NBC Announces New Summer Miniseries "The Meteor" to Debut June 7
UNIVERSAL CITY, CALIFORNIA
- In "Meteor," two massive
rocks, tumbling debris older than the solar system itself, collide in space. The
course has been altered. The target is Earth. In a remote observatory, Dr.
Lehman (Emmy winner Christopher Lloyd, "Back to the Future"),
discovers a meteor approximately three times the size of Mount Everest barreling
its way towards Earth. His devoted young assistant Imogene O'Neill (Marla
Sokoloff, "The Practice") feverishly types in the coordinates only to
find the previously identified meteor named Kassandra is headed their way. It's
only the beginning of their troubles as showers of smaller meteorites begin to
lay waste to major cities around the globe.
The impending disaster brings out the best and the worst sides in people as
they cope by either lending a helping hand or taking advantage of the situation.
In a small California town, a Police Chief (Golden Globe Nominee Stacy Keach,
"Prison Break") struggles to calm a panicky group of citizens. Miles
away, his son Jack, a detective (Golden Globe nominee Billy Campbell, "Once
and Again"), finds himself caught in the middle of the most difficult
arrest of his career with the ill-timed transfer of a very dangerous psychopath
named Stark (Michael Rooker, "JFK"). Then there's the skeptical Dr.
Chetwyn (Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Jason Alexander, "Seinfeld")
who may be the only chance Lehman and O'Neill have to get their findings to the
proper authorities in time to deflect Kassandra.
Time is running out in "Meteor," in which eye-popping effects,
explosive human drama, and hair-raising action combine to create a suspenseful,
thrilling and dramatic new miniseries event from RHI Entertainment.
"The Meteor" will broadcast on Sunday, June 7 (9-11 p.m. ET) and
Sunday, June 14 (9-11 p.m. ET)