Syfy has announced their new casting updates for their upcoming science fiction series, “Dominion” based on the film, Legion. The pilot episode has added Anthony Stewart Head, Roxanne McKee, Luke Allen-Gale and guest star Shivani Ghai to the initial cast.
“Dominion” picks up 25 years after the events of events of the film Legion in the aftermath of a catastrophic war between an army of angels and mankind that has transformed the world. The series follows the perilous journey of a rebellious young soldier who discovers he’s the unlikely savior of humanity, set against a backdrop of the ultimate celestial battle as it touches down on earth.
Anthony Stewart Head, most known for his roles on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Merlin” plays David Weel, the power-hungry president of the Senate of Vega (formerly Las Vegas) who is frequently at odds with General Rysen, the city’s military leader. David is willing to do whatever he believes is right to protect the city and his position leading it.
Roxanne McKee plays Claire Rysen, the closest thing that Vega has to a princess. As the daughter of General Rysen – the man who led humans to victory against the angels during the Extermination War – she is a member of the highest class in Vega’s stratified society. Claire is also strong-willed and much tougher than she seems.
Luke Allen-Gale plays William Weel, the scion of Vega’s other powerful ruling family. Unlike his cunning politician father David, William is a man of the people and Head of the Church of the Savior.
Shivani Ghai plays Arika, a lead diplomat sent from Helena, a mysterious and militant matriarchal society in what was once Salt Lake City, which maintains a tenuous peace with Vega.
Scott Stewart, who co-wrote and directed the original film, is back to direct the pilot, and is one of the project’s Executive Producers. Michel Litvak and David Lancaster of Bold Films, who produced Legion, are also Executive Producers. Vaun Wilmott wrote the pilot and is Co-Executive Producer.
“Dominion” will be produced by Universal Cable Productions and is set to begin filming shortly in Cape Town, South Africa.