Syfy ‘Dominion’ Adaptation Canceled After Two Seasons
Intellectual property may be the name of the game these days, though we’re starting to see more misses than hits. To wit, Syfy’s Dominion adaptation of the moderate theatrical success Legion has officially lost its wings, canceled after a second season.
Per trades, Syfy opted not to renew its sequel series of the 2010 film, having dropped off some 45 - 47% viewership in between seasons. The network has a number of other high-profile science-fiction dramas in the works, while executives offered of the cancellation:
Led by [series creator] Vaun Wilmott, the talented cast, producers, writers and crew of Dominion have done a tremendous job bringing this ambitious, cinematic series to the screen over the past two seasons. We thank them, as well as our producing partners Universal Cable Productions, Bold Films and Film Afrika.
For those who missed out on the Legion TV sequel, here’s how Syfy officially described Dominion:
Based on characters from the hit theatrical film ‘Legion’ (2010), ‘Dominion’ is an epic supernatural drama set in the year 25 A.E. In this transformed post–apocalyptic future an army of lower angels, assembled by the archangel Gabriel, has waged a war of possession against mankind. The archangel Michael, turning against his own kind, has chosen to side with humanity against Gabriel. Rising out of the ashes of the 25-year-long battle are newly fortified cities which protect the human survivors. In Vega (formerly Las Vegas), the largest of these cities, two houses vie for control and the stage is set for political upheaval and a dangerous power shift. Meanwhile, a rebellious young soldier begins a perilous journey as the war between the human race and the fallen angels hellbent on their domination escalates.
‘Dominion’ stars Christopher Egan (‘Kings’), Tom Wisdom (‘300’), Roxanne McKee (‘Game of Thrones‘), Alan Dale (‘LOST’), Anthony Stewart Head (‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’) and Luke Allen-Gale (‘The Borgias’).
Well, should we mourn the loss of Syfy’s Dominion? How much more story had it to tell?