A beloved, famous scientist named Emmett Cole has gone missing on an expedition in South America. After six months, his wife Tess and grown son Lincoln give him up for dead. Until they get a call from his emergency beacon on a remote branch of the Amazon River. The only problem? They don't have the money to fund a rescue mission, unless they invite a TV documentary crew to film their attempts to find Emmett. They have no choice but to let the world watch as they cope with incredible tragedy and pain — and on top of that, it turns out that Emmett has disappeared because he was dabbling in Amazonian magic.
Yesterday at Comic-Con, we had a chance to sit down with the cast and creators of Steven Spielberg production The River, including executive producer Oren Peli, best known for writing and directing Paranormal Activity. What we learned made us even more excited about this fantastic series that's coming out with 7 episodes in 2012, starting in March.