Legion Sequel: Dominion

Although I really like angels and therefore stories about them, I must admit that Legion didn’t make it on the list as one of my favourite films. The only reason I watched it was because of Paul Bettany, but I will grant them, that the story had potential. Potential for a sequel that is and I am so very glad that Syfy decided to take it upon them to make the sequel happen, which is now called Dominion.

If you have no idea what I am talking about, let me give you a hint: In 2010 there was this movie called Legion. (If you haven’t watched it at all and still intend to and you don’t want to be spoiled, you should stop reading now. Consider yourself warned: Spoilers!) It’s about God having lost faith in humanity and therefore sending his angels (under the command of archangel Gabriel) to destroy mankind, but archangel Michael (portrayed by Paul Bettany) is not about to let that happen. He manages to save a young couple and the woman’s baby and tells them that the child will be the future savior of humanity. That’s how the movie ends, so you get why I thought there was potential for more to the story.

Now Dominion takes place 25 years after the almost extinction of mankind and is about the problems to keep humans alive, fight the angels, discover who the savior is and all sorts of power struggles. Since I love TV shows that much, I really think that this sort of sequel should be done more often. Having a mildly succesful feature film as reference material and then creating a TV show as a continuation of the story was a stroke of genius. There were some minor changes made, the cast is of course entirely different, but all in all I think that Dominion is an entertaining show. If you are interested in supernatural, slightly apocalyptic shows, you should definitely take a look at it!

Lastly, some facts about the show: It started airing on Syfy in June 2014 and is about halfway through the first season. The cast includes: Christopher Egan, Tom Wisdom, Roxanne McKee, Luke Allen-Gale, Shivani Ghai, Rosalind Halstead, Anthony Head, Alan Dale, Carl Beukes and so on.

What do you think about this sequel? Have you watched the original movie?

9 thoughts on “Legion Sequel: Dominion

  1. I saw Legion, and thought it was so-so as a supernatural film leaning towards horror. However, I didn’t think it was good enough to warrant a sequel, let alone one on TV. I’m not so sure I’l check out Dominion though; besides not having the time for it, I’m not so sure I’m interested. Though Anthony Stewart Head is definitely a plus (I loved him when he played Giles on Buffy).

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  2. I recently started watching Dominion and thought it was a great idea to continue the Legion movie. There were a lot of good concepts and similarities touched on by Prophecy originally, but really explored in depth. I think this series will really give the creators a lot more room to cover the character development of their human nature.

    Movie have to skip the emotional impact or rush through it to cover a lot more ground in less time. A Tv series will give them plenty of room to explore the effects this post-Apoc world have on those involved angel and human a like. I look forward to see what they come up with from this angel. (and I love the perfected flight effect).

    Also it leads one to wonder what if you were the chosen one…..is there always a reluctance? and would you Save or Destroy us? Is the Human race head toward extinction or can we rise above the tragedy and save ourselves? All of these are very basic mortal questions we all have pondered on some level at one point in time or another..so I look forward to see how this new show will answer them… and whether it will be as gripping or thought provoking as Prophecy was.

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    • Thank you for sharing your thoughts!
      I agree with everything you say. That’s also mainly the reason I love TV shows so much; you just get so much more time to develop the characters, which in return gives the storyline more depth.

      Unfortunately, the first season ended with a cliffhanger and the network hasn’t yet decided whether they are going to pick it up for another season. I’m hoping they will though! I’d love to know how the show continues.

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