Peacock has revealed the official trailer and key art for The Calling, which premieres with all eight episodes on Thursday, November 10. You can watch the trailer below and you’ll find the key art underneath.
The Calling tells the story of NYPD Detective Avraham Avraham, whose belief in mankind is his superpower when it comes to uncovering the truth.
Guided by a deep sense of spirituality and religious principles, Avraham is left to question his own humanity when a seemingly routine investigation turns upside down.
The cast of the series includes Jeff Wilbusch, Juliana Canfield, Karen Robinson, and Michael Mosley. David E. Kelley is the showrunner, writer and executive producer.
The executive producers also include Jason Horwitch, Jonathan Shapiro, Matthew Tinker (Kelley’s producing partner), Keshet Studios’ Peter Traugott and Lisa Roos, Keshet International’s Alon Shrutzman, Keshet Media Group’s Avi Nir, and Keshet Broadcasting’s Karni Ziv.
“Dror Mishani wrote a riveting and emotionally complicated series of books, the center of which is Avraham. Avi is a deeply mysterious, spiritual and compelling detective unlike any protagonist I’ve encountered before,” said David E. Kelley.
“Jeff Wilbusch brings him to rich and hypnotic life in front of the camera, and behind the camera Barry Levinson is… Barry Levinson. What a privilege to have him at the helm. Add Hans Zimmer to the mix, and the final product is something we hope thrills, moves, and instills a bit of hope in the audience.”
“Our goal with The Calling was to write a score that constantly keeps every character a suspect throughout,” said composers Hans Zimmer and Steve Mazzaro.
“We used a variety of raw and gritty-sounding stringed instruments coupled with pulsing synths, contrasted by a beautifully haunting duduk performance from our good friend, Pedro Eustache for Avi’s character. We’ve also manipulated real-world sounds such as jail cells and door sounds hidden within our percussion.”
Also on board are co-executive producer Heather Brewster, and author and executive producer Dror A. Mishani.
The Peacock show comes from Keshet Studios, the U.S. production arm of global content producer and distributor Keshet International, and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studios Group.
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