HOSTAGES on CBS – First Look

May 15, 2013 by  

Toni Collette is coming to CBS.

After spending several seasons as Tara on UNITED STATES OF TARA, Collette will take the lead in CBS’ HOSTAGES, a series about a surgeon taken hostage — along with her family — after she’s picked to operate on the President.

Take a look at some photos from the pilot, the network’s official description, and the trailer!

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"Pilot"-- HOSTAGES, CBS’s new high octane suspense drama stars Toni Collette as Dr. Ellen Sanders, a premiere surgeon thrust into a chilling political conspiracy when her family is taken hostage by rogue FBI Agent Duncan Carlisle (Dylan McDermott). HOSTAGES will premiere in the Fall, Mondays (10:00-11:00 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and will build to a season finale in January. Photo: Nicole Rivelli/©2013 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.

The trailer: YouTube Preview Image

Update: Now you can view (most of) the trailer CBS showed at Upfronts! YouTube Preview Image

“HOSTAGES, from executive producer Jerry Bruckheimer, is a high-octane suspense drama starring Emmy Award winner Toni Collette as a premiere surgeon thrust into a chilling political conspiracy when her family is taken hostage by rogue FBI Agent Duncan Carlisle (Dylan McDermott). Dr. Ellen Sanders (Collette) and her family are held captive in their home by Carlisle, a desperate man doing the wrong thing for the right reasons, who orders her to assassinate the President (James Naughton) when she operates on him.  His highly skilled accomplices  include his brother-in-law Kramer (Rhys Coiro), whose loyalty to Carlisle will be tested; quick-tempered and intimidating Archer (Billy Brown), an ex-military man with a razor-sharp tongue; and the only woman involved, Sandrine (Sandrine Holt), a mysterious last-minute replacement to the team.  With her family’s life in peril, Ellen faces an incomprehensible moral dilemma in order to save her overbearing husband Brian (Tate Donovan), her secretive daughter Morgan (Quinn Shephard) and her not-so-innocent son Jake (Mateus Ward). In this high-stakes standoff between Ellen and Carlisle, fraught with tremendous national and personal consequences, the choices between right and wrong become even more blurred. Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, Jeffrey Nachmanoff, Rick Eid, Omri Givon, Rotem Shamir and Chayim Sharir are executive producers for Jerry Bruckheimer Television in association with Warner Bros. Television.”

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