Pandora (TV series)

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Pandora
Genre
Created by
Composer(s)
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Mark A. Altman
  • Steve Kriozere
  • Thomas P. Vitale
  • Karine Martin
  • Chris Philip
Production location(s)Bulgaria
Production company(s)
  • Radioactive Fishtank
  • Vital Signs Entertainment
  • Starlings Television
Release
Original networkThe CW
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseJuly 16, 2019 (2019-07-16) –
present (present)
External links
Website

Pandora is an American science fiction television series that airs on The CW. The series premiered on July 16, 2019. On October 16, 2019, it was announced that Pandora had been renewed for a second season which is set to premiere on October 4, 2020.[1]

Premise[edit]

Pandora is a sci-fi action series about young woman named Jax who survives an attack of the New Portland colony. She loses her parents in the attack and decides to investigate on her own after the official investigation ends without conclusion. Jax returns to Earth and enrolls at the Space Training Academy, where she makes new friends who assist her in her adventures.

Cast and characters[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Each episode of the first season is named after a Bob Dylan song title except episode seven, named for Dylan's 30th studio Album.

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(millions)
1"Shelter from The Storm"Steve HughesMark A. AltmanJuly 16, 2019 (2019-07-16)0.72[4]
After losing her parents in an attack, Jax Zhou, aka Pandora, leaves New Portland colony and travels back to Earth. She joins Space Training Academy and meets Atria Nine who invites her to Black Hole, the campus bar where students drink and have fun. There, she gets introduced to Thomas James Ross and Greg Li and meets with Ralen, the Atarian ambassador's son. At the evening party organized by her uncle, professor Donovan Osborne, Jax discovers the investigations of her parents’ death have not been closed and decides to find out the truth on her own. With Ralen’s lead, they steal a space ship and travel to where she hopes to find some clues. She finds Xander Duvall, her uncle’s teacher assistant, waiting for her; he wants to stop her from getting expelled. She defies him and walks down the cave until she reaches a mysterious portal. She enters the portal dragging Xander with her, but soon after that, they hear gunfire outside and quickly head back through the portal to find themselves under attacks. Back to the academy, professor Obsorne tells his assistant they must stop Pandora before she becomes responsible for the death of every human being in existence.
2"Chimes of Freedom"Steve HughesMark A. AltmanJuly 23, 2019 (2019-07-23)0.59[5]
3"Masters of War"Christian GossettSteve KriozereJuly 30, 2019 (2019-07-30)0.52[6]
4"I Shall Be Released"Brett SimmonsThomas P. Vitale & Brett SimmonsAugust 6, 2019 (2019-08-06)0.56[7]
5"Most Likely To Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine)"Brett SimmonsStory by : Steve Kriozere
Teleplay by : Darin Scott
August 13, 2019 (2019-08-13)0.59[8]
6"What Was It You Wanted"Jenn WexlerStory by : Mark A. Altman
Teleplay by : Lisa Klink
August 20, 2019 (2019-08-20)0.62[9]
7"Time Out of Mind"Mike HurstStory by : Mark A. Altman
Teleplay by : Mike Hurst
August 27, 2019 (2019-08-27)0.52[10]
8"Under the Red Sky"Tirsa HackshawMarco SchnabelSeptember 3, 2019 (2019-09-03)0.46[11]
9"It Ain't Me Babe"Christian GossettJohn C. Kelley & Steve KriozereSeptember 10, 2019 (2019-09-10)0.62[12]
10"Hurricane"Brett SimmonsThomas P. Vitale & Brett SimmonsSeptember 17, 2019 (2019-09-17)0.54[13]
11"I'll Be Your Baby Tonight"Brea GrantTeleplay by : Gabrielle StantonSeptember 24, 2019 (2019-09-24)0.45[14]
12"Knocking on Heaven's Door"Christian GossettTeleplay by : Steve KriozereOctober 1, 2019 (2019-10-01)0.50[15]
13"Simple Twist of Fate"Mark A. AltmanTeleplay by : Mark A. AltmanOctober 1, 2019 (2019-10-01)0.38[15]

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

Pandora was created and written by Mark A. Altman.[16] They are also executive producer with Mark A. Altman alongside with Steve Kriozere, Thomas P. Vitale, Karine Martin, and Chris Philip. Pandora was produced by Radioactive Fishtank, Vital Signs Entertainment and Starlings Television.[2][16] The filming for Pandora took place in Bulgaria.[17][18] Pandora premiered on July 16, 2019, as mid-summer entry during the 2018–19 U.S. network television season.[19] The CW renewed the series for a second season on October 16, 2019 which is set to premiere on October 4, 2020.[20][1]

Reception[edit]

Critical response[edit]

Daniel Fienberg of The Hollywood Reporter criticized the show for "some of the cheapest and flattest-looking visuals", adding, "There's no character I particularly liked, no relationship that seems particularly interesting and no mystery embedded in the pilot to which I'd like to get any answers."[18] The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 14% approval rating with an average score of 4/10, based on seven reviews.[21]

Ratings[edit]

Viewership and ratings per episode of Pandora
No. Title Air date Rating/share
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
DVR
(18–49)
DVR viewers
(millions)
Total
(18–49)
Total viewers
(millions)
1 "Shelter from The Storm" July 16, 2019 (2019-07-16) 0.1/1 0.72[4] 0.1 0.25 0.2 0.97[22]
2 "Chimes of Freedom" July 23, 2019 (2019-07-23) 0.1/1 0.59[5] 0.0 0.15 0.1 0.74[23]
3 "Masters of War" July 30, 2019 (2019-07-30) 0.1/1 0.52[6] 0.1 0.19 0.2 0.71[24]
4 "I Shall Be Released" August 6, 2019 (2019-08-06) 0.1/1 0.56[7] 0.0 0.15 0.1 0.71[25]
5 "Most Likely To Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine)" August 13, 2019 (2019-08-13) 0.1/1 0.59[8] 0.1 0.13 0.2 0.72[26]
6 "What Was It You Wanted" August 20, 2019 (2019-08-20) 0.2/1 0.62[9] 0.0 0.14 0.2 0.76[27]
7 "Time Out of Mind" August 27, 2019 (2019-08-27) 0.1/1 0.52[10] 0.1 0.15 0.2 0.67[28]
8 "Under the Red Sky" September 3, 2019 (2019-09-03) 0.1/1 0.46[11] 0.1 0.17 0.2 0.63[29]
9 "It Ain't Me Babe" September 10, 2019 (2019-09-10) 0.1/1 0.62[12] 0.1 0.14 0.2 0.76[30]
10 "Hurricane" September 17, 2019 (2019-09-17) 0.1/1 0.54[13] 0.1 0.17 0.2 0.71[31]
11 "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight" September 24, 2019 (2019-09-24) 0.1/1 0.45[14] 0.1 0.21 0.2 0.66[32]
12 "Knocking on Heaven's Door" October 1, 2019 (2019-10-01) 0.1/1 0.50[15] 0.1 0.17 0.2 0.67[33]
13 "Simple Twist of Fate" October 1, 2019 (2019-10-01) 0.1/0 0.38[15] 0.0 0.16 0.1 0.54[33]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Kim is main cast credited for episodes 1–3. He is guest credited in "A Simple Twist of Fate".
  2. ^ Bennett is main cast credited in "Knocking on Heaven's Door" only.

References[edit]

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