Among the new series set to premiere on ABC this year is the thriller-mystery-drama FlashForward. From the sound of the series description and the promo we have to share with you, this show could be one of the more exciting new series this year.
What happens when everyone on the planet blacks out at the same time? I'm thinking a little bit of mayhem.
Below is the series description as provided by ABC. Further down you’ll find the promo video and some screenshots from the pilot:
“What would you do if you were given a glimpse of the future? Would you accept what you saw and live life to its fullest, or would you do everything in your power to change your destiny? When the world's population is given a glimpse of their future, it forces everyone to come to grips with whether their destinies can be fulfilled or avoided, in ABC's exciting new drama, FlashForward.
It's just another normal day in Los Angeles. FBI agent Mark Benford (Joseph Fiennes, Shakespeare in Love) and his partner, Demetri Noh (John Cho, Star Trek, the Harold & Kumar film series), are in the midst of a car chase monitored by their boss, Stanford Wedeck (Courtney B. Vance, Law & Order: Criminal Intent) and colleague Janis Hawk (Christine Woods); Mark's wife, Dr. Olivia Benford (Sonya Walger, Lost), is in the middle of surgery; Dr. Bryce Varley (Zachary Knighton) is weighing a potentially life-ending decision; Mark's friend, Aaron Stark (Brían F. O'Byrne, The International), is working high above the ground on power lines; and Nicole (Peyton List) -- baby-sitter to Mark and Olivia's daughter, Charlie -- is in the throes of passion with her boyfriend when suddenly and without warning, every person on Earth blacks out for two minutes and seventeen seconds and sees a series of events from their own future, taking place on April 29, 2010 at 10:00 p.m., Pacific Time. For some the future will be joyous and hopeful; for others, shockingly unexpected; and for a few, it simply doesn't seem to exist.
Everyone in the world will eventually begin chronicling what they saw in their flashforwards on a worldwide website -- the Mosaic Collective -- that will further draw people together. And some of the flashforwards just might help Mark and his colleagues piece together the cause of the blackout.
Knowing their fate will alter each person's life in one way or another and poses the questions: Can destiny be changed? And by changing just one destiny, what effect would that have on those of others?
FlashForward stars Joseph Fiennes as Mark Benford, John Cho as Demetri Noh, Jack Davenport as Lloyd Simcoe, Zachary Knighton as Bryce Varley, Peyton List as Nicole Kirby, Dominic Monaghan as Simon, Brían F. O'Byrne as Aaron Stark, Courtney B. Vance as Stanford Wedeck, Sonya Walger as Olivia Benford and Christine Woods as Janis Hawk.
The series executive producers are David S. Goyer (co-writer of Batman Begins and The Dark Knight), Brannon Braga (24,Star Trek), Marc Guggenheim (Brothers & Sisters, Eli Stone) and Jessika Borsiczky (Revelations). The pilot for FlashForward was directed by David Goyer. The series, which premieres on September 24, 2009, is from ABC Studios.”
FlashForward premieres Thursday, September 24 at 8:00 p.m., ET on ABC.