Conspiracies! Nazis! Creepy eyes! Cool old clocks! Even more than 666 Park Avenue – and we hope this isn’t a sign – we loved the pilot for ABC’s Zero Hour when we previewed it over the summer. We are SO HOPING that they haven’t changed it, and that it will be really, really popular. We can’t make you like and watch it, but we might like you even better if you do.
So mark your calendars for the premiere day of our newest love, as Zero Hour makes its first appearance on Thursday, February 14 at 8/7c. Cynics will say that 8pm on Valentine’s Day is perfect for geeks and conspiracy theory nuts because they have no love lives, but we know better. What could be more romantic for geek and conspiracy theory nut couples than a new show to watch and dissect? Sounds like a little slice o’ heaven to us.
Trailer: Zero Hour
As the publisher of a paranormal enthusiast magazine, Modern Skeptic, Hank Galliston has spent his career following clues, debunking myths and solving conspiracies. A confessed paranormal junkie, his motto is “logic is the compass.” But when his beautiful wife, Laila (Jacinda Barrett), is abducted from her antique clock shop, Hank gets pulled into one of the most compelling mysteries in human history, stretching around the world and back centuries.
Contained in one of his wife’s clocks is a treasure map, and what it leads to could be cataclysmic. Now it’s up to Hank to decipher the symbols and unlock the secrets of the map, while ensuring the answers don’t fall into the wrong hands – a man they call White Vincent (Michael Nyqvist). With his two young associates, Rachel (Addison Timlin) and Arron (Scott Michael Foster), in tow, along with Becca Riley, a sexy FBI agent (Carmen Ejogo), Hank will lead them on a breathless race against the clock to find his wife and save humanity.
“Zero Hour” stars Anthony Edwards (“Big Sur,” “Flipped,” “ER”) as Hank, Carmen Ejogo (“Sparkle,” “Chaos,” “Away We Go”) as Beck, Scott Michael Foster (“Californication,” “The River”) as Aaron, Addison Timlin (“Californication”) as Rachel, Jacinda Barrett (“Matching Jack,” “Middle Men,” “New York, I Love You”) as Laila and Michael Nyqvist (“Mission: Impossible – Ghost Patrol”) as White Vincent.
“Zero Hour” was written by Paul T. Scheuring (“Prison Break”) who is also an executive producer along with Pierre Morel, Lorenzo DiBonaventura (“The Transformers,” “GI: Joe” franchise, “Salt,” “Red”) and Dan McDermott (“Human Target”). The pilot for “Zero Hour” was directed by Pierre Morel. The series is produced by ABC Studios.
Zero Hour, starring Anthony Edwards, Carmen Ejogo, Jacinda Barrett, Michael Nyqvist, Addison Timlin, and Scott Michael Foster, premieres Thursday, February 14 at 8/7c on ABC.