SYFY Renews The Ark for Season Two


SYFY has ordered a second season of its newest original series The Ark, from creators Dean Devlin (Independence Day, Stargate) and Jonathan Glassner (Stargate SG-1).

The Ark takes place 100 years in the future on the spacecraft Ark One, part of the first planetary colonization mission. With a year left before reaching its target, the spacecraft suffers a catastrophic event causing massive destruction and loss of life, and the remaining crew must do everything they can to stay on course and survive.

The season one cast includes Christie Burke, Richard Fleeshman, Reece Ritchie, Stacey Read and Ryan Adams. The finale of the first season is set to air on SYFY on April 19. Episodes are available next day on Peacock.

Devlin and Glassner serve as 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.

“We couldn’t be more excited to get back into space with the crew of The Ark,” Devlin and Glassner said. “SYFY continues to be an amazing partner and home for this series.”

“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,” said Lisa Katz, president of scripted programming at NBCUniversal 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 continues in season two.”