2:45 pm EDT, June 1, 2015

Why you should watch ‘The Whispers’ premiere tonight

The summer season begins for TV, and The Whispers starts tonight on ABC! Check out all the reasons why you should tune in and give the pilot a shot.

Summer is that ever-depressing season for TV fans. It’s always a long four or so months until our favorite shows return and a new crop vie for a spot in our viewing schedules, but it doesn’t have to be that way. The last few years have shown some remarkable shows taking up residence in the summer and flourishing. Teen Wolf has garnered quite a following, True Blood had a successful, long-lasting run, and new shows like Chasing Life and True Detective show that people are looking for a good way to unwind at the end of a long, hot summer day.

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This summer, there is one show that you should definitely give a spot on your schedule. The Whispers is an exciting new show that promises some truly intriguing storytelling in its first season. With that being said, here are a few of the reasons we think you should give The Whispers a chance tonight.

The Premise

The Whispers season 1 premiere Milo Ventimiglia

The show’s synopsis tells you all you need to know about the premise of The Whispers and if that isn’t enough to sway you into watching, we don’t know what will.

“We love to play games with our children. But what happens when someone else starts to play with them, too? Someone we don’t know. Can’t see. Can’t hear. In The Whispers, someone – or something – is manipulating the ones we love most to commit the unthinkable. In the country’s center of political power, Washington D.C., several kids have been talking about their imaginary friend, Drill. What the parents don’t know is that this friend is not as imaginary as they think. And when the mysterious games Drill convinces them to play turn dangerous, FBI child specialist Claire Bennigan is called in to investigate. What is it that Drill wants, and why does he – or it – only communicate with children? As the clock counts down, a suspenseful race will begin to save not only their families, but the world.  Before it’s too late.”

The Cast

This show has a remarkable cast behind it, returning some old favorites to your screens that have been absent for way too long. Barry Sloane, who many know and love from ABC’s Revenge, is back and better than ever, and Milo Ventimiglia, better known as Peter Petrelli or Jess Mariano to Heroes and Gilmore Girls fans respectively, is remarkable in a crazy new type of role for him. When you round out the cast with a couple of fantastic new child actors and Lily Rabe, who is well known from her days on American Horror Story, and you really couldn’t ask for a better cast to tell this creepy and mysterious tale.

Something we haven’t seen before

Barry sloane the whispers season 1 premiere

An invisible enemy? Shows like The Outer Limits and Doctor Who have done episodes about enemies you can’t exactly see, but there hasn’t been a show whose entire premise is based around an enemy has actually been an invisible being. When you add in the idea that something as common and docile as a child’s imaginary friend is the basis for the evil in this show? We cannot remember a show in recent memory that has taken the risks that this one is taking straight out of the gate.

Great way to start your summer TV season

What more could you ask for in a summer show? It’s got a crazy central mystery, a formidable, unknown enemy, children unwittingly being used against their own kind, and a cast that is ready to show a whole new kind of sci-fi/mystery/drama than you’ve ever seen before.

Will you be tuning in tonight to ‘The Whispers’ at 10/9C on ABC?

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