What if you could live forever? Would you find it a blessing or a curse? Meet Dr. Henry Morgan (Ioan Gruffudd), New York City’s star medical examiner who has an unusual secret. He doesn’t just study the dead to solve criminal cases — he is trying to solve a mystery that has eluded him for over 200 years: his own inexplicable immortality, on ABC’s new drama, “Forever”.
The pilot episode airs Monday, September 22, 10pm ET, and a new episode will air on Tuesday, September 23, 10pm ET, “Forever”‘s regular time slot.
“Pilot — Dr. Henry Morgan’s exciting, adventurous and intriguing long life has blessed him with amazing insight and observational skills. So, when Henry and Detective Jo Martinez (Alana De La Garza) investigate a fatal subway collision, Jo not only is impressed, but her curiosity is piqued about who he is. Meanwhile, Henry soon discovers someone else knows his secret. He may not be the only “immortal” out there. But who is that person and what does he want? The one person who can inject hope into Henry’s life is Abe (Judd Hirsch), his best and only friend. Fate has brought the two men together and they share an unconventional bond. It’s just part of the captivating mystery surrounding Henry’s strange circumstances and his long search to uncover the cause of his condition and escape.
“Look Before You Leap” — After Henry pegs the case of a would-be bridge jumper as a homicide while the police label it a suicide, he and Jo go on a rogue investigation for proof. Meanwhile, Henry’s anonymous caller surfaces again. Apparently, he has been tracking him for years. A letter on antique stationary might provide Henry a fascinating clue about the caller, and he enlists Abe’s help in tracing the note’s history to a foreign locale. Revealing flashbacks unveil the beginning of Henry’s great love affair with his soon-to-be wife, Abigail.
“Forever” stars Joel David Moore as Lucas, Judd Hirsch as Abe, Ioan Gruffudd as Henry, Alana De La Garza as Detective Jo Martinez, Donnie Keshawarz as Detective Hanson and Lorraine Touissant as Lt. Joanne Reece.