"The River" producers open up about the show plus a sneak peek!

So ABC's new genre series "The River" gets closer by the day. What better way to help get you stoked for this thing then some words from the producers? How about a video sneak peek as well! You're welcome.

First up we've got "The River" producers Oren Peli, Michael Green and Zack Estrin talking shop at this year's Television Critics Association's winter press tour and here I am to tell you all what was touched on courtesy of Examiner. Here's a bit of the article:

There are only eight episodes in the first season of The River, which the producers of the show want to ensure fans follow an overall mythology arc for the characters but can also hold up as individual horror movies every week. In that way, Michael Green felt the show was more similar to the tone of a show like The X-Files than LOST.

"What makes the difference between a great horror movie and a great horror television show is actually caring about the people," Green offered, adding that although characters will come into peril often and some may not make it out alive, their mentality is not that any are "expendable."

"My philosophy in television is 'Treat every script like your last because you never know when it might be.' We don't leave a lot of cards on the table," Green admitted, regarding deaths in the series.

But Peli wanted to point out that The River is not a slasher show, nor is it about blood, guts, and gore. He wants to shock and surprise, and surely scare!, the audience, but more with the inner workings of their own mind and the danger of what lurks, not necessarily a shocking image popping up on screens every few minutes.

"We want the audience to fill in the blanks and create their own worst case scenario," he said.

Sounds like things are heading in the right direction folks! To check out the rest of what the producers had to say just pop right on over HERE.

Next up we've got ourselves a brand new sneak peek of the series over in our videos section. But just in case you're feeling a bit lazy on this fine Saturday morning I've gone and tossed that shite up below as well. So scroll away and enjoy!

"The River" is set in motion when: Famed explorer Dr. Emmet Cole went looking for magic deep in the uncharted Amazon and never returned. Now, the shocking truth about his disappearance is out there, somewhere, just waiting to be discovered. To the millions of kids who grew up watching his nature show, Dr. Cole was a hero. To his own son Lincoln, he was more of an enigma. Now, six months after he vanished, Lincoln is finally ready to bury the past when Dr. Cole's cagey ex-producer Clark film the mission documentary-style. The mixed crew of old friends and new acquaintances includes the sexy and resourceful Lena, loyal mechanic Emilio and lethal bodyguard Captain Kurt Brynildson.

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.

Starring Scott Michael Foster, Bruce Greenwood, Joe Anderson, Paul Blackthorne, Eloise Mumford (below), Paulina Gaitan, Daniel Zacapa, Katie Featherston and Thomas Kretschmann. , "The River" is set to kick off on ABC starting February 7th with a pilot directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. Here's hoping it delivers!

"The River" (2012) - Sneak Peek

Extra Tidbit: Oren Peli is actually the dude that directed PARANORMAL ACTIVITY.
Source: Examiner



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