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La Brea Teaser Trailer: Imagining Sinkholes As More Than Just A Road Nuisance

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BY July 31, 2021

I remember going to the La Brea tar pits with my family on a road trip to southern California and being fascinated by the fact that ancient creatures’ remains were hidden in the depths of the sticky black tar. Little did I know that some 27 years later these very same creatures would come back to potentially cause chaos for humanity, at least according to NBC’s La Brea teaser trailer.

What Is The La Brea Teaser Trailer About?

In NBC’s new sci-fi drama, Natalie Zea (Justified) finds herself facing a primeval world after a giant sinkhole suddenly opens up in Los Angeles. Zea plays a mother who ends up in the sinkhole with her son, while her husband and daughter are elsewhere. Those that fell in must try and figure out a way back to their world while also solving the mystery of where they are exactly (which sounds very Lost-esque).

The actual La Brea tar pits contain fossils from the last glacial period, which includes creatures such as mammoths, dire wolves (their last appearance may not be the Game of Thrones series finale after all!), and saber-toothed cats. Given what we’ve seen in the La Brea teaser trailer, it seems likely that these animals (or at least some Hollywood-ified version of them) will make an appearance in the show.

In addition to Zea, the cast includes Jack Martin, Eoin Macken, Jon Seda, Nicholas Gonzalez, Chiké Okonkwo, Karina Logue, Zyra Gorecki, Veronica St. Clair, Rohan Mirchandaney, Lily Santiago, Josh McKenzie, and Chloe De Los Santos.

Thor Freudenthal directed the pilot and several other episodes.nDavid Appelbaum (NCIS: New Orleans) produces with Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman, Peter Traugott, Rachel Kaplan, Steven Lilien, Bryan Wynbrandt, and Ken Woodruff. Adam Davidson serves as an executive producer. Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, is the studio, producing with Keshet Studios.

Watch the La Brea teaser trailer below:

La Brea premieres on September 28 on NBC.

What do you think of the La Brea teaser trailer? Let us know in the comments below!

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Keilin Huang is a freelance writer that likes the Oxford comma, reading from her neverending pile of books from the library, and Reeses peanut butter cups. She thanks her Dad for introducing her to his Superman comics and probably majored in Journalism because of Lois Lane. Contact her at [email protected]

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