From found footage filmmaker to TV producer, Oren Peli of Paranormal Activity fame, has had one hell of a start to his career.
Crave has posted the new, full-length trailer for Peliâ€™s upcoming series, The River which is set to launch this Tuesday over on ABC, and it looks rather intriguing.
First, hereâ€™s the showâ€™s synopsis:
Dr. Emmet Cole is missing.
The beloved host of The Undiscovered Country, which brought the wonder and magic of the natural world into our homes for so many years, has disappeared in the wilds of the Amazon. Gone for six months nowâ€”and believed by many to be deadâ€”his emergency beacon went off two weeks ago. Now Dr. Coleâ€™s wife and frequent co-host of The Undiscovered Country, Tess, has begun the search for her husband. With the help of her son, Lincoln, and crew members Lena Landry, Emilio Valenzuela and his daughter Jahel, and Captain Kurt Bryndilson, Tess is looking to be reunited with her husband and save the rest of his missing crew.
Documenting the journey will be Dr. Coleâ€™s long-time friend and collaborator on The Undiscovered Country, award-winning Producer Clark Quietly, and a team of renowned camera operators including AJ Poulain.
But the search for Dr. Cole may provide more questions than answers. Where have he and the missing crew been? What mysteries of the uncharted Amazon did they capture on film? Can this family that was torn asunder six months ago be miraculously reunited? The world holds its breath as we wait to find out just what became of Dr. Emmet Cole and his crew.
Now, the trailer itself doesnâ€™t feature much that we already havenâ€™t seen, but it does look interesting. Peli crafted a really great debut with Paranormal Activity, and the idea of this faux-documentary style horror series is something that could work wonderfully on the small screen. Toss in the fact that itâ€™ll be a slim eight episodes, and this could be a real shocker. I love me some horror TV, so hopefully this can feed that hunger.
What do you think?
The two-hour season premiere of The River is this Tuesday, February 07 at 8PM on ABC.