gil Bellows latest to board Syfy's "Ascension"; and Gina Gershon to visit "Elementary" at CBS.

[07/07/14 - 08:45 AM]
Syfy's Original Event Series "Ascension" Commences Production in Montreal
Newly cast are Tiffany Lonsdale, Andrea Roth, Jacqueline Byers, PJ Boudousque and Ryan Robbins.

[06/26/14 - 11:43 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, June 26
Updates include: Andrea Roth among latest cast in Syfy's "Ascension"; HBO's "History of Music" adds seven; and Matt Nix inks overall deal with Fox Television Studios.

[06/24/14 - 11:33 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, June 24
Updates include: Alex Russell cast in AMC's "Galyntine"; Craig Roberts scores lead in Amazon's "Red Oaks"; and trio bound for Syfy's "Ascension."

[06/04/14 - 08:30 AM]
Syfy's Original Event Series "Ascension" Enlists Brian Van Holt
Van Holt joins the previously announced Tricia Helfer in the intergalactic mystery series; the two will play husband and wife.

[05/15/14 - 04:42 PM]
Video: Trailers Released at the 2014 NBCUniversal Cable Upfront Presentation
Get your first look at Bravo's "Game of Crowns," E!'s "The Royals," Syfy's "Ascension," USA's "Complications" and more!

[05/15/14 - 04:41 PM]
NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Caps Off 2014 Upfront Season with an "All Together. Different." Star-Studded Celebration
The event was attended by an audience of 3,000 and featured more than 120 stars of current hits and newest offerings across the portfolio.

[04/30/14 - 11:16 AM]
Tricia Helfer ("Battlestar Galactica") Will Star in New Syfy Original Event Series "Ascension"
Helfer will play the beautiful, manipulative and dangerous "Viondra Denniger."

[03/13/14 - 02:37 PM]
Syfy Gives 6-Hour Event Series "Ascension" Greenlight for Launch in 2014
The project, from Philip Levens, is slated to launch in November and air through December.







ASCENSION (SYFY)
Premieres in November 2014 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
???
STATUS:
new in 2014/2015 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (6 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from Syfy's press release, July 2014) Syfy's Ascension, a six-hour event series premiering in November, has commenced production in Montreal, QC. Written and created by executive producer and showrunner Philip Levens (Smallville), Ascension is an ambitious original drama following a covert U.S. space mission launched in the 1960's that sent hundreds of men, women and children on a century-long voyage aboard the starship Ascension to populate a new world. Half way into their journey, as they approach the point of no return, the mysterious murder of a young woman causes the ship's population to question the true nature of their mission. Produced by Lionsgate Television and Sea To Sky Studios in association with Blumhouse Productions, the series stars Brandon P. Bell (Hollywood Heights) as the confident and capable First Officer Oren Gault, Brian Van Holt (Cougar Town, The Bridge) as the eponymous ship's captain William Denninger and Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica) as Viondra Denniger, the Captain's beautiful, manipulative and dangerous wife (who also serves as the ship's Chief Steward). Joining Bell, Van Holt and Helfer are Tiffany Lonsdale as Chief Astronomer Emily Vanderhaus, Andrea Roth as the ship's head doctor Juliet Bryce, Jacqueline Byers as her daughter Nora Bryce, PJ Boudousque as Nora's love interest, James Toback and Ryan Robbins as Safety Officer (and Emily's husband) Duke Vanderhaus.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Andrea Roth as Juliet Bryce
· Brandon P. Bell as Oren Gault
· Brian Van Holt as William Denninger
· Gil Bellows as TBA
· Jacqueline Byers as Nora Bryce
· P.J. Boudousque as James Toback
· Ryan Robbins as Duke Vanderhaus
· Tiffany Lonsdale as Emily Vanderhaus
· Tricia Helfer as Viondra Denninger
CREW INFORMATION:
· Brett Burlock as EP
· Ivan Fecan as EP
· Jason Blum as EP
· Philip Levens as CRTR/EP
· Tim Gamble as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Blumhouse Productions
· Lionsgate Television
· Sea to Sky Studios
· Universal Cable Productions