Santiago Cabrera Salvation CBS ‘More Fact than Science Fiction’

Salvation CBS promises to be ‘more fact than science fiction’ according to this article in Inquisitr by Taylor Rios, drawn from an interview in TV Guide with executive producer Liz Kruger.  Turns out they have an astrophysicist on set to ensure that story lines and solutions are science based.  Here’s an excerpt. To read the full article follow the link above :-

Salvation is aiming to be a bit different than others in its genre. For one, it will not be all gloom and doom. There will be optimism strewn throughout the episodes. Also, the show has an astrophysicist on the set to make sure the solutions are more factual and realistic than other television shows.

In the latest issue of TV Guide, executive producer Liz Kruger discussed the upcoming series. She described it as an ‘optimistic summer popcorn movie.’ Kruger, who worked on Extant, also teased that the characters are trying to save the world…a massive asteroid is headed toward Earth. The geopolitical thriller stars Ian Anthony Dale as Harris Edwards, who works for the Department of Defense. Finding a way to save the planet, he works with billionaire tech entrepreneur Darius Tanz (Santiago Cabrera). Darius anticipated this would happen. He was actually working on a seven-year preparedness plan. However, when the show begins, they won’t have years to come up with a solution. The apocalypse is arriving in just 186 days.

Of course, there are more members of the team who are determined to save Earth from the giant rock. Liam Cole (Charlie Rowe) is an asteroid expert. Grace Barrows (Jennifer Finnigan) is a spokeswoman for the Pentagon. Tanz will ask Barrows to be his spy from within the government. That sounds like a big clue that politics will play a major role with the characters in Salvation.

While a lot of similar themed TV shows, the one thing that makes Salvation  different is their approach to solutions. Instead of focusing on unbelievable remedies, astrophysicist Phil Plait was on the set. His job was to make sure the series has storylines, problems, and solutions that are more science-based. That doesn’t mean the show will lack drama, though. There will be love triangles, conspiracy theories, and ethical dilemmas. Of course, viewers should also expect tensions to rise between the government and private sector. ‘There’s a story at play about who controls space. The question is, will we destroy ourselves before the asteroid even gets here?’ ”


Lots to digest there.  Love triangles, conspiracy theories, ethical dilemmas and tensions between government and the private sector – all this while an asteroid streaks towards Earth.  Sounds brilliant, bring it on!


Salvation CBS

SALVATION, a suspense thriller that centers on Liam Cole (Charlie Rowe), an MIT grad student, and Darius Tanz (Santiago Cabrera) a tech superstar, who bring Pentagon official Grace Barrows (Jennifer Finnigan) a staggering discovery – that an asteroid is just six months away from colliding with Earth, premieres Wednesday, July 12th at 9PM ET/PT on CBS Television Network.