FlashForward is an American science-fiction television series created by Brannon Braga and David S. Goyer and loosely based on the 1999 novel Flashforward by Robert J. Sawyer, in which a mysterious event causes nearly everyone on the planet to simultaneously lose consciousness for 137 seconds, during which people see what appear to be visions of their lives approximately six months in the future.
The series premiered in the USA on ABC on 24 September, 2009. There are 24 hour-long episodes in the first season.
FlashForward premiered in South Africa on M-Net on Tuesday 19 January 2010, at 20h30. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
FlashForward premiered on DStv's M-Net Series channel on Sunday 24 January 2010, at 19h00. New episodes air weekly.
M-Net Series Repeats
Mondays: 01h00, 07h00, 13h00
What if you were shown a glimpse of your future, but didn't like what you saw? How hard would you fight and what would you sacrifice to keep it from coming true?
When an unexplained, cataclysmic event knocks out the entire population of the world at the exact same moment, for two minutes and 17 seconds, everyone will see a glimpse of their own future.
Then they will wake up to chaos.
From his flash forward, LA FBI Agent Mark Benford (Joseph Fiennes) is able to piece together the 'when' - April 29, 2010 - but he's desperate to figure out the 'why' and stop what's coming because it's a future he doesn't want to see.
In the future, Mark's beloved wife has left him for the father of one of her patients. He's started drinking again, his loyal partner's been murdered and masked operatives are hunting him down.
Before long, everyone starts asking themselves and each other, "What did you see?"
As Mark and his team struggle to figure out what caused this bizarre event and wonder will it happen again, the only thing they have to go on is a huge mosaic of people's flash forwards.
Adapting award-winning science fiction author Robert J. Sawyer's revolutionary novel, executive producers David S. Goyer and Brannon Braga invite us to flash forward into a thrilling vision of a world held captive by events that have not yet taken place.
No one knows for certain what the future holds, but everyone will have their theories.
FlashForward stars Joseph Fiennes as Mark Benford, John Cho as Demetri Noh, Jack Davenport as Lloyd Simcoe, Zachary Knighton as Bryce Varley, Peyton List as Nicole, Dominic Monaghan as Simon, Bran F. O'Byrne as Aaron Stark, Courtney B. Vance as Stan Wedeck, Sonya Walger as Olivia Benford and Christine Woods as Janis Hawk.
The series executive producers are David S. Goyer, Brannon Braga, Marc Guggenheim and Jessika Borsiczky Goyer. FlashForward is from ABC Studios.
Season 1 (24 episodes)
Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 19 Jan 2010 | Finale: 29 Jun 2010 | Tuesdays, 20h30
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 24 Jan 2010 | Finale: 4 Jul 2010 | Sundays, 19h00