Proof: TNT Orders New Supernatural Drama

TNT TV showsTNT has ordered a new supernatural drama called Proof. It will debut some time next year with 10 episodes.

The cast will include Jennifer Beals, Matthew Modine, Joe Morton, Callum Blue, Edi Gathegi, Annie Thurman, Sean Gleeson, and Caroline Rose Kaplan.

Here are some additional details:

TNT Greenlights Supernatural Drama “Proof,” Starring Jennifer Beals

New Series from Executive Producer Kyra Sedgwick Also Stars Matthew Modine and Joe Morton

TNT has greenlit the supernatural drama Proof, starring Jennifer Beals (The L Word, Flashdance), Matthew Modine (And the Band Played On, Weeds) and Joe Morton (Scandal, Terminator 2: Judgment Day). Also starring in the series are Callum Blue (Dead Like Me, Royal Pains), Edi Gathegi (X-Men: First Class, Justified), Annie Thurman (The Hunger Games), Sean Gleeson (Doctors, Cold Mountain) and newcomer Caroline Rose Kaplan.

Proof is being executive-produced by Emmy(R) winner Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer); Rob Bragin (Greek, Murphy Brown), who wrote the pilot; Tom Jacobson; Jill Littman; and Emmy winner Alex Graves (The West Wing, Game of Thrones), who directed the pilot. TNT has ordered 10 episodes of Proof, with plans to launch the series in 2015.

In Proof, Beals plays Dr. Carolyn Tyler, a brilliant surgeon with a caustic edge. Carolyn has suffered the recent, devastating loss of her teenage son, the breakup of her marriage to Dr. Len Barliss (Gleeson) and a growing estrangement from their daughter (Thurman). But Carolyn’s own trauma hasn’t deterred her from her charitable outreaches, which include helping disaster victims in far-flung trouble spots throughout the world.

Despite her skeptical, hard-science attitude, Carolyn is persuaded by a cancer-stricken tech millionaire (Modine) to investigate cases of reincarnation, out-of-body experiences, hauntings and other supernatural phenomena. Her goal is to find verifiable proof to life’s greatest questions: Is death truly the end, or is there something else beyond?

Helping – or sometimes hindering – Carolyn in her quest are her boss, Dr. Charles Russell (Morton), the head of the hospital, and Peter Van Owen (Blue), a best-selling author who claims to be psychic. Gathegi plays Zed, a hospital intern from the Sudan who assists Carolyn, and Kaplan plays Janel Ramsey, Turing’s assistant.

“Proof is a fascinating series that takes on one of our most compelling questions: What happens when we die?” said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). “Jennifer Beals does a terrific job bringing her complex character to life, and she’s surrounded by an outstanding ensemble cast. We’re especially thrilled to be collaborating once again with Kyra Sedgwick, whose work on The Closer helped pave the way for TNT’s ever-growing slate of hit original series.”

About TNT

TNT is television’s destination for drama. Seen in 101 million households and ranking among cable’s top networks, TNT is home to such original drama series as Rizzoli & Isles, Major Crimes, Falling Skies, Perception, Dallas and Franklin & Bash. TNT’s upcoming slate of scripted dramas includes the original series Legends, The Last Ship, Murder in the First and The Librarians, as well as Transporter The Series, which will make its U.S. television debut on the network this fall. TNT also features such dramatic unscripted series as Cold Justice, APB with Troy Dunn and the upcoming On the Menu and Wake Up Call. In addition, TNT is the cable home to popular dramas like Hawaii Five-0, Castle, The Mentalist, Bones and Supernatural; primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards(R); blockbuster movies; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR, the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.

TNT is part of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company. Turner Broadcasting creates and programs branded news; entertainment; animation and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

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  1. says

    This is a all new concept and has been well done and should continue to have a long and healthy life. The episodes are well thought out, progressive and leave each show with anticipation for the next one. As an unknown, the subject is extremely interesting and holds the viewers anticipation for the next possible part of each plot. The facts in the show are researched. The documented insights that are presented are true, based on experience and what others have told me. I have no reason to disbelieve. There are many possible continuations from series 1. I think the show should continue for another season or longer.

  2. anne cunningham says

    This series is amazing. I actually have reminders in my phone so that I don’t forget the day and time it is on. Tonight’s episode that dealt with the morality of delving into the mind of someone passing on was incredibly thought provoking. My opinions actually changed by the end. Excellent work!

  3. Paula Dime says

    ‘Proof,’ is a fabulous show!! It’s very well done & It is very hard to wait for next weeks show!!

  4. says

    So far so good. Great subject matter. Everyone is curious or more, and ponders what life is about and what happens when it ends. I’ve been personally involved in over 30 launches of shows into syndication and off net. As well as working with CBS Net and NBC Net, and 90% of the studios in Hollywood. Great cast, and pretty tight script.

  5. Carla bledsoe says

    I will n it be watching this show because I am a Christian and I believe it is not meant for us to know what life after death except what we learn from the BIBLE! If we want to know what happens after death than read the Bible. i hope this show is not another one that tries to comvince people that there is not a God or Heaven, I really do!

    • Anonymous says

      Why did Jesus perform miracles?? PROOF that he was what he said he was. It’s silly to keep your head in the sand as PROOF of your faith

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