Welcome to Pilot Perception, our feature in which we break down the first episode of each new show in order to help you decide whether it’s worth your time.
The Pedigree: The show is executive produced by Paul Scheuring (Prison Break) and Zack Estrin (Prison Break, The Good Guys, The River). The pilot was written by Scheuring and directed by Pierre Morel (From Paris With Love).
The Cast & How You Know Them: Zero Hour stars Anthony Edwards (ER). The cast also includes Jacinda Barrett (Suits), Addison Timlin (Californication), Scott Michael Foster (Greek), Carmen Ejogo (Chaos), and Michael Nyqvist (the Swedish Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series).
The Premise: When Modern Skeptic magazine publisher Hank Galliston’s wife is kidnapped from her antique clock store (…just go with it), Hank finds a treasure map in one of her clocks and he and his staff are pulled into centuries-old mystery.
Our Favorite Line: “The Nazis have made a breakthrough. The prophecies are true. The end times are here.”
You Might Like This if you like unabashedly cheesy conspiracy thrillers that deal with things like secret societies, Nazi experiments, and forbidden theology. The obvious comparison here, of course, is to the book and movie The Da Vinci Code as well as novels like The Eight, The Dante Club, or The Rule of Four.
(Photo courtesy of ABC.)