- Published on Monday, September 03 2012
- Written by Katie Marzullo
We are still recovering from the shocking death of director Tony Scott, and tonight, on A&E, we’ll once again be reminded of what the filmmaking world truly lost.
Part 1 of the much-anticipated miniseries, “Coma”, premieres tonight, the brainchild of Tony and his fellow director brother, Ridley Scott. Separately, these two men were moviemaking powerhouses in their own right; but with talents combined, it’s rarely yielded anything but cinematic gold. This project promises to be no different.
I first got wind of the series during Comic-Con back in July, as A&E was beginning to really bring out their heavy promotional guns. The premise is simple but disturbing – otherwise healthy individuals are slipping into comas at an alarming rate after seemingly routine procedures at one particular hospital. When a medical student (Lauren Ambrose) becomes suspicious, she begins to unravel some rather sinister things going on in this place… Sounds pretty creepy-cool, right? I’d watch that for the concept alone. However, they went ahead and threw some Oscar-caliber talent into the pool to sweeten the deal – Geena Davis, Richard Dreyfus, Ellen Bursyn, and James Woods all have roles in this sci-fi thriller. And why not? With the caliber of talent behind the camera, it seems only natural.
Check out a trailer and a promo for the show below, and be sure to tune in for Part 1 at 9pm tonight on A&E to see what goes down!
- Katie Marzullo, YH Staff Editor