‘The Passage’: Fox Sets Premiere Date for Mark-Paul Gosselaar Drama, Unveils Extended Trailer (Video)

Apocalyptic drama is based on Justin Cronin’s novel trilogy of the same name

The Fall TV season may have just started, but Fox is already looking ahead at midseason, setting a premiere date for “The Passage.”

The drama, which stars Mark-Paul Gosselaar, will debut Monday, Jan. 14 at 9 p.m., in the timeslot currently occupied by Ryan Murphy’s “9-1-1.”

Based on Justin Cronin’s novel trilogy of the same name, “The Passage” focuses on Project Noah, a secret medical facility where scientists are experimenting with a dangerous virus that could lead to the cure for all disease, but also carries the potential to wipe out the human race. When a young girl (Saniyya Sidney) is chosen to be a test subject, a federal agent (Gosselaar) is tasked with bringing her in, but ultimately, becomes her surrogate father, determined to protect her at any cost – even as Project Noah’s work threatens to unleash an unimaginable apocalypse.

Ridley Scott and Matt Reeves are among the executive producers for the 20th Century Fox-produced series, which is written by Liz Heldens, who also executive produces.  Marcos Siega served as an executive producer on the pilot, and he and Jason Ensler directed the series premiere.

The series also stars Jamie McShane, Caroline Chikezie, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Brianne Howey, McKinley Belcher III, Henry Ian Cusick and Vincent Piazza.

Watch an extended teaser above.