Zero Hour trailer seeks the time

ABC has released a trailer for its upcoming conspiracy fantasy drama, Zero Hour.

The trailer is somewhat reminiscent of a serialized National Treasure, as the characters are following a puzzle that leads them across the world chasing a conspiracy, while the life of the protagonist’s wife hangs in the balance. 

Looks like it could be fun, if a bit melodramatic. It’s a great cast, and includes some impressive names in the crew. Also: I have a deep love for antique clocks, so I can’t miss it even if just for that.

Here’s the full synopsis:

As the publisher of a paranormal enthusiast magazine, Modern Skeptic, Hank Galliston has spent his career following clues, debunking myths and solving conspiracies. A confessed paranormal junkie, his motto is “logic is the compass.” But when his beautiful wife, Laila (Jacinda Barrett), is abducted from her antique clock shop, Hank gets pulled into one of the most compelling mysteries in human history, stretching around the world and back centuries.

Contained in one of his wife’s clocks is a treasure map, and what it leads to could be cataclysmic. Now it’s up to Hank to decipher the symbols and unlock the secrets of the map, while ensuring the answers don’t fall into the wrong hands – a man they call White Vincent (Michael Nyqvist). With his two young associates, Rachel (Addison Timlin) and Arron (Scott Michael Foster), in tow, along with Becca Riley, a sexy FBI agent (Carmen Ejogo), Hank will lead them on a breathless race against the clock to find his wife and save humanity.

Zero Hour, which stars Anthony Edwards, has received a half-season order, and is being slotted up as a mid-season replacement, so will likely kick off in early 2013.