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The Crossing

The Crossing

Photo Credit:  ABC/Bob D'Amico
  • Premiered: 
    April 2, 2018
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  • Network: ABC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Dan Dworkin & Jay Beattie 
  • Subject Matter: Science Fiction
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Plot Synopsis

THE CROSSING is a one-hour sci-fi series that centers on a small coastal town in Oregon, where 47 refugees mysteriously wash up seeking asylum because they're fleeing a war....that's 180 years in the America. Jude Ellis is the sheriff of Port Canaan, a small fishing town on the Oregon coast. Having relocated from Oakland to escape a strained marriage and a dark past as a big city cop, his goal is to build a quiet new life for himself and for, eventually, his young son. But those plans for a quiet life change instantly when 47 refugees from a war-torn country wash up on his beach seeking asylum. But the country they're from is America...and the war they're fleeing is 180 years in the future. As the Feds set out to uncover the truth behind the mysterious migration, Jude launches an investigation of his own with the help of his loyal sheriff's deputy, and Port Canaan native, Nestor Rosario. Reece is a refugee too, but she's different. She's an "Apex," a member of a genetically engineered human population that possess dramatically heightened physical and mental traits. While in the future she was a soldier -- tasked with eliminating members of the lower "Common" class -- her only goal once she arrives in Port Canaan is to find her daughter, Leah, from whom she is separated during the Crossing, and who is then taken to a secret camp with the rest of the new arrivals. As Leah tries to adapt to her new surroundings with the other refugees, she finds herself fighting a devastating virus that she has brought with her from the future. But Reece has raised a fighter -- capable, resourceful and brave. Leading the investigation for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is Emma Ren, whose dogged pursuit of the truth is complicated by the fact that her boss, wily DHS Undersecretary Craig Lindauer, seems to know a lot more about the migration than he's telling her. Emma's second-in-command is Bryce Foster, a young, empathetic agent who comes to find himself in over his head. DHS camp guard Roy Aronson is a straight arrow, but his by-the-book nature will be tested once he becomes romantically interested in one of the refugees. Another vital member of the government team is virologist Dr. Sophie Forbin, who is inquisitive, driven and has her own personal reasons for researching the Apex phenomenon and what it could mean to the future of science. The survivors who fled the future in search of a better life include Caleb and his wife, Rebecca, who are still struggling with the painful loss of their daughter; Hannah, whose sweet exterior masks a gritty survivor who has learned the hard way what it takes to survive; and Paul, who is anxious, haunted and desperate to see the outside world. The news of this mysterious arrival will have the locals buzzing with their own theories, including twentysomething-year-old Marshall (Tommy Bastow), whose disdain for rules and authority will put him on a collision course with some very powerful people once he starts peeling back the layers of the refugee mystery. As the search for answers in this small town gets underway, the lives of the people here -- both the townspeople and these newcomers -- will never be the same.
On Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 8-10pm ET/PT, ABC premiered the series finale of THE CROSSING, debuting back-to-back new episodes:

"The Androcles Option" (8pm): Jude and Nestor form a plan to break the refugees out of the camp, but it's complicated when Sophie arrives with information on Reece's whereabouts. Not content to wait, Marshall takes matters into his own hands.

"These Are the Names" (9pm): The lives of the refugees hang in the balance as Jude and Nestor team up with an unlikely ally. Meanwhile, Eve and Lindauer move forward with their ruthless effort to tie up loose ends.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by ABC Studios


  • - Port Canaan, Oregon USA