PRN: "The River", Chilling New US Series From Steven Spielberg, and Oren Peli, Creator of "Paranormal Activity", to Debut on Itunes Before its TV Broadcast
"The River", Chilling New US Series From Steven Spielberg, and Oren Peli, Creator of "Paranormal Activity", to Debut on Itunes Before its TV Broadcast
LONDON, January 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
The much-anticipated new US thrillerÂ series "The River", from Steven Spielberg, and Oren Peli, the creator ofÂ "Paranormal Activity", is set to make its UK debut on iTunes (http://www.itunes.co.uk/tv/theriver)Â on 8thÂ February, just 24 hours after its US broadcast on ABC. iTunesÂ customers will beÂ first in the UK to see this chilling drama series. A SeasonÂ Pass of all eight episodes of the much-anticipated show will be available toÂ pre-order from today, with episodes one and twoÂ launching on 8thÂ February.
"The River" is produced by ABC Studios ("Lost", "DesperateÂ Housewives") and Amblin Films. It follows the story of world famous wildlifeÂ expert and TV personality Dr. Emmet ColeÂ (Bruce Greenwood - "StarÂ Trek"). After Cole goes missing deep in the Amazon, his family, friends andÂ crew set out on a mysterious and deadly journey to find him. Led by his wife,Â Tess (Leslie Hope - "24"), and his estranged son, Lincoln (JoeÂ Anderson - "TheÂ Twilight Saga"), and filmed documentary-style by Cole's ex-producer, Carl (PaulÂ Blackthorne - "Lipstick Jungle"), the rescueÂ mission will take them deep intoÂ the unexplored reaches of the Amazon River. A place where nature is cruel,Â magic is real, and nothing is what itÂ seems. As the journey continues, the showÂ will take audiences along for a scary new mystery each week.
"The River", from Amblin's Steven Spielberg, DreamWorksÂ Television's Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey, and showrunner/executive producerÂ Michael Green ("Heroes," "Kings"), is alsoÂ executive-produced by Oren Peli (creator of "Paranormal Activity"),Â Zack Estrin ("Prison Break"), JasonÂ Blum ("Paranormal ActivityÂ 1, 2 and 3") and Steven Schneider. Teleplay by Michael R. Perry andÂ Michael Green, story by Oren Peli & Michael R.Â Perry and Michael Green.Â The series is produced by ABC Studios and Amblin Films, and distributed byÂ Disney UK.
Executive producer Oren Peli said:Â "Right from the start, we've had a global audience in mind for "TheÂ River" - the show preys on universalÂ human fears, and follows a journey to anÂ exotic, remote setting. I'm excited to be debuting the show on iTunes."
The River is available for pre-order from iTunes at http://www.itunes.co.uk/tv/theriver. OnceÂ downloaded, the show can be enjoyed at the viewer's leisure, either at home viaÂ home computer or Apple TV, or on the move withÂ iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. A fullÂ Season Pass is Â£9.99 (SD) or Â£12.99 (HD), and single episodes are Â£1.89 (SD)Â or Â£2.49 (HD).
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