A Conversation with OMAR EPPS & the cast/producers of Resurrection
Join us for a conversation with the cast and producers of Resurrection: Omar Epps, Frances Fisher, Kurtwood Smith, Devin Kelley, Aaron Zelman, Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas
"RESURRECTION" (Season 2 Premieres Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 9PM on ABC)
The people of Arcadia, Missouri are forever changed when their deceased loved ones suddenly start to reappear. An 8-year-old American boy wakes up alone in a rice paddy in a rural Chinese province with no idea how he got there. Details start to emerge when the boy, who calls himself Jacob, recalls that his hometown is Arcadia, and an Immigration agent, J. Martin Bellamy, takes him there. The home he claims as his own is occupied by a 60-year-old couple, Henry and Lucille Langston, who lost their son, Jacob, more than 30 years ago. While they look different, young Jacob recognizes them as his parents. Lucille is overjoyed at the seeming miracle of her son's reappearance. Henry is reluctant to accept that Jacob is back. Those closest to the family want answers, including Sheriff Fred Langston, whose wife Barbara drowned 30 years ago while trying to save Jacob, and Fred's daughter, Maggie, a local doctor. Pastor Tom Hale seeks a spiritual reason for what's happening in his community. When things take an even more shocking turn, Maggie's life-long friend, Elaine Richards, finds herself drawn into Arcadia's growing mystery. Bellamy, an outsider in the town, joins forces with Maggie to figure out why the unexplainable is happening in Arcadia. As their investigation plays out, Maggie learns some unsettling truths about her own past. Will they be able to solve the mystery of Arcadia before the rest of the world catches on to events there? And will they be able to protect Jacob from forces beyond their control?
"Resurrection" stars Omar Epps ("House") as J. Martin Bellamy, Frances Fisher ("Titanic") as Lucille Langston, Matt Craven ("Crimson Tide," "A Few Good Men") as Fred Langston, Devin Kelley ("Chernobyl Diaries," "The Chicago Code") as Maggie Langston, Mark Hildreth ("The Tudors") as Pastor Tom Hale, Samaire Armstrong ("Entourage," "The O.C.") as Elaine Richards, Landon Gimenez as Jacob and Kurtwood Smith ("That '70s Show") as Henry Langston.
"Resurrection" was developed by Aaron Zelman ("Damages," "The Killing"), who is executive producer. Michele Fazekas & Tara Butters and JoAnn Alfano are executive producers. Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner are executive producers for Plan B and Jon Liebman is executive producer for Brillstein Entertainment. "Resurrection" is produced by ABC Studios.
Omar Epps starred in the Emmy nominated hit medical drama, "House," for eight seasons. He received two NAACP Image Awards and was nominated several times, during his run on the show. Epps made his film debut in 1992 in the urban drama, "Juice," and went on to star in "The Wood," "In Too Deep," and in the cult classic, "Love and Basketball." Epps has a production company called BrooklynWorks Films, with several film and television projects in various states of development, some of which he has written and will direct. Epps' hometown is Brooklyn, NY.
Kurtwood Smith was born in New Lisbon, Wisconsin. He spent eight seasons playing the hugely popular Red Foreman on "That 70's Show." Smith has been featured in such successful films as the Academy Award winners "Dead Poets Society" and "Girl, Interrupted" and most recently appeared in two Fox Searchlight features, "Cedar Rapids" and "Hitchcock."
Born in Milford On-Sea, England, Frances Fisher's itinerant childhood all over the world undoubtedly provided fodder for her thespian career. Her diverse film career spans cool indies to blockbusters to Academy Award-winning movies, including her memorable performance as Kate Winslet's mother in "Titanic," which garnered her a SAG nomination for Best Ensemble Cast.
Devin Kelley was born and raised in Minnesota. She went on to receive a BFA in acting from the University of Southern California. Kelley had a leading role in the Warner Bros. feature "Chernobyl Diaries," FOX's "The Chicago Code," and a recurring role on the USA series "Covert Affairs."
Aaron Zelman has worked as a writer and producer on television series "Law & Order," "Eyes," "Criminal Minds," "Damages" and "The Killing." He has been nominated for an Emmy Award and a WGA award for his work on "Damages." Zelman lives in the Hollywood Hills with his wife Wendy and their baby girl, Eva.
TARA BUTTERS & MICHELE FAZEKAS
Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas are currently under an overall deal at ABC Studios. In addition to executive producing "Resurrection," they will also serve as executive producers on the upcoming ABC midseason series, "Marvel's Agent Carter. " They were the creators/showrunners for the CW cult hit "Reaper," and were on the staff of "Law & Order: SVU" for five years, rising to Co-Executive Producer and writing 19 episodes, garnering two WGA nominations. They've also worked on such hit shows as "Hawaii 5-0," "Terra Nova" and "Dollhouse."
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