ABC Upfronts – First Look at “Flash Forward”

ABC has given Flash Forward an early jolt through those ubiquitous “what did you see?” promos that have been airing during LOST, and for good reason – Flash Forward is the closest to a “LOST” caliber serial as anyone has come since Oceanic 815 first crashed on a mysterious island. The pitch goes something like this: a mysterious ‘event’ causes everyone on Earth to lose consciousness at the same time, with cataclysmic results. As you can imagine, a lot of those folks were driving cars, taking baths, riding bikes, flying planes… you get the picture. Once the dust settles, everyone begins to realize that they have flashes of memories concerning a future event. A not so nice future event, as if things could get worse. Every living person has a piece of the puzzle, with the overall puzzle being referred to as “The Mosaic.” Good guys scramble to solve the mystery of the event, reassemble “The Mosaic,” and try to prevent whatever nasty event it portents.

I’ve read the script by super writers David S. Goyer (Batman Begins) and Brannon Bragga (24) and it is a masterpiece of action, mystery, and character that moves smoothly through the surreal plot and creates an intriguing setup for a series device that won’t grow old anytime soon. Here’s what ABC says about Flash Forward.

115783_group5_preWhen a mysterious event causes the entire world to black out, humanity is given a glimpse into its near future, and every man, woman and child is forced to come to grips with whether their destinies can be avoided or fulfilled.

Adapting award-winning author Robert J. Sawyer’s revolutionary novel, executive producers David S. Goyer (visionary co-writer of “Batman Begins” and “The Dark Knight”) and Brannon Braga (“24,” “Star Trek: Enterprise”) invite you to embark on a journey to answer the question, “if you knew what your future held, what would you do?”

“Flash Forward” stars Joseph Fiennes as Mark Benford, John Cho as Demetri Noh, Jack Davenport as Lloyd Simcoe, Sonya Walger as Olivia Benford, Courtney B. Vance as Stan Wedeck, Brian O’Byrne as Aaron Stark, Christine Woods as Janis Hawk, Zachary Knighton as Bryce Varley and Peyton List as Nicole.

The series is from ABC Studios. David S. Goyer is executive producer/writer/director. Brannon Braga is executive producer and co-wrote the pilot. Other executive producers are Marc Guggenheim, Jessika Goyer, Vince Gerardis and Ralph Vicinanza. Guggenheim will be the showrunner, along with Goyer.

Here’s Your First Look at “Flash Forward”

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