CBC today announced a change to the premiere date for the network’s upcoming sci-fi drama, ASCENSION, from November 25, 2014 to January 2015. Further details about the exact date and time of the premiere episode of ASCENSION will be announced in the coming weeks.
CBC first announced the acquisition of ASCENSION, a Canadian-produced original drama commissioned by American television network Syfy, in July. A co-production of Lionsgate and Sea to Sky Studios in association with Quebec-based Lift Off Productions and Blumhouse Productions, ASCENSION was shot in Montreal during the summer.
In 1963, the U.S. government launched a covert space mission sending hundreds of men, women and children on a century-long voyage aboard the starship Ascension to populate a new world. The series unfolds in present day, nearly 50 years into the journey. As the mission approaches the point of no return, the mysterious murder of a young woman causes the ship’s population to question the true nature of their mission.