Today is the debut of “Intelligence”, an American cyber-themed action-adventure television series that will air on Singapore Television Channel 318 [RTL-CBS] on mio TV.
“Intelligence” first premiered in the United States on 7 January 2014 and the television series is created by Michael Seitzman, who serves as an executive producer along with Tripp Vinson and Barry Schindel for ABC Studios and CBS Television Studios.
Josh Holloway, an American actor and model, best-known as James “Sawyer” Ford on the American television show, “Lost”, stars as US elite government cyber-security agent Gabriel Vaughn in this dramatic thriller. Gabriel has the capabilities to hack into any data centre in the world and gain access to key intel. The agency is led by a straightforward and efficient boss overseeing the unit’s missions, Director Lillian Strand, played by Marg Helgenberger, whom was best known for her role as Catherine Willows in the CBS drama, “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”.
Synopsis of “Intelligence”
A dramatic thriller starring Josh Holloway as Gabriel, a high-tech intelligence operative enhanced with a super-computer microchip in his brain. With this implant, Gabriel is the first human ever to be connected directly into the worldwide information grid and have complete access to Internet, WiFi, telephone, and satellite data. Gabriel can hack into any data center and access key intel in the fight to protect the United States from its enemies.
Leading the elite government cyber-security agency created to support him is Director Lillian Strand, a straightforward and efficient boss who oversees the unit’s missions. Strand assigns Riley Neal, a Secret Service agent, to protect Gabriel from outside threats, as well as from his own appetite for reckless, unpredictable behaviour, and his disregard for protocol. Other skilled members of the Cybercom team include Chris Jameson and Gonzalo “Gonzo” Rodriguez, two very resourceful federal investigators. The brains behind the design of the chip is Dr. Shenendoah Cassidy, whose son, Nelson, is jealous of Gabriel’s prominent place in his father’s life. As the first supercomputer with a beating heart, Gabriel is the most valuable piece of technology the country has ever created and is a U.S. secret weapon.
“Intelligence” will debut on Singapore television on mio TV, Channel 318 [RTL-CBS] on Tuesday, 11 February 2014, at 9.55pm.
Our Review of “Intelligence”
While the concept is not brand new, it is quite interesting and it would definitely interest viewers of all ages. However, whether this tv series can pull off and keep its ratings is altogether a different matter and it will depend on how well-scripted the show is and whether it can keep up to the audience’s expectations of having a tight-knitted story.
We are pretty hopeful that “Intelligence” has the potential to sustain as we really enjoyed watching the first episode that was filled with action, anticipation, and suspense!
Trailer of “Intelligence”