ABC Drama ‘Resurrection’ Sparks Social Media Buzz – Even If People Can’t Spell It

Don’t trust that trending hashtag, “#Ressurection” — there are two R’s, not S’s, people

Last Updated: August 4, 2014 @ 11:02 AM

ABC’s “Resurrection,” a new one-hour drama based on Jason Mott’s book called “The Returned,” premiered on Sunday night, and viewers took to Twitter to reveal two things: 1.) They’re hooked. 2.) They don’t know how to spell the title.

“#Ressurection” began trending on the social media site as positive reviews, in 140 characters or less, poured in from those who could put aside the show’s similarity’s to the Sundance Channel’s French zombie drama, “The Returned,” and enjoy what may very well be the next hit for the network that gave us “Lost.”

Set in Arcadia, Mo., the drama kicks off with an 8-year-old boy (Landon Gimenez) waking up alone in a rice paddy in a rural Chinese province with no idea how he got there. Details start to emerge when the boy, who calls himself Jacob, recalls that his hometown is Arcadia, and an Immigration agent (Omar Epps) takes him there. The home he claims as his own is occupied by a 60-year-old couple, Henry (Kurtwood Smith) and Lucille Langston (Frances Fisher), who lost their son, Jacob, more than 30 years before.

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Some did have a few technical issues with the show, though. Proper spelling wasn’t one of them.

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Eventually, the web caught wind of the proper hashtag.