New NBC Mini-Series: XIII - Winter 2009
Author: Kelly West
published: 2008-04-05 17:23:51
NBC has a couple of new miniseries set to air sometime between this fall and summer 2009 is XIII. This one is a political thriller that centers on the assassination of the first female president and the search to figure out who was behind it.
Here’s NBC’s description of the series:
“ XIII - “XIII” is a high-stakes cat-and-mouse thriller starring Val Kilmer (“The Doors”) and Stephen Dorff (“World Trade Center”). This adrenaline-charged miniseries begins dramatically as the first female U.S. President is shot dead by a sniper during her Veteran’s Day speech. Three months later, a wounded man is found tattered in a forest with no memory of his identity. The only clue is a tattoo on his neck, “XIII.” Could his lightning-fast reflexes and killer instincts betray him as the presidential assassin that the U.S. is desperately searching for? Submerged in a far-reaching conspiracy, which threatens to overthrow the entire government, XIII’s identity becomes the key to unraveling a complex and dangerous secret that will shock and excite. From the first bullet, this gripping action-thriller will leave audiences gasping for more. “XIII” is produced by Prodigy Pictures and Cipango.”
As a female, I’d be lying if I said any TV series, miniseries or movie starring Val Kilmer and Stephen Dorff didn’t sound appealing to me. Plus, I love miniseries. There’s a certain kind of satisfaction that comes from them (when they’re done right) and with a premise like this one, involving an assassination, it seems like it would make sense to stretch it out over the course of a few hours rather than trying to force the story to fit into a full series. XIII looks like it’ll have a nice blend of mystery and action to keep us entertained.
For NBC's Fall '08, Winter '09 and Summer '09 lineups, CLICK HERE.
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