Daddy, are you going to die someday? That’s the question “Forever” creator Matt Miller was asked by his young son one night before bed. Doing what any loving parent would do Matt tried to sooth his son’s fears by telling him no, he would never die. Realizing his mistake and wanting to build trust and understanding with his son Matt went back to amended the story letting his son know that yes, he would die one day but it wouldn’t be for a very long time. Once Matt’s wife stepped in to comfort their son from the fear of losing his dad one day, it sparked an idea in Matt of what would happen if a character wouldn’t or couldn’t die and the legend of Dr. Henry Morgan (Ioan Gruffudd) and the story of “Forever” was born.
“Forever” airs Tuesdays 10|9c on ABC. Full video interview after the jump!
Ioan Gruffudd stars in the new ABC drama “Forever” as Henry Morgan, a doctor who finds himself cursed to live an eternal life. When we first meet Henry several hundred years ago he’s a doctor on a ship in the middle of the ocean defending the life of a slave being beaten only to find himself on the wrong end of a gun and tossed overboard. By forces yet to be revealed to both the viewer’s and Henry himself, his life is regenerated and found in a body of water alive.
Will we ever discover the true nature to Henry’s plight? Should we? Ioan Gruffudd sat down with us to chat about this and a few other surprises. Full video interview after the jump!
This weeks episode of “Forever” – The Frustrating Thing About Psychopaths, has Henry (Ioan Gruffudd) and Det. Jo Martinez (Alana De La Garza) chasing down a copycat killer recreating famous cases through history such as Jack the Ripper and The Black Dahlia. Oh and did I mention the return of Henry’s mystery fan? He’s back!
Tonight on “Forever” we find Henry experiencing a little case of deja vu when a human heart is delivered to the police station and he is asked to consult. While investigating what’s in the box, Henry finds himself in what appears to be a Jack the Ripper copycat killing spree which of course transports him back to the time when he experienced the real Jack the Ripper killings first hand.
(ABC, Tuesdays 10/9C)
So what would you do if you found yourself cursed to live an eternal life? If you’re Dr. Henry Morgan you study all the various ways you personally have died over the course of two-hundred years and become the medical examiner for a big city police department. If it were me, I’d find a way to hit the lotto and travel the world but I digress.
ABC has unveiled its schedule for the fall 2014-15 season. There are six new shows on the schedule – Forever, black-ish, How to Get Away With Murder, Selfie, Manhattan Love Story and Cristela – with Forever getting a two-night premiere in the form of a ‘special sneak preview’ on Monday, September 22nd and then debuting in its regular timeslot on Tuesday, September 23rd, following the returning Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The Shonda Rimes series How to Get Away With Murder (above) premieres as the closing hour Shondaland Night follwoing the return of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal on Thursday, September 25th.
In a bold move, the network has new comedies in the first hour of primetime on Tuesdays, with Selfie and Manhattan Love Story premiering on September 30th. The other two new half-hour comedies – black-ish and Cristela, debut on Wednesday, September 24th and Friday, October 10th respectively. The complete schedule for ABC’s fall lineup follows the jump.
For fall of the 2014-15 season, ABC has added six new shows: Selfie, Manhattan Love Story, Forever, Black-ish, How to Get Away with Murder and Cristela – three half-hour comedies and three dramas/dramedies. Waiting in the wings for mid-season are: American Crime, Fresh Off the Boat, Galavant, Marvel’s Agent Carter, Secrets and Lies and The Whispers – three dramas, a musical dramedy and two half-hour comedies. Marvel’s Agent Carter and Galavant will serve as bridge series between fall and spring runs of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD and Once Upon a Time, respectively.
Some notable shifts among returning shows: Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal each move up an hour on Thursdays with How to Get Away with Murder sliding into the 10 pm slot; SHIELD moves back an hour, with Selfie and Manhattan Love Story taking over its former timeslot. For series descriptions and the complete schedule, follow the jump.