Syfy's 'Ascension' Debuts First Trailer

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.

Created by Smallville's Philip Levens, the series was announced in March, with Helfer signing on the next month. Ascension premieres Nov. 24 on Syfy.

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