We already knew ABC had picked up “Resurrection” (formerly “The Returned”) as a new series on its roster, and today we were hoping to learn what night of the week it will be airing on. Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait a little while longer.
Paul Lee, President, ABC Entertainment Group, is unveiling the network’s new lineup to the advertising and media communities this afternoon, and we got a look at the schedule, on which “Resurrection” is sadly missing. But the network added the following to its press release: “Please note shows picked up but not listed on the schedule will debut later in the 2013-14 season.” In addition, “Resurrection” will be a limited series, airing just 12 to 13 episodes per season.
Below is the full synopsis. ABC will be releasing a first look video of the series a little later in the day so be sure to check back around 4pm ET/1pm PT.
Also, if you’re curious about Joss Whedon’s “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” it will be airing on Tuesday nights at 8pm.
The people of Arcadia, Missouri, are forever changed when their deceased loved ones suddenly start to return. An 8-year-old American boy (Landon Gimenez) wakes up alone in a rice paddy in a rural Chinese province with no idea how he got there. Details start to emerge when the boy, who calls himself Jacob, recalls that his hometown is Arcadia; and an Immigration agent, Martin Bellamy (Omar Epps), takes him there. The home he claims as his own is occupied by an elderly couple, Harold (Kurtwood Smith) and Lucille Garland (Frances Fisher), who lost their son, Jacob, more than 30 years ago. While they look different, young Jacob recognizes them as his parents.
Those closest to the family try to unravel this impossible mystery, including Sheriff Fred Garland (Matt Craven), whose wife, Barbara, drowned 30 years ago while trying to save Jacob. But this boy who claims to be the deceased Jacob knows secrets about his own death that no one else knows — secrets that Fred’s daughter, Gail (Devin Kelly), will begin to investigate and discover to be true.
“Resurrection” stars Omar Epps (“House”) as Martin Bellamy, Matt Craven (Crimson Tide, A Few Good Men) as Fred, Devin Kelley (Chernobyl Diaries, “The Chicago Code”) as Gail, Frances Fisher (Titanic) as Lucille, Kurtwood Smith (“That ‘70s Show”) as Harold, Sam Hazeldine (The Raven) as Abel, Samaire Armstrong (“Entourage,” “The O.C.”) as Elaine, Nicholas Gonzalez (“Off the Map”) as Connor, Mark Hildreth (Dragon Ball Z) as Tom, and Landon Gimenez as Jacob. Written by Aaron Zelman (“Damages,” “The Killing”). “Resurrection” is executive produced by Aaron Zelman, JoAnn Alfano, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Jon Liebman, Brillstein Entertainment, and Plan B. The pilot was directed by Charles McDougall. “Resurrection” is produced by ABC Studios.
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