Tis the season for pilots! ABC has welcomed a slew of new televisions shows to appear during the networks 2014-2015 season. But out of all the newcomers it was the Soo Hugh created supernatural drama, “The Whispers,” that had us craving more. Below are six reasons why the creepy science fiction series is worth watching when it makes its debut as a midseason entry:
Based On A Super Spooky Short Story
It was revealed that “The Whispers” is actually based on Ray Bradbury’s chilling short story “Zero Hour.” The story appeared in a book of 18 science-fiction tales exploring the nature of mankind.
In “Zero Hour,” children across the country become deeply involved in an exciting new game that they refer to as “Invasion.” The parents of the children pay no mind to their playing, thinking it's harmless fun -- until an invasion actually occurs.
Who Doesn’t Love A Good Alien Thriller?
As we explained above, “The Whispers” centers on an alien invasion occurring after the extraterrestrials use the most unlikely suspects, children, to begin their mysterious and quiet takeover.
The godfather of aliens himself, Steven Spielberg, will be acting as executive producer for the American television series.
Lily Rabe, best known from her role on FX’s “American Horror Story,” will take a break from the anthology series to appear in “The Whispers.” And from what we saw in the upcoming thriller’s trailer (2:44 mark), she has us counting down the days until the show’s premiere. “The Whispers” also stars Barry Sloane from “Revenge” and Milo Ventimiglia from NBC’s “Heroes.”
Blunt and Brutal Episode Titles
The first four episode titles for “The Whispers” have been revealed. And if the plot correlates with the episode names at all, then it’s safe to assume fans are in for one heck of a wild ride.
- Episode 1 – “Pilot”
- Episode 2 – “Bloody”
- Episode 3 – “Collision”
- Episode 4 – “Meltdown”
They’re the (Creepy) Kids of America
The trailer reveals the excellent casting of child actors who will help bring this spooky story to life. If “Children of the Corn” freaked you out, then we suggest this isn’t the series for you -- or at least buy yourself a night light for when the premiere episode concludes.
What do you think of “The Whispers”? Will you be watching when the show debuts on ABC? Sound off in the comments section below with your thoughts on the new thriller.