Tick-tock-tick-tock. This one has the DaVinci Code written all over it and that is most likely why I will be tuning in this fall when ABC launches The Zero Hour. (I’m a sucker for these conspiracy, secret group, mystery device kinda shows.)
Here is the synopsis. “As the publisher of a paranormal enthusiast magazine, Modern Skeptic, Hank Galliston has spent his career following clues, debunking myths and solving conspiracies. A confessed paranormal junkie, his motto is “logic is the compass.” But when his beautiful wife, Laila (Jacinda Barrett), is abducted from her antique clock shop, Hank gets pulled into one of the most compelling mysteries in human history, stretching around the world and back centuries.”
“Contained in one of his wife’s clocks is a treasure map, and what it leads to could be cataclysmic. Now it’s up to Hank to decipher the symbols and unlock the secrets of the map, while ensuring the answers don’t fall into the wrong hands – a man they call White Vincent (Michael Nyqvist). With his two young associates, Rachel (Addison Timlin) and Arron (Scott Michael Foster), in tow, along with Becca Riley, a sexy FBI agent (Carmen Ejogo), Hank will lead them on a breathless race against the clock to find his wife and save humanity.”
I know, I know, sounds a bit like National Treasure too and wait until you see the trailer and the evil spawn in the crib! All that being said, I’m giving it a chance. Now let’s see how many episodes it takes before they blame the Illuminati.