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Coma (A&E)

raigraphixs

Distinguished Member
'Coma' from A&E Network (US) is a four-hour epic two-night event from producers Ridley and Tony Scott.

A&E's Coma is a modern retelling of Robin Cook's 1977 novel as well as a remake of a previous feature film in 1978 adaptation by Michael Crichton (both of the same name).

A thriller about a young doctor (Lauren Ambrose) who discovers that something sinister is going on in her hospital after routine procedures send more than a few seemingly healthy patients into comas on the operating table.


James Woods, Geena Davis, Richard Dreyfuss, Ellen Burstyn, Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under, Torchwood: Miracle Day), Steven Pasquale (Rescue Me), James Rebhorn (Law & Order, White Collar), Joe Morton (The Good Wife), Michael Weston (House), Joseph Mazello (The Pacific, The Social Network).


Directed by Mikael Salomon (Band of Brothers)

Written by John J. McLaughlin (Black Swan)

“Coma,” a modern day retelling of the bestselling novel by Robin Cook and based on the film by Michael Crichton, premieres on Labor Day, Monday, September 3rd, and concludes on Tuesday, September 4th, airing at 9PM ET/PT on both nights.


Teaser




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JayCee

Distinguished Member
Wonder if it'll come to the UK?
I enjoy most of the Scott brothers productions.
 
I'm a big fan of the original film, one of the last conspiracy thrillers of the 70s with a great performance by Genevieve Bujold at a time when women were not cast in heroic action roles (and a year before Alien). These TV remakes are rarely any good (The Andromeda Strain mini-series was abysmal ) but this has a great cast and I like Lauren Ambrose, so hopefully it will turn out well.
 

smackos

Well-known Member
I hope this isn't a silly question but given the recent tragedy is this actually still going to be aired as scheduled?
 

krish

Distinguished Member
I hope this isn't a silly question but given the recent tragedy is this actually still going to be aired as scheduled?
Their TV production company is behind it (also The Good Wife, and the occasional miniseries), but they are not the day to day creatives/showrunners
- this and the new season of The Good Wife are bound to carry a dedication to Tony Scott
 
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unique

Moderator
I hope this isn't a silly question but given the recent tragedy is this actually still going to be aired as scheduled?

what tragedy do you mean? i've seen the original movie and presume this is a similar story, and i can't think of any recent news that's similar to the main theme/story
 

smackos

Well-known Member
unique said:
what tragedy do you mean? i've seen the original movie and presume this is a similar story, and i can't think of any recent news that's similar to the main theme/story

This show is "presented by Ridley and Tony Scott", given the very recent passing of Tony Scott I wondered if this might have been put on Hiatus for a while. They've both been heavily involved in creating this.
 

raigraphixs

Distinguished Member
Episode 1 was intriguing, the medical student
got a shock at what she saw in
The Jefferson Facility, shame she
did not think about sending a photo out on her
phone

It did have a dedication to the late Tony Scott
 

JayCee

Distinguished Member
i enjoyed this 2-parter last year

UK premiere - Thursday June 6th at 9pm (Channel 5)

I see it's in my Sky planner and I have set it to record but no option of a series link at the moment???...seeing it's a two-parter.
EDIT...just noticed it's running time is 3H 15mins...2 parts condensed into 1?
 

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