Another one of CBS’s new drama series is the Jerry Bruckheimer produced show, Eleventh Hour. This new series, which is based on a British miniseries, will blend science with drama as Dr. Jacob Hood, played by Rufus Sewell (A Knight’s Tale investigates science-related cases.
You can view a preview clip from the series on CBS’s website. Below is the description for Eleventh Hour that CBS released.
“ELEVENTH HOUR from acclaimed producer Jerry Bruckheimer follows Dr. Jacob Hood (Rufus Sewell, The Illusionist), a brilliant biophysicist and special science advisor to the government, as he investigates scientific crises and oddities. His jurisdiction is absolute and Hood is dogged in his pursuit of those who would abuse and misuse scientific discoveries and breakthroughs for their own gain. His passion and crusade is to protect the substance of science from those with nefarious motives. He is called in at the eleventh hour and he represents the last line of defense. Based on the British miniseries by acclaimed science-fiction writer Stephen Gallagher, the series is executive produced by Bruckheimer (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Pirates of the Caribbean), Jonathan Littman (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Cold Case), Danny Cannon (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: Miami), Cyrus Voris (Bulletproof Monk), Ethan Reiff (Sleeper Cell), Mick Davis (Wake of Death), and Paul Buccieri (Fashion House) for Jerry Bruckheimer Television in association with Warner Bros. Television.”
With the success of the Bruckheimer produced CSI, it’s likely that Eleventh Hour will be successful in the ratings. It just seems a bit too dark and dreary looking for me based on the preview clip. Plus I've never been much of a science person. At the same time though, I do like Rufus Sewell and depending on what he brings to the lead character, this series could be worth checking out.
As it stands right now, Eleventh Hour will air on CBS on Thursday nights at 10 p.m. starting this fall.
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