Sunday, July 26 and Sunday, August 2 on NBC (9-11 p.m. ET)
"The Storm" is an epic miniseries event where the
changeable forces of nature combine -- in the air, on land, in the seas -- as
the world counts down its final, catastrophic hours. Golden Globe and Emmy
Award nominee Treat Williams ("Everwood") and James Van Der Beek ("Dawson's
Creek") star in this ultimate tale of man against nature.
Billionaire Robert Terrell (Williams) has fulfilled a lifelong obsession and made history with "weather creation" technology though his Atmospheric Research Institute. But during a test run, a blast of energy is sent into the ionosphere with unexpected results. The experiments hurtle the planet towards destruction -- hurricanes change course, winds go instantly from hot to cold, torrential rains bring regions to a standstill, and buildings crumble into ruins under explosive lightening storms. It's only the beginning.
Only one scientist -Kirk Hafner (Van Der Beek) -- steps forward to demand that the system be terminated. Terrell is undeterred and continues to push his team to move forward. In truth, his motives for the initially philanthropic technology are far more opportunistic. With government cohort, Army General Braxton (David James Elliott, "JAG"), Terrell envisions the technology as a key military weapon to ensure superpower status.
Realizing he's powerless to stop the project by himself, Hafner contacts news reporter Danni Nelson (Teri Polo, "Meet the Parents") with plans to expose Terrell and explain the catastrophic weather to a bewildered and frightened world. It's a task that won't come easy, as Hafner quickly discovers the motives and loyalties of authorities are not in his favor. As devastating and extreme weather events hammer down on every corner of the Earth, it will be a race against time to shut down the system before the edge of extinction.
Featuring a cast of television favorites including Emmy Award winner John Larroquette ("Boston Legal"), Luke Perry ("Beverly Hills, 90210") and Marisol Nichols ("24"), "The Storm" poses a tantalizing and terrifying what-if scenario.
"The Storm" is produced by RHI Entertainment in association with Larry Levinson Productions. While directed by Emmy winner Bradford May ("JAG"), the miniseries is executive-produced by Robert Halmi, Jr. and Larry Levinson.