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5 reasons why The River will kick television ass

3 Jul

We’ve blogged about The River for over a month now, which in many ways seems crazy considering the show won’t debut until December at the earliest or as late as March 2012. But it’s NOT crazy because The River will be one of the most talked about shows on television and it’s going to change television. Here’s why The River will be so very awesome.


Paul Blackthorne stars as Clark, the producer

28 Jun

Paul Blackthorne’s character Clark is the producer of the documentary in The River. He is Emmet‘s ex-producer, and we are lead to be suspicious of him. Tess hires him back because the documentary will fund the rescue mission. Sammy and Andreus work as cameramen under Clark.

The English actor was the lead actor in Sci-Fi’s The Dresden Files, and he has played several supporting roles in shows like ER, 24, Lipstick Jungle, Monk, Deadwood, and Medium.


The Twilight Saga’s Joe Anderson stars as Lincoln Cole

11 Jun

Joe Anderson Paulina Gaitan Paul Blackthorne

Joe Anderson, Paulina Gaitan & Paul Blackthorne

Joe Anderson, from the Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn 1 & 2, stars as Lincoln Cole in The River. We don’t know much about his character yet, except that he felt distanced from his father, Emmet. Lincoln seems to have gladly moved on when his father goes missing, and he seems all too bothered when his mother Tess tries to convince him that Emmet is still alive.

I’m sure that Lincoln will be among the most interesting characters in The River, because he is a doubter. A doubter in himself, his father and his mother. He is also a skeptic when it comes to the “magic” of the Amazon. Lincoln will likely be our most transformative character. He will give up his heavy drinking and meandering ways to become a believer.


See also: They Found His Beacon – a video excerpt from the Pilot featuring Joe Anderson and Leslie Hope

From The River script

10 Jun

Bruce Greenwood Emmet Cole The River

Bruce Greenwood as Emmet Cole

DOCTOR EMMET COLE: We’re so close to the Source. We have to keep going… we have to. The River, it makes you make bad decisions. But I know… the further we go up the Boiúna… the more physics breaks down, and reality… is so much… bigger.

Bruce Greenwood, Steven Spielberg and JJ Abrams team up for Super 8

10 Jun

Bruce Greenwood, Steve Spiellberg, and JJ Abrams team up for Super 8, which is in theaters now. Greenwood stars as Emmet Cole in The River. Spielberg is the executive producer of both The River and Super 8. JJ Abrams, from Lost, directs Super 8.

The name of the ship is The Magus

9 Jun


The Magus ABC River

Another ship called the Magus, also in trouble.

The story keep unfolding:


To the millions of kids who grew up watching his nature show, Dr. Cole was a hero. To his own son Lincoln (Joe Anderson), he was more of an enigma. Now, six months after he vanished, Lincoln is finally ready to bury the past when Dr. Cole’s emergency beacon suddenly goes off. At the urging of his mother Tess (Leslie Hope), Lincoln reluctantly joins her on a search for his father. To fund the rescue, they agree to let Dr. Cole’s cagey ex-producer Clark (Paul Blackthorne) film the mission documentary-style.

The mixed crew of old friends and new acquaintances includes the sexy and resourceful Lena (Eloise Mumford), loyal mechanic Emilio (Daniel Zacapa) and lethal bodyguard Captain Kurt Brynildson (Thomas Kretschmann). Once they find The Magus, the real adventure begins. In the search for Dr. Cole, they will encounter a scary new mystery each week, while struggling with their own personal jealousies, insecurities, secrets and desires. As they venture further into the Amazon, away from the world they know, the crew of The Magus will discover a place where one bad decision can be fatal, and where powerful magic is as real as science.

via ScriptedTVFans.com

They Found His Beacon – Another clip from the pilot

6 Jun

Another extended clip! This is Tess trying to convince Lincoln that Emmet is still alive.

More on The River’s move to Hawaii

4 Jun

From Puerto Rico to Hawaii:

BY STEVEN MARK / smark@staradvertiser.com

“The River,” an ABC television show described as an adventure-mystery set in the Amazon jungle, is relocating production to Hawaii, network representatives said yesterday.

The pilot episode for the show, which stars Bruce Greenwood as a wildlife expert and TV host who goes missing, was shot in Puerto Rico, but plans to move to Hawaii had been rumored since March. A network spokesperson confirmed the relocation today, adding that shooting will begin in August with the series premiere scheduled for mid-season.

via TV: ABC’s “The River” coming to Hawaii.

Meet your star – Bruce Greenwood as Emmet Cole

2 Jun

Bruce Greenwood Emmet Cole The River

Bruce Greenwood

As we head toward the upcoming debut of The River, we will be highlighting some of the cast members. Bruce Greenwood stars at Emmet Cole, who one would assume is the protagonist of this story. But because he has gone missing, maybe his courageous wife, Tess, will end up being our biggest character?

Time will tell and we will tell you a lot more about Greenwood and Emmet Cole in the weeks ahead. But for now, you may be curious about Greenwood’s past projects. Here are a few:

  • Captain Pike in 2009’sStar Trek
  • Cooper (the thing) in 2011’s Super 8
  • The President in National Treasure: Book of Secrets
  • Jack Dunphy in Capote
  • John F. Kennedy in Thirteen Days
  • Dr. Seth Griffin in St. Elsewhere

Greenwood has been in countless character roles in movies and television. Check out the whole IMDB list.