is an American TV show combining drama, horror, suspense, science fiction, and mystery together. It is directed by Matt Reeves, produced by David Greenwalt, and written by Michael Petroni and Richard Hatem. It stars Skeet Ulrich as Paul Callan and Angus Macfadyen as Alva Keel.
Paul Callan was once an investigator of modern miracles for the Catholic Church. However, after he kept finding mundane explanations for supposedly supernatural phenomena, he began having a crisis of faith. He ends up leaving the church when he experiences a true, supernatural miracle that saves his life...and it gets dismissed due to lack of evidence. Alva Keel comes in and recruits Callan to his Sodalitas Quaerito (Latin for "Seek Association") organization. This organization specializes in investigating and cataloguing "unexplainable" phenomena. Joined by their colleague and former police officer Evelyn Santos (Marisa Ramirez), they are trying to stop impending "darkness" before it's too late.
The show debuted in January 2003 on ABC
, which canceled the show after airing just six episodes of 13 produced. The full season later aired on Canadian TV and was eventually released on DVD by Shout! Factory
This show provides examples of:
- Crisis of Faith: Paul Callan has one because he can't find true supernatural phenomena for the Catholic Church. When he did get a supernatural miracle and the church dismissed it through lack of evidence, he decided to just leave the church.
- The Nothing After Death: A deleted scene reveals that Evelyn Santos was shot in the head in the line of duty, and she had a paranormal experience that she thinks showed her that there was nothing on "the other side".
- Spiritual Successor: The creators have admitted that this show is a "spiritual version of The X-Files".