Syfy has announced additional casting for its upcoming supernatural drama pilot “Dominion” with the signings of Anthony Stewart Head, Roxanne McKee, Luke Allen-Gale, and guest star Shivani Ghai.
Produced by Universal Cable Productions, the pilot is set to begin shooting this month in Cape Town, South Africa.
From the Press Release:
Based on characters from the hit theatrical film Legion (2010), “Dominion” is an epic supernatural action drama set 25 years after the events of the movie and picking 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 who discovers he’s the unlikely savior of humanity, set against a backdrop of the ultimate celestial battle as it touches down on earth.
Scott Stewart, who co-wrote and directed Legion, is back to direct the pilot and is one of the project’s executive producers. Michel Litvak and David Lancaster of Bold Films, who produced the film Legion, are also executive producers. Vaun Wilmott wrote the pilot and is co-executive producer.
Anthony Stewart Head (pictured below left; “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Merlin,” Repo! The Genetic Opera) plays “David Weel,” the power-hungry president of the Senate of Vega (formerly Las Vegas) who is frequently at odds with General Rysen (Alan Dale), the city’s military leader. David is willing to do whatever he believes is right to protect the city and his position leading it.
Roxanne McKee (pictured above right; Wrong Turn 5; “Game of Thrones”) plays “Claire Rysen,” the closest thing that Vega has to a princess. As the daughter of General Rysen – the man who led humans to victory against the angels during the Extermination War – she is a member of the highest class in Vega’s stratified society. Claire is also strong-willed and much tougher than she seems.
Luke Allen-Gale (pictured below right; “The Borgias,” “Ripper Street”) plays “William Weel,” the scion of Vega’s other powerful ruling family. Unlike his cunning politician father David, William is a man of the people and Head of the Church of the Savior.
Shivani Ghai (pictured below center; Bride & Prejudice, “The Bible”) plays “Arika,” a lead diplomat sent from Helena, a mysterious and militant matriarchal society in what was once Salt Lake City, which maintains a tenuous peace with Vega.
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