Dean Devlin and Jonathan Glassner
Fresh off their success with the fantasy adventure series the outpoststargate Dean Devlin and Jonathan Glasser have won a series order for a new sci-fi show titled The Ark.
The series will premiere on Syfy Channel in the United States (and likely elsewhere in the world), with a 12-episode first season. Production begins in March at PFI Studios in Belgrade, Serbia. Casting starts soon.
Here is the official synopsis of The Ark:
The series is set 100 years in the future when planetary colonization missions began as a necessity to help ensure the survival of the human race. The first of these missions on a spacecraft known as Ark One encounters a catastrophic event causing massive destruction and loss of life. With over a year to go until they reach their target planet, a lack of vital supplies, and a loss of leadership, the remaining crew must become the best version of themselves to stay the course and survive.
Glassner will serve as co-showrunner and executive producer, alongside Devlin and his production company Electric Entertainment.
“I’m so excited to have the opportunity to partner with SYFY again and I can’t think of a better collaborator than Jonathan Glassner to bring this series to life,” said Devlin.
Devlin and Glassner worked together as creators and executive producers on the outpostwhich also toured Serbia, and which ran for four seasons on The CW (2018-2021).
It might be an unlikely pair of producing partners, given Stargate’s history of moving from cinemas to television in the 1990s. Devlin produced and co-wrote the original stargate feature film with director Roland Emmerich. And after MGM picked up the film rights, the studio turned down Devlin and Emmerich’s desire to make sequels.
Instead, they handed the reins over to Brad Wright and Jonathan Glassner to adopt TV ownership, and Stargate SG-1 was born.
The Ark is a return to space sci-fi for the American cable network, which hasn’t spent much time there since the end of Syfy Channel Black matter in 2017, The extent in 2018 (although this show had three more successful seasons on Amazon), and spoiler in 2019.
Today, the channel’s original scripted drama includes Foreign resident and horror fallout The day of the Dead and chucky.
So excited to start working on it!!! Dean Devlin’s sci-fi drama ‘The Ark’ lands series order at Syfy – Deadline https://t.co/SlpsFCW1Iz
— Dean Devlin (@Dean_Devlin) January 24, 2022