With fewer scripted originals on the broadcast networks in the fall season than in recent memory, NBC might have a hit on its hands with Found.
The network went public Tuesday with the official trailer for its upcoming drama series, and something tells us it will play well with fans of the absent CBS and NBC procedurals.
In the freshly released promo, Mark-Paul Gosselaar plays Sir, the man Gabi Mosely (Shanola Hampton_ has locked up in her basement.
We quickly learn that Sir abducted Gabi as a teenager and that she managed to escape her captor.
But what happened in the time they were apart?
That’s what flashbacks are for, you guys!
“The series follows public relations specialist Gabi Mosely (Shanola Hampton) and her crisis management team dedicated to finding missing persons, especially those often overlooked by the system,” the logline teases.
“Gabi was once herself one of those forgotten ones, and is still hiding a chilling secret of her own – she has found her kidnapper, Sir, (Mark-Paul Gosselaar), and uses his twisted expertise to help solve their cases.”
It’s a thrilling hook, and the trailer hams up the dynamic between the pair as Sir tells Gabi she wouldn’t be able to solve the cases without him.
But there’s also the possibility that Gabi’s one-time captor wouldn’t run off if she removed his shackles.
It makes us question whether there’s more to the kidnapping story from the past and whether Sir wants to help save other kidnap victims overlooked by the system.
The series also stars Gabrielle Elise Walsh as Lacey Quinn, Brett Dalton as Detective Mark Trent, and Kelli Williams as Margaret Reed.
Also starring is Karan Oberoi as Dhan Rana and Arlen Escarpeta as Zeke Wallace.
Found was initially set to launch earlier this year, but NBC moved it to the fall amid the uncertainty surrounding the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes.
The series will now premiere Tuesday, October 3, at 10 p.m.
Check out the promo below.
Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.