ABC today has released the first three trailers for its new shows including sci-fi drama ‘Emergence‘ starring Fargo’s Allison Tolman, ‘Black-ish’ spin-off ‘Mixed-ish‘ & Cobie Smulders led P.I. Drama ‘Stumptown‘.
‘Emergence‘ is a character-driven genre thriller that stars Allison Tolman (‘Good Girls’, ‘Fargo’) as Jo, a sheriff who takes in a young child that she finds near the site of a mysterious accident who has no memory of what has happened. The investigation draws her into a conspiracy larger than she ever imagined, and the child’s identity is at the centre of it all.
The drama also stars Alexa Swinton (‘Billions’) as the child Piper, along with ‘Scrubs’ star Donald Faison, Owain Yeoman (‘The Mentalist’), Robert Bailey Jr. (‘The Night Shift’) and Zabryna Guevara (‘New Amsterdam’). The series comes from Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters, creators of ‘Kevin (Probably) Saves the World’and ‘Reaper’, alongside director Paul McGuigan (‘Sherlock’, ‘Victor Frankenstein’) and ABC Studios.
‘Mixed-ish‘ sees Tracee Ellis Ross’ Rainbow Johnson recounting her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the ’80s and the constant dilemmas they had to face over whether to assimilate or stay true to themselves. Bow’s parents Paul and Alicia decide to move from a hippie commune to the suburbs to better provide for their family. As her parents struggle with the challenges of their new life, Bow and her siblings navigate a mainstream school in which they’re perceived as neither black nor white. This family’s experiences illuminate the challenges of finding one’s own identity when the rest of the world can’t decide where you belong.
The series stars Arica Himmel as young Bow Johnson, Tika Sumpter as Alicia Johnson, Christina Anthony as Denise, Mykal-Michelle Harris as Santamonica Johnson and Ethan Childress as Johan Johnson. Peter Saji and Kenya Barris are writers and executive producers along with Tracee Ellis Ross, Randall Winston, Artists First (Brian Dobbins), Cinema Gypsy (Laurence Fishburne and Helen Sugland) and Anthony Anderson. This series is produced by ABC Studios.
‘Stumptown‘ sees Cobie Smulders as Dex Parios, a strong, assertive, and sharp-witted army veteran with a complicated love life, gambling debt, and a brother to take care of in Portland, Oregon. Her military intelligence skills make her a great P.I., but her unapologetic style puts her in the firing line of hardcore criminals and not quite in alliance with the police.
Smulders is joined by Tantoo Cardinal (‘Frontier’, ‘Godless’) as Sue Lynn Blackbird, Adrian Martinez (‘The Blacklist: Redemption’, ‘No Activity’) as Tookie, Camryn Manheim (‘The Magicians’, ‘Person of Interest’) as Lieutenant Cosgrove, Cole Sibus (‘Spare Room’) as Ansel Parios, and Michael Ealy (‘The Following’, ‘Almost Human’) as Det. Miles Hoffman.
The series is based on the ‘Stumptown’ graphic novels by the wonderfully talented Greg Rucka, with art by Matthew Southworth. The tv drama is created by Jason Richman (‘Detroit 1-8-7’, ‘Mercy Street’), who exec produces alongside Ruben Fleischer and David Bernad from production company The District (‘Superstore’), comic book creators Rucka and Southworth, and Justin Greenwood. ABC Studios serve as the studio for the production.
As these shows have only just been announced, there is obviously no UK pickups yet, but we’ll let you know when we hear something.