Syfy has given a 12 episode straight-to-series order for “The Ark”, a drama about planetary colonization gone wrong from “Stargate SG-1” writer/producer Dean Devlin and his banner Electric Entertainment. The logline: “The Ark” takes place 100 years in the future when planetary colonization missions have begun as a necessity to help secure the survival of the human race. The first of these missions on a spacecraft known as Ark One encounters a catastrophic event causing massive destruction and loss of life. With more than a year left to go before reaching their target planet, a lack of life-sustaining supplies and loss of leadership, the remaining crew must become the best versions of themselves to stay on course and survive.
“Stargate SG-1” writer-producer Jonathan Glassner will serve as co-showrunner and executive produce alongside Devlin.
“‘The Ark’ is a perfect fit for Syfy audiences and we know fans will gravitate to this heart-racing story from Dean Devlin, one of the most accomplished and respected sci-fi writers working today,” said Lisa Katz, president of scripted content for NBCU Entertainment and Streaming. “With the recent success of both ‘Resident Alien’ and ‘Chucky,’ the network is home to several of the most creative storytellers working in all of television.”