The Event TV show is an American emotional high-octane conspiracy thriller television series which is telecasted on NBC. Nick Wauters is the creator of this series and Katz will serve as an executive producer along with Steve Stark and Jeffrey Reiner, who directed the pilot. The co-executive producer of ‘The Event’ is Wauters. Jason Ritter (“The Class”), Sarah Roemer, (“Disturbia”), Ian Anthony Dale (“Daybreak”), Clifton Collins, Jr., Taylor Cole (“The Violent Kind”), Lisa Vidal (“The Division”), Bill Smitrovich (“The Practice”) and Emmy winner Željko Ivanek (“Damages”) are included in the cast of “The Event”. The Event premiered on Monday, September 20th at 9/8c on NBC.
“The Event” follows Sean Walker who is an Everyman investigates the mysterious disappearance of his fiancée, Leila, and unwittingly starts to expose the biggest cover-up in U.S. history. Through the lives of an eclectic band of strangers, ripples will be sent by the quest of Sean in NBC’s “The Event” TV show which includes newly elected U.S. President Martinez (Blair Underwood, “Dirty Sexy Money”); Sophia (Emmy Award nominee Laura Innes, “ER”) who is the leader of a mysterious group of detainees; and Sean’s shadowy father-in-law (Scott Patterson, “Gilmore Girls”). Their futures are on a collision course in a global conspiracy that could ultimately change the fate of mankind in “The Event” (NBC).
In the dramatic series, The Event Blair Underwood stars as what X-Conference organizer Steve Bassett would call “the disclosure president:” that Commander-in-Chief to whom it falls to declare to the world that extraterrestrial intelligence engaged our planet. As per the rumors, this series is latest in a long line of infotainments which is designed to raise the curtain ever-so-slowly on truths that many will find too terrible to contemplate. In other words, to minimize the number of suicides, riots, business failures and bedwettings that are expected to occur when our government reverses its 60-plus-year-old policy of deflection and denial. He explained to the Los Angeles Times that the new drama would answer as many questions as it posed.
“There is a major twist at the end of the [first] episode that helps you to understand what the confines of the show are,” he said. “[Then] in the first fifteen minutes of episode two, you’re going to get several major answers.”That was definitely something I wanted to do – making sure that we would give the audience major answers every week and then keep setting up new questions, new problems and new mysteries.” Wauters explained that despite featuring multiple plotlines, the show’s core focus would be Sean (Jason Ritter) and his search for his missing girlfriend. “There’s going to be a lot of different storylines going on, but I think people will be able to tune in and follow the story every week,” he claimed. He added that the series would contain “adventure”, “mystery” and “political intrigue”. “I was trying to create a show that would have a little bit of everything for everyone,” he admitted. “So I think everyone who tunes in will hopefully find something that they like.”
“We’re very cognizant of the audience’s patience, of rewarding the audience,” said “24″ vet Evan Katz, who was brought in after the pilot was shot. “The show’s really designed to answer questions, to satisfy people, to keep them hooked, frankly, but yet keep posing questions so that once the mysteries solved, the mystery’s solved. So we’re keeping (some) mysteries open, but we’re solving (others).” Katz promised that “in the second episode we are very clearly answering the two largest open questions in the pilot.” Creator Nick Wauters, who was a big fan of “24″ and “Lost” and “Battlestar Galactica,” insisted “one of my main goals was to write a show that could keep the audience hungry but not frustrate people. “But,” he insisted, “you still have to kind of go on faith that we know what we’re doing.”
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