We first heard rumblings of a potential televsion series based on the 2010 Paul Bettany-starring LEGION back in February of 2012, finally getting word of the project moving forward this past July when SyFy gave the series a pilot order under the title "Dominion" with LEGION co-writer/director Scott Stewart set to helm. Today we have the first bit of casting for the pilot to share with you.
Deadline is reporting that Christopher Egan, Tom Wisdom and Alan Dale have signed on for the supernatural/action/drama SyFy pilot.
Dominion picks up in the aftermath of a catastrophic war between an army of angels and mankind that has transformed the world. Set against a backdrop of the ultimate celestial battle as it touches down on earth, the series follows the perilous journey of Alex Lannen (Egan), a rebellious young soldier who discovers he’s the unlikely savior of humanity.
Christopher Egan plays "Alex Lannen," an orphan with both a rebellious and protective streak. Handsome, heroic and fearless, Alex is classified as a "grunt" soldier in Michael's Archangel Corp but he is destined for more than his lowly classification in Vega's post-Extermination War society might indicate.
Tom Wisdom plays "Michael," the greatest of the warrior archangels. Scarred by millennia of battle, Michael is stoic, inscrutable and haunted. Instrumental in helping humanity defeat the angels during the Extermination War, Michael is now entrenched in Vega, using his superior supernatural abilities to defend the city's inhabitants from enemy attacks.
Alan Dale plays "Rysen," the general who led the humans to victory against the angels during the "Extermination War." Responsibilities weigh heavily upon him as ruler of Vega (once known as Las Vegas), one of four cities left standing after the war. He now finds himself negotiating politics in the heavily militarized city, maintaining calm over its stratified society and keeping a watchful eye on his daughter, Claire.
Produced by Universal Cable Productions, the pilot is set to begin shooting later this month in Cape Town, South Africa.