It’s 3:10 a.m. and something is happening. In the Emergence opening scene, it’s the moment everything changes for one sleepy northeastern town. But for viewers, it’s their first chance to watch the opening nine minutes of the show. ABC brought online the first nine minutes of their upcoming drama series Emergence. Audiences can get a first look on YouTube (see below), ABC.com, Twitter, Facebook and Hulu, as well as select MVPD and DMVPD on-demand services.
Premiering Tuesday, Sept. 24 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), Emergence is a character-driven genre thriller that follows Jo (Allison Tolman), a police chief who takes in a young child (Alexa Swinton) she discovers near the site of a mysterious accident who has no memory of what has happened. The investigation draws Jo into a conspiracy larger than she ever imagined and the child’s identity is at the center of it all. While the intriguing one-hour drama doesn’t air until September, viewers are now able to experience the first nine minutes of this long-awaited series a full month ahead of the official premiere.
Emergence stars Allison Tolman as Jo Evans, Alexa Swinton as Piper, Owain Yeoman as Benny Gallagher, Ashley Aufderheide as Mia Evans, Robert Bailey Jr. as Officer Chris Minetto, Zabryna Guevara as Abby Frasier with Donald Faison as Alex Evans and Clancy Brown as Ed.
Written and executive produced by Michele Fazekas & Tara Butters (Kevin (Probably) Saves the World, Marvel’s Agent Carter, Resurrection, Reaper), Paul McGuigan directs the pilot and is an executive producer. Emergence is produced by ABC Studios. ABC Studios is a part of Disney Television Studios, a collection of studios comprised of 20th Century Fox Television, ABC Studios and Fox 21 Television Studios.