The producers of Fox’s upcoming adaptation of James Cronin’s sci-fi vampire series The Passage announced today at the annual San Diego Comic Con that the series will premiere on the network in February 2019.
Attendees at the SDCC panel were able to see the first episode of the upcoming new series, followed by appearances from members of the cast (Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Saniyaa Sidney, Henry Ian Cusick and Jamie McShane) and the production team including showrunner Liz Heldens, director Jason Ensler, and Cronin.
Cronin discussed what it was like having his work adapted for a different medium by saying that it was “Completely strange in such a great way. I’ve spent 10 years marinating with this material, in the background, with the idea that someday it will become a television show. … It’s marvelous and disorienting, and it’s deeply cool.”
According to Deadline, “The Passage is about a secret government medical facility experimenting with a dangerous virus that could either cure all disease or cause the downfall of the human race. The series focuses on a 10 year old Amy Bellafonte (Sidney), who is chosen to be a test subject for this experiment, and Brad Wolgast (Gosselaar), the federal agent who becomes her surrogate father as he tries to protect her.”
Vincent Piazza, Brianne Howey, Caroline Chikezie, Emmanuelle Chriqui co-star in the series as well.
If you missed the trailer (which was released in May), check it out below and stay tuned to Horror News Network for more information about this upcoming series.