NBC's 'The Village' releases key art featuring crochet heart that knits the characters of the Brooklyn building together

The upcoming NBC show has kept many details under wraps, but the released key art gives us major clues the show will be nothing short of heartwarming


                            NBC's 'The Village' releases key art featuring crochet heart that knits the characters of the Brooklyn building together

Almost a month to go for NBC's 'The Village' to premiere and though the show has been hush-hush about what to expect, we finally got a glimpse of what may be in store for us. Thanks to the released key art, we got the face value of what promises to be an endearing watch.

When MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) interviewed Michaela McManus, the 'One Tree Hill' alum, who stars as Sarah in the upcoming family drama, told us the show is all about family and there are surprises in store. The key art hints at all that since we meet the nine characters for the first time, including a German Shepherd, who stands alongside Nick Porter (Warren Christie), a war veteran who has just returned from Afghanistan.

The Village released its key art (NBC)
The Village released its key art (NBC)

Nick is believed to play a crucial role since he is finally realizing the importance of family. In a recent interview, Christie said that at first Nick is uncomfortable with the idea of family dynamics, but it finally settles in as "they all start to wear him down, and try and help lift him up and help him heal." In the key art, he stands beside man's best friend, so it will be interesting to see how he will open himself up to the other residents of the Brooklyn building.

'The Village,' is about that particular Brooklyn building anyway, where all the residents form a bond and demonstrate that you don't need to be blood-related to be a family. The poster released features an Instagram feed like format, and the very first picture is that of the aged couple of the building, Ron (Frankie Faison) and Patricia (Lorraine Toussaint), who are described as the "heart and soul," of the building.

They are the ones who hold the close-knit residents together and have a captivating story of their own. Katie, who is Sarah's teenage daughter, is played by Grace Van Dien, and in an interview, she disclosed that Patricia teaches her how to crochet, "... which is her form of art, through Patricia". Katie is a pregnant teen, just like her mother was, and their endearing relationship has been featured in the first-look photos as well.

The village (NBC)
The village (NBC)

Then there is Ava (Moran Atias) and her family, who are under threat from ICE as she is thrown into crisis when she’s arrested in front of her young U.S. born son. Ava, her son and her husband feature in the key art, looking rather serious, but only her son is smiling.

Pairing these photographs is a heart crochet in the backdrop, which, as we know now is Katie's art taught by Patricia. It will be interesting to see how that will serve as the metaphor for heart-strings, and how it will warm ours.

'The Village,' premieres March 19 on NBC.