Mark-Paul Gosselaar (“Saved by the Bell”) stars in FOX’s upcoming “The Passage”, from executive producer Ridley Scott and based on Justin Cronin’s best-selling fantasy book trilogy that centers on Project Noah, a top-secret medical facility where scientists are experimenting with a dangerous virus that could lead to the cure for all disease. Of course, it also carries the potential to wipe out the entire human race. In addition to the release of a new promo, it was announced today that the series will make its premiere on January 14, 2019.
“The Passage is an epic, character‐driven thriller about a secret government medical facility experimenting with a dangerous virus that could either cure all disease or cause the downfall of the human race. The series focuses on a 10‐year‐old girl named Amy Bellafonte (Saniyya Sidney), who is chosen to be a test subject for this experiment and Brad Wolgast (Gosselaar), the federal agent who becomes her surrogate father as he tries to protect her.”
The cast also includes Vincent Piazza as Clark Richards, Brianne Howey as Shauna Babcock, Jamie McShane as Dr. Tim Fanning, Caroline Chikezie as Dr. Major Nichole Sykes and Emmanuelle Chriqui as Dr. Lila Kyle.
Jason Ensler (“The Exorcist”) and Marcos Siega directed the pilot. Bloody Disgusting has details on the first three episodes to go along with a handful of new photos from the pilot.
“Pilot” airing Monday, Jan. 14 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT)
Based on the best-selling trilogy, THE PASSAGE centers 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. As an imminent flu epidemic threatens the U.S., Federal Agent Brad Wolgast (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) is the man tasked with bringing in the experiment’s latest chosen test subject, a ten-year-old girl, Amy Bellafonte (Saniyya Sidney). But, after meeting Amy, Brad’s loyalties to Project NOAH are tested and ultimately, he tries to protect her at any cost. Written by Liz Heldens, directed by Marcos Siega and Jason Ensler.
“You Owe Me a Unicorn” airing Monday, Jan. 21 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT)
A wounded Brad and Amy continue on the run from Richards (Vincent Piazza) and attempt to seek refuge with an elusive, ex-military instructor of Brad’s (guest star Kecia Lewis), while Lila tries to help from afar. Meanwhile, at Project NOAH, Dr. Lear (Henry Ian Cusick) reflects on the decisions that compelled him to involve Fanning (Jamie McShane) in his research, and testing of the virus on Anthony Carter (McKinley Belcher III) begins, as the epidemic in China spreads and the race for a cure intensifies. Written by Liz Heldens, directed by Jason Ensler.
“That Never Should Have Happened To You” airing Monday, Jan. 28 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT)
After being brought to Project NOAH, Brad strikes a deal with Sykes (Caroline Chikezie) and Richards to stay with Amy as testing of the virus on her begins. Meanwhile, on 4B, Richards makes a decision about Babcock (Brianne Howey) that leads him to learn how she ended up on death row to begin with. Written by Peter Elkoff, directed by Jason Ensler.