In its lone season, “Damnation” attracted few viewers. Co-produced by Universal Cable Production and Netflix, which had streaming rights to the series, the show starred Logan Marshall-Green, Killian Scott, Chasten Harmon, Sarah Jones, Melinda Page Hamilton, and Joe Adler in a drama set in 1930s middle America. The show was executive produced by Tony Tost, James Mangold, Guymon Casady, and Daniel Rappaport.
Season one averaged a 0.18 rating in the 18-49 demo according to Nielsen live-plus-ame day numbers and 682,000 total viewers.
In her review of the series for Variety, Sonia Saraiya wrote, “The trouble with ‘Damnation,’ if it can be summed up into one problem, is that the show is a clear homage to HBO’s golden-age drama “Deadwood,” which brought
“Damnation” tells the tale of Iowa preacher Seth Davenport (Killian Scott) who vows to instigate a farmer’s strike. “If your neighbor is siding with wealth,” Davenport pleads in the recently released trailer, “then you need to recognize that neighbor for what he is — the enemy.”
Seth fights corruption and corporate greed unknowingly beside a professional strikebreaker, Creeley Turner (Logan Marshall-Green), who has been hired by an industrialist tycoon. But as Turner and Davenport are set to squabble, those around them don’t know about their secret, violent past.
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An epic saga about the secret history of the 1930’s American heartland, Damnation centers on the mythic conflict and bloody struggle between big money and the downtrodden, God and greed, charlatans, and prophets. The pilot introduces Seth Davenport (Killian Scott, 71), a man masquerading as a small town Iowa preacher in the hopes of starting a full-blown insurrection against the status quo. Focused on his mission, he is unaware that an industrialist tycoon has hired a professional strikebreaker named Creeley Turner (Logan Marshall-Green, Quarry) to stop the uprising by any means necessary. But unbeknownst to those around them, these two men already share a secret bloody past.
Leah Remini‘s long-buzzed-about Scientology TV project has found a home at A&E, Variety has confirmed. Already in production, Remini has been filming this summer for the unscripted series that will center around the actress’ experience with the Church of Scientology, which she departed in 2013. Rumors surrounding the show began to surface this summer, following a post by Scientology blogger Tony Ortega, who broke that Remini was producing a Scientology-centric series, though no network was included in his initial blog. A&E declined to comment, but an insider confirms the cabler is in fact working on the project with Remini.
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Rectify‘s Aden Young and Quarry‘s Logan Marshall-Green have been cast in the Damnation pilot, USA Network announced Tuesday. The drama, set in the 1930s, follows a man pretending to be a preacher who wants to launch an uprising in a small Iowa town.
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Young will play that preacher, Seth Davenport, who has “a violent past and a secret ambition to lead a revolution against American industrialists,
As I wrote last week, it's often hard to tell the difference between endings and beginnings on Mad Men. Don Draper keeps starting over, only to find himself right back where he started.
On the Dig TV show, a dedicated and headstrong FBI agent named Peter Connelly (Jason Isaacs) takes a job stationed in Israel under the guidance of his new boss (and occasional lover) Lynn Monahan (Anne Heche). While investigating a young American's murder, Connelly uncovers an ancient international conspiracy -- one that threatens to change the course of human history. The rest of the cast includes Ori Pfeffer, Melinda Page Hamilton, Alison Sudol, Regina Taylor, David Costabile, and Lauren Ambrose.
Episodes: Ongoing (hour)
TV show dates: March 5, 2015 -- Tbd
Series status: Has not been cancelled
Performers include: Jason Isaacs, Anne Heche, Ori Pfeffer, Melinda Page Hamilton, Alison Sudol, Regina Taylor, David Costabile, and Lauren Ambrose.
TV show description:
Peter Connelly (Jason Isaacs) is a dedicated, headstrong FBI agent and Quantico-trained criminologist. Anxious to leave his personal demons behind, Peter takes a job stationed in Israel under the guidance of his new boss (and occasional lover) Lynn Monahan (Anne Heche).
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