As new series go, NBC’s The Event seems to have some promise. Sure, you could make the case that the show seems like a cross between other shows like Lost and 24 but hey, those are two pretty cool shows so if this one compares to them, that might not be a bad thing, right?
The show, according to our friends at the network, is a “high-octane conspiracy thriller” which follows Sean Walker (Parenthood‘s Jason Ritter) who is investigating the mysterious disappearance of his fiance, Leila (Sarah Roemer). During the course of his investigation he “unwittingly begins to expose the biggest cover-up in U.S. history.” Isn’t that always the way it works these days?
But wait, there’s more. “Sean’s quest will send ripples through the lives of an eclectic band of strangers, including: newly elected U.S. President Martinez (Blair Underwood); Sophia (Laura Innes), who is the leader of a mysterious group of detainees; and Sean’s shadowy father-in-law (Gilmore Girls‘ Scott Patterson). Their futures are on a collision course in a global conspiracy that could ultimately change the fate of mankind.”
Got that, the fate of all mankind. Dammit, those are high stakes. Sounds cool. To help you get ready for the show, we’ve got a few previews and such from it to share with you today. Kindly enjoy these after the jump.
The Event premieres this Fall on NBC.
I Want To Meet Them
How Do You Think I Got On?
Do Whatever It Takes