Emergence (2019–2020)
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Jo Evans plunges her family into a deepening mystery when she discovers a young girl on the night of an inexplicable plane crash and decides to protect her.


Paul McGuigan


Michele Fazekas (created by), Tara Butters (created by) | 2 more credits »




Episode complete credited cast:
Allison Tolman ... Jo Evans
Alexa Swinton ... Piper
Owain Yeoman ... Benny Gallagher
Ashley Aufderheide ... Mia Evans
Robert Bailey Jr. ... Officer Chris Minetto
Zabryna Guevara ... Abby Fraiser
Donald Faison ... Alex Evans
Clancy Brown ... Ed
Gia Crovatin ... Caitlyn Martin
Quincy Dunn-Baker ... Freddie Martin
Denise Pillott ... Officer Lopez
Ian Campbell Dunn ... Frankie
Lisann Valentin ... Paramedic
Sean Ringgold ... Radiology Aide
Charlie Kevin ... NTSB Leader


After Jo, a police chief, takes in a young child she finds near the site of a mysterious accident, she soon discovers the girl has no memory of what has happened or who she is. The investigation into the history that led up to the accident -- and questions as to how and why it happened -- draws the woman into a conspiracy larger than she ever imagined, with the child's identity at the center of it. Written by liorpeer15

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Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi


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Alison Tollman's character is a police officer who lives with her widower-ed ex-cop father- in Fargo S1 she also plays a police officer who also has a widower-ed father, who is an ex-fireman in this case. See more »


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4 May 2020 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

With director Paul McGuigan Involved. The pilot of Emergence was always going to be more than something run of the mill.

Jo Evans (Allison Tolman) is the police chief in a small Long Island town. One night there is a power blackout and a plane crashes on the beach.

Nearby she discovers a young girl without a scratch on her who cannot remember her name, her family or where she comes from.

Jo brings the girl to her own home and calls her Piper temporarily. However Jo discovers that fake government agents wanting to see her and later two people come up who claim they are her parents.

Meanwhile Piper has some powers such as making rain move sideways or the television sets displays strange patterns.

This is what is called a puzzle box mystery. Is Piper an alien, created in a lab or is Emergence a 'Lost' style drama trying hard not to be like Lost.

An intriguing opening episode, Tolman is good and what we see of her family and ex husband. A lot depends on how the future episodes go, whether it can keep the pace and its concept going without viewers losing interest.

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24 September 2019 (USA) See more »

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New Jersey, USA See more »

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