Coma Preview: A Look At Ridley And Tony Scott's A&E Miniseries
For having so many big names, A&E Network's Coma has been flying well under the radar. The four-hour television event, from Ridley and Tony Scott's Scott Free Productions, is split over the course of two nights and features an incredible ensemble. The multiple Academy and Emmy Award winning cast is lead by Six Feet Under's Lauren Ambrose and features Steven Pasquale, Geena Davis, James Woods, Ellen Burstyn, and Richard Dreyfuss.
Like I said, not much had surfaced on the project thus far (except for the Labor Day premiere) but now we have the first tease for the impeccably staffed yet still mysterious medical thriller (also available on the A&E Coma website). Take a look...
(embed via Bloody Disgusting)
So it's still unclear what exactly is going on in Coma besides the fact that there's definitely some medical malfeasance and a whole lot of creepy. That sounds like Ambrose's voice delivering the first line (you know, 'human sacrifices') but I honestly can't pinpoint the second voice. It's male and seems to be (one of) the disturbed doctor(s). The twang near the end gave me a certain Lost vibe though, so I'm predicting it's Ben Linus.
A&E's Coma is a modern retelling of Robin Cook's novel as well as a remake of a previous feature film adaptation by Michael Crichton (both of the same name). Ambrose stars as Dr. Susan Wheeler, a medical student at Peachtree Memorial where otherwise healthy patients inexplicably start slipping into comas on the operating table. The 'television event' was written by John J. McLaughlin (Black Swan and the upcoming Hitchcock) and directed by Mikail Salomon (Hard Rain).
Coma premieres on Monday, September 3rd at 9 p.m. ET on A&E and concludes the following night, Tuesday, September 4th, at the same time. In addition to Ambrose, Pasquale, Davis, Woods, Burstyn and Dreyfuss, it also stars familiar TV faces James Rebhorn, Joe Morton, Michael Weston and Joseph Mazello.
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