Disney provided hotel and transportation for press events in LA. During one of these press events last year, I previewed a new TV series called The Crossing. The Crossing will be on ABC tonight and I’m already hooked. I was hooked the first time I saw it and I wanted more. My wish is that it would be streaming, so we might wait until all the episodes are up before we continue watching it. We have the ABC app on our Apple TV, and I made my husband watch The Crossing last week, when I noticed that it was already live on the ABC app.
The Crossing is right up his alley too. Even though it seems like a very similar story to things like The 4400, or The Leftovers, or Resurrection, it’s different and I can’t wait to figure out why. Where did these people come from. Was it the future? And Why?
STEVE ZAHN, NATALIE MARTINEZ
ABOUT The Crossing:
“Pilot” – After 47 refugees mysteriously wash up in a small fishing town, local sheriff Jude Ellis teams with DHS agent Emma Ren to assess their unusual claim … that they’re fleeing a war 180 years in the future. The mystery deepens when Jude realizes that one of the new arrivals possesses heightened abilities and is a threat to his town, setting the two of them on a collision course. As the rest of the refugees acclimate to their unfamiliar surroundings, Emma learns that one has information that calls into question everything she thought she knew about our present time. The series premiere of “The Crossing” airs MONDAY, APRIL 2 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.
“The Crossing” stars Steve Zahn as Jude Ellis, Natalie Martinez as Reece, Sandrine Holt as Emma Ren, Georgina Haig as Dr. Sophie Forbin, Tommy Bastow as Marshall, Rob Campbell as Paul, Rick Gomez as Nestor Rosario, Marcuis W. Harris as Caleb, Grant Harvey as Roy Aronson, Jay Karnes as Craig Lindauer, Simone Kessell as Rebecca, Kelley Missal as Hannah, Luc Roderique as Bryce Foster and Bailey Skodje as Leah. Recurring guest star Luke Camilleri as Thomas.
“Pilot” was written by executive producers Dan Dworkin and Jay Beattie. Matt Olmstead, Jason Reed and David Von Ancken also serve as executive producers. The pilot was directed by Rob Bowman. The series is produced by ABC Studios.
We sat down with the Executive Producers Jay Beattie and Dan Dworkin. We really wanted to know where did this idea for this show come from. And Dan Dworkin said that it started with the refugee story. Dan also mentioned that he is greatly inspired by Ray Bradbury a science fiction writher that writes about time travel.
Being the huge fan of science fiction that I am, and getting easily attached to new stories I wanted to know if they have a plan and how far out is there plan.
Dan Dworkin said they have what they call the “level of whoa.” Some times you’ll get it in one episode and other time it’s going to be part of the story arc. I was also told that they do have a plan and know where they want to end up. I just hope ratings are high enough to keep this show going because I really want to see how it ends. So go watch it tonight, for me!