Itâ€™s a journey for truth.
â€œAmerican Odysseyâ€ is a complex journey that looks into corporate espionage, secrets, conspiracies and global politics as three strangers seek out the truth.
The television series stars Anniel Friel (â€œPushing Daisiesâ€), Peter Facinelli (â€œNurse Jackieâ€) and Jake Robinson (â€œThe Carrie Diariesâ€).
Hereâ€™s the synopsis:
From writer-director Peter Horton (“Grey’s Anatomy”) and writers Adam Armus & Nora Kay Foster (â€œThe Followingâ€) comes â€œAmerican Odyssey,â€ a complex journey through global politics, corporate espionage, and military secrets involving three strangers who only have one thing in common â€¦ the truth. In this â€œTraffic”-like action drama, an international conspiracy explodes when the lives of a female Special Forces soldier, a disillusioned corporate lawyer and a political activist from a privileged family unexpectedly collide.
After a team of American soldiers battles jihadists in North Africa, they’re shocked to learn that theyâ€™ve stumbled upon and killed Al Qaeda’s top commander. Sgt. Odelle Ballardâ€” a soldier, mother, wife and the unit’s only female member â€” discovers computer files that prove that a major U.S. corporation is funding the jihadists. But before she can tell anyone, her team is attacked and killed. The world is told that the unit was wiped out by enemy militants, but the truth is that Odelle survived and is the only witness to her unit’s true assassins: private military contractors Osela (think â€œBlackwaterâ€).
As Odelle struggles to survive and find her way home, in New York former U.S. Attorney turned corporate litigator Peter Decker finds himself embroiled in a merger with the same company that funded the jihadists. As Peter begins to connect the corrupt dots of this companyâ€™s terrorist involvement, Harrison Walters, a political activist and trust fund kid, meets a hacker, Bob Offer, who claims to have unearthed a massive military-industrial-complex conspiracy. Bob is right: He’s stumbled onto the same cover-up that Odelle discovered, which will soon become a national headline with lethal implications. The only way they’ll ever save their country, their families and themselves is by joining forces and exposing the people behind it.
American Odyssey premieres tonight on Sunday from 10-11 p.m. EST on NBC.
Latino-Review caught up for an exclusive interview with co-creators and executive producers Adam Armus and Nora Kay Foster at WonderCon before their presentation to the convention goers.
They created the show with Peter Horton who also directed the pilot.
Check out the video interview below.