NBC's 'American Odyssey' Transports Fans to Online World Powered by Google Maps
NBC Entertainment and Google have teamed up to create an extended world for the new drama series "American Odyssey" with an online companion site "Explore American Odyssey," powered by Google Maps, that will focus on key cities and destinations from the show and allows fans to uncover hidden secrets, make new connections and view exclusive content. "American Odyssey" premieres Sunday April 5 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.
Beginning March 30, curious minds will be challenged to uncover the truth by immersing themselves in the online experience "Explore American Odyssey" at www.exploreamericanodyssey.com, where they can visit central cities from the show, starting with midtown Manhattan, via Google Maps. Fans can learn about the characters, unlock clues, view photos, classified documents, dossiers and other exclusive content only to be found on "Explore American Odyssey."
Kjerstin Beatty, Senior Vice President, Media NBC Entertainment stated, "The new series American Odyssey is the epic journey of an American soldier trying to get home to her family and the story lines crisscross the globe each week. Working with Google Maps we were able to create "Explore American Odyssey", a companion experience which transports viewers to key cities in the show and lets them follow along by discovering clues and exclusive content."
"We created "Explore American Odyssey" with our partners from NBC as a way to transform the television show into a fully immersive, multi-screen experience," said Alex Angeledes, Head of Media & Entertainment, Google. "Fans can delve deeper into the show’s characters and plotlines while taking an active role to unearth who is behind the conspiracy across digital and social platforms with Google Maps at the center."
Check back after new episodes have aired on NBC to view new content and discover the latest leaks and interceptions. "American Odyssey" premieres on April 5 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.
About 'American Odyssey'
From writer-director Peter Horton ("Grey's Anatomy") and writers Adam Armus and Kay Foster ("The Following") comes "American Odyssey," a complex journey through global politics, corporate espionage and military secrets involving three strangers who only have one thing in common... the truth. In this "Traffic"-like action drama, an international cover-up explodes when the lives of a female Special Forces soldier, a disillusioned corporate lawyerand a political activist from a privileged family unexpectedly collide
After a team of American soldiers battles jihadists in North Africa, they're shocked to learn that they've stumbled upon and killed Al Qaeda's top commander. Sergeant Odelle Ballard (Anna Friel, "Pushing Daisies"), a soldier, mother, wife and the unit's only female member, discovers computer files that prove a major U.S. corporation is funding the jihadists. But before she can tell anyone, her team is attacked and killed. The world is told that the unit was wiped out by enemy militants, but the truth is that Odelle survived and is the only witness to her unit's true assassins: private military contractors - Osela (think "Blackwater").
As Odelle struggles to survive and find her way home, in New York, former U.S. attorney turned corporate litigator Peter Decker (Peter Facinelli, "Nurse Jackie") finds himself embroiled in a merger with the same company that funded the jihadists. As Peter begins to connect the corrupt dots of this company's terrorist involvement, Harrison Walters (Jake Robinson, "The Carrie Diaries"), a political activist and trust fund kid, meets a hacker, Bob Offer (Nate Mooney, "The Riches"), who claims to have unearthed a massive military-industrial-complex cover-up. And Bob is right: he's stumbled onto the same cover-up that Odelle discovered, which will soon become a national headline with lethal implications. The only way they'll ever save their country, their families and themselves is by joining forces and exposing the people behind it.
The series also stars Jim True-Frost ("The Wire"), Sadie Sink, Omar Ghazaoui, Elena Kampouris ("Men, Women & Children"), Daniella Pineda, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje ("Lost") and Treat Williams ("Everwood".)
"American Odyssey" is a Universal Television, Fabrik Entertainment and Red Arrow Entertainment production. The series was created by Peter Horton ("Grey's Anatomy"), Adam Armus ("Heroes") and Kay Foster ("The Following"). Mikkel Bondesen ("The Killing), Henrik Bastin ("Bosch"), Kristen Campo ("The Killing") and Simon Maxwell ("Off the Hook") serve as executive producers along with Horton, Armus and Foster.