Just yesterday ABC has released the first teaser clip from “The River,” a new horror drama from Paranormal Activity creator Oren Peli that was picked up for series after pilot. Now, inside you’ll find the full trailer and story breakdown for the new supernatural series.
Jeff Galfer stars as “Sammy,” alongside Thomas Kretschmann (Hostel: Part III, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, King Kong), Bruce Greenwood and Leslie Hope in the ABC Studios project, which was directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (The Orphan, House of Wax).
“Hope stars as “Tess,” a world traveler and top-notch producer who, six months after her TV explorer husband “Emmet Cole” (Bruce Greenwood) goes missing in the Amazon, receives a signal from his beacon. Convinced that Emmet is alive, Tess forces her reluctant son “Lincoln” (Joe Anderson) to abandon his medical studies and lead a rescue expedition.”
ABC’s official synopsis: “The River follows the story of wildlife expert and TV personality Emmet Cole. Emmet set course around the world with his wife, Tess, and son, Lincoln, while filming what would become one of the most popular shows in television. After he goes missing deep in the Amazon, his family, friends and crew set out on a mysterious and deadly journey to find him.
Famed explorer Dr. Emmet Cole (Bruce Greenwood) went looking for magic deep in the uncharted Amazon and never returned. 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 emergency beacon suddenly goes off. At the urging of his mother, Tess (Leslie Hope), Lincoln reluctantly joins her on a search for his father. To fund the rescue, they agree to let 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). ”