Saturday, June 19, 2010

New paranormal television drama — The Gates

They've been advertising it for months.  Finally THE GATES premieres Sunday night on ABC at 9central.

And where have we seen Rhona Mitra flashing her fangs previously?  Maybe she really is a vampire?
The show has been touted as a cross between Desperate Housewives and The Vampire Diaries.  Here's a nice long preview that does look intriguing.  Exsanguination, anyone?
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Here's a great interview with Mitra about the show.

Nestled inside a private mountain community are The Gates. The image of perpetual suburban bliss, each street is lined with perfectly manicured homes protected by the massive iron gates, but a dark and delicious secret is buried just beneath the surface of this picturesque neighborhood.
Like most families that settle inside The Gates, the Monohans are unmoored from a complicated life they abandoned in Chicago. Named the new police chief of The Gates, Nick Monohan is expecting a change of pace in this quiet suburb. Nick's wife, Sarah, and their children, Charlie and Dana, are embarking on new adventures as well. Their house is to die for, but amidst the excitement, Sarah is still burdened with the revelation that her husband may not be the man she thought he was. Charlie and Dana will also face some challenges of their own: Along with navigating the trials and tribulations of adolescence, they'll also face the daunting task of fitting into their new upscale school, where their new friends run in tight-knit packs.
There's something very different about this place, almost... haunting. Unions will be complicated by friends with unnatural influence, insatiable housewives will struggle with ravenous cravings, and teenagers will be cursed with keeping their beastly instincts in check. The Monohans are facing an uncertain fate. Nick is about to be tangled up in a mystery where he will begin to piece together the dark truth about their new home, and the supernatural elements that lurk behind the shadows of The Gates.
The Gates stars Frank Grillo as Nick Monohan, Marisol Nichols as Sarah Monohan, Rhona Mitra as Claire Radcliff, Luke Mably as Dylan Radcliff, Travis Caldwell as Charlie Monohan, Skyler Samuels as Andie Bates, Colton Haynes as Brett Crezski, Chandra West as Devon, Victoria Platt as Peg Mueller, Justin Miles as Marcus Jordan and Janina Gavankar as Leigh TurnerThe Gates is produced by Fox Television Studios. The series is executive-produced by Gina Matthews and written and executive-produced by Grant Scharbo and Richard Hatem.


Lorelei said...

This sounds really good. Unfortunately it's on past my bed time.


So, I'll want updates.

Michele Hauf said...

I'll give it a look on Sunday, but I'm not really in the mood to start a new show this summer. If it's promising though, who knows?

Unfortunately I always remember Mitra as the serial killer on Nip/Tuck, and I did not like her on that show at all. She was great in Underworld as a vamp. I'll have to see what the rest of the cast brings to the table. And if it's about more than just vamps and weres, that would be interesting