NBC has its newest sci-fi installment in spaceship drama Debris, as reported by TV Line. From the mind of Fringe executive producer J.H. Wyman, the series stars Jonathan Tucker (Kingdom) and Riann Steele (The Magicians).
Now, the premise centers around two agents from two different continents who must work in tandem to investigate wreckage from an alien spaceship when it inexplicably begins having mysterious effects on humans. In addition to Tucker and Steele, Broadway seasoned veteran Norbert Leo Butz (Fosse/Verdon) will costar as a CIA handler for Tucker’s character.
According to TV Line, Debris actually aired its pilot prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thus, it gained further momentum over other NBC pilots being considered for a series order.
Now, I’m wondering if these two agents — CIA and MI6, respectively — will give off an Elementary vibe. Tucker’s character would presumably be the “gruff, no-nonsense” agent who’s like a “bull in a china shop.” Meanwhile, Steele’s character, I assume, would be the emotive, highly intuitive younger agent. A rookie, perhaps. She’s more emotionally intelligent than her male polar opposite. Of course, this is a trope we’ve seen in many a genre show. I’d be tickled if the roles were reversed. Now that would be intriguing. Regardless, I’ll reserve my judgments for when the show debuts.
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