The Ark: Has the sci-fi series been renewed for season 2 at Syfy?

Is The Ark returning for a season 2?

Christie Burke as Lt. Sharon Garnet in The Ark

Are you on the edge of your seat, wondering if Syfy‘s popular sci-fi series The Ark is coming back for another season? We’ve got some exciting news: the space-based drama has officially been greenlit for a second outing! Read on to find out everything you need to know about this renewal — from release dates and cast updates to potential plotlines.

Ready for liftoff? Let’s dive in.

Did Syfy renew The Ark for season 2?

Great news for all The Ark fans out there! As mentioned above, The Ark is returning for a second season. On April 12, 2023, NBCUniversal confirmed that Syfy has given the official green light to season 2 of the popular sci-fi series.

Dean Devlin, along with Jonathan Glassner—the creative minds behind this futuristic saga—expressed immense exhilaration after hearing about the renewed commitment from Syfy. Devlin attributes this success to collaborative efforts and the remarkable reception from fans. Strong ratings coupled with an established, growing audience have marked The Ark as a star player in Syfy’s original series lineup.

Devlin added that this achievement wouldn’t be possible without the show’s exceptional cast, crew, and creative team. Devlin said their dedication is integral to bringing this otherworldly adventure to life.

“We couldn’t be more excited to get back into space with the crew of the Ark,” executive producers and co-showrunners Dean Devlin and Jonathan Glassner said in a joint statement at the time. “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,” 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 two.”

The renewal came a week ahead of the show’s first season finale, which aired on April 19, 2022. The show’s season 2 pickup also came in response to the strong ratings and wide appreciation that The Ark garnered since its inception, proving itself as an essential part of Syfy’s lineup of original series.

The season renewal announcement sent waves of excitement among viewers who have been eagerly awaiting confirmation about whether their beloved adventure will continue in season 2.

What is The Ark about?

Christie Burke as Lt. Sharon Garnet in The Ark
Christie Burke as Lt. Sharon Garnet in The Ark

Created by Dean Devlin and Jonathan Glassner, The Ark premiered on Syfy on February 1, 2023, with the first season consisting of twelve episodes. The series centers on Lt. Sharon Garnet who becomes the de facto captain of an interstellar spacecraft after a disaster. 

The Ark is set 100 years in the future when planetary colonization missions have begun as a necessity to help secure the survival of the human race. A spacecraft known as Ark One is shuttling a complement of would-be colonists away from a devastated Earth to a new home, Proxima b. The Ark One encounters a catastrophic event that kills almost all of the technical crew and all of the ship’s senior officers. The survivors must work to reorganize themselves to maintain the ship and stay on course to reach their destination.

The series explores themes of survival, leadership, and hope in the face of adversity. It also examines the challenges of colonizing a new planet and the potential dangers of space travel.

What will happen in The Ark season 2?

The Ark season 2 has not yet been released, so it is impossible to say for sure what will happen. However, based on the events of season 1, we can make some educated guesses.

The season 1 finale saw the Ark One crew narrowly escape a catastrophic event that killed most of the passengers. The survivors are now stranded in space, with no way to contact Earth and limited supplies. They will need to use all of their ingenuity and courage to survive and complete their mission.

In season 2, we can expect to see the crew continue to struggle to survive in space. They will face new challenges, including hostile aliens, technical malfunctions, and the psychological toll of being stranded in space. They will also need to deal with the fallout from the events of season 1, including the death of several crew members and the loss of trust between some of the survivors.

Ultimately, the fate of the Ark One crew will depend on their ability to work together and overcome the challenges they face. If they can do that, they may be able to complete their mission and find a new home for humanity.

The Ark season 2 cast

The cast of The Ark
The cast of The Ark

The actors below are expected to reprise their roles in season 2 of The Ark.

  • Christie Burke as Lt. Sharon Garnet: The de facto captain of Ark One after the disaster.
  • Reece Ritchie as Dr. Liam Steward: A doctor and botanist on Ark One.
  • Richard Fleeshman as Dev Sharma: A software engineer on Ark One.
  • Stacey Michelle Read as Dr. Anya Thorensen: A doctor and biologist on Ark One.
  • Ryan Adams as Ben Bujold: A security officer on Ark One.
  • Pavle Jerinić as Milan Jovic: A mechanical engineer on Ark One.
  • Shalini Peiris as Priya Patel: A medical technician on Ark One.
  • Christina Wolfe as Commander Susan Ingram: A former captain of Ark One who is now a recurring guest star.
  • Tiana Upcheva as Eva Markovic: A security officer on Ark One.
  • Paul Leonard Murray as William Trust: A former engineer on Ark One who is now a recurring guest star.
  • Lisa Brenner as Kelly Fowler: A new character who is a member of
  • Jelena Stupljanin as Evelyn Maddox: A new character who is a member of the Ark One crew.

The Ark season 2 trailer

There is no trailer for The Ark season two yet. If you haven’t seen the first season yet, you can check out the trailer for the show’s first season below:

The Ark Season 1 Trailer |

The Ark season 2 release date

The Ark season 2 release date has not yet been announced. According to some reports, The Ark season 2 started filming on June 26, 2023, in Belgrade, Serbia, and Vancouver, BC, Canada. So if we go by the filming schedule of the second season of the series, The Ark Season 2 is likely to premiere in the second quarter of 2024.

Where to watch The Ark

The first season of The Ark is streaming on FuboTV, Peacock Premium, DirecTV, and Spectrum on Demand.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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