It just goes to show that even shows that are canceled can be resurrected again. This is proving to be especially true with NBC’s ‘The Event.’
Mere minutes after NBC canceled it on May 13, the show’s creator Nick Wauters and executive producer Steve Stark told fans that there was a possibility for the sci-fi drama to continue elsewhere.
Well, guess what? That possibility seems to be taking shape now. Deadline recently reported that there are talks with Syfy to pick up ‘The Event’ as a miniseries. Apparently discussions are underway to see if it would be financially feasible for ‘The Event’ to continue on Syfy. If the migration occurs and if it continues to do well (I know, there are a lot of ‘if’s), it could potentially launch another season of the alien drama.
The Event is an emotional, high-octane conspiracy thriller that follows Sean Walker (Jason Ritter, ‘The Class’), an everyman who investigates the mysterious disappearance of his would-be fiancée Leila (Sarah Roemer, ‘Disturbia’), and unwittingly begins to expose the biggest cover-up in U.S. history.
Sean’s quest will send ripples through the lives of an eclectic band of strangers, including newly elected U.S. President Elias Martinez (Golden Globe nominee Blair Underwood, ‘In Treatment’); Sophia Maguire (Emmy Award nominee Laura Innes, ‘ER’), who is the leader of a mysterious group of detainees; and Leila’s shadowy father (Scott Patterson, ‘Gilmore Girls’). Their futures are on a collision course in a global conspiracy that could ultimately change the fate of mankind.
Ian Anthony Dale (‘Daybreak’), Clifton Collins, Jr. (‘Star Trek’), Taylor Cole (‘The Violent Kind’), Lisa Vidal (‘The Division’), Bill Smitrovich (‘The Practice’), and Emmy winner Željko Ivanek (‘Damages’) also star in the ensemble drama.