Syfy Acquires UK Rights To ‘Dominion’

DominionDominion is heading to Syfy UK.

The NBCU owned channel has closed a deal with sister company NBCUniversal International Television Distribution to acquire the exclusive first run UK broadcast rights to the series, which is based on the feature film Legion, TVWise has learned.

Dominion is set 25 years after the events of the movie and picks up in the aftermath of a catastrophic war between an army of angels and mankind that has transformed the world. The series follows the perilous journey of a rebellious young soldier, set against a backdrop of the ultimate celestial battle as it touches down on earth.

The series, which was just renewed for a 13 episode second season, is based on the 2010 feature film Legion and was one of the first dramas to emerge from the US Syfy’s re-commitment to scripted originals. Dominion is produced by Universal Cable Productions & Bold Films and stars Christopher Egan, Tom Wisdom, Roxanne McKee, Alan Dale, Anthony Stewart Head and Luke Allen-Gale. The executive producers are Vaun Wilmott, Scott Stewart, Michel Litvak and David Lancaster.

While Universal Networks International’s UK arm has been fairly busy on the acquisitions front for Universal Channel with buys such as How To Get Away With Murder and The Librarians, Dominion marks the first exclusive acquisition the company has made for Syfy UK in several months. It joins Defiance, The Originals and Haven on the channel’s roster of first run US imports.

That being said, the broadcaster has had their eye on Dominion for quite some time. Buyers from the channel screened the pilot at the LA Screenings back in May and, as part of a prior stated plan to mirror the content of the US Syfy network as much as possible, shortly thereafter entered talks with NBCUniversal International Distribution to pick up the drama.

The 10 episode first season of Dominion will premiere on Syfy UK later this year. Watch the trailer below: