The Event (typographically stylized THE EVƎNT) is an American television series containing elements of science fiction, action/adventure and political allegory. The show was created by Nick Wauters, and premiered on NBC on September 20, 2010. The plot centers on a group of extraterrestrials, some of whom have been detained by the United States Government for sixty-six years since their ship crashed in Alaska, while others have secretly assimilated among the general populace. The series was picked up for a full season of 22 episodes on October 18, 2010
Near the end of World War II, a craft of undetermined origin crashed in the Brooks Range of northern Alaska. It carried passengers who appeared outwardly human, but were eventually determined to be of extra-terrestrial origin. Their DNA is slightly less than one percent different from humans, and they age at a much slower rate. 97 of the survivors were captured by the U.S. government and held in a secret facility nearby, Mount Inostranka, run by intelligence agencies, since they have refused to disclose much about their origin. The remaining survivors, who only sustained minor injuries, were able to escape the crash scene and currently live among the population.
President Elias Martinez learns of the facility's existence shortly after his inauguration and decides, after meeting the leader of the detainees, to release them and disclose their existence to the world over the objections of the intelligence agencies. His plans are put on hold when an assassination attempt on him is foiled by means beyond human technology. The CIA realizes there are other aliens and secretly plans to find and kill them. Unknown to the agency, the agent chosen to head the effort is himself an alien. The aliens are divided internally on how to respond to this.
Caught in the middle of these events is Sean Walker, whose plans to propose to his girlfriend Leila on a Caribbean cruise are cut short when she mysteriously disappears from the ship. His investigation eventually leads him to uncover the assassination plot.
【剧 名】：惊世 - The Event 第一季【类 型】：间谍，政治，悬疑
Jason Ritter 饰演 Sean Walker
Sarah Roemer 饰演 Leila
Blair Underwood 饰演 Martinez
Laura Innes 饰演 Sophia
Zeljko Ivanek 饰演 Blake Sterling
Ian Anthony Dale 饰演 Simon Lee
继《秘谍夫妻》（Undercovers）之后，NBC再次提前预订三部新剧，政治悬疑剧《惊世》（The Event）便是其中之一。你还记得USA电视网的《The 4400》吗？那部四季的科幻悬疑剧曾收获不少好评，同时为悬疑剧开创了一种新的模式。如今，打造过《The 4400》的制片人Nick Wauters卷土重来，再次将《惊世》奉献给观众。
故事讲述普通人Sean Walker（Jason Ritter扮演，《The Class》）在调查未婚妻Leila（Sarah Roemer扮演，《Disturbia》）神秘失踪的事件时，无意中卷入了一场巨大的政治阴谋，并揭开了美国历史上最大的秘密。Sean的一言一行、一举一动都将对一群陌生人带来意想不到的影响，他们包括：刚刚当选美国总统的Martinez（Blair Underwood扮演，《黑金诱惑》）；关押在阿拉斯加州一所秘密监狱里的政治犯Sophia，她同时是一个神秘集团的领袖；Sean的岳父（Scott Patterson扮演，《吉尔莫女孩》），他是个背景极其复杂的人。
Ian Anthony Dale（《Daybreak》）和Zeljko Ivanek（《裂痕》）参与演出。