|Television Network 2012 Upfronts|
5/31/12 - Here are some new sci-fi shows making developments across the networks. Check it out.
666 Park Ave.
Based on a book of the same name, 666 Park Ave. features a young couple (Dave Annable, Rachael Taylor) who accept an offer to manage one of the most historic apartment buildings in New York City -- where they unwittingly begin to experience supernatural occurrences. Lost's Terry O'Quinn, Vanessa Williams, Mercedes Masohn, Robert Buckley and Helena Mattsson co-star.
Zero Hour, starring Anthony Edwards, follows a man who's spent 20 years as the editor of a skeptics magazine and then launched into one of the most compelling conspiracies in human history. Michael Nyqvist, Carmen Ejogo, Scott Michael Foster, Addison Timlin and Jacinda Barrett co-star.
The Shield and Chicago Code creator Shawn Ryan's Last Resort centers on the crew of a U.S. nuclear submarine (led by Andre Braugher) who, after ignoring an order to fire nuclear missiles, wind up being hunted and escape to a NATO outpost where they declare themselves to be the world's smallest nuclear nation. Felicity's Scott Speedman, Daisy Betts, Autumn Reeser, Jessy Schram, Daniel Lissing, Camille de Pazzis, Sahr Ngaujau and Dichen Lachman co-star.
Lenny Venito, Jami Gertz, Isabella Cramp, Clara Mamet and Max Charles star as a family that moves into a coveted New Jersey gated community, where they discover that the entire neighborhood is comprised of aliens disguised as humans. Simon Templeman, Toks Olagundoye Tim Jo and Ian Patrick co-star in the single-camera comedy penned by Dan Fogelman.
The Secret Circle
Based on the book by The Vampire Diaries author L.J. Smith, The Secret Circle centers on a young woman (Robertson) who moves to a new town and discovers she is a witch -- and a part of a secret coven. She's also the key that will unlock an old battle of good vs. evil. Britt Robertson, Thomas Dekker, Gale Harold, Phoebe Tonkin, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Shelly Henning, Louis Hunter, Ashley Crow and Natasha Henstridge co-star. It airs this fall; Thursdays at 9 p.m.
Do No Harm
Jekyll-and-Hyde drama Do No Harm stars Steven Pasquale as a brilliant neurosurgeon who wrestles with his dangerous alter ego that threatens to wreak havoc on his personal and professional life. Phylicia Rashad, Alana De La Garza, Mousa Kraish, Michael Esper and Ruta Gedmintas co-star alongside Steven Pasquale in the Universal television drama penned by The Event's David Schulner. Peter Traugott and Rachel Kaplan are set to exec produce.
Revolution, from J.J. Abrams and Eric Kripke, is described as an epic adventure thriller in which a family struggles to reunite in a post-apocalyptic American landscape: a world of empty cities, local militias and heroic freedom fighters, where every single piece of technology -- computers, planes, cars, phones, even lights -- has mysteriously blacked out ... forever. Billy Burke, David Lyons, Giancarlo Esposito, Tracy Spiradakos, Graham Rogers, Anna Lise Phillips, Tim Guinee, Andrea Roth, JD Pardo and Zak Orth star in the drama from Warner Bros. Television. Jon Favreau directs the pilot.
The Last Ship
The action-adventure drama is based on the novel by William Brinkley and revolves around the crew of a naval destroyer that is forced to confront the reality of a new existence when a pandemic decimates most of Earth's population. Michael Bay will direct the pilot if it is greenlighted and executive produce with Brad Fuller, Andrew Form and Hank Steinberg, who will serve as showrunner and write the Platinum Dunes project with Steve Kane.
The action drama hails from Homeland's Howard Gordon, Jeffrey Nachmanoff and Mark Bomback and is based on the novel by Robert Littell that follows Martin, an operative who has an uncanny ability to transform himself into a different person for each job. His own identity, meanwhile, comes into question when a mysterious stranger suggests that Martin isn’t who he thinks he is. Alexander Cary and Jonathan Levin will executive produce the Fox Television Studios drama.
Tom Clancy's Homeland Security
The event-based procedural written by Javier Grillo-Marxuach and set in Tom Clancy's world of espionage pits a select team of domestic intelligence operatives against enemies from within and without, from narco-traffickers and nuclear terrorists to cyber-criminals and human smugglers. Clancy will exec produce alongside Michael Ovitz, Grillo-Marxuach and Chris George.
A sitcom revolving around three roommates who awake one morning to discover an evil but very hip alien has moved into their building, along with his diminutive navigator. O’Brien, Ross and Kissinger will executive produce, with Ross Venokur involved as a co-EP and writer.