While we usually give away passes to movies, we’re changing things up a little by giving away passes to see the first episode of an upcoming series. The show, American Odyssey, is a ”Traffic”-like action drama that follows the lives of a Special Forces soldier, a corporate lawyer, and a political activist.
While NBC dramas tend to fall a little on the safe side, Hannibal shows that the network is willing to take risks, and American Odyssey certainly has the ambition to provide a long, complex narrative. Also, if NBC thinks its good enough to view on the big screen, then hopefully it also has a cinematic aesthetic.
I’m pleased to announce that we’re giving away 20 admit-two passes to an early screening of American Odyssey. To enter for a chance to win a code that will allow you to download up to 2 admit-one passes, send an e-mail to Collider.Passes@gmail.com with the subject line “AMERICAN ODYSSEY”. The screening is on Wednesday, March 25th at 7:30PM at Landmark Midtown, so don’t enter if you think you’ll be unavailable. Multiple entries from a single person will disqualify all entries from that person.
The series premieres April 5th, and stars Anna Friel, Peter Facinelli, Jake Robinson, and Nate Mooney.
Here’s the official synopsis for American Odyssey:
From writer-director Peter Horton (“Grey’s Anatomy”) and writers Adam Armus & Kay Foster (“The Following”) comes “American Odyssey,” a complex journey through global politics, corporate espionage, and military secrets involving three strangers who only have one thing in common … the truth. In this “Traffic”-like action drama, an international conspiracy explodes when the lives of a female Special Forces soldier, a disillusioned corporate lawyer and a political activist from a privileged family unexpectedly collide.
After a team of American soldiers battles jihadists in North Africa, they’re shocked to learn that they’ve stumbled upon and killed Al Qaeda’s top commander. Sgt. Odelle Ballard (Anna Friel, “Pushing Daisies”) — a soldier, mother, wife and the unit’s only female member — discovers computer files that prove that a major U.S. corporation is funding the jihadists. But before she can tell anyone, her team is attacked and killed. The world is told that the unit was wiped out by enemy militants, but the truth is that Odelle survived and is the only witness to her unit’s true assassins: private military contractors Osela (think “Blackwater”).
As Odelle struggles to survive and find her way home, in New York former U.S. Attorney turned corporate litigator Peter Decker (Peter Facinelli, “Nurse Jackie”) finds himself embroiled in a merger with the same company that funded the jihadists. As Peter begins to connect the corrupt dots of this company’s terrorist involvement, Harrison Walters (Jake Robinson, “The Carrie Diaries”), a political activist and trust fund kid, meets a hacker, Bob Offer (Nate Mooney, “The Riches”), who claims to have unearthed a massive military-industrial-complex conspiracy. Bob is right: He’s stumbled onto the same cover-up that Odelle discovered, which will soon become a national headline with lethal implications. The only way they’ll ever save their country, their families and themselves is by joining forces and exposing the people behind it.
“American Odyssey” is a Universal Television, Fabrik Entertainment, and Red Arrow Entertainment production. The series was created by Peter Horton (“Grey’s Anatomy”), Adam Armus (“Heroes”), and Kay Foster (“The Following”). Mikkel Bondesen (“The Killing), Henrik Bastin (“Bosch”), Kristen Campo (“The Killing”) and Simon Maxwell (“Off the Hook”) serve as executive producers along with Horton, Armus and Foster.