Last year, horror fans fell in love with American Horror Story. It was well written and directed and provided a killer cast (pun intended). Now ABC's poised to air 666 Park Avenue. Can this new devilish show capture the hearts of horror fans? Take a look and decide for yourself.
The Key Players
Lost's Terry O'Quinn and Ugly Betty's Vanessa Williams star as Gavin and Olivia Doran, the mysterious owners of Manhattan's most lavish apartment building, the Drake. Dave Annable, of Brothers and Sisters fame, and Rachel Taylor, of the short-lived Charlie's Angels, co-star as the building managers.
The Drake offers something no other upper east side Manhattan apartment building can. It can turn one's dreams into reality, for a price. The question is will those choosing to live at the Drake understand what that price is and, if so, will they be willing to pay it?
The Time and Place
The show begins September 30th and airs Sunday nights following ABC's hits from last year --- Once Upon a Time and Revenge. It's 10:00 p.m. time slot is right for the show which is sure to offer some sex and violence.
This new show goes up against the new J.J. Abrams show Revolution, CBS's hit The Mentalist and the popular Showtime drama, Homeland.
Why the Show Could Work
Despite the heavy competition, this show has a lot going for it. Revolution has some relatively unknown actors. It will take the show longer to build an audience because of that. Not everyone has Showtime either and while The Mentalist is competition, it should not affect the numbers for 666 Park Avenue.
Having Terry O'Quinn and Vanessa Williams at the helm for this project is not only smart, it is brilliant. Both actors have a built-in fan base that will follow them almost anywhere. Additionally, the buzz is that this show is well written to boot. Combine that with its horror premise and it seems to have all the trappings of a winner.
Why the Show Could Fail
While people went gaga over American Horror Story las year, that's no guarantee that the horror concept is still hot. Horror fans are often fickle. After all, they failed to buy into ABC's The River. If the writing isn't crisp and intense and if the performances aren't always top-notch, fans could tire of it. That's a lot of pressure to put on a new show.
People are already talking about this one. It has the smell of a hit already. This one should easily get picked up for extra episodes before a final decision gets made about its future in 2014.
What do you think? Are you excited to see this new show? If so, why? If not, why not? Sound off below.