Syfy's 'Dominion' Canceled After Two Seasons


Thursday, June 19
9 p.m. on Syfy

Based on 2010 feature film Legion, the supernatural action-drama starring Chris Egan takes place 25 years in the future after a war between an army of angels and mankind.

It's the end of the road for Syfy's Dominion.

The NBCUniversal-owned cable network has opted to cancel the drama based on the 2010 feature film Legion, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

“Led by [series creator] Vaun Wilmott, the talented cast, producers, writers and crew of Dominion have done a tremendous job bringing this ambitious, cinematic series to the screen over the past two seasons," said a Syfy spokesperson in a statement. "We thank them, as well as our producing partners Universal Cable Productions, Bold Films and Film Afrika.”

Starring Chris Egan, the drama's ratings dropped off 47 percent in the advertiser-coveted adults 18-49 demographic (300,000 in live-plus-same-day returns) and 45 percent in total viewers (900,000).
The series was part of the first wave of new orders to come after Syfy renewed its focus on science-fiction fare. The network has a robust slate of high-profile dramas coming up including The Expanse and Childhood's End — both of which are due in December — as well as fellow freshmen The Magicians and Hunters, both due in 2016. Its returning fare includes season two of 12 Monkeys as well as Killjoys and Dark Matter

On the pilot/development side, the cabler has Incorporated, from Matt Damon and Ben Affleck; David Goyer's Superman prequel Krypton, as well as Hyperion, Brave New World and The Final Odyssey

The future of pricey drama Defiance has not yet been determined.