Syfy has handed a 12-episode straight-to-series order for a new series called The Ark, to be written and produced by Dean Devlin, the man behind such cult classics as Independence Day, Godzilla and Stargate. Keeping it in the family, Stargate SG-1 writer-producer Jonathan Glassner joins Devlin as co-showrunner.
The Ark takes place 100 years in the future, when planetary colonisation missions have begun a necessity to save humanity from extinction. The first of these missions, on a spacecraft known as Ark One, encounters a catastrophic event which causes massive destruction and loss of life aboard. With more than a year still left on their journey before reaching their target planet, the remaining crew must become the best version of themselves in order to survive, despite a lack of life-sustaining supplies and a loss of leadership.
“The Ark is a perfect fit for Syfy audiences and we know fans will gravitate to this heart-racing story from Dean Devlin, one of the most accomplished and respected sci-fi writers working today,” said Lisa Katz, President of Scripted Content at NBCU Entertainment and Streaming. “With the recent success of both Resident Alien and Chucky, the network is home to several of the most creative storytellers working in all of television.”
No information on a release date, plot details, or casting has been released, but stay tuned for updates!