SyFy recently announced that the network has plans to create a television shows based on the 2010 film, Legion. The series would be called “Dominion” and as of last week the pilot has been picked up.
Despite SyFy calling Legion a hit film, it actually did not fare well among critics and audiences. Rotten Tomatoes gives the movie an average score of 3.8 out of 10. Metacritic has an overall score of 32% out of 100. While Legion had great potential to be something amazing and entertaining, it falls short.
“Dominion” takes place 25 years after the events of the film. Even though the movie is sub par, this upcoming television show has an opportunity to transform the story into something better. As long as it does not follow the weak footsteps of its movie predecessor.
There is no word yet on who is being eyed to star in the series or when production will begin.
You can read the official press release below:
The future of humanity hangs in the balance as the ultimate celestial battle descends to Earth in Syfy’s compelling new series Dominion, which has been greenlit to pilot by Syfy. Universal Cable Productions and BOLD Films are producing.
Based on characters from the hit theatrical film Legion (2010), Dominion is an epic supernatural action drama set 25 years in the future after a war between an army of angels and mankind has transformed the world. The series follows the perilous journey of a rebellious young soldier who discovers he’s the unlikely savior of humanity.
Scott Stewart, who co-wrote and directed Legion, is back to direct the pilot, and is one of the project’s executive producers. Michel Litvak and David Lancaster of BOLD Films are also Executive Producers. Vaun Wilmott, who is also writing the Syfy miniseries development project Ringworld, is writer and co-executive producer.