Hark! The Herald angels sing,
Dominion is nearly upon us!
Dominion is an upcoming SyFy series based off of the 2010 film, Legion. If you’re wondering what the hell both of these are, you’re a little late to the game. For those of you who failed to watch it, Legion is a movie the IMDb (Internet Movie Database) describes quite plainly as being about “A group of strangers [that] fight for the welfare of humanity.” Since that doesn’t tell you anything of the plot, we’ll fill you in on some of it.
The entire basis of the film is that God Himself essentially loses interest in the entirety of humankind – his own creation, mind you – and decides that, hey, it’s a pretty decent time to bring about the Apocalypse. So naturally, he assembles his angelic army and tells them it’s time to call quits and wipe all humans out. They all agree to carry out God’s will but one renegade angel who suddenly decides that the unborn child of a pregnant waitress named Charlie is worth saving the whole lot of humanity. The savior points in this case go to the archangel Michael who has to face nightmarish creatures sent by Heaven and his own brother-in-arms, Gabriel.
It all takes place in the middle of nowhere where the slivers of what’s implied to be the last of mankind decided their last days were best spent holed up in a dingy diner – the likes of which aren’t very luxurious. It’s worth noting, however, that Charlie’s baby is prophecized to be the future savior of the human race, hence all the fuss and the reason why Michael (seen left or above for mobile viewers wielding both a blade and a gun) was probably so willing to go against God’s Word in the first place.
(We recommend that you watch Legion before Dominion as it serves as a kind of prologue to the series. For more information on the movie, visit the IMDb page: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1038686/.)
As for the show itself, we know well enough that it’ll be based off of Legion, but those of you that don’t know the full details are most likely wondering how that’ll translate into a full-blown series. The official SyFy website summary for Dominion is:
Based on characters from the 2010 film Legion, Dominion is an epic supernatural drama set in the year 25 A.E. when 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 human survivors.Dominion stars Christopher Egan (Resident Evil: Extinction), Tom Wisdom (300), Roxanne McKee (Game of Thrones), Alan Dale (Lost), Anthony Stewart Head (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Luke Allen-Gale (The Borgias).
Now, there are only a few ideas travelling around about what exactly’s going on here since it’s supposed to be a sequel of sorts, but one that really interested us was the idea that the upcoming series will include the previously unborn child of Charlie (that’s the waitress from the movie Legion if you already forgot) as a young soldier fighting the good fight for humanity. It makes us wonder if the child’s “savior destiny” is something SyFy will continue on throughout the show or if it’ll be ignored in favor of a fresh idea. Personally, we like the potential of a solid follow-up, but a change may go unnoticed and without much complaint from viewers as it’s unlikely a majority of the watchers out there will have hung onto this detail from the 2010 film. Then again, with all the news circulating around the series, it’ll be nothing short of a wonder if there’s still anyone left out there within these next few months ignorant to the idea.
As for the setting of the show, the stage is said to be set in a city they call Vega, Dominion‘s modern version of Las Vegas, since it’s the largest of a number of cities that host what’s left of the battle’s human survivors. Within Vega, there will exist discord between two groups contending for what we assume to be rule over the city. There’s no telling what this will mean for the mortal army, but we’re guessing a little dissension within the ranks won’t bode well in the fight against heavenly forces. We’ll all just have to wait and see when Dominion premieres on Thursday, June 19th. The times it’ll be showing that day are listed at the bottom of the page!
Tell us below in the comments which side you’re on!
Humanity or Heaven? You decide.
If you’re neutral, tell us a little something about your thoughts on the upcoming series!
For an inside look at Dominion, check out the teaser trailer and first released image at the bottom of the page!
For more information on the characters the cast will be playing, visit the Dominion Wiki page:
First Look Image
Dominion will premiere Thursday, June 19th, 9/8C and 9PM ET/PT on the SyFy channel.