Because you kids seem to love your “Paranormal Activity” movies and “Paranormal Activity” imitation movies so much, Oren Peli, the guy who started this whole thing in the first place (with assist from producer Steven Spielberg), is bringing that same kind of handheld “shot from a camera” POV to your TV screen in “The River”. The show is scheduled to premiere on ABC early next year, on February 7th. And in case you missed it, a longer “First Look” preview for the show from a while back is also below for your viewing.
Famed explorer Dr. Emmet Cole (Bruce Greenwood) went looking for magic deep in the uncharted Amazon and never returned. Now, the shocking truth about his disappearance is out there, somewhere, just waiting to be discovered. To the millions of kids who grew up watching his nature show, Dr. Cole was a hero. To his own son Lincoln (Joe Anderson), he was more of an enigma. Now, six months after he vanished, Lincoln is finally ready to bury the past when Dr. Cole’s cagey ex-producer Clark (Paul Blackthorne) film the mission documentary-style. The mixed crew of old friends and new acquaintances includes the sexy and resourceful Lena (Eloise Mumford), loyal mechanic Emilio (Daniel Zacapa) and lethal bodyguard Captain Kurt Brynildson (Thomas Kretschmann).
Once they find The Magus, the real adventure begins. In the search for Dr. Cole, they will encounter a scary new mystery each week, while struggling with their own personal jealousies, insecurities, secrets and desires. As they venture further into the Amazon, away from the world they know, the crew of The Magus will discover a place where one bad decision can be fatal, and where powerful magic is as real as science.
Starring Bruce Greenwood as Emmet Cole, Joe Anderson as Lincoln, Paul Blackthorne as Clark, Paulina Gaitan as Jahel, Leslie Hope as Tess, Eloise Mumford as Lena, Shaun Parkes as Adjay, Thomas Kretschmann as Captain Kurt, and Daniel Zacapa as Emilio.
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