is an action-fueled drama following a diverse group of Americans competing for their lives (or the lives of their loved ones) in an illegal, underground cross-country road race. Some of them have been coerced into joining “The Race”
; others have sought out The Race themselves, hearing rumors of the $32-million prize. Each has a reason to compete. And each must win.
ALEX TULLY (Nathan Fillion, Firefly, Slither
) is thrust into The Race in an effort to find his missing wife. New mother WENDY PATRAKAS (Melanie Lynskey, Two & A Half Men
) is on the run from her husband and competing for the safety of her newborn baby – or possibly something much more extraordinary. JOHN TRIMBLE (Dylan Baker, The Book Of Daniel, Murder One
) is a buttoned-down scientist who embraces The Race as the last chance to show his rebellious 15-year-old daughter VIOLET (Emma Stone, The New Partridge Family
) that he can be spontaneous. WINSTON SALAZAR (Kevin Alejandro, Ugly Betty, Sleeper Cell
) views The Race as an opportunity to leave his criminal past behind and bond with SEAN (J.D. Pardo), the half-brother he has only just met. Hurricane Katrina survivors IVY CHITTY (Taryn Manning, Hustle & Flow
), LEIGH BARNTHOUSE (Rochelle Aytes, CSI: New York
) and SUSAN CHAMBLEE (Michael Hyatt, The West Wing
) are determined to start their lives over and help rebuild their fallen city with The Race’s winnings. ELLIE HOWE (Mircea Monroe, Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip
) sees The Race as an opportunity to keep her boyfriend, military specialist ROB LAIRD (Riley Smith, 24, Joan Of Arcadia
), from being sent back to Iraq. And CORINNA WILES (Kristin Lehman, Killer Instinct
), who becomes an uneasy partner with Alex, is a gorgeous and mysterious stowaway who may well hold the key to the secrets of “The Race” and its mysterious benefactors.
Although MR. BRIGHT (Charles Martin Smith, Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital
), The Race liaison, has informed them that there are other competitors, the group does not know exactly whom they’re racing against, or even where the finish line is. With each mile clocked, the drivers get closer – not only to the end of the road and a critical, life-changing victory, but to understanding the mystery behind The Race itself.
Don't forget, "Drive"
premieres at the special time of 8PM on Sunday, April 15th with it's first two episodes, before debuting in its regular Monday 8PM timeslot the following day (April 16th).
8.5/10 (23 Votes cast)