Zero Hour is an American conspiracy thriller television series created by Paul Scheuring which follows Hank Galliston, the publisher of a paranormal-skeptics magazine, who - while trying to save his abducted wife Laila - learns that he must also save the world from an impending catastrophe.
The series premiered in the USA on ABC on 14 February 2013, but was cancelled after three episodes had aired. The remaining episodes were postponed until a future date.
Zero Hour premiered in South Africa on DStv's M-Net Series channel on Thursday 21 March 2013, at 22h30. New episodes broadcast weekly. There are 13 hour-long episodes in one season.
Anthony Edwards – along with a dynamic ensemble cast - returns to network series television in the dramatic adventure thriller, Zero Hour, which has his character, Hank Galliston, questioning everything and everyone he ever believed in – including himself.
As the publisher of Modern Skeptic Magazine, Hank Galliston has spent his career following clues, debunking myths and cracking conspiracies.
But when his beautiful wife, Laila (Jacinda Barrett), is abducted from her antique clock shop, Hank gets pulled into one of the most compelling mysteries in human history, stretching around the world and back centuries.
Contained in one of his wife's clocks is a treasure map, and what it leads to could be cataclysmic. It's up to Hank to decipher the symbols and unlock the secrets of the map, while ensuring the answers don't fall into the wrong hands - hands that belong to a sinister, mysterious man known only as White Vincent (Michael Nyqvist).
Now Hank, along with his two young associates, Rachel (Addison Timlin) and Arron (Scott Michael Foster), as well as alluring and intelligent FBI agent Rebecca "Beck" Riley (Carmen Ejogo), must embark on a breathless race against the clock to not only find his wife, but save humanity.
Everyone has a personal stake in this life and death mission, from Hank, the everyman whose destiny is more intertwined in this conspiracy than he ever imagined, to Laila, the warm and loving wife who refuses to simply be a pawn in this struggle, to Beck, the FBI agent with plenty of secrets of her own.
White Vincent has interests far more grand than the treasure that lies at the end of the hunt – and a mysterious past connecting him to Hank in ways that go well beyond this game of cat and mouse.
And while Arron is a sucker for a good conspiracy theory, Rachel relies more on her head and her heart to guide her beliefs. But as this story unravels, knowing what to believe – and more importantly, whom to believe - becomes more and more difficult.
Whom and what will you believe?
Zero Hour stars Anthony Edwards (Big Sur, Flipped, ER) as Hank Galliston, Carmen Ejogo (Sparkle, Chaos, Away We Go) as Rebecca "Beck" Riley, Scott Michael Foster (Californication, The River) as Arron Martin, Addison Timlin (Californication) as Rachel Lewis with Jacinda Barrett (Matching Jack, Middle Men, New York, I Love You) as Laila Galliston and Michael Nyqvist (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Patrol) as White Vincent.
Zero Hour was created and written by Paul Scheuring (Prison Break), who is also an executive producer along with Zack Estrin, Lorenzo di Bonaventura (The Transformers, GI: Joe franchise, Salt, Red) and Dan McDermott (Human Target).
The pilot for Zero Hour was directed and executive-produced by Pierre Morel. The series is produced by ABC Studios.