ABC’s The Crossing at first glance reminds me of “Lost” and “The Others” and the good parts of “V”, thrilling and mysterious. I was very excited to see some familiar faces right off the bat like usually funny guy Steve Zahn. I was very skeptical of him being in a lead dramatic role but I quickly changed my mind not even 2 minutes into the pilot episode. You have everything from Sheriff and cop drama to an ensemble cast of people that gets you excited like you did with lost, government conspiracies and even some super hero stuff. There are some predictable story lines like “the divorced sheriff that does not see his kid enough.” But after that I just had a blast trying to figure out what would happen next. All in all I enjoyed watching this show ad I know it could be the new drama I look forward to every week and My teenager may get sucked in as well.
The Crossing Pilot Episode: Solid B
The series will air on The ABC Television Network, Mondays beginning April 2.
“The Crossing” stars Steve Zahn from The Ridiculous 6, The Good Dinosaur and Daddy Day Care as Jude Ellis, the sheriff of Port Canaan, a small fishing town on the Oregon coast. Having relocated from Oakland to escape a strained marriage and a dark past as a big city cop, his goal is to build a quiet new life for himself and for, eventually, his young son. But those plans for a quiet life change instantly when 47 refugees from a war-torn country wash up on his beach seeking asylum. But the country they’re from is America … and the war they’re fleeing is 180 years in the future. As the Feds set out to uncover the truth behind the mysterious migration, Jude will launch an investigation of his own with the help of his loyal sheriff’s deputy and Port Canaan native, Nestor Rosario (Rick Gomez). As the search for answers in this small town gets underway, the lives of the people here – both the townspeople and these newcomers – will never be the same.
“The Crossing” also stars Natalie Martinez from Secrets and Lies and Death Race as Reece, Sandrine Holt as Emma Ren, Georgina Haig as Dr. Sophie Forbin, Tommy Bastow as Marshall, Rob Campbell as Paul, Marcuis W. Harris as Caleb, Grant Harvey as Roy Aronson, Jay Karnes as Craig Lindauer, Simone Kessell as Rebecca, Kelley Missal as Hannah, Luc Roderique as Bryce Foster and Bailey Skodje as Leah. Recurring guest star Luke Camilleri as Thomas.
The series was created by executive producers Dan Dworkin ( Revenge and The Event) and Jay Beattie (Criminal Minds and Vanished ) Matt Olmstead (Chicago Med and Prison Break) Jason Reed (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ) and David Von Ancken (MacGyver and Ghost Wars) also serve as executive producers. The series is produced by ABC Studios.