Santiago Cabrera Salvation CBS New Promo and more
Santiago appears in a new Salvation CBS promo feature revealed exclusively on TV Guide.
”There’s nothing quite like a good natural disaster threatening the extinction of the human race, and CBS’s summer series Salvation provides that in spades. Now TVGuide.com has your exclusive first look at this new saga.
When Liam (Charlie Rowe), an MIT graduate student, realizes that a “planet killing” meteor is six months from hitting earth, he’s frantic to notify government officials about the impending apocalypse. Unsurprisingly, the government is already aware and not interested in sharing theories or solutions with a kid.
Luckily, billionaire tech tycoon Darius Tanz (Santiago Cabrera) is more than willing to take Liam under his wing to help develop his own survival plans.
“Liam you could say is a genius in his own right,” Cabrera says. “He could be a young Darius in the making even. I think Darius sees that in him, recognizes that in him — though he’d never really tell him that — and Darius ends up being like a father figure for him. A father he never had.”
The third member of their rag-tag team is Grace Barrows (Jennifer Finnigan), a Pentagon public relations official, which makes her involvement with Darius and Liam’s plan sketchy at best, illegal at worst. However, there’s also a mysterious third team lurking in the shadows and making matters worse.
“The Russians come into play at some point,” Cabrera teases, “And the government is very much part of that world. So there’s a constant clash with the government.”
Six months to save the world isn’t exactly ideal under any circumstances, but one would hope the human race would unite to solve this issue for once. Sadly, we don’t envision that happening anytime soon.
Salvation premieres Wednesday, July 12th at 9/8c on CBS”‘
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Salvation CBS is a pick of the week in Variety.
A great, informative interview in the New York Post with Executive Producers Liz Kruger and Craig Shapiro. They were obviously impressed with Santiago’s show reel! Sounds like Darius is going to be a very intriguing character who will evolve over the 13 episode run and there are plans for Seasons 2 and 3 if the show is renewed.
‘The show’s leading man, Santiago Cabrera, will be familiar to fans of HBO’s “Big Little Lies,” on which he played Reese Witherspoon’s ex-paramour, community theater director Joseph Bachman. “When we saw Santiago’s reel, we fell off our chairs,” Kruger says. “He goes to places you would not expect. And we promised [him] normalcy and sanity. We’ve made a career out of being sane.”
Cabrera, who was born in Chile and raised in many places, uses a British accent on the show. His co-star, Charlie Rowe, who plays MIT astrophysicist whiz Liam Cole, uses an American accent.
“Charlie is straight-ahead British,” Shapiro says. “We thought of his character as Matthew Broderick in ‘War Games.’ He’s still the innocent of the world. He’s somebody who could be mentored or tormented, we like to say. Darius is going to put him through the wringer.”
Kruger and Shapiro swear they have a plan in place — should “Salvation” be renewed — that won’t delay the arrival of the asteroid from a projected 186 days to oh, six years. “This is not a show about an asteroid hitting,” Kruger says. “We have plans for Seasons 2 and 3 that are not going to be us jogging in place.”
Salvation premieres tomorrow night Wednesday, July 12th on CBS Television Network.
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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.