Outer space has never looked so terrifying.
Cable is flooding the airwaves today with The Ark, a new 12-episode sci-fi series on SYFY directed by “Independence Day” screenwriter Dean Devlin and starring Christy Burke, Richard Fleischman, Rhys Ritchie, Stacey Reed, and Ryan Adams.
“The Ark” premieres Wednesday (February 1) at 10:00 PM EST exclusively on SYFY and can also be watched the next day on Peacock, NBC Universal’s official streaming platform. To entice viewers, SYFY has just released an extended preview of the pilot’s first five minutes in which you can buckle up and watch the entire enticing action take place in the frigid regions of deep space.
This melodramatic clip follows a familiar sci-fi trope: a sudden, cataclysmic event occurs in… Interplanetary spacecraft en route to deep space destination and the consequences that follow.
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Here’s the full series synopsis:
created by Dean Devlin, “The Ark” takes place 100 years in the future when planetary colonization missions began as a necessity to help secure the survival of the human race. The first of these missions on a starship known as the Ark One encountered a cataclysmic event that caused massive destruction and loss of life. With over a year to go before reaching their target planet, a shortage of life-sustaining supplies and a loss of leadership, the remaining crew must become the best versions of themselves to stay on course and survive.
“The Ark is a perfect fit for a SYFY audience and we know fans will be drawn to this thriller from Dean Devlin, one of the most accomplished and respected science fiction writers working today,” said Lisa Katz (Opens in a new tab), President, Written Content, NBCU Entertainment and Streaming in an interview last year with Deadline. “With the recent success of both ‘Resident Alien’ and ‘Chucky’, the network has become home to many of the most creative storytellers working across all screens of television.”
This space-focused survival show is being created by co-creators and executive producers Dean Devlin (“Independence Day,” “Stargate”) and Jonathan Glassner (“Stargate SG-1”), along with Mark Ruskin and Rachel Olshan Wilson of Inc. Electric entertainment. Jonathan English of Balkanic Media and Steve Lee are on board on the groundbreaking project as producers.
“The Ark” drifts into your living room on Wednesday (February 1) at 10:00 PM EST on SYFY and can be watched the next day on Peacock.
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