Check Out SYFY’s “The Ark” Panel from IGN Fan Fest and All the Reveals

Curious about the new hit show? The cast and creators dish it out and reveal some secrets

Host Clint Gage, the co-showrunners Dean Devlin and Jonathan Glassner, and the cast members, Richard Fleeshman, Christie Burke, Reece Ritchie, delve into what makes The Ark stand out among darker shows. Focused on the triumphant side of humanity, take a look at the IGN Fan Fest Panel for more reveals. Like what inspired the cool space suits the cast is absolutely obsessed with? And how do the actors handle carrying secrets that they only know about their characters?

It’s about time for a sci-fi show that isn’t bleak yet still maintains the high adrenaline we all love. As noted by the SyFy press release, The Ark “takes place a 100 years into 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.”

Left to right, Ryan Adams as Angus Medford, Richard Fleeshman as Lt. James Brice, Christie Burke as Lt. Sharon Garnet, Reece Ritchie as Lt. Spencer Lane
THE ARK — “We Weren’t Supposed to Be Awake” Episode 104 — Pictured: (l-r) Ryan Adams as Angus Medford, Richard Fleeshman as Lt. James Brice, Christie Burke as Lt. Sharon Garnet, Reece Ritchie as Lt. Spencer Lane — (Photo by: Aleksandar Letic/Ark TV Holdings, Inc./SYFY)

Exciting, right? The series is only composed of 12 episodes, making for a tightly written, edge of your couch, and highly bingeable affair. It airs on Wednesdays at 10 PM ET/PT on SYFY, with episodes available the day after on Peacock.

The series stars Christie Burke, Richard Fleeshman, Reece Ritchie, Stacey Read and Ryan Adams.

Dean Devlin (“Independence Day,” “Stargate”) and Jonathan Glassner (“Stargate SG-1”) are co-showrunners and executive producers alongside Marc Roskin and Rachel Olschan-Wilson of Electric Entertainment. Jonathan English of Balkanic Media and Steve Lee serve as producers. With such a strong creative team behind previous hallmark shows and movies, I know that the story arc is in great hands. What a fantastic time for science fiction.



Eileen Ramos
Eileen Ramos
Eileen Ramos is a bipolar Filipina American writer, mental health advocate, editor, and performer. She enjoys immersive experiences and creating experimental works. A fervent book hoarder, she loves abandoning (loosely) connected books, literary mags, zines, small gifts, and a written work inspired by the previous which you can follow on Instagram @abandonedb2dbc. In an effort to break the mental illness stigma, she performs monologues on her psychoses, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, and fears of future insanity, for colleges, workplaces, and community spaces. She is a Hello America Stereo Cassette contributor and an In Full Color Alumna. You can find her on Instagram and Twitter as @wordsiheld and on her website:

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