The Passage trailer

Fox unveils trailers for new sci-fi vampire drama The Passage and the return of Cosmos

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May 14, 2018

Next season on Fox is fairly light on genre fare. The Orville will be back for a second season and Gotham is getting a final season, but the only new sci-fi series on the horizon is The Passage, an adaptation of Justin Cronin’s novel series. It starts in the near future, as an attempt to create a new super drug accidentally becomes the catalyst that makes vampire-like creatures a reality.  

For the TV series, former Saved by the Bell and NYPD Blue star Mark-Paul Gosselaar is playing Brad Wolgast, an operative who recruits desperate people for the drug trials. But as the newly created virus becomes a potential apocalyptic event, Brad is dispatched to bring in a young girl named Amy Bellafonte (Saniyya Sidney), who may hold the key to humanity’s survival.

Judging from the early footage, it appears that Brad realizes that the experiments would probably kill Amy. However, placing Amy under his protection will make Brad a target of both law enforcement officials and his former employers, who will do anything to get Amy. Even Brad’s ex-partner is gunning for him. The trailer doesn’t dwell on the show's fantastical elements, although we do get a glimpse of “patient zero” and a few of the infected who have become more than human.

Fox also debuted one more new trailer that caught our eye today, and it features some familiar faces.

"What does knowing our place in the universe do for us? Maybe everything." says Neil deGrasse Tyson in the new trailer for Cosmos. Carl Sagan hosted the original Cosmos: A Personal Voyage in 1980, while Tyson took over the revied series on Fox in 2014. For the latest iteration of the seires, it has been renamed Cosmos: Possible Worlds. And in the new footage, Tyson is promising to explore the worlds that exist within our bodies and in the far reaches of the universe.

For more on Fox's 2018 schedule, check out our earlier post for the complete rundown.