The announcement was made Wednesday by Syfy President Dave Howe.
"Following the critical success of 'Defiance' and the upcoming Ron Moore thriller 'Helix,' 'Dominion' will be the next major addition to Syfy's growing slate of high quality scripted series," Howe said in statement. "'Dominion' will continue Syfy's new strategy to commission stand-out genre series that deliver the high stakes, sci-fi-fantasy experience our audience demands and embraces."
Starring Christopher Egan, Tom Wisdom, Roxanne McKee, Alan Dale, Anthony Stewart Head and Luke Allen-Gale, the show will be based on characters from the hit 2010 theatrical film, "Legion." Set in the post-apocalyptic future, the series will be about an army of lower angels, assembled by the archangel Gabriel, which has waged a war of possession against mankind, a synopsis said.