There’s a lot of promise to La Brea, NBC’s new sci-fi property, coming this Fall. It’s just one of those things that doesn’t particularly look sustainable. But, then again, Lost did go on for six seasons, and Manifest was able to sustain its mystery and make it even more complex. So what do we know? Maybe this can hit the right notes. And we are interested enough to give it a try.
We just still don’t know who it’s gonna work, what’s going on, who we should care about, what relationships we need to invest in, or how sci-fi we’re going here, even. Because eh, sinkhole in the middle of LA seems pretty sci-fi to us, but then again, we did spend the last year in a global pandemic, so who the hell knows?
Here’s the synopsis for the show:
An epic adventure begins when a massive sinkhole opens in the middle of Los Angeles, pulling hundreds of people and buildings into its depths. Those who fell in find themselves in a mysterious and dangerous primeval land, where they have no choice but to band together to survive. Meanwhile, the rest of the world desperately seeks to understand what happened. In the search for answers, one family torn apart by this disaster will have to unlock the secrets of this inexplicable event to find a way back to each other.
The cast includes Natalie Zea, Eoin Macken, Jon Seda, Nicholas Gonzalez, Chiké Okonkwo, Karina Logue, Zyra Gorecki, Jack Martin, Veronica St. Clair, Rohan Mirchandaney, Lily Santiago, Josh McKenzie and Chloe De Los Santos.
You can check out the trailer below and see if you can make more sense of it than we can:
When a massive sinkhole opens in the middle of Los Angeles, those who fall find themselves in a strange world. La Brea comes to NBC this fall.