June 30, 2010


WHAT: Comic-Con fans in San Diego will watch the world premiere pilot screening of NBC’s high-octane conspiracy thriller “The Event.” Debuting on NBC this fall, “The Event” follows an unlikely hero who gets entangled in one of the government’s biggest cover-up operations that could ultimately change the fate of mankind.

WHO: Moderated by E! News’ Kristin Dos Santos, participate in a Q&A session with the cast – Jason Ritter (The Class), Blair Underwood (In Treatment), Laura Innes (ER), Sarah Roemer (Disturbia), Željko Ivanek (Damages), Ian Anthony Dale (Daybreak) – and the producers – Evan Katz (24); Steve Stark (Medium); Jeffrey Reiner (Friday Night Lights), Nick Wauters (The 4400) and Jim Wong (The X-Files).

WHEN / WHERE: “The Event” Pilot Screening / Q&A with cast and producers Saturday, July 24 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Room 6A @ San Diego Convention Center

Press interviews to follow upon request Room TBD - Cast: Blair Underwood, Željko Ivanek, Jason Ritter, Laura Innes, Sarah Roemer, Ian Anthony Dale, Scott Patterson, Taylor Cole, Lisa Vidal, Bill Smitrovich - Producers: Evan Katz, Steve Stark, Jeffrey Reiner, Nick Wauters, Jim Wong

PRESS: Please contact me if you are interested in participating in our press room after the panel. Press are welcomed and encouraged to attend and report on the panel, but please arrive early since Comic-Con does not allow preferential seating for press.

SYNOPSIS: “The Event” is an emotional high-octane conspiracy thriller that follows Sean Walker (Jason Ritter), an Everyman who investigates the mysterious disappearance of his fiancée, Leila (Sarah Roemer), and unwittingly begins to expose the biggest cover-up in U.S. history. Sean's quest will send ripples through the lives of an eclectic band of strangers, including: newly elected U.S. President Martinez (Blair Underwood); Sophia (Laura Innes), who is the leader of a mysterious group of detainees; and Sean’s shadowy father-in-law (Scott Patterson, “Gilmore Girls”). Their futures are on a collision course in a global conspiracy that could ultimately change the fate of mankind. Ian Anthony Dale, Taylor Cole (The Violent Kind), Bill Smitrovich (The Practice), Lisa Vidal (The Division) and Emmy winner Željko Ivanek also star in the ensemble drama. “The Event” is a production of Universal Media Studios and Steve Stark Productions. Stark serves as executive producer, Evan Katz serves as executive producer/showrunner, Nick Wauters is creator/co-executive producer and Jeffrey Reiner is the director/executive producer. “The Event” airs on Mondays at 9-10 p.m. ET on NBC this fall.

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