The Nine is an American drama series created by Hank Steinberg and K.J. Steinberg about nine people, mostly strangers to each other, who are linked together when they are held hostage in a bank robbery gone wrong.
The series originally aired in the USA on ABC from 4 October 2006 - 8 August 2007. The series was officially cancelled by ABC on 15 May 2007.
There are 13 episodes in the series.
The Nine aired in South Africa on DStv's go channel. It will be rebroadcast on the channel from Friday 14 December 2007, at 14h00.
Nine strangers end up in a Los Angeles bank on a fateful morning, as two men lock the doors, pull their guns and announce a bank robbery that will "only take five minutes."
But 10 minutes into the pilot episode, it's revealed that the bank robbery has gone terribly wrong. SWAT storms the bank, rescuing the hostages and capturing the robbers - but two people are dead.
These nine survivors are now banded together as an unlikely family, as they re-enter their lives and grapple with how this seminal event has changed them forever.
The Nine is a complex character-based drama series that unravels the mystery of what transpired during this 52-hour hostage situation in chronological flashbacks that open each episode.
But the heart of the series is how that harrowing experience impacted our key characters in their present day lives, as they continue to intertwine, deepen and complicate their connections to one another.
Revolving through police, legal and medical worlds, the series is one of hope and rebirth, as the characters continue to reinvent themselves in a positive way or are haunted by fateful decisions from which they're still struggling to recover.
Nick Cavanaugh, a charming police detective with a complicated past, is caught in the centre of the standoff
Malcolm Jones is the kind and patient branch manager of the bank
Kathryn Hale is a career-driven Assistant D.A.
Jeremy Kates is a hotshot surgeon to whom everything has come easily
Lizzie Miller, a compassionate hospital social worker, is Jeremy's girlfriend
Egan Foote is a suicidal nebbish who becomes an unlikely hero
Eva Rios, a single mom and bank teller, is sparking to a new romance with Nick
Franny, Eva's party girl younger sister, is the bank teller who got Eva her job at the bank
Felicia Jones, Malcolm's sheltered daughter, is mysteriously shattered by the bank crisis
Lucas Dalton is one of the two bank robbers looking to change his life