The Passage (2019)
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During a flu outbreak, a federal agent is tasked with bringing in a 10 year old girl for a secret test. After meeting her, his loyalties are tested.

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Justin Cronin (based on the novels by), Liz Heldens (created by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mark-Paul Gosselaar ... Brad Wolgast
Saniyya Sidney ... Amy Bellafonte
Jamie McShane ... Dr. Tim Fanning
Caroline Chikezie ... Dr. Major Nichole Sykes
Emmanuelle Chriqui ... Dr. Lila Kyle
Brianne Howey ... Shauna Babcock
McKinley Belcher III ... Anthony Carter
Henry Ian Cusick ... Dr. Jonas Lear
Vincent Piazza ... Clark Richards
Jason Fuchs ... Lawrence Grey
Zach Appelman ... Agent Phil Doyle
Alain Uy ... Dr. Daniel Pet
Derek Mears
Samuel Vielma Samuel Vielma ... Bolivian Guide
Bryan Gael Guzman ... Bolivian Boy (as Bryan Guzman)

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During a flu outbreak, a federal agent is tasked with bringing in a 10 year old girl for a secret test. After meeting her, his loyalties are tested.

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Trivia

Jamie McShane, who plays Dr. Tim Fanning, was on an episode of the show Franklin & Bash (2012) which starred Mark-Paul Gosselaar. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Daniel Pet: He's immune to disease, but he's also a lethal blood-sucking monster, who are we all very careful not to call a vampire
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Connections

References Bob's Burgers: Boyz 4 Now (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Take It To The Limit
performed by Laura Jane Scott and Tyler Hilton
produced by Tyler Hilton, Jaco Caraco, Leonard Jay Jackson and Ryan Petersen
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Surprisingly dull pilot
15 January 2019 | by Joe-93See all my reviews

I am a huge fan of Justin Cronin's "Passage" trilogy that forms the basis for this series and therefore was looking forward to it as soon I heard someone was making it. Based on the pilot, however, I wish they hadn't.

Cronin's books, especially the first, are amazingly rich narratives. He won prizes for his literary fiction before he stepped into genre work and The Passage succeeded both as literature and as a first-rate horror tale. The characters and world are vivid and compelling and Cronin does a masterful job of grounding us in the people who walk around in his fictional world. He does this in good part with extensive flashbacks that he weaves through the books, giving us bits and pieces until finally we see the entire picture of who these people are -- the heroes, the villains and even the monsters before they were monsters. He spends quite a bit of time letting us get to know Amy and even something about her mother...but in the pilot, since I guess the creators were so anxious to get to the monsters, all we get are small cliched bits that are clearly intended to make us feel sorry for Amy and therefore feel connected to her. In fact, the major flaw here is that the creators of the pilot attempt to convey in a few on-the-nose lines of dialogue what Cronin took pages to convey to us. I understand that TV is not literature and that the two media work differently and that the creators have to trim off bits and pieces here and there for the sake of efficiency and clarity...but they have cut off too much and so we never really get past the surface of the characters as props in an effort to bring us to the monsters as quickly as we can get there.

I will give this series another chance next week and will watch episode two but I suspect I will give us then and go back and re-read Cronin's original trilogy.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

14 January 2019 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Georgia, USA See more »

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