The Passage (TV series)

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The Passage
The Passage (TV series) Title Card.jpg
GenreThriller[1]
Created byLiz Heldens
Based onThe Passage
by Justin Cronin
Starring
Composer(s)
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Cinematography
  • Ramsey Nickell
  • Byron Shah
Editor(s)
  • Pietro Cecchini
  • Kelley Dixon
  • Christopher S. Capp
Running time44 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor20th Television
Release
Original networkFox
Original releaseJanuary 14, 2019 (2019-01-14) –
present (present)
External links
Website

The Passage is an American thriller television series based on the trilogy of novels. It spans a few years in the life of Amy Bellafonte, as she moves from being manipulated in a government conspiracy to protecting humankind in a dystopian vampire future. The series premiered on January 14, 2019.[2]

Synopsis[edit]

The Passage focuses on Project Noah, a secret medical facility where scientists are experimenting with a dangerous virus that could lead to the cure for all disease, but also carries the potential to wipe out the human race. When a young girl, Amy Bellafonte, is chosen to be a test subject, Federal Agent Brad Wolgast is tasked with bringing her to Project Noah. Ultimately, however, Wolgast becomes her surrogate father, as he tries to protect her at any cost. Brad and Amy's journey will force them to confront Project Noah's lead scientist, Major Nichole Sykes, and the hardened ex-CIA operative in charge of operations, Clark Richards, whom Brad trained. It likewise brings them face-to-face with a dangerous new race of beings confined within the walls of Project Noah, including former scientist Tim Fanning and death-row inmate Shauna Babcock. As Project Noah's scientists home in on a cure that could save humanity, these new beings begin to test their own powers, inching one step closer to an escape that could lead to an unimaginable apocalypse.[3]

Cast[edit]

Background[edit]

In July 2007 Fox 2000 paid $1.75 milllion for the film rights to The Passage by Justin Cronin.[9] In September 2009 John Logan was announced to be writing a screenplay with Ridley Scott attached to direct.[10] In April 2011 Matt Reeves was announced as director.[11] In June 2011 Jason Keller was hired to rewrite Logan's screenplay.[12] The producers decided that the project would work better as a television series and in November 2016 Fox gave a pilot production commitment.[13] In January 2017 Fox ordered the pilot.[14] In August 2017 Fox Entertainment president David Madden told Deadline that there would be potential re-shoots to the pilot.[15] In February 2018 it was revealed that there would be re-shoots of the pilot, to take place in March in Atlanta.[16] In May 2018 Fox ordered the pilot to series.[17]

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
1"Pilot"Jason Ensler & Marcos SiegaLiz HeldensJanuary 14, 2019 (2019-01-14)1LAK015.23[18]
2"You Owe Me a Unicorn"Jason EnslerLiz HeldensJanuary 21, 2019 (2019-01-21)1LAK024.23[19]
3"That Never Should Have Happened to You"Jason EnslerPeter ElkoffJanuary 28, 2019 (2019-01-28)1LAK033.95[20]
4"Whose Blood is That?"Allison Liddi-BrownDaniel ThomsenFebruary 4, 2019 (2019-02-04)1LAK043.80[21]
5"How You Gonna Outrun the End of the World?"Jeffrey NachmanoffJoy BlakeFebruary 11, 2019 (2019-02-11)1LAK053.66[22]
6"I Want to Know What You Taste Like"Jessica LowreyDennis SalduaFebruary 18, 2019 (2019-02-18)1LAK063.51[23]
7"You Are like the Sun"Eduardo SanchezKate EricksonFebruary 25, 2019 (2019-02-25)1LAK073.30[24]
8"You Are Not That Girl Anymore"Ti WestPeter Elkoff & C.A. JohnsonMarch 4, 2019 (2019-03-04)1LAK083.38[25]
9"Stay in the Light"Jason EnslerDaniel Thomsen & Vanessa GomezMarch 11, 2019 (2019-03-11)1LAK093.12[26]
10"Last Lesson"Mark TonderaiLiz Heldens & Joy BlakeMarch 11, 2019 (2019-03-11)1LAK103.05[26]

Reception[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

The series holds an approval rating of 58% based on 24 reviews, with an average rating of 6.89/10 on Rotten Tomatoes. The website's critical consensus reads, "Strong performances from leads Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Saniyya Sidney can't course correct The Passage's wayward plot and feeble tone."[27] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the series a score of 62 out of 100 based on 17 critics.[28]

Ratings[edit]

No. Title Air date Rating/share
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
DVR
(18–49)
DVR viewers
(millions)
Total
(18–49)
Total viewers
(millions)
1 "Pilot" January 14, 2019 1.3/6 5.23[18] 0.9 3.47 2.2 8.70[29]
2 "You Owe Me a Unicorn" January 21, 2019 1.0/5 4.23[19] 0.9 3.25 1.9 7.56[30]
3 "That Never Should Have Happened To You" January 28, 2019 0.9/4 3.95[20] 0.8 2.80 1.7 6.75[31]
4 "Whose Blood is That?" February 4, 2019 0.9/4 3.80[21] 0.9 2.99 1.8 6.83[32]
5 "How You Gonna Outrun The End of The World?" February 11, 2019 0.9/4 3.66[22] 0.8 2.77 1.7 6.43[33]
6 "I Want To Know What You Taste Like" February 18, 2019 0.9/4 3.51[23] 0.7 2.64 1.6 6.15[34]
7 "You Are like the Sun" February 25, 2019 0.8/4 3.30[24] 0.8 2.61 1.6 5.91[35]
8 "You Are Not That Girl Anymore" March 4, 2019 0.9/4 3.38[25] TBD TBD TBD TBD
9 "Stay in the Light" March 11, 2019 0.8/4 3.12[26] TBD TBD TBD TBD
10 "Last Lesson" March 11, 2019 0.7/3 3.05[26] TBD TBD TBD TBD

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Epic Thriller The Passage, From Executive Producers Liz Heldens, Ridley Scott and Matt Reeves, to Premiere Monday, January 14, on FOX". The Futon Critic. October 23, 2018. Retrieved October 23, 2018.
  3. ^ "Shows A-Z : The Passage on FOX". The Futon Critic. May 2018. Retrieved November 25, 2018.
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (June 1, 2017). "'The Passage': Mark-Paul Gosselaar To Topline Fox Vampire Pilot; 5 Others Cast". Deadline Hollywood.
  5. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (February 14, 2018). "'The Passage': Jamie McShane & Caroline Chikezie Join Cast Of Fox Drama Pilot". Deadline Hollywood.
  6. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 15, 2018). "'The Passage': Emmanuelle Chriqui Cast In Fox Drama Pilot". Deadline Hollywood.
  7. ^ Roots, Kimberly (October 19, 2018). "The Passage Adds Jennifer Ferrin and James Le Gros, Casts Sister Lacey". TVLine. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  8. ^ Petski, Denise (June 15, 2017). "'Snowpiercer' Casts Alison Wright & Benjamin Haigh; Vincent Piazza Enters 'The Passage'". Deadline Hollywood.
  9. ^ "Justin Cronin's Vampire Trilogy Sold to Hollywood for $1.75 Million?". vulture.com. 20 July 2007. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  10. ^ Fleming, Michael (15 September 2009). "John Logan runs to 'Passage'". variety.com. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  11. ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (18 April 2011). "Matt Reeves Sinks Teeth Into Fox 2000's Vampire Epic 'The Passage'". deadline.com. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  12. ^ Fernandez, Jay A. & Kit, Borys (20 June 2011). "Jason Keller to Pen Adaptation of Justin Cronin's 'The Passage'". hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved 16 February 2019.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
  13. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (11 November 2016). "Fox Nabs 'The Passage' Vampire Drama From Liz Heldens, Matt Reeves & Scott Free With Big Commitment". deadline.com. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  14. ^ Wagmeister, Elizabeth (26 January 2017). "Fox Picks Up Pilot for Vampire Thriller 'The Passage' From Ridley Scott, Elizabeth Heldens, Matt Reeves". variety.com. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  15. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (8 August 2017). "'The Passage': Fox Pilot To Likely Undergo Reshoots, In Contention For Fall 2018". deadline.com. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  16. ^ Otterson, Joe (8 February 2018). "Fox Pilot 'The Passage' Sets New Director Jason Ensler for Reshoots". variety.com. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  17. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (May 8, 2018). "Fox Picks Up Drama Pilot The Passage Starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar To Series". Deadline Hollywood.
  18. ^ a b Rejent, Joseph (January 15, 2019). "'The Bachelor', 'The Neighborhood', 'Magnum P.I.' adjust up, 'Bull' adjusts down: Monday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  19. ^ a b Rejent, Joseph (January 23, 2019). "'The Bachelor', 'The Passage', everything else unchanged: Monday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved January 23, 2019.
  20. ^ a b Rejent, Joseph (January 29, 2019). "'Magnum P.I.' adjusts up: Monday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved January 29, 2019.
  21. ^ a b Rejent, Joseph (February 5, 2019). "'The Bachelor,' 'The Neighborhood,' 'The Passage,' all other shows hold: Monday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
  22. ^ a b Rejent, Joseph (February 12, 2019). "'The Bachelor' adjusts up, 'Man with a Plan' adjusts down: Monday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  23. ^ a b Welch, Alex (February 20, 2019). "'The Good Doctor,' Man with a Plan,' 'The Bachelor,' all others hold: Monday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved February 20, 2019.
  24. ^ a b Rejent, Joseph (February 26, 2019). "'The Voice,' 'Man With a Plan,' 'Bull,' all others unchanged: Monday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved February 26, 2019.
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  28. ^ "The Passage: Season 1". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
  29. ^ Pucci, Douglas (February 1, 2019). "Live+7 Weekly Ratings: 'A Million Little Things' Just One Percent Shy of Season-High Among Adults 18-49 in its Thursday Debut". Programming Insider. Retrieved February 1, 2019.
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  31. ^ Otterson, Joe (February 19, 2019). "Live+7 Ratings for Week of Jan. 28: Super Bowl LIII Clobbers Competition". Variety. Retrieved February 19, 2019.
  32. ^ Pucci, Douglas (February 20, 2019). "Live+7 Weekly Ratings: 'Manifest' Tops All Telecasts in Adults 18-49 Percentage Gains". Programming Insider. Retrieved February 20, 2019.
  33. ^ Thorne, Will (March 4, 2019). "Live+7 Ratings for Week of Feb. 11: 'Masked Singer' Narrowly Tops 'This Is Us'". Variety. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  34. ^ Thorne, Will (March 11, 2019). "Live+7 Ratings for Week of Feb. 18: Oscars Finish Far Out in Front". Variety. Retrieved March 11, 2019.
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