Thanks (or no thanks, actually) to the recent pandemic, it seems like the world has pretty much been at a standstill since early 2020.
Because of social distancing, mask wearing, and other limitations in movement and interaction, a lot of businesses had to temporarily hold off operations. And Hollywood was no exception. Back in March 2020, right smack in the middle of the pilot season, production was shut down across the industry and a lot of shows suffered setbacks and scheduling delays.
One (rare) exception to that was NBC’s newest sci-fi alien drama, Debris. The Hollywood Reporter relayed that roughly 80% of production had been completed before the shutdown.
And once safety protocols were in place, Debris was able to finish filming its first season. So, here’s everything else we know about Debris that’s set to premiere on March 1st!
Who’s in charge?
Already with a few other science fiction shows under his belt like Fox’s Fringe and Almost Human, J.H. Wyman is Debris’ talented creator and writer. Wyman will also be executive producing the show through his production company Frequency Films and with Jason Hoffs.
The television studios co-producing alongside Frequency Films are Legendary and Universal Television. As of writing, however, there’s no confirmation on the show’s pilot episode director or who they might have tapped into to direct subsequent episodes.
What’s the show about?
Agent Bryan Beneventi works for the CIA. While Agent Finola Jones is an MI6 agent. When a mysterious alien spacecraft crashes into Earth, humankind soon begins to experience various strange anomalies as an effect.
Beneventi and Jones, together with the resources provided by their respective intelligence agencies, are tasked to work together despite their differing backgrounds and mindsets in order to investigate the wreckage, figure out what’s wrong, and hopefully find a solution.
According to Deadline, Debris is set to echo the stylings of previous sci-fi shows like The X-Files and Men in Black. So if you’re a fan of these, you might want to keep Debris in mind, too!
Who are we going to see on Debris?
In the lead role of Agent Beneventi will be Jonathan Tucker, whose most recent works in television include Westworld, City on a Hill, and Kingdom. Fans may also recognize Tucker from movies like The Ruins (2008), Veronika Decides to Die (2009), and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003).
IMDb lists various other cast members as of writing, including Yoshié Bancroft as Agent McGuire, Julia Benson as Mary Vandeberg, Thomas Nicholson as Agent John, and Norbert Leo Butz as Craig Maddox. The last of whom is reported to be Beneventi’s CIA handler.
On top of that, actress Anjali Jay was recently cast as Priya Ferris, Agent Jones’ MI6 handler. And Gabrielle Ryan will recur as Dee Dee, Finola’s younger sister.
Catch Debris on NBC starting on Monday, March 1st at 10/9 central!