NBC's 'The Village' Season 1: Release date, cast, plot, preview, review, news and everything else you need to know
Not much is known about NBC's upcoming family drama but it has already drawn comparisons with 'This Is Us,' here's what we know so far
The premiere of NBC's new upcoming drama 'The Village' has been pushed a week back from its initial Tuesday primetime slot, because of the ripple effect of President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address that pushed back the finale of 'This Is Us' last week.
However, the delayed premiere of 'The Village' hasn't slowed the curiosity of 'This Is Us' fans, thanks to the upcoming family show already being compared to the veteran show for taking over the time slot. The curiosity is more about what the show is about. With hardly any material online, the hush-hush factor of the show has piqued people's interests.
why haven't i heard anything about this show the village? apparently it starts in march on nbc and some people are comparing it to this is us? i haven't seen any promo for it— Love Me Down Zak (@ToxZak) February 10, 2019
So, here's a brief of what we know about the show, so far.
Why the premiere was pushed back?
Starting with the debut date, 'The Village' was formerly slated to premiere March 12 at 10 p.m. However, now that things have shaken and shuffled, the show will premiere a week later on March 19 in the same time slot. The postponing of the pilot has also affected the date of the season finale, which is now moved to May 21 at 10 p.m., airing immediately after the two-hour 'Voice' finale.
The State of the Union address originally was scheduled for January 29 until the government shutdown threw that date out of the question. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi withdrew her invitation to hold the speech in the House Chamber and suggested it be moved to a date when the government had reopened. Pelosi and President Donald Trump agreed to the February 5 date after the president signed legislation to end what had become the longest shutdown in U.S. history.
What is the show about?
Already labeled a successor of 'This Is Us,' 'The Village' is a family drama following a group of people dwelling in the same Brooklyn apartment building. The official synopsis reads "the people who reside in the building have built a bonded family of friends and neighbors." Even though they aren't related by blood they have become an "unlikely family." The action is set forward as each resident grapples with their own personal struggles and "their neighbors come together to support them and the show gives true meaning to the phrase ‘family is where you find it.'"
The individuals of the building include Sarah, who is a nurse and a single mom raising a creative teen. Then there's Gabe, a young law student who's got a much older and unexpected roommate. Ava is determined to secure the future of her young, U.S.-born son when ICE comes knocking and Nick is a veteran who's returned from war. Ron and Patricia, are other residents who have captivating tales all of their own. "These are the hopeful, heartwarming and challenging stories of life that prove family is everything—even if it's the one you make with the people around you," reads the synopsis.
Who are the cast members?
Series regulars include Michaela McManus, who plays Sarah. Daren Kagasoff plays Gabe and Warren Christie plays the war veteran, Nick. The "heart and soul" of the building is a couple, Ron and Patricia, played by Frankie Faison and Lorraine Toussaint. Other cast members include Moran Atias, Dominic Chianese, Jerod Haynes, and Grace Van Dien.
Mike Daniels serves as the writer and executive producer, with Minkie Spiro directing and executive producing the pilot. 'The Village' hails from Universal Television and 6107 Productions.
MEAWW had an exclusive interview with Michaela McManus, so, watch this space as more information on 'The Village,' drops soon.