The science fiction series The Ark has been renewed for a second season. As confirmed by SYFY just moments ago, the survivalist space adventure will see another go-around after concluding its season finale next Wednesday, April 19th. With all episodes to be available immediately afterward shortly on Peacock.
A futuristic science fiction series set 100 years into the future, The Ark is a story set about a troubling time in human history when establishing an interstellar space colony proves key to keeping the human race alive. Along the way, the first mission on the spacecraft Ark One suffers a surprising catastrophe that eliminates many of its people, including the ship’s leaders. With a year still to go before hitting their destination, the lack of supplies and need for order force the remaining survivors to work together to keep the ship functioning until their ship can hopefully arrive.
The series was created by science fiction production veterans Dean Devlin (Independence Day) and Jonathan Glassner (Stargate SG-1). The first season of The Ark likewise reached an astonishing 6.5 million viewers across every major platform, with the series premiere, hitting the best in total viewers since the premiere of another SYFY hit, Resident Alien.
“We couldn’t be more excited to get back into space with the crew of the Ark. SYFY continues to be an amazing partner and home for this series,” said Devlin and Glassner in a statement released by SYFY.
“The success of The Ark is just another example of delivering on a promise to provide a wide spectrum of quality shows across our linear, cable and streaming portfolios,” added Lisa Katz, President of Scripted Programming at NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “Heading into space with Dean and Jonathan has truly been a trip worth taking and we’re tremendously excited about how this otherworldly adventure will continue in Season 2.”
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 for the first season.
The season one cast includes Christie Burke, Richard Fleeshman, Reece Ritchie, Stacey Read and Ryan Adams.