We very much approve of the new-ish network practice of posting a series premiere online before the premiere, especially for good intrigue/supernatural/serial/DaVinci Code-like shows like Zero Hour. Plus Nazis, Anthony Edwards, and old clocks! I was able to check it out last summer and loved it, and hope you’ll love it too. Watch it, make sure to watch it through the very end (trust me), and talk it up with your friends. We need good shows like this to do well.
First, a very cool poster and a reminder of what the show’s about:
ANTHONY EDWARDS RETURNS TO SERIES TELEVISION AS HANK GALLISTON, THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE OF A CONSPIRACY FOR THE AGES, AS HE RACES AROUND THE WORLD TO FIND HIS WIFE AND SAVE HUMANITY, ON THE PREMIERE OF “ZERO HOUR,” FEBRUARY 14 ON ABC
Three-Time Emmy Award-Winner Charles S. Dutton Guest Stars as Father Mickle
Anthony Edwards – along with a dynamic ensemble cast — returns to network series television in the dramatic adventure thriller, “Zero Hour,” which will have his character, Hank Galliston, questioning everything and everyone he ever believed in – including himself. “Zero Hour” premieres THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
In the premiere episode, “Strike,” it’s a race against time for Hank Galliston (Edwards) after his wife, Laila (Jacinda Barrett), is abducted by the international terrorist “White Vincent” (Michael Nyqvist). As the publisher of a paranormal enthusiast magazine, Modern Skeptic, Hank has spent his career debunking myths and investigating conspiracies. Now, seemingly out of nowhere, he is thrust into the middle of one of the biggest conspiracies in human history, sparked by his wife’s discovery of an antique clock at a Brooklyn flea market — a clock that possesses much more than the power to tell time. With help from FBI Agent Rebecca “Beck” Riley (Carmen Ejogo) and his two young magazine staffers, Rachel (Addison Timlin) and Arron (Scott Michael Foster), they set out on a journey to find Laila, but soon find their mission is much bigger than just saving one woman.
Contained in one of his wife’s clocks is a treasure map, and what it leads to could be cataclysmic. 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 — hands that belong to a sinister, mysterious man known only as White Vincent. Now Hank, Rachel, Arron and “Beck” must embark on a breathless race against the clock to not only find Hank’s wife but save humanity.
Everyone has a personal stake in this life and death mission, from Hank, the everyman whose destiny is more intertwined in this conspiracy than he ever imagined, to Laila, the warm and loving wife who refuses to simply be a pawn in this struggle, to “Beck,” the FBI agent with plenty of secrets of her own. White Vincent has interests far more grand than the treasure that lies at the end of the hunt – and a mysterious past connecting him to Hank in ways that go beyond this game of cat and mouse. And while Arron is a sucker for a good conspiracy theory, Rachel relies more on her head and her heart to guide her beliefs. But as this story unravels, knowing what to believe – and more importantly, whom to believe — becomes more and more difficult.
Whom and what will you believe?
“Zero Hour” stars Anthony Edwards (“Big Sur,” “Flipped,” “ER”) as Hank Galliston, Carmen Ejogo (“Sparkle,” “Chaos,” “Away We Go”) as Rebecca “Beck” Riley, Scott Michael Foster (“Californication,” “Greek,””The River”) as Arron Martin, Addison Timlin (“Californication”) as Rachel Lewis, with Jacinda Barrett (“Matching Jack,” “Middle Men,” “New York, I Love You”) as Laila Galliston and Michael Nyqvist (“Mission: Impossible – Ghost Patrol”) as White Vincent.
Guest starring in “Strike” are Charles S. Dutton as Father Mickle and Jan Triska as old clockmaker.
“Zero Hour” was created and written by Paul Scheuring (“Prison Break”), who is also an executive producer along with Zack Estrin (“Prison Break,” “The River), Lorenzo di Bonaventura (“The Transformers,” “GI: Joe” franchise, “Salt,” “Red”) and Dan McDermott (“Human Target”). The series is produced by ABC Studios.
“Strike” was written by Scheuring and directed and executive-produced by Pierre Morel.
“Zero Hour” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format with a 5.1 channel surround sound. A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to the airdate.
Now, check it out. Here are the links to watch it on ABC Player. And don’t forget to rewatch the premiere on ABC on the 14th, and especially, have your friends who are Nielsen families watch the premiere on ABC on the 14th.
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.