It appears things are not what they seem in this quickie trailer for the Syfy channel’s new “limited series” (I guess that’s the new way to call something that used to be a mini-series or backdoor pilot) “Ascension.” No doubt if the show is a hit, it’ll likely launch an ongoing series. The most notable name here is Tricia Helfer. I would call this a “Babylon 5”-ish show, except it doesn’t seem to have any aliens, and it looks kind of dull despite the quick cutting and people wielding guns.
But take a look and decide for yourself, take a look and decide for yourselfers.
In 1963, the U.S. government launched a covert space mission sending hundreds of men, women and children on a century-long voyage aboard the starship Ascension to populate a new world. Nearly 50 years into the journey, as they approach the point of no return, a mysterious murder of a young woman causes the ship’s population to question the true nature of their mission.
The cast includes Tricia Helfer (“Battlestar Galactica”), Brian Van Holt, Andrea Roth, Jacqueline Byers, Brandon P. Bell, Tiffany Lonsdale and PJ Boudousque.
“Ascension” launches on Syfy this November 24th.