‘Ascension’ Fails Syfy of Becoming Regular TV Series
The miniseries 'Ascension' hopes to become a TV series at Syfy lost, after the network has confirmed that it will not become a regular TV series.
The American television miniseries on Syfy 'Ascension' will not move forward to become a regular show. The network has also decided to put the event series to rest. Syfy confirmed via Deadline the show's fate.
"We were very happy with Ascension as an event series, but with so much high profile development in the works, we have decided not to pursue a full series." The network said in a statement.
'Ascension' ran its three night event series last fall in an attempt to get the same fate as the Battlestar Galactica where it came also from miniseries route and then later garnered enough interest for a full on series. Unfortunately, the 'Ascension' project did not turn as what they are expected.
This news might not get a lot of shocked and awed faces out there because Ascension did not really match what Battlestar Galactica had started in years previous.
Furthermore, the show's ratings are seen to be very complicated and not too impressive. According to Cinemablend, "the first episode pairing brought in around 1.7 million viewers for the first night, with a dip the next night to 1.3 million, and then a slight rise back up to 1.5 million for the finale."
"The ratings were okay but certainly nothing to write home about," TV Series Finale wrote.
Written/exec produced by Philip Levens (Smallville), the series was set onboard starship Ascension and revolved around hundreds of men, women and children on a century-long voyage to inhabit a new world. The project's executive producers included former Syfy head of programming Mark Stern.
It's unclear if the producers will try to find a home for Ascension elsewhere, but it's entirely possible that the series will be picked up by another network.