ABC has cancelled Zero Hour after three low-rated outings - no word on when the remaining episodes will air.
Episode 1x04, originally scheduled for March 7, has been pulled from ABC's schedule.
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No question, ABC is quick to cancel shows, but I think this one was headed for the graveyard one way or another. It was a slow starter and a poor play on Davinci code. I will admit that I am curious to see what the true plot was, but at the same time I feel comfortable in saying that the payoff most likely would not have been worth the wait of multiple or even one season.
Hopefully this opens up a great opportunity for better programming.
If you do NOT want to know what happens, STOP READING HERE.
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OK, here is the plot, for those that asked. During WW2, 12 new apostles were designated to help a new Jesus of the future take on a resurrected Nazi threat that was destined to take over the world. (The 5th Reich) The big secret hidden during WW2 was the location of the true cross of the crucifixion. Around episode 8, the cross is recovered by the good guys. Upon that cross is the true blood of Jesus Christ. The Amy Irving character becomes pregnant and the embryo is infused with that true blood of Jesus, thereby creating a genetic clone of Jesus Christ, who ends up going off to war in 30 years against the newly empowered Nazi nation that emerges by then. Hence Armageddon. The point where this new Jesus and his new 12 apostles go off to war against the new Hitler, (personified as the anti-christ) is the "Zero Hour" of the title of the series. That point in time is also the basis of the season cliffhanger. Season 2 of the show was going to focus on the war between Jesus and his 12, and the 5th Reich. The original baby with the strange eyes seen in episode 1 was to be the new Hitler's father, the father of the anti-christ. It all sounds a bit hokey but I hear the series was really well done and riveting to watch.
Thanks for sharing! I was really curious as to where it was all going. So where did Edwards reincarnation fit into this? Especially since he was a nazi?
Either way, there is no way this show could have pulled off such an elaborate story line. The writing was way too poor for it to make any sense. I love this kind of show but the quality was just not here.
Episodes 4 and 5 have aired already in the UK and I have those shows. I posted links to them in this forum but the message disappeared! I do not know why. However, I can repost the links if there is any interest...
Episode 6 ran on Monday. It looks like it is being broadcast on some Spanish network. The same network is also running Hannibal, which is an NBC show. Zero Hour is an ABC show. The shows are all exactly as they will air on ABC this summer. The station ID on the bottom right of the screen says Fox20. The shows I am downloading are all in Hi Def. (I posted links to these shows but the message was removed - NOT by me, though. Not sure why it was removed because I am sure there are those who would like to see those shows early.) Anyhow, if anyone is interested in specific plot info on episodes 4-6, I can post those spoilers, or I can put these shows in an archive and upload them to Rapidshare or Bitcom or other cloud storage site and post the link here. I can say each episode of the series gets better and better!