Hey, good news, all you five or six fans of Scott Stewart’s 2010 movie “Legion”. And yes, I count myself among you. There were a lot of problems with that movie. Characters got way too much pathos, for one, and the script was a bit wonky, but it had a really awesome premise — angels with machineguns!
I don’t know if the angels in the TV version of the movie will be packing heat, but let’s hope so. The show, going under the title “Dominion”, has been officially greenlit by the Syfy Channel, and is currently scheduled to premiere in 2014.
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 hell-bent on their domination escalates.
It’s set 25 years after the events of Stewart’s “Legion”, which means it’s a direct sequel to the movie. Which is awesome, because I really liked how “Legion” ended and was hoping to see a sequel. This is even better, I guess — a sequel in the form of a TV series.
The show will star Christopher Egan, Tom Wisdom, Roxanne McKee, Alan Dale, Anthony Stewart Head and Luke Allen-Gale.
Stewart will return to direct the pilot for “Dominion”, as well as executive producing.