The Event is an emotional, high-octane conspiracy thriller that follows Sean Walker (Jason Ritter, "The Class"), an everyman who investigates the mysterious disappearance of his would-be fiancée Leila (Sarah Roemer, "Disturbia"), and unwittingly begins to expose the biggest cover-up in U.S. history.
Sean's quest will send ripples through the lives of an eclectic band of strangers, including newly elected U.S. President Elias Martinez (Golden Globe nominee Blair Underwood, "In Treatment"); Sophia Maguire (Emmy Award nominee Laura Innes, "ER"), who is the leader of a mysterious group of detainees; and Leila's shadowy father (Scott Patterson, "Gilmore Girls"). Their futures are on a collision course in a global conspiracy that could ultimately change the fate of mankind.
Universal Studios Home Entertainment hasn't formally announced the title yet, and it's not showing up as an entry at Amazon.com either. But north of the border, Canada's Amazon.ca is showing a pre-order entry
for The Event - Season 1
on DVD! The show, starring Jason Ritter, Laura Innes, Blair Underwood, Željko Ivanek, Lisa Vidal and Hal Holbrook, is listed as being available starting August 23rd
, although that could possibly change since the studio hasn't made it official yet. The price shown there is CA$61.99 SRP (which usually becomes a $59.99 SRP in the USA, based on previous experience). You can, of course, pre-order it at a discount. Amazon.ca also shows a cover art image, which we have for you below, but we caution you that this may also be un-finalized and could change. Especially since the title shown says "Season 1"; the program was officially cancelled a week-and-a-half ago, so the title could change to say "the complete series" (although Universal never made such a change to the DVDs when the remake of Bionic Woman
was cancelled, so perhaps it won't change this time, either). Stay tuned for updates!