October 14, 2014


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Syfy has announced that it has delayed its forthcoming miniseries Ascension slightly, and it will now premiere on December 15 at 9pm.

Ascension consists of six one-hour episodes; they will be screened in pairs over the course of three nights, from December 15 to December 17.

The spacefaring miniseries was originally expected to air on November 24; it was thought that its six individual episodes would air over the course of six weeks.

Ascension was created by Philip Levens (Smallville) and stars Brandon P. Bell, Brian Van Holt, and Tricia Helfer.

It follows a covert 1960s US space mission that sends hundreds of people on a century-long voyage aboard the starship Ascension to populate a new world. Halfway into their journey, the murder of a young woman causes the ship’s population to question the true nature of their mission.