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Nestled in the Pacific Northwest, Eureka is a small town with big secrets. Shrouded in secrecy, the picturesque hamlet is actually a community of scientific geniuses assembled by the government to conduct top-secret research. What they've unwittingly created is a place where anything imaginable can happen... and does. Production on the series written by executive producer Andrew Cosby (Haunted) and co-executive producer Jaime Paglia is slated to begin this winter in Vancouver for a Summer 2006 premiere. Peter O'Fallon directed the pilot.
Eureka: A (Confidential) Town History
As WWII came to a close with mushroom clouds over Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the role science and technology would have on the continued security of our world became catastrophically apparent. We nearly lost the race to build the bomb; America could not risk such a close call again.
With the help of Albert Einstein and other trusted advisors, President Harry S. Truman commissioned a top-secret development in a remote area of the Pacific Northwest that would serve to protect and nurture America's most valuable intellectual resources. Here our nation's greatest thinkers, the uber-geniuses working on the next era of scientific achievement, would be able to live and work in a supportive environment.
The best architects and planners were commissioned to design a welcoming place for these real geniuses to reside, an area that would offer the best education for their kids, the best healthcare, the best amenities and quality of life. A community was created to rival the most idyllic of America's small towns with one major difference - this town would never appear on any maps, at least none that haven't been classified "eyes only" by the Pentagon.
Thus, Eureka was born. But for all of its familiar small-town trappings, things in Eureka are anything but ordinary. Most of the quantum leaps in science and technology during the past 50 years were born from Eureka's researchers. Unfortunately, scientific exploration is rarely what you expect and years of experiments gone awry have created some strange by-products.
From unrequited love to professional jealousy, from addiction to depression, the problems of Eureka's townsfolk grow from the myriad of life's everyday challenges. But with the population's unique talents, troubled psyches and limitless resources, these small-town concerns have a way of becoming big-time problems. It is at that intersection, where human frailty and super-science collide, that Eureka begins...
Cast: Colin Ferguson (Coupling, Armistead Maupin's More Tales of the City), Salli Richardson-Whitfield (Antwone Fisher), Joe Morton (Paycheck), Debrah Farentino (The Division), Maury Chaykin (Being Julia), Matt Frewer (Maxx Headroom) and Jordan Hinson (Go Figure).
Eureka premieres on July 18 at 9/8C.