Starring: Omar Epps, Frances Fisher, Matt Craven, Devin Kelley, Nicholas Gonzalez, Mark Hildreth, Samaire Armstrong, Sam Hazeldine, Landon Gimenez, and Kurtwood Smith
Based on the Novel The Returned by Jason Mott, Developed by Aaron Zelman
Written by Aaron Zelman, Directed by Charles McDougall
Resurrection is an eerie new drama based on a book by Jason Mott and set in the small town of Arcadia, Missouri. When a boy, Jacob (Landon Gimenez), is found in China he is returned to his parents Henry and Lucille (Kurtwood Smith and Frances Fisher) by immigration agent J. Martin Bellamy (Omar Epps). The catch is that Jacob was not missing, but has been dead for 32 years. Local law enforcement including the sheriff, Henry's brother Fred (Matt Craven), are suspicious but strange revelations start happening and other people start to "return" as the pilot comes to a close.
BOTTOM LINE: I was hoping Resurrection was going to be better than it was. I certainly see a lot of potential for this show but I was hoping I'd see more of it in the pilot. My biggest concern was how it dragged. I'll be curious to see where this show goes because I don't feel like the Jacob storyline is going to be enough to carry it. I'm giving it another week with hopes that it will hook me a little bit more.