The River

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The River
Genre Paranormal
Action/Adventure
Horror
Mystery
Found footage
Created by Oren Peli
Michael R. Perry
Starring Bruce Greenwood
Joe Anderson
Leslie Hope
Eloise Mumford
Paul Blackthorne
Thomas Kretschmann
Daniel Zacapa
Shaun Parkes
Paulina Gaitan
Composer(s) Graeme Revell
Country of origin  United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 8 (3 Aired)
Production
Executive producer(s) Oren Peli
Jason Blum
Steven Schneider
Darryl Frank
Justin Falvey
Zack Estrin
Michael Green
Steven Spielberg
Producer(s) Samantha Thomas
Robert D. Simon
Jaume Colliet-Serra
Ryan DeGard (assoc)
Hilton H. Smith (co.)
Editor(s) Alan Cody
Tim Alverson
Location(s) Puerto Rico (pilot)
Oahu, Hawaii
Cinematography John Leonetti
Running time 27 minutes
Production company(s) DreamWorks Television
Good PR Productions
Haunted Movies
J.A. Green Construction Corp.
Amblin Television
Distributor ABC Studios
Broadcast
Original channel ABC
Original run February 7, 2012 (2012-02-07) – present
Status Airing
Other websites
Official website

The River is an American television series. The series uses many different genres. These include paranormal, action/adventure, mystery and horror. The series was first broadcast during the 2011–12 winter season on ABC. Eight episodes will be made for the first season.[1] The series was first shown on Tuesday February 7, 2012 at 9pm EST.[2]

Plot[change | change source]

Explorer Dr. Emmet Cole (Bruce Greenwood) went looking for magic in the Amazon. He never came back. To the millions of kids who grew up watching his nature show, Dr. Cole was a hero. To his son, Lincoln (Joe Anderson), he was more of mystery. Six months after Cole was lost, Lincoln was ready to accept that his father was dead. This changes when Dr. Cole's emergency beacon goes off. Lincoln and his mother, Tess (Leslie Hope), begin a search for his father. To pay for the rescue, they let Dr. Cole's ex-producer, Clark (Paul Blackthorne), film the mission as a documentary. They and a group of others go to the Amazon to try and find Dr. Cole.

Production[change | change source]

Oren Peli and Michael R. Perry created this series about a documentary crew searching the Amazon for a scientist-explorer-television host.

In September, 2010, ABC bought the rights to make the series. NBC also wanted to make it, but ABC offered more money.[3][4] The show will broadcast on CTV in Canada.[5]

Critical reception[change | change source]

The show has been well liked by the critics. It has a score of 65/100 from Metacritic.[6]

Broadcast[change | change source]

The River was first broadcast in the United States and Canada on February 7, 2012. It is not being broadcast the United Kingdom but was on iTunes on February 8, 2012.[7]

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