Among the avalanche of dross recently picked up for series by the US networks, a few choice genre shows we've been following the progress of have happily made the cut. Among them is 666 PARK AVE, an adaptation of Gabrielle Pierce's supernatural book series.
ABC have now debuted a trailer for the show, and if you can ignore the awful work from Voiceover Man and the intrusive, ill-judged pop soundtrack, there looks to be plenty of potential. Even if it does seem a little AMERICAN HORROR STORY-lite...
When Jane Van Veen (Rachael Taylor) and Henry Martin (Dave Annable), an idealistic young couple from the Midwest, are offered the opportunity to manage The Drake, they not only fall prey to the machinations of the mysterious owner, Gavin Doran (Terry O'Quinn), and his wife, Olivia (Vanessa Williams), but unwittingly begin to experience the shadowy, supernatural forces within the building that imprison and endanger the lives of the residents inside. Sexy, seductive and inviting, The Drake maintains a dark hold over all of its residents, tempting them through their ambitions and desires, in this chilling new drama that's home to an epic struggle of good versus evil.
"666 Park Avenue" stars Rachael Taylor ("Charlie's Angels," "Grey's Anatomy," "Transformers") as Jane Van Veen, Dave Annable ("Brothers & Sisters," "Reunion") as Henry Martin, Robert Buckley ("One Tree Hill," "Lipstick Jungle") as Brian Leonard, Mercedes Masŝhn ("The Finder," "Chuck," "Three Rivers") as Louise Leonard, Helena Mattsson ("Iron Man 2," "Nikita," "Desperate Housewives") as Alexis Blume, Samantha Logan as Nona Clark, with Vanessa Williams ("Desperate Housewives," "Ugly Betty," "Shaft," "Soul Food") as Olivia Doran and Terry O'Quinn ("LOST," "Millennium," "Hawaii Five-0," "Alias," "The West Wing," "Jag") as Gavin Doran.
666 PARK AVENUE premieres in the US in September. A UK channel should step up to the plate shortly after. Unless it blows.
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