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Every mission or operation has its share of contingency plans, but it’s not possible to prepare for every single thing that could go wrong. In Syfy’s new series The Ark, a planetary colonization mission is disrupted, and a crew of less experienced officers are forced to deal with unexpected circumstances to remain alive and reach their destination.
I had the chance to speak with stars Christie Burke, Richard Fleeshman, and Reece Ritchie, and showrunners Dean Devlin and Jonathan Glassner about conceiving this near-future show and how not-too-distant its premise might be. We also discussed how the actors might respond in similar situations and the experience of working together to carry the show.
You can watch the video above, and read below for an official summary and where to watch.
“The Ark” takes place 100 years in the future when planetary colonization missions have begun as a necessity to help secure the survival of the human race. The first of these missions on a spacecraft known as Ark One encounters a catastrophic event causing massive destruction and loss of life. With more than a year left to go before reaching their target planet, a lack of life-sustaining supplies and loss of leadership, the remaining crew must become the best versions of themselves to stay on course and survive.
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The Ark premieres on Wednesday, February 1 at 10pm on SYFY and streams the next day on Peacock.