Henry Ian Cusick chats about Dr. Jonas Lear in THE PASSAGE

Can one girl save humanity? That’s the question we all are asking and you can get the answer at the new FOX series, The Passage. Based on author Justin Cronin’s best-selling trilogy of the same name, The Passage is an epic, character-driven thriller written by Liz Heldens.


THE PASSAGE: Henry Ian Cusick in THE PASSAGE on Mondays @ 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT on FOX. (© 2019 FOX Broadcasting. CR: Eliza Morse / FOX)

I had the opportunity to participate in a roundtable interviews with Peruvian director and actor Henry Ian Cusick who plays Dr. Jonas Lear. In the interview, we talked about what drown him to the project, about the character Dr. Jonar Lear, what we can expect of season one, and more.

Check it out the video interview:

More about the series

The Passage focuses on Project NOAH, a secret medical facility where scientists are experimenting with a dangerous virus that could lead to the cure for all disease, but also carries the potential to wipe out the human race. When a young girl, Amy Bellafonte is chosen to be a test subject, Federal Agent Brad Wolgast is the man who is tasked with bringing her to Project NOAH. Ultimately, however, Wolgast becomes her surrogate father, trying to protect her at any cost. Brad and Amy’s journey will force them to confront Project NOAH’s lead scientists, Major Nichole Sykes and Dr. Jonas Lear, as well as the hardened former Navy Operative Clark Richards, whom Brad trained. It likewise brings them face-to-face with a dangerous new race of beings confined within the walls of Project NOAH, including former scientist Tim Fanning and death-row inmates Shauna Babcock and Anthony Carter. In seeking out any allies he can find, Brad also turns to his former wife, Dr. Lila Kyle for help. But as Project NOAH’s scientists hone in on a cure that could save humanity, these new beings begin to test their own powers, inching one step closer to an escape that could lead to an unimaginable apocalypse.

The series stars Saniyya Sidney, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Caroline Chikezie, Vincent Piazza,  Jamie McShane, Brianne Howey, McKinley Belcher III, and Emmanuelle Chriqui.

Executive-produced by Emmy Award winner and Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Ridley Scott and writer/director Matt Reeves.

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