Episodes: Ongoing (hour).
TV show dates: April 2, 2018 — present.
Series status: Has not been cancelled.
Performers include: Steve Zahn, Natalie Martinez, Sandrine Holt, Georgina Haig, Tommy Bastow, Rob Campbell, Rick Gomez, Marcuis W. Harris, Grant Harvey, Jay Karnes, Simone Kessell, Kelley Missal, Luc Roderique, Bailey Skodje, and Luke Camilleri.
TV show description:
From creators Dan Dworkin and Jay Beattie, The Crossing TV show is a science-fiction thriller. It unfolds in the small Oregon fishing town of Port Canaan. Tranquility there comes to an abrupt end, when 47 evacuees from a war-torn country wash up on the shore.
Sheriff Jude Ellis (Zahn) is a refugee of sorts, himself. He fled Oakland and an unhappy marriage, in search of a slice of serenity for himself and his young son. When the exiles arrive, it’s clear peace and quiet are no longer on the menu.
The newcomers aren’t just any refugees seeking asylum — they’re Americans from 180 years in the future. Soon, Jude and his loyal deputy, Port Canaan lifer Nestor Rosario (Gomez), initiate an investigation, in an effort to figure out what’s really going on.
The arrivals set the town ablaze with speculation. In particular, 20-something townie Marshall (Bastow) is eager to unravel the mystery. Since he’s not big on authority, the entire situation seems likely to lead Marshall to clash with those in power.
These survivors from the future include a married couple, Caleb (Harris) and Rebecca (Kessell), who are still awash in grief over the loss of their daughter. There’s also the seemingly sweet Hannah (Missal), who is has grown much tougher than she appears, as well as Paul (Campbell), a nervous, troubled man, who yearns to explore the larger world.
Reece (Martinez) is a refugee of another order. Known as an “Apex,” she is one of the future’s genetically engineered humans. This gives her an extraordinary physical and mental edge over regular people. Once a soldier whose mission was to eliminate the lower, “Common” class, now all she wants is to locate her daughter, Leah (Skodje).
After Leah and Reece were separated during the crossing, the girl was taken to a secret camp. She’s still trying to adjust to her new environs, when she manifests symptoms of an awful virus. A fighter like her mother, Leah is courageous and surprisingly creative.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is also investigating the situation, and Emma Ren (Holt) is leading the charge. Unfortunately, her boss, DHS Undersecretary Craig Lindauer (Karnes), seems to be more of a hinderance than a resource. He also seems to know more than he’s willing to share.
Bryce Foster (Roderique) is Emma’s second-in-command. Compassionate though he may be, this assignment has him navigating some unfamiliar waters. Rounding out their team are DHS camp guard Roy Aronson (Harvey), who falls for one of the refugees, and virologist Dr. Sophie Forbin (Haig), who has her own reasons for looking into the Apex phenomenon.
As the hunt for the truth spreads throughout Port Canaan, it will change the lives of the townies and their new guests, forever.
This episode has not aired yet.
First aired: TBD
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