Dominion – A TV Version Of Legion – Leads a Bunch Of New Syfy Projects

Syfy has given the green light to a 90-minute pilot for Dominion, a TV series based on the 2010 Paul Bettany film Legion, while a TV version of 12 Monkeys is amongst the other projects that are on the verge of becoming reality.

The film’s writer/director Scott Stewart is directing the Dominion pilot, which has been written by Vaun Wilmott (Sons Of Anarchy). The show will be set 25 years in the future after a war between an army of angels and mankind has transformed the world, concentrating on a rebellious young soldier who discovers he’s the unlikely saviour of humanity. (So, if the Supernatural spin-off is also about angels – as some are speculating – there’s going to be another war of the angels going on: in the ratings.)

Meanwhile, Syfy has four other series on the cusp of a green light, some of which, reckons Deadline, could all bypass the pilot stage and go straight to series if given the thumbs up.

One is another movie adaptation, 12 Monkeys, from writers Terry Matalas & Travis Fickett and director Jon Cassar and Atlas Entertainment. We’d like to get excited about this, but take the (considerable) Gilliam factor out of 12 Monkeys and the concept is pretty much The Terminator without the Terminator, and doesn’t Continuum fill that role rather well at the moment?

Clandestine, from actor-writer Todd Stashwick and artist Dennis Calero, is described as a swashbuckling space drama/adventure about mercenaries who masquerade as part of an intergalactic fleet.

Proof, from Marti Noxon (Buffy The Vampire Slayer) and M Night Shyamalan (something good once) is about the son of a billionaire tech genius who offers a large reward for anyone who can find proof of life after death (maybe they should stick around in the cinema after a showing of The Happening and see if anyone in the audience is still twitching).

Sojourn, from Phil Levens, Jason Blum and Lionsgate, is about a space detective tasked with investigating a murder on a starship.