NBC Announces Summer Miniseries "The Storm" to Debut July 19
UNIVERSAL CITY, CALIFORNIA
- In "The Storm," also from
RHI Entertainment, billionaire Robert Terrell (Golden Globe and Emmy nominee
Treat Williams, "Everwood") has fulfilled a lifelong obsession and
made history with "weather creation" technology though his Atmospheric
Research Institute. But during a test run, a blast of energy is sent into the
ionosphere with unexpected results. The experiments hurtle the planet towards
destruction-hurricanes change course, winds go instantly from hot to cold,
torrential rains bring regions to a standstill, and buildings crumble into ruins
under explosive lightening storms. It's only the beginning.
Only one scientist, Dr. Jonathan Kirk (James Van Der Beek, "Dawson's
Creek"), steps forward to demand that the system be terminated. Terrell is
undeterred and continues to push his team to move forward. His motives for the
initially philanthropic technology is in truth far more opportunistic. With
government cohort, Army General Braxton (David James Elliott, "JAG"),
Terrell envisions the technology as a key military weapon to ensure super power
Realizing he's powerless to stop the project by himself, Kirk contacts news
reporter Danni Wilson (Teri Polo, "Meet the Parents") with plans to
expose Terrell and explain the catastrophic weather to a bewildered and
frightened world. It's a task that won't come easy, as Kirk quickly discovers
the motives and loyalties of authorities are not in his favor. As devastating
and extreme weather events hammer down on every corner of the Earth, it will be
a race against time to shut down the system before the edge of extinction.
Featuring a cast of television favorites including Emmy Winner John
Larroquette ("Boston Legal"), Luke Perry ("Beverly Hills,
90210") and Marisol Nichols ("24"), "The Storm" is the
ultimate tale of man against nature and an epic miniseries event posing a
tantalizing and terrifying what-if scenario.
"The Storm" will broadcast on Sunday, July 19 (9-11 p.m. ET) and
Sunday, July 26 (9-11 p.m. ET).
Source: NBC Press Release