The Passage (2019– )
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During a flu outbreak, a federal agent is tasked with bringing in a 10 year old girl for a secret test. After meeting her, his loyalties are tested.

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Justin Cronin (based on the novels by), Liz Heldens (created by) | 1 more credit »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mark-Paul Gosselaar ... Brad Wolgast
Saniyya Sidney ... Amy Bellafonte
Jamie McShane ... Dr. Tim Fanning
Caroline Chikezie ... Dr. Major Nichole Sykes
Emmanuelle Chriqui ... Dr. Lila Kyle
Brianne Howey ... Shauna Babcock
McKinley Belcher III ... Anthony Carter
Henry Ian Cusick ... Dr. Jonas Lear
Vincent Piazza ... Clark Richards
Jason Fuchs ... Lawrence Grey
Zach Appelman ... Agent Phil Doyle
Alain Uy ... Dr. Daniel Pet
Derek Mears
Samuel Vielma ... Bolivian Guide
Bryan Gael Guzman ... Bolivian Boy (as Bryan Guzman)
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During a flu outbreak, a federal agent is tasked with bringing in a 10 year old girl for a secret test. After meeting her, his loyalties are tested.

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TV-14
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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 January 2019 (USA) See more »

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Pilot See more »

Filming Locations:

Georgia, USA See more »

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Dolby

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Troy Rudeseal, who plays the sheriff, and Sara Rudeseal, who plays young Eva Wolgast, are father and daughter. See more »

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Dr. Daniel Pet: He's immune to disease, but he's also a lethal blood-sucking monster, who are we all very careful not to call a vampire
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References Bob's Burgers: Boyz 4 Now (2013) See more »

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Love Me When The Lights Go Down
performed by Laura Jane Scott
written by Leonard Jay Jackson and Laura Jane Scott
produced by Leonard Jay Jackson and Ryan Petersen
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A short review of Episode 1 of "The Passage" (2019)
30 January 2019 | by ericrnolanSee all my reviews

I'm all for a good vampire story. But this isn't a particularly good vampire story.

Or, at least not yet, it isn't. Don't get me wrong -- the premiere of "The Passage" wasn't the worst hour of television I've ever seen. I'd rate it a 5 out of 10 for being some what average. It has two good leads in Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Saniyya Sidney. Gosselaar is no Laurence Olivier, but he's good enough, and he looks and fits the part. He seems like an excellent physical actor in the premiere's brief action sequences, which weren't altogether bad. Sidney is downright terrific -- and she's an adorable kid too.

The show also has a great plot setup going for it, which I won't spoil here. It's based on a trilogy of dystopian horror novels by Justin Cronin, which actually sound like some quite interesting books. There are even a couple of sly references to well known horror films like "Bram Stoker's Dracula" (1992) and "28 Days Later" (2002).

Regrettably, however, "The Passage" suffers a lot from rushed and clumsy storytelling. The script is a poor one, with a lot of awkward exposition and forced emotion. (It shares a weakness with this year's vastly superior "Bird Box," in that it tries to fit too much of its source material into too little screen time.) It falls well short of being scary, too, which is probably what will alienate modern horror fans, unless it improves. (This is a primetime network TV show, and isn't any more frightening than the average episode of "Star Trek.")

Weird world -- Gosselar is none other than the Zack from "Saved By the Bell" (1989-1993). And am I the only one that thinks he is the spitting image of Chris Pratt in a lot of shots. I almost thought it was Pratt from the ads.


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