Al Sapienza, who plays Councilman Rose on Syfy’s upcoming 6-hour event series Ascension sat down with press and really went into detail about the show. It’s easy to tell from his enthusiasm that he’s a real fan of the show and he gave us a lot of information that makes us just as enthused.
Since the ship Ascension left Earth on a one-way voyage to Proxima Centauri back in 1963, the people aboard are a microcosm of society isolated from the rest of the human population for over 50 years. The show explores societal evolution in a unique setting. The story begins with the murder of a young woman which makes many of the people on board question whether or not they should continue on or turn back to Earth.
As of now only 6 episodes have been ordered, but according to Sapienza the door is left open for more episodes and hopefully a recurring series. If Ascension is even half as intriguing as the concept sounds, it should stand a pretty good chance for a full series order.
Ascension premieres November 24 on Syfy