Every now and then we like to take the lack of specificity in the Nolan Fans title and shower Jonah Nolan, brother of Christopher Nolan, with a little love too. For the past week or so I have been tracking the development of Jonah’s Person of Interest television pilot. Last I reported, the pilot was set to be made by CBS, produced by JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot production company, written by Jonah Nolan, and starring Jim Caviezel and Michael Emerson. Since then CBS has picked up the show to series and announced that it will be debuting this fall. It will be pushing veteran CSI out its marquee time-slot of 10 years; Thursdays 9:00 at PM. This goes to show you the confidence CBS has in the show, with many claiming that the network is using it has its front-runner for its new fall line-up. We’ve also learned that the show will feature Academy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson (Benjamin Button, The Karate Kid), Kevin Chapman (Mystic River, Unstoppable) and Jermaine Crawford of The Wire. Check out the trailer, press release, and photos below.
Person of Interest stars Jim Caviezel, Emmy Award winner Michael Emerson and Academy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson in a crime thriller about a presumed dead former-CIA agent who teams up with a mysterious billionaire to prevent violent crimes by using their own brand of vigilante justice. Reese’s (Caviezel) special training in covert operations appeals to Finch (Emerson), a software genius who invented a program that uses pattern recognition to identify people about to be involved in violent crimes. Using state-of-the-art surveillance technology, the two work outside of the law using Reese’s adept skills and Finch’s unlimited wealth to unravel the mystery of the person of interest and stop the crime before it happens. Reese’s actions catch the attention of the NYPD, including homicide detective Carter (Henson), and Fusco (Kevin Chapman), a cop who Reese uses to his advantage. With infinite crimes to investigate, Reese and Finch find that the right person, with the right information, at the right time, can change everything. Emmy Award winners J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk (“Lost”), Academy Award nominee Jonathan Nolan (“Memento”), David Semel (“Heroes”) and Greg Plageman (“Cold Case”) are the executive producers for Warner Bros. Television.