Scoop: Details on the Series Premiere of 666 PARK AVENUE
What would you do to have everything you desire? Step inside "666 Park Avenue," New York's most seductive address. We all have some burning need, desire and ambition. For the residents of The Drake, the premier apartment building on Manhattan's Upper East Side, these will all be met - for a price - courtesy of the building's mysterious owner, Gavin Doran. But be careful what you wish for, because the price you may pay is your soul. ABC's wickedly sexy and spine-tingling new drama about fulfilling our deepest desires, "666 Park Avenue," will premiere SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET).
In the premiere episode, "Pilot," when Jane Van Veen (Rachael Taylor) and Henry Martin (Dave Annable), an idealistic young couple from the Midwest, arrive in New York City, the glamorous center of industry and media, they are offered the opportunity to manage the historic Drake by its wealthy owners, Gavin (Terry O'Quinn) and Olivia Duran (Vanessa Williams) - and the seduction begins. Jane, a small town girl with big ambitions, always knew she wanted to be an architect. Henry, a member of the Mayor's staff, is grounded, intelligent and tenacious. They are lured by the intoxicating lifestyle of New York's wealthy elite. But they soon wonder what they've gotten themselves into when they unwittingly bump into the dark embrace of the building's mysterious supernatural forces which endanger the lives of their residents.
Gavin, who has many skeletons in his own closet, is at the height of his world and commands the dark power of The Drake. Olivia, his beautiful but enigmatic, supportive wife, wears her elegance, wealth and position in society like armor... but cracks will slowly be revealed.
Jane and Henry are not the only ones to fall prey to the machinations of Gavin and Olivia. There are other residents, including BrIan Leonard (RoBert Buckley), a young playwright pining for his early success and promise. Brian's wife, Louise (Mercedes Masšhn), is a rising hot star in the world of fashion photography. Alexis Blume (Helena Mattsson) is a troubled young woman who is the picture of obsession -- what is her real connection to Gavin, and what part will she play in Brian and Louise's life? Tony DeMeo (Erik Palladino), The Drake's doorman, is the eyes and ears of the building. And then there is 14-year-old Nona Clark (Samantha Logan), who has a blossoming psychic ability, allowing her to look into the future of her fellow Drake occupants.
Sexy, enticing and captivating, home to an epic struggle of good versus evil, The Drake maintains a dark hold over all of its tenants in this new, chilling drama, tempting them through their ambitions and desires.
"666 Park Avenue" stars Rachael Taylor ("Charlie's Angels," "Grey's Anatomy," "Transformers") as Jane Van Veen, Dave Annable ("Brothers & Sisters," "Reunion") as Henry Martin, Mercedes Masšhn ("The Finder," "Chuck," "Three Rivers") as Louise Leonard, RoBert Buckley ("One Tree Hill," "Lipstick Jungle") as BrIan Leonard, Helena Mattsson ("Iron Man 2," "Nikita," "Desperate Housewives") as Alexis Blume, Erik Palladino ("U-571," "ER," "Over There") as Tony DeMeo and Samantha Logan as Nona Clark, with Vanessa Williams ("Desperate Housewives," "Ugly Betty," "Shaft," "Soul Food") as Olivia Doran and Terry O'Quinn ("Lost," "Millennium," "Hawaii Five-0," "Alias," "The West Wing," "Jag") as Gavin Doran.
Guest starring are James Waterston as John Barlow, LuCy Walters as Mary Barlow and Steven Skybell as Malcolm Hartwell.
Based on the book series by Gabriella Pierce, "666 Park Avenue" was created by David Wilcox ("Fringe," "Life on Mars"), and is executive-produced by Matt Miller ("Chuck," "Human Target"), Wilcox, Gina Girolamo ("The Secret Circle," "The Lying Game") and Leslie Morgenstein ("Gossip Girl," "The Vampire Diaries," "Pretty Little Liars," "The Lying Game," "The Secret Circle," "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants"). The pilot for "666 Park Avenue" was written by Wilcox and directed by Alex Graves ("Fringe," "The West Wing"), who was also an executive producer. "666 Park Avenue" is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Alloy Entertainment ("Gossip Girl," "The Vampire Diaries," "Pretty Little Liars") and Warner Bros. Television.
"666 Park Avenue" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's Selected HTV Format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-14,S,V parental guideline.