FOX has released the first trailer for their upcoming Ridley Scott-produced vampire series The Passage. The show is based on the book trilogy written by Justine Cronin, and it has a talented creative team behind bringing it to life. The series is also being produced by Matt Reeves (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, The Batman) and it's being written by Liz Heldens (Friday Night Lights). The series definitely looks like something worth checking out! I like what I'm seeing in this trailer and it's good to see Saved By The Bell's Mark-Paul Gosselaar in another big series! Here's the synopsis:
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. When a young girl, Amy Bellafonte (Saniyya Sidney, “Fences,” “Hidden Figures”) is chosen to be a test subject, Federal Agent Brad Wolgast (Mark-Paul Gosselaar, “Pitch”, Saved By The Bell") is the man who is tasked with bringing her to Project Noah.
Ultimately, however, Wolgast becomes her surrogate father, as he tries to protect her at any cost. Brad and Amy’s journey will force them to confront Project Noah’s lead scientist, Major Nichole Sykes (Caroline Chikezie, “The Shannara Chronicles”), and the hardened ex-CIA operative in charge of operations, Clark Richards (Vincent Piazza, “Boardwalk Empire,” “Rescue Me”), whom Brad trained. It likewise brings them face-to-face with a dangerous new race of beings confined within the walls of Project Noah, including former scientist Tim Fanning (Jamie McShane, “Bosch,” “Bloodline,” “Sons of Anarchy”) and death-row inmate Shauna Babcock (Brianne Howey, “The Exorcist”).
In seeking out any allies he can find, Brad also turns to his former wife, Dr. Lila Kyle (Emmanuelle Chriqui, “Entourage,” “Murder in the First”), for help. But as Project Noah’s scientists hone in on a cure that could save humanity, these new beings begin to test their own powers, inching one step closer to an escape that could lead to an unimaginable apocalypse.
Watch the trailer below and let us know if you think this horror series can fill the void left by Lucifer and The Exorcist, which were both recently canceled. If this new series does turn out to be good, then maybe FOX will cancel it, so we have that to look forward to!