If AMC’s The Walking Dead was the most talked-about new TV show of Comic-Con, then NBC’s The Event was undoubtedly the runner up. It’s been a long time since NBC had a show that was a hit among genre fans, but The Event looks like it just might change things.
The mystery-laden plot surrounds a cross-section of characters including a regular joe whose girlfriend disappears, the President of the United States, and the leader of a secret group of detainees, all of whom are converging around a singular event in human history. Its fascinating plot is paired with a cast that’s filled with inspired choices like Jason Ritter, Blair Underwood as the U.S. President, and Laura Innes of ER. The Event is already garnering positive comparisons to both Lost and 24, and it’s heading for the fall season with a tremendous amount of buzz.
Best — and most important — of all, The Event‘s creators appear to have a solid grasp on their subject matter and all reports indicate that they have a solid master plan. So all of the show’s big mysteries really are leading to some jaw-dropping reveals.
See for yourself what all the hype is about with this smart, pulse-pounding trailer.