More fast-tracking from Nine with news that Person of Interest will premiere Sunday, September 25, at 9.30pm.
The new thriller starring Jim Caviezel and Michael Emerson will premiere just two days after its US launch.
It’s good too see all this fast-tracking in the marketplace right now. Nine and TEN are especially responding to it, given Seven’s dominance. Such is the fury of the planning that Nine’s Press Release even had two dates for Person of Interest, possibly indicating an early draft.
Person of Interest, the crime thriller series from the creators of The Dark Knight and Lost, makes its fast-tracked premiere on Channel Nine on Thursday, October 6, at 8.30pm.
Set in New York City amid a complex world of cops, criminals and corruption, the series follows an unpredictable ex-CIA agent who is presumed dead but teams up with a mysterious computer genius to prevent violent crimes before they occur.
This action-drama, inspired by the relentless spread of global surveillance and information tracking, stars Jim Caviezel (The Passion of the Christ) as ex-CIA agent Reese and Michael Emerson (Lost) as Finch, the computer genius who is also a billionaire.
Finch (Emerson) uses “pattern recognition” and data from a threat matrix he developed for the US intelligence services after 9/11to identify people who are about to commit or be innocently involved in violent crime. He recruits Reese (Caviezel) for his covert CIA skills and together they set out to identify a “person of interest” by tapping into a global Big Brother-like surveillance network – they are vigilantes on a mission to prevent a terrible crime before it can be committed.
While Finch and Reese try to prevent and solve the crimes, two New York detectives get to make the arrests: the straight Carter (Taraji P. Henson,The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) and the corrupt Fusco (Kevin Chapman, Mystic River, Rescue Me). Carter also takes a personal interest in trying to figure out the identity of the shadowy Reese, unaware of his CIA background.
Created by Academy Award Best Screenplay nominee Jonathan Nolan (Memento, The Dark Knight and the upcoming The Dark Knight Rises) and Emmy Award winners J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk (Lost), this thrilling new series is aboutfinding the right person, with the right information, at the right time, who will change everything.
PERSON OF INTEREST
Sunday, September 25, at 9.30pm on Nine
To be clear… Sunday, September 25, at 9.30pm is the correct time and date.