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‘The Ark’ Sci-Fi Drama From Dean Devlin Gets Series Order At Syfy

Syfy has handed a 12-episode straight-to-series explain to The Ark, from Independence Day creator-producer Dean Devlin and his Electrical Entertainment. Stargate SG-1 creator-producer Jonathan Glassner will serve as co-showrunner and govt fabricate alongside Devlin.

The series will begin up manufacturing in March at PFI Studios in Belgrade, Serbia, with the premiere date TBD. Casting will salvage underway at this time. Devlin’s Electrical Entertainment Global Gross sales division is promoting worldwide rights.

The Ark takes arena 100 years one day when planetary colonization missions occupy begun as a necessity to abet rep the survival of the human flee. The first of those missions on a spacecraft regularly called Ark One encounters a catastrophic match causing extensive destruction and loss of life. With extra than a Twelve months left to dash sooner than reaching their target planet, a lack of life-sustaining offers and loss of leadership, the finest crew must change into the suited versions of themselves to cease heading in the correct path and dwell on.

The Ark is a supreme fit for Syfy audiences and we know followers will gravitate to this coronary heart-racing yarn from Dean Devlin, one of essentially the most done and revered sci-fi writers working on the present time,” mentioned Lisa Katz, President, Scripted Teach material, NBCU Entertainment and Streaming. “With the most contemporary success of both Resident Alien and Chucky, the network is house to a lot of of essentially the most inventive storytellers working in all of tv.”

Devlin and Glassner will govt fabricate alongside Marc Roskin and Rachel Olschan-Wilson of Electrical Entertainment. Jonathan English of Balkanic Media will also fabricate.

Devlin and Glassner previously collaborated on The Outpost, which aired for four seasons on the CW. They both served as govt producers and Devlin’s Electrical Entertainment handled worldwide gross sales.

Both The Outpost and The Ark exercise a business mannequin Devlin has extinct since his TNT series Leverage whereby his Electrical Entertainment company serves as a studio, finding a linear U.S. network accomplice while retaining all diversified rights and promoting the exhibits internationally.

“I’m so angry to occupy the opportunity to accomplice with Syfy again and can’t think a higher collaborator than Jonathan Glassner to explain this series to life,” Devlin mentioned.

Glassner is repped by APA,  Echo Lake, and Hanson Jacobson Teller.

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