Tricia Helfer to Star in Syfy Event Series, Ascension

Syfy has announced that Tricia Helfer is set to star in their upcoming original event series, Ascension.

Here’s a bit about Helfer’s role and the series from Syfy’s press release:

Helfer will play the beautiful, manipulative and dangerous “Viondra Denniger.” Viondra regards herself as a not-so-secret power broker aboard the Ascension. As the Captain’s wife, Viondra is afforded a position of power and privilege, which she leverages as the Ship’s Chief Steward.

In 1963, the U.S. government launched a covert space mission sending hundreds of men, women and children on a century-long voyage aboard the starship Ascension to populate a new world. Nearly 50 years into the journey, as they approach the point of no return, the mysterious murder of a young woman causes the ship’s population to question the true nature of their mission.

Ascension is being produced in Montreal, which is also home to Syfy’s Helix. The six episode run will begin in November of this year.

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