“The Ark,” a 12-episode science fiction series on SYFY, is currently airing. It is led by Dean Devlin, screenwriter of “Independence Day,” and features an ensemble cast including Christie Burke, Richard Fleeshman, Reece Ritchie, Stacey Read, and Ryan Adams.
Watch the introductory five minutes of the inaugural episode of “The Ark”!!
This show is produced by Dean Devlin, who is most known for his work on “Stargate” and “Independence Day,” Jonathan Glassner, who worked on “Stargate SG-1,” Marc Roskin, Rachel Olschan-Wilson, all of Electric Entertainment, Jonathan English of Balkanic Media, and Steve Lee.
“The Ark” premieres on SYFY on Wednesday, February 1 at 10:00 p.m. EST. The next day, it will be available on Peacock, NBC Universal’s streaming portal.
SYFY has published a 5-minute extended peek of the pilot’s introduction, depicting the stunning start amid the freezing depths of deep space. This dramatic clip follows a typical science fiction theme: a terrible incident strikes a starship on its way to its deep space destination, and the ramifications that ensue.
The entire series synopsis:
“The Ark” is the invention of Dean Devlin which is set 100 years in the future, it depicts a time when the human race must rely on planetary colonization expeditions to ensure its existence.
The first of these voyages, on the Ark One spaceship, is hit by a cataclysmic event, resulting in tremendous devastation and loss of life. With more than a year remaining on their target planet, the surviving crew faces a lack of life-sustaining supplies as well as a loss of leadership.
They must rise to the challenge and become their best selves in order to stay on track and survive.
Lisa Katz, President of Scripted Content for NBCU Entertainment and Streaming, stated in a previous interview with Deadline that “The Ark” is a great fit for SYFY viewers.
She acknowledged Dean Devlin, a highly accomplished and respected sci-fi writer, as the driving force behind the heart-racing story.
She also noted that with the success of shows like “Resident Alien” and “Chucky,” SYFY has become a hub for some of television’s most innovative creators.