NBC has released a slew of first-look trailers and promo images for their upcoming shows. We’ve already previewed their new “Dracula”, but here are the rest of the titles that we find interesting.
Some look like they’ve got legs (no offense there, Ironside), but some look like they’re destined for one-and-done runs despite looking pretty snazzy. And no, we’re not going to concern ourselves with the latest Michael J. Fox sitcom or “Sean Saves The Underwear” or whatever it’s called.
In the gritty world of the NYPD, no one’s tougher than Detective Robert Ironside. He’s a fearless cop who won’t stop until the guilty are brought to justice. He and his trusted, handpicked team of specialists will do whatever it takes to solve New York’s most difficult and notorious crimes – even if it means breaking the rules.
Tough, sexy and acerbic, Ironside’s never been afraid to call it like he sees it. As a detective, his instincts are second to none, and those around him have to stay on their toes if they want to keep up… because when his spine was shattered by a bullet two years ago, Ironside swore he’d never let a damn wheelchair slow him down.
Justice. Nothing gets in his way. Blair Underwood stars in a bold new drama about a different kind of cop.
Starring Blair Underwood, Brent Sexton, Pablo Schreiber, Neal Bledsoe, Spencer Grammer, and Kenneth Choi.
For decades, ex-government agent Raymond “Red” Reddington (James Spader) has been one of the FBI’s most wanted fugitives. Brokering shadowy deals for criminals across the globe, Red was known by many as “The Concierge of Crime.”
Now, he’s mysteriously surrendered to the FBI with an explosive offer: he will help catch a long-thought-dead terrorist, Ranko Zamani, under the condition that he speaks only to Elizabeth “Liz” Keen, an FBI proﬁler fresh out of Quantico. For Liz, it’s going to be one hell of a ﬁrst day on the job.
What follows is a twisting series of events as the race to stop a terrorist begins. What are Red’s true intentions? Why has he chosen Liz, a woman with whom he seemingly has no connection? Does Liz have secrets of her own?
Zamani, we come to ﬁnd out, is only the ﬁrst of many on a list that Red has compiled over the years: a “blacklist” of politicians, mobsters, spies and international terrorists. He will help catch them all… with the caveat that Liz continues to work as his partner. Red will teach Liz to think like a criminal and “see the bigger picture”… whether she wants to or not.
From writer/executive producer Jon Bokenkamp (“Taking Lives”) and executive producers John Eisendrath (“Alias,” “My Own Worst Enemy”) and John Davis (“Gulliver’s Travels,” “Predator”) comes a global thriller that will become more mysterious with each name on the list.
Starring James Spader, Megan Bone, Harry Lennix, Diego Klattenhoff, Ryan Eggold, and Ilfenesh Hadera.
Levitation, telekinesis, the ability to control nature, even predict the future… since she was two years old, Bo has had gifts she could neither fully understand nor control. Raised by a small group known as the “True Believers,” the orphaned girl has been safeguarded from harmful outsiders who would use her forces for personal gain. But now that she is 10, her powers have become stronger, and the threat has grown more dangerous.
With her life and future now in jeopardy, the “Believers” turn to the only person they see fit to be her full-time protector. That is, once they break him out of jail. Tate, a wrongfully imprisoned death row inmate who’s lost his will, is initially reluctant – until he witnesses one of her extraordinary abilities. Bo sees people for who they truly are… and who they may become.
Tate and Bo begin their journey, one in which trust must be earned. Traveling from city to city, every place they stop and everyone they meet will be changed forever. But they’ll have to keep going to stay one step ahead of the sinister forces after Bo’s power… because it will take a miracle to keep them safe forever.
The powers of a young girl may hold the fate of our world in “Believe,” from executive producer J.J. Abrams (“Revolution,” “Star Trek: Into Darkness”) and executive producer/writer/director Alfonso Cuarón (“Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban,” “Children of Men”).
Starring Johnny Sequoyah, Sienna Guillory, Delroy Lindo, Jake McLaughlin, Kyle MacLachlan, Jamie Chung, and Arian Moayed.
To bring the most powerful people in the world to their knees… threaten what they hold most dear.
It’s ﬁeld trip day for the students of Ballard High, a school that educates the children of DC’s elite, top-of-their-industry CEOs, international diplomats, political power players, even the President’s son. But when their bus is ambushed on a secluded rural road, the teenagers and their chaperones are taken, igniting a national crisis.
Now, with some of the country’s most powerful parents at the mercy of one vengeful mastermind, the question arises: how far would you go and what would you become to ensure your child’s safe return? With so many parents and dignitaries put into play with nowhere to turn and no one to trust, the unthinkable grows from the select families at risk to an entire nation at stake.
From executive producer/writer Rand Ravich, and starring Gillian Anderson, Dermot Mulroney, Lance Gross and Rachael Taylor comes the most emotionally charged action thriller of the season.
Starring Gillian Anderson, Dermot Mulroney, Lance Gross, Rachael Taylor, Stevie Lynn Jones, Halston Sage, and Max Martini.
It’s 1715 on the Bahamian island of New Providence, the ﬁrst functioning democracy in the Americas, where the diabolical pirate Edward Teach, a.k.a. Blackbeard (John Malkovich), reigns over a rogue nation of thieves, outlaws and miscreant sailors. Part shantytown and part marauder’s paradise, this is a place like no other on Earth – and a mounting threat to international commerce.
To gain control of this fearsome society, Tom Lowe, a highly skilled undercover assassin, is sent to the buccaneers’ haven to take down the brilliant and charismatic Blackbeard. But the closer Lowe gets, the more he ﬁnds that his quest is not so simple. Lowe can’t help but admire the political ideals of Blackbeard, whose thirst for knowledge knows no bounds – and no law. But Lowe is not the only danger to Blackbeard’s rule. He is a man with many villainous rivals and one great weakness – a passionately driven woman whom he cannot deny.
From the award-winning creator of “Luther,” Neil Cross, and award-winning executive producers Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald (“Gladiator,” “Men in Black”) comes an extraordinary action adventure with an unexpected moral center where one can’t be sure whether the pirates or the British crown are the villains.
Starring John Malkovich.