FlashForward: The Official Press Release

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We're just over two weeks away from the series premiere of FlashForward.

Based on a number of reports and spoilers, most potential viewers have a clear idea of what this unique drama is about.

But ABC has released the following official description for the series, which debuts on September 24. Check it out below and set your DVR accordingly...

What would you do if you were given a glimpse of the future? Would you accept what you saw and live life to its fullest, or would you do everything in your power to change your destiny? When the world's population is given a glimpse of their future, it forces everyone to come to grips with whether their destinies can be fulfilled or avoided.

Scene from FlashForward

FBI agent Mark Benford and his partner, Demetri Noh, are in the middle of a car chase monitored by their boss, Stanford Wedeck, and colleague Janis Hawk; Mark's wife, Dr. Olivia Benford, is in the middle of surgery; Dr. Bryce Varley is weighing a potentially life-ending decision.

Mark's friend, Aaron Stark, is working high above the ground on power lines; and Nicole Kirby - baby-sitter to Mark and Olivia's daughter, Charlie - is in the throes of passion with her boyfriend when suddenly, and without warning, every person on Earth blacks out for two minutes and seventeen seconds and sees a series of events from their own future, taking place on April 29, 2010 at 10:00 p.m., Pacific Time.

For some the future will be joyous and hopeful; for others, shockingly unexpected; and for a few, it simply doesn't seem to exist.

Everyone in the world will eventually begin chronicling what they saw in their flashforwards on a worldwide website - the Mosaic Collective - that will further draw people together. And some of the flashforwards just might help Mark and his colleagues piece together the cause of the blackout.

Matt Richenthal is the Editor in Chief of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter and on Google+.


FlashForward Quotes

I didn't just lose consciousness; my consciousness went somewhere else.

Mark Benford

We've been saying people have been blacking out, but that wasn't my experience. More like a dream.

Mark Benford