What if someone you had lost suddenly returned? The people of Arcadia, Missouri are forever changed when their deceased loved ones suddenly start to reappear.
An 8-year-old American boy named Jacob mysteriously appears in rural China, oceans away from the world he knows. Chicago immigration agent, J. Martin Bellamy, finds himself in the small town of Arcadia, Missouri when he is tasked to return Jacob to his home. When they arrive, Agent Bellamy discovers the house is now occupied by a 60-year-old couple, Henry and Lucille Langston. The couple claims their son, Jacob, drowned in an accident more than 30 years ago. Stunned, the family and the community must deal with what seems to be the impossible – Jacob is returned from the dead – but, he is not the only one.
More deceased loved ones start to reappear, sending the town into turmoil, with Sheriff Fred Langston standing firmly as the voice of law and order. His daughter, Dr. Maggie Langston, is torn between her heart and her head, determined to look for a scientific explanation to all of this. Pastor Tom Hale struggles to help the community find spiritual guidance in such uncertain times, which is only further complicated with the return of his pregnant first love, Rachael. On the other end of the spectrum, Maggie’s life-long friend, Elaine Richards, lets herself whole-heartedly embrace this miracle when her long-dead father, Caleb returns. But the dead tend to return with secrets, and Caleb’s is a dark one.
Compelled to stay and protect Jacob and the people of this town, Bellamy teams up with Maggie to try to figure out why the unexplainable is happening in Arcadia. Agent Bellamy wishes to keep all this from his government bosses, fearing they will over-react. But despite his and Maggie’s best efforts, they can’t keep this phenomenon hidden from the outside world for long. The government steps in and leaves Bellamy shaken in its wake with the shocking discovery that he is himself, a returned. He struggles to understand not only how this is possible, but what it means on a personal level to discover he has died and come back.
This little town and Bellamy must now live in a new reality, but not without one more surprise, the return of Margaret Langston (Michelle Fairley, “Game of Thrones”). Margaret is the powerful matriarch of the Langston family and mother of Henry and Fred. Dead for over three decades, Margaret brings with her dark family secrets that will have consequences for the entire family and community.
“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 (“Marvel’s Agent Carter,” “Reaper”) are executive producers. Christopher Misiano is executive producer/director. 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.
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I have added blu-ray captures of Samaire from her two episode arc on this past season of Sons of Anarchy to the gallery. Please note, due to the series content, some of the captures may be disturbing.
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Public Appearances > 2014 > Apr 28: ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” Visit
ABC’s 2014-15 season is finally starting to fall into place. After months of customary radio silence on renewal front, the first two scripted to series to get season orders for the coming year are Once Upon a Time and midseason freshman Resurrection.
Neither comes as surprise. Both are the network’s top two performers on Sunday night, with the latter proving to be a big (and much-needed) hit after many failed dramas this past season..
Resurrection, starring Omar Epps, had the right concept at the right time as the show about dead people returning to life in the small town of Arcadia debuted to a network Sunday best with a 3.6 rating among adults 18-49 and 13.3 million total viewers. Adding DVR, the drama from exec producers Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas is averaging an impressive 4.0 in the demo — up 48 percent from its same-day delivery. Based on the book by Jason Mott, the series set up a second season during its May 4 season finale, with a major reveal and cliffhanger that changes the game for its second run. The series is one of only two freshman dramas to earn a second season at the network.
Meanwhile, writing duo Butters and Fazekas will likely have two series on the air in 2014-15, with the pair serving as showrunners on Marvel’s Captain America spinoff Agent Carter, which like Resurrection, is expected to have a short order.
As for Once Upon a Time, a prime example of the Disney-owned network’s corporate synergy, the fantasy drama from Lost scribes Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz softened a bit in its third season, averaging a 2.2 among adults 18-49 — off five-tenths of a point year-over-year. With DVR, the fairy tale drama jumps 55 percent to a 3.4 and 9.6 million total viewers on Sundays.
The ABC Studios series starring Jennifer Morrison and Ginnifer Goodwin in the dual-universe Snow White story also spawned a Wonderland-themed spinoff that after originally envisioned as short-order series to air during the flagship’s midseason hiatus, was moved to the historically problematic Thursdays at 8 p.m. slot. While the offshoot won’t see a second season, co-star Michael Socha will head to the mothership series as a regular for its fourth season.