The teaser trailer for ABC’s Emergence season one episode eight shows Piper confronting Alex about the truth regarding her background and what Jo really knows. Directed by Jessica Lowrey from a script by Lindsey Allen, “American Chestnut” is set to air on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 10pm ET/PT.
Episode eight guest stars include Maria Dizzia as Emily, Seth Barrish as Alan Wilkis, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson as Vanessa Cox, Rowena King as Helen, and Enver Gjokaj as Agent Ryan Brooks.
Season one stars Allison Tolman, best known for her starring role in Fargo, as Jo Evans. Alexa Swinton (Billions) plays Piper, Owain Yeoman (The Mentalist) is Benny Gallagher, and Ashley Aufderheide (The Slap) is Mia Evans. Robert Bailey Jr. (The Night Shift) is Officer Chris Minetto, Zabryna Guevara (New Amsterdam) is Abby Frasier, Donald Faison (Ray Donovan) is Alex Evans, and Clancy Brown (Billions) plays Ed in season one.
“American Chestnut” Plot – The FBI arrives in Southold, complicating Jo’s efforts to find Emily. Meanwhile, Alex and Piper hunt for answers on a road trip, and the family celebrates Mia’s birthday.
The Season 1 Plot:
“Beyond explanation … beyond understanding … lies the truth. This character-driven genre thriller follows a police chief who takes in a young child she finds near the site of a mysterious accident who has no memory of what has happened. The investigation draws her into a conspiracy larger than she ever imagined, and the child’s identity is at the center of it all.”
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