A few days ago we got a first look at J.J. Abrams‘ Alcatraz, a show that looks very very good. Today, we get a look at one of his other upcoming shows, Persons Of Interest.
Michael Emerson (Ben Linus from Lost) and Jim Caviezel (The Passion of the Christ) star as a duo that fights crime by stopping it before it happens. Abrams is producing and Christopher Nolan‘s brother Jonathan is co-executive producing and writing. The show is set to air Thursday nights at 9 p.m. this Fall and the way it looks now, this one could be a big hit.
The plot looks a bit too similar to Minority Report but aside from that, this one looks great. I’m thrilled to see Emerson back on TV and with Abrams and Nolan behind the scenes, this will likely be something special.
Check out the plot summary and trailer below.
PERSON OF INTEREST stars Jim Caviezel, Emmy Award winner Michael Emerson and Academy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson in a crime thriller about a presumed dead former-CIA agent who teams up with a mysterious billionaire to prevent violent crimes by using their own brand of vigilante justice. Reese’s (Caviezel) special training in covert operations appeals to Finch (Emerson), a software genius who invented a program that uses pattern recognition to identify people about to be involved in violent crimes.
Using state-of-the-art surveillance technology, the two work outside of the law using Reese’s adept skills and Finch’s unlimited wealth to unravel the mystery of the person of interest and stop the crime before it happens. Reese’s actions catch the attention of the NYPD, including homicide detective Carter (Henson), and Fusco (Kevin Chapman), a cop who Reese uses to his advantage. With infinite crimes to investigate, Reese and Finch find that the right person, with the right information, at the right time, can change everything. Emmy Award winners J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk (“Lost”), Academy Award nominee Jonathan Nolan (“Memento”), David Semel (“Heroes”) and Greg Plageman (“Cold Case”) are the executive producers for Warner Bros. Television.