Ascension is on a mission to save humanity, and to remind viewers that Syfy isn't all about B-movies. The six-episode science fiction series marks a return to form for the cable channel, which used to be known for shows like Battlestar Galactica and the Stargate spinoffs.
Entertainment Weekly scored a first look at the trailer, which features star Battlestar alum Tricia Helfer, a veteran of the network.
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. Nearly 50 years into the journey, as they approach 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.