The Fox broadcast network is ready to unveil a series from executive producers Ridley Scott, Liz Heldens and Matt Reeves called “The Passage, set to premiere Jan. 14. The action drama is based on the best-selling trilogy from author Justin Cronin.
“‘The Passage’ focuses on Project Noah, a secret medical facility where scientists are experimenting with a dangerous virus that could lead to the cure for all disease, but also carries the potential to wipe out the human race,” Fox says in today’s announcement. “When a young girl (Saniyya Sidney, ‘Fences,’ ‘Hidden Figures’) is chosen to be a test subject, a federal agent (Mark-Paul Gosselaar, ‘Pitch’) is tasked with bringing her in, but ultimately, becomes her surrogate father, determined to protect her at any cost — even as Project Noah’s work threatens to unleash an unimaginable apocalypse.”
The series also stars Jamie McShane (“Bosch,” “Bloodline,” “Sons of Anarchy”), Caroline Chikezie (“The Shannara Chronicles”), Emmanuelle Chriqui (“Entourage,” “Murder in the First”), Brianne Howey (“The Exorcist”), McKinley Belcher III (“Ozark,” “Mercy Street”), Henry Ian Cusick (“Lost”) and Vincent Piazza (“Boardwalk Empire,” “Rescue Me”).
“The Passage” is produced by 20th Century Fox Television. The series is written by Liz Heldens. Heldens, Matt Reeves, Ridley Scott, David W. Zucker, Adam Kassan and Jason Ensler are executive producers. Marcos Siega served as an executive producer on the pilot, and he and Ensler directed the series premiere.
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