The Village (2019 TV series)

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The Village
The Village NBC.png
GenreDrama
Created byMike Daniels
Starring
Composer(s)WAZ-JACKSON
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes9 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Mike Daniels
  • Minkie Spiro
  • Jessica Rhoades
Producer(s)David Declerque
CinematographyWilliam Rexer
Editor(s)
  • Bjørn T. Myrholt
  • Noah Pontell
  • Justin Chinn
  • Joe Mitacek
Running time43 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorNBCUniversal Television Distribution
Release
Original networkNBC
Picture formatHDTV (1080i)
Original releaseMarch 19, 2019 (2019-03-19) –
present (present)
External links
Official website

The Village is an American drama television series created by Mike Daniels that premiered on March 19, 2019, on NBC. The series stars an ensemble cast including Moran Atias, Michaela McManus, Frankie Faison, Jerod Haynes, Grace Van Dien, Warren Christie, Daren Kagasoff, Lorraine Toussaint, and Dominic Chianese.

Premise[edit]

The Village follows residents of an apartment building in Brooklyn where "the people who reside in the building have built a bonded family of friends and neighbors".[1] Main characters are: Sarah, a nurse, who is living with her teenage daughter Katie; Gabe, a law student, who helps his grandfather Enzo; Ava, an Iranian immigrant, who has a U.S.-born son and problems with ICE; Nick, a veteran, who is haunted by the past and also the father of Katie (unbeknown to her); Ron, the super, and Patricia, a social worker, who are "the heart and soul of the building"[1] The stories are described as "hopeful, heartwarming and challenging ... that prove family is everything — even if it's the one you make with the people around you."[1]

Cast and characters[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Moran Atias as Ava Behzadi: an Iranian refugee and Ben's love interest.
  • Dominic Chianese as Enzo Napolitano, Gabe's grandfather
  • Warren Christie as Nick Porter, a former Army Ranger who lost his right leg in Afghanistan; he is also Katie's father. He owns a decommissioned military dog named Jedi that also lost a leg.
  • Frankie Faison as Ron Davis, the super of The Village apartment building and the owner of the bar called Smalls.
  • Jerod Haynes as Ben Jones, a police officer and Ava's love interest.
  • Daren Kagasoff as Gabe Napolitano, Enzo's grandson and a law student
  • Michaela McManus as Sarah Campbell, a nurse who works at a nursing home. She is Katie's mother.
  • Lorraine Toussaint as Patricia Davis, Ron's wife and a social worker
  • Grace Van Dien as Katie Campbell, Sarah and Nick's daughter. In the premiere, it is revealed that she is pregnant, and that she does not know that Nick is her father.

Recurring[edit]

  • Ben Ahlers as Liam, a street artist and Katie's love interest.
  • Hailey Kilgore as Guy Lockhard
  • Katrina Lenk as Claire
  • Deborah Ayorinde as Dana
  • Nadine Nicole as Amy Bowman
  • Kurt Yaeger as Joe

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(millions)
1"Pilot"Minkie SpiroMike DanielsMarch 19, 2019 (2019-03-19)4.82[2]
The Village is a New York apartment complex home to several residents. Sarah is a nurse with a teenage daughter Katie who reveals to her mother that she is pregnant. Ava is an Iranian immigrant who is arrested by ICE for being illegal causing her cop friend Ben to look after her young son. A law student Gabe takes on her case. Enzo, Gabe’s grandfather has also moved in with him, who spends the day at an amusement park where he and his recently deceased friend used to hang out. Ron Davis is the super of the building who is married to a social worker Patricia. Finally, there’s the newest tenant Nick Porter an amputee Afghanistan veteran with a pet dog Jedi. It is revealed that Nick is actually Katie’s father which Katie does not know. The residents have a late night party on the roof.
2"Good Thing"Peter SollettMike DanielsMarch 26, 2019 (2019-03-26)4.05[3]
Sarah learns that Katie has lied to her and that Katie is 7 weeks farther along than she thought. Gabe is able to get Ava acquitted with a fee and a testimony from Ben who is struggling to take care of her son. He also wants Enzo to stay with him, but his domeering girlfriend tries to dissuade him from doing it. Patricia tells Ron about the cancer and he comforts her. Nick and Katie talk in Ron’s bar and she reveals that she’s pregnant which shocks Nick. Sarah finds them and tells Nick not to talk to her about it and questions if he is an addict and has PTSD and they decide not to tell Katie that he is her father. Gabe invites Enzo to move back in with him which he accepts. Katie and Sarah reconcile and both happily dance around their apartment.
3"In Your Bones"Peter SollettErika L. JohnsonApril 2, 2019 (2019-04-02)4.15[4]
Katie tells Jagger, the father of her baby, about the baby causing him shock. Sarah tells the boy’s parents distressing Katie and the parents try to fix the situation which angers Katie. Sarah and Katie later reconcile though. Gabe’s father tries to dissuade him from taking in Enzo, but he refuses. Patricia begins getting frustrated by Ron trying to help her through the cancer news. Ava returns home to her son and later kisses Ben. Sarah’s new boyfriend John breaks up with her believing her history with Nick is too complicated. Nick goes to see Amy, the widow of one of his former soldiers, and reveals that his mistake is what got him killed. Amy and Nick end up kissing.
4"Heart on Fire"Steven DePaulAbdi NazemianApril 9, 2019 (2019-04-09)4.12[5]
5"Laid Bare"Steven DePaulRegina CorradoApril 16, 2019 (2019-04-16)3.81[6]
6"Yes or No"Steven TsuchidaWolfe ColemanApril 23, 2019 (2019-04-23)4.11[7]
7"Couldn't Not Love You"Steven TsuchidaElizabeth LaimeApril 30, 2019 (2019-04-30)4.29[8]
8"Choosing to Hope"Minkie SpiroNatalie SmykaMay 7, 2019 (2019-05-07)3.85[9]
9"I Am Defiant"Marta CunninghamTerrence ColiMay 14, 2019 (2019-05-14)3.81[10]
10"I Have Got You"[11]TBATBAMay 21, 2019 (2019-05-21)TBD

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

On January 22, 2018, it was announced that NBC had given the production a pilot order. The pilot was written by Mike Daniels who was also set as an executive producer. Production companies involved with the pilot were set to include Universal Television.[12]

On May 7, 2018, it was announced that NBC had given the production a series order. It was also confirmed that Minkie Spiro would direct and executive produce the pilot. Jessica Rhoades is also set to serve as an executive producer and 6107 Productions will serve as an additional production company.[1] A few days later, it was announced that the series would premiere as a mid-season replacement in the spring of 2019.[13] On December 18, 2018, it was announced that the series would premiere on March 12, 2019 and air weekly on Tuesdays during the 10 PM time slot.[14] On February 6, 2019, it was reported that the series premiere had been rescheduled for March 19, 2019 and that the season finale would air on May 21, 2019.[15]

Casting[edit]

In February 2018, it was announced that Moran Atias, Michaela McManus, Frankie Faison, Jerod Haynes, Grace Van Dien, Warren Christie, Daren Kagasoff, Lorraine Toussaint, and Dominic Chianese had been cast in lead roles in the pilot.[16][17][18][19][20][21] On October 11, 2018, it was reported that Amy Carlson had been cast in a guest starring role.[22] In December 2018, it was announced that Hailey Kilgore, Guy Lockard, Katrina Lenk, and Deborah Ayorinde had joined the cast in a recurring capacity.[23][24][25]

Reception[edit]

Critical response[edit]

On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the series holds an approval rating of 31% based on 13 reviews, with an average rating of 4.94/10. The website's critical consensus reads, " The Village commendably attempts to affirm the bonds between neighbors in an urban community, but the series' overeagerness to wring tears from viewers will most likely only prompt them to roll their eyes."[26] On Metacritic, it has a weighted average score of 47 out of 100, based on 8 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[27]

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" March 19, 2019 0.8/4 4.82[2] 0.5 2.62 1.3 7.44[28]
2 "Good Thing" March 26, 2019 0.7/4 4.05[3] 0.4 2.48 1.1 6.53[29]
3 "In Your Bones" April 2, 2019 0.7/3 4.15[4] 0.4 2.19 1.1 6.31[30]
4 "Heart on Fire" April 9, 2019 0.7/3 4.12[5] 0.3 1.90 1.0 6.01[31]
5 "Laid Bare" April 16, 2019 0.6/3 3.81[6] 0.4 1.97 1.0 5.78[32]
6 "Yes or No" April 23, 2019 0.6/3 4.11[7] 0.3 1.62 0.9 5.74[33]
7 "Couldn't Not Love You" April 30, 2019 0.7/3 4.29[8] N/A 1.59 N/A 5.77[34]
8 "Choosing to Hope" May 7, 2019 0.6/3 3.85[9] TBD TBD TBD TBD
9 "I Am Defiant" May 14, 2019 0.6/3 3.81[10] TBD TBD TBD TBD

References[edit]

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