Syfy Pushes Miniseries ‘Ascension’ To December

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SyfySyfy is making some last minute changes to their Fall schedule.

The genre network has announced that six hour miniseries Ascension, which was originally set to premiere on Monday November 24th, has been pushed back by a couple of weeks and will now debut with a two hour premiere on Monday December 15th at 9/8c. The remaining four hours will air in two blocks on Tuesday December 16th and Wednesday December 17th.

Ascension tells the story of the ship of the same name which was part of a covert space mission launched by the US government in 1963 to send hundreds of men, women and children on a century-long voyage to populate a new world. Nearly 50 years into the journey, as they approach the point of no return, a mysterious murder of a young woman causes the ship’s population to question the true nature of their mission.

The six hour event series – which is Syfy’s first stab at long form since 2009 – was penned by Philip Levens and is being produced by Sea To Sky Productions in association with Blumhouse Productions, while Universal Cable Productions and Lionsgate TV are co-financing and will distribute the series. Ascension stars Brandon P. Bell, Brian Van Holt, Tricia Helfer, Tiffany Lonsdale, Andrea Roth, Jacqueline Byers, Nora Bryce and P.J. Boudousqué.