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I have to admit, this is a pretty cool trailer for ABC’s new mystery drama “Resurrection”. It’s so good, in fact, that I have a really hard time believing it’s going to last more than a year on a network that caters to fans of mind-numbingly awful, soul-destroying shows like “Dancing with the Stars”, “The Bachelor”, and “Grey’s Anatomy”. But hey, I’ve been wrong before, so maybe I’m wrong again because the trailer for “Resurrection” really pulled me in and I’m dying to know what happens next.
Is this kid some kind of demon? Angel? Jesus, maybe? Does he now have superpowers? Is Omar Epps going to call Dr. House for help? I don’t know! And I want to find out!
The people of Arcadia, Missouri are forever changed when their deceased loved ones suddenly start to return. An 8-year-old American boy (Landon Gimenez) wakes up alone in a rice paddy in a rural Chinese province with no idea how he got there. Details start to emerge when the boy, who calls himself Jacob, recalls that his hometown is Arcadia and an immigration agent, Martin Bellamy (Omar Epps), takes him there. The home he claims as his own is occupied by an elderly couple, Harold (Kurtwood Smith) and Lucille Garland (Frances Fisher), who lost their son Jacob more than 30 years ago. While they look different, young Jacob recognizes them as his parents. Those closest to the family try to unravel this impossible mystery, including Sheriff Fred Garland (Matt Craven) whose wife Barbara drowned 30 years ago trying to save Jacob. But this boy who claims to be the deceased Jacob knows secrets about his own death that no one else knows — secrets that Fred’s daughter Gail (Devin Kelly) will begin to investigate and discover to be true.
“The Resurrection” stars Omar Epps (“House”), Kurtwood Smith (“That 70s Show”, not threatening to put a foot in anyone’s ass here), and Landon Gimenez as the kid.
Coming to ABC.