With a little less than a month to go before ABC‘s upcoming drama-thriller Emergence comes crash-landing onto our television screens (Tuesday, September 24), the network is giving viewers a chance to check out the first nine minutes of the Allison Tolman-starrer.
Though maybe “crash landing” isn’t the most tasteful turn-of-phrase to use considering what you’re about to see. In the middle of the night, a sleepy northeastern town experiences an event that will change everything – and everyone. As Tolman’s Jo Evans seeks to unravel the mystery, she finds herself travelling down a dangerous rabbit hole she might not come back from:
“Emergence” is a character-driven genre thriller that follows Jo (Allison Tolman), a police chief who takes in a young child (Alexa Swinton) she discovers near the site of a mysterious accident who has no memory of what has happened. The investigation draws Jo into a conspiracy larger than she ever imagined and the child’s identity is at the center of it all. While the intriguing one-hour drama doesn’t air until September, viewers are now able to experience the first nine minutes of this long-awaited series a full month ahead of the official premiere.
Emergence stars Allison Tolman as Jo Evans, Alexa Swinton as Piper, Owain Yeoman as Benny Gallagher, Ashley Aufderheide as Mia Evans, Robert Bailey Jr. as Officer Chris Minetto, Zabryna Guevara as Abby Frasier – with Donald Faison as Alex Evans and Clancy Brown as Ed.
Written and executive produced by Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters (Kevin (Probably) Saves the World, Marvel’s Agent Carter, Resurrection, Reaper), Paul McGuigan directs the pilot and is an executive producer. Emergence is produced by ABC Studios. ABC Studios is a part of Disney Television Studios, a collection of studios comprised of 20th Century Fox Television, ABC Studios and Fox 21 Television Studios.
ABC’s Emergence premieres Tuesday, September 24, at 10 p.m. EDT.