Today I checked out the pilot episode and Q&A for “666 Park Avenue“, the sinister new series starring Terry O’Quinn, Vanessa Williams, Dave Annable, and Rachael Taylor. At first, I was a bit reluctant at the idea of watching a full TV episode in the middle of Comic-Con craziness, but it didn’t take long for me to get sucked in.
Here’s the premise: A young eager couple — Jane Van Neen (Rachael Taylor) and Henry Martin (Annable)– have just arrived to New York with a lot of hope but no cash. So they take what seems like a dream gig as resident managers of luxury high-rise building on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The building is owned by the mysterious Gavin Doran (O’Quinn) and his wife, Olivia (Williams), who are happy to help others fulfill their dreams, but at a price. Shortly after Jane and Henry take the job, they realize that there may be more to this building than meets the eye.
I had heard rumblings that the show was a cheap version of Rosemary’s Baby, but I found it to be intriguing. If you were a fan of “Lost“, you are aware that O’Quinn can play the side of darkness with a twinkle in his eye. With this series, he takes his dark side to a new level. It’s unclear if he’s the Devil or a demon, but O’Quinn described his character as “pure evil”.
“666 Park Avenue” has many of the elements that pulls me into a TV series: a great cast, decent writing, and a supernatural element that is spooky and dramatic. At the very least, it intrigued me enough to keep watching this fall.