A DOCUMENTARY FILM CREW FOLLOWS A GROUP OF HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS
IN AUSTIN, TX AS THEY PREPARE TO GRADUATE, THEN REVISITS THEM
TEN YEARS LATER, ON ABC'S "MY GENERATION"
Jaime King ("Sin City," "Pearl Harbor"), Mehcad Brooks ("True Blood"), Kelli Garner
("Going the Distance," "Lars and the Real Girl"), Julian Morris ("Pretty Little Liars")
and Michael Stahl-David ("Cloverfield") Star Alongside a Talented Ensemble Cast
"Pilot" -- A documentary crew follows a disparate group of high school seniors from Greenbelt High School's class of 2000 in Austin, TX as they prepare for graduation, and revisits them in 2010 to see where they are now: Steven Foster, "the overachiever," succumbed to pressures and escaped to Hawaii to be a free spirit, but a call from Caroline Chung, the shy "wallflower," brings him back to Austin when he learns they have a nine-year-old son together. Once back, he bumps into Jackie Vachs, the "beauty queen" who went to Hollywood but came back and got married when that didn't pan out. Their encounter exposes some chips in her veneer of marital bliss with Anders Holt, "the rich kid" whose charmed life took an unexpected turn after breaking up with Brenda Serrano, his high school sweetheart, who was was the class "brain" and is now a Congressional aide in DC.
The film crew also catches up with Kenneth Finley, "the nerd," who stayed in Austin and became a teacher. He's created a sort of surrogate family by allowing his former high school girlfriend, Dawn Barbuso, "the punk," to stay at his house until her baby is born. Her husband, Rolly Marks, "the jock," is away in Afghanistan, having foregone his athletic scholarship and joined the army after 9/11. And Falcon, "the rock star" who is everyone's friend, is on track to become a music producer. As the lives of these nine friends are documented, we get an intimate look at how much can change over ten years. (Rebroadcast. OAD 9/23/10)
"My Generation" stars Michael Stahl David as Steven, Jaime King as Jacqueline, Kelli Garner as Dawn, Keir O'Donnell as Kenneth, Mehcad Brooks as Rolly, Julian Morris as Anders, Daniella Alonso as Brenda, Anne Son as Caroline, Sebastian Sozzi as Falcon and Elizabeth Keener as the filmmaker.
Guest cast include True Pham as Tom, Babs George as Joyce Foster, Jeffrey Schmidt as Ben Watts, Deana Ricks as Fay Roscoe, John Hafner as Private Harper, Steven Walters as Mickey Cooper, Ben Taylor as Bartender, Melissa Cordero as Hot Girl, Laurence Hines as Photographer, Steve Alberts as Newscaster and Jessica Vess as ABC News Anchor.
"Pilot" was written by Noah Hawley and directed by Craig Gillespie.
The series is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-14,D,L,V parental guideline.