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'The Event' Synopsis and Essential Information


The Event Cast
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Jason Ritter stars as Sean Walker in this high-octane drama about an "Everyman" searching for his missing fiancée, whose disappearance leads Walker to uncover one of the biggest cover-ups in U.S. history.

Series Premiere:

September 20, 2010


Despite low ratings right off the bat, NBC stuck with the series, but in the end, the network couldn't hold off any longer and canceled the show after 22 episodes.

'The Event' Cast:

  • Jason Ritter as Sean Walker
  • Blair Underwood as U.S. President Elias Martinez
  • Laura Innes as Sophia Maguire
  • Sarah Roemer as Leila Buchanan
  • Scott Patterson as Michael Buchanan
  • Ian Anthony Dale as Simon Lee
  • Željko Ivanek as Blake Sterling
  • Lisa Vidal as Christina Martinez
  • Bill Smitrovich as Vice President Raymond Jarvis


What is the Event? Who can you believe?


  • The series creators have promised that The Event will not be like Lost, Heroes or FlashForward, stating to reporters, "The show is really designed to answer questions, to satisfy people, to keep them hooked. We're keeping mysteries open, but we're solving them. In the second episode, we're very clearly answering the two largest open questions in the pilot."

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