As long term fans of the site will know, I love the Paranormal Activity series. It was one of the first reviews of the site, and there’s just something about it I can’t help but love. Now, the director of the first film is headed to television in the upcoming thriller The River on ABC. While commercials have suggested a few good chills, the latest promotional peek at the film showcases plenty of the series’ more scarier sides, more mysterious and intriguing elements, and even the central question of the entire show: where is Emmet Cole?
Special thanks to the embed from Spoiler TV:
Famed explorer Dr. Emmet Cole (Bruce Greenwood) went looking for magic deep in the uncharted Amazon and never returned. The shocking truth about his disappearance is out there, somewhere, just waiting to be discovered. To the millions of kids who grew up watching his nature show, Dr. Cole was a hero. To his own son, Lincoln (Joe Anderson), he was more of an enigma. Now, six months after he vanished, Lincoln is finally ready to bury the past when Dr. Cole’s emergency beacon suddenly goes off. At the urging of his mother, Tess (Leslie Hope), Lincoln reluctantly joins her on a search for his father. To fund the rescue, they agree to let Dr. Cole’s cagey ex-producer, Clark (Paul Blackthorne), film the mission documentary-style. The mixed crew of old friends and new acquaintances includes the sexy and resourceful Lena (Eloise Mumford), loyal mechanic Emilio (Daniel Zacapa) and lethal bodyguard Captain Kurt Brynildson (Thomas Kretschmann).
The series, starring Bruce Greenwood, Joe Anderson, Leslie Hope, Katie Featherston, and more, starts with a special two hour series premiere on Tuesday, February 7th on ABC.