Peter Gallagher ('The O.C.'), Jamie-Lynn Sigler ('The Sopranos'), Kristin Lehmann ('Prison Break'), Jenna Boyd (Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants') and Two-Time Academy Award(R) Nominee Peter Fonda ('Easy Rider') Star in the Lifetime Original Miniseries 'The Gathering'
The Two-Part, Four-Hour Miniseries from "Battlestar Galactica" Producer
David Eick, "X-Files" Executive Producer John Shiban and Sony Pictures
Television to Air This October
LOS ANGELES, July 5 -- Peter Gallagher ("The O.C."),
Jamie- Lynn Sigler ("The Sopranos"), Kristin Lehmann ("Prison Break"),
Jenna Boyd ("Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants") and two-time Academy
Award(R) nominee Peter Fonda star in the chilling new original miniseries,
"The Gathering," from the creative minds of David Eick ("Battlestar
Galactica") and John Shiban ("X-Files"). The two-part, four-hour drama from
Sony Pictures Television follows the story of Michael Foster (Gallagher), a
doctor in search of his wife, Ann (Lehman), after she vanishes without a
trace. Without any logical explanations for her disappearance, Michael's
search leads him to dark and sinister findings, including the existence of
a cabal of witches gathering in New York. Tom Patricia (Lifetime's
"Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story") also serves as executive
producer and Bill Eagles ("CSI") directs. "The Gathering" is Lifetime's
second original miniseries, following in the footsteps of network's 2005
acclaimed and highly rated drama, "Human Trafficking." The miniseries is
currently in production in Toronto and will premiere this October on
In "The Gathering," Dr. Michael Foster wakes up after a disturbing
night to find his wife Ann missing from their home. With the local police
refusing to help and community speculation that Ann ran off with another
man, Michael is left with only the puzzling visions he had the night of
Ann's disappearance including a dying raven, a bloody circle on the wall
and cryptic images of Ann and his daughter Zee (Boyd).
As Michael attempts to uncover the mystery of Ann's disappearance, he
befriends one of Zee's teachers, Maggy Rue (Sigler), who reveals to him
that Ann may be involved with an ancient religious sect of witches
determined to dominate the world, even resorting to murder to get what they
want. But as Michael gets closer to finding his wife - and the truth - he
discovers very powerful people including wealthy real-estate developer,
Thomas Carrier (Fonda), are also involved and quickly learns there is no
one he can trust.
Peter Gallagher most recently starred for four seasons as Sandy Cohen
in the FOX drama "The O.C." Gallagher began his career on stage, gaining
critical acclaim for his work in "Sky Masterson" and "Guys and Dolls"
before earning a Tony Award nomination for his starring role in "Long Days
Journey into Night." He recently starred in the production of "The
Exonerated" and "Noises Off." His film credits include "While You Were
Sleeping," "To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday," "The Man Who Knew Too
Little," "American Beauty," "Sex, Lies and Videotape," "How to Deal,"
"Center Stage" and "Mr. Deeds."
Gallagher's television credits include the Emmy(R) and Peabody Award-
winning miniseries, "The Murder of Mary Phagan," "An Inconvenient Woman,"
"Brave New World," "Private Contentment," The Cabinet of Dr. Ramirez" and
"A Tale of Two Wives." An accomplished singer, Epic Records released
Gallagher's album "7 Days in Memphis" last November.
Jamie-Lynn Sigler is best known for playing Meadow Soprano on HBO's
critically acclaimed, Emmy(R)-Award winning drama "The Sopranos." Sigler's
performance on the show earned her the 1999 and 2000 Hollywood Reporter
Young Star Award for Best Actress in a Dramatic Series, as well as two ALMA
Award nominations for Best Actress in a Drama Series. Sigler recently
wrapped production on three projects including "Homie Spumoni," a comedy
co-starring Donald Faison, Joey Fatone and Whoopi Goldberg; "Lovewrecked,"
opposite Amanda Bynes and Chris Carmack which aired on ABC Family and the
thriller "Dark Ride" form Lionsgate. Sigler made her Broadway debut as
Belle in Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" in October 2002, remaining in the
role through February 2003. In the summer of 2001, she starred in the
national tour of Rodger's and Hammerstein's "Cinderella." Additional
theater roles include New York regional productions of "Annie," "The Wizard
of Oz," "The Sound of Music," "The Wiz" and "Gypsy."
Kristin Lehman was most recently seen in the FOX series "Drive" and
"Prison Break." Lehman's additional TV credits include "Century City,"
"Judging Amy," "The Outer Limits," "Kevin Hill," "Felicity," "Poltergeist:
The Legacy," "Strange World" and the miniseries "Verdict in Blood." She's
appeared in the feature films "Sentinel" with Keifer Sutherland and Eva
Longoria; "The Chronicles of Riddick" starring Vin Diesel and Judi Dench;
"The Way of the Gun" with James Caan and Benicio Del Toro; "Dog Park" with
Luke Wilson and Natasha Henstridge and "Alaska" with Thora Birch and
Despite her young age, Jenna Boyd has starred alongside some of
Hollywood's most talented actors including Cate Blanchett in "The Missing."
Boyd also appeared in the movies "Dickie Roberts: Child Star," "In an
Instant" and starred as Bailey Graffman in "The Sisterhood of the Traveling
Pants." Boyd's television credits include "CSI," "CSI: Miami," "Ghost
Whisperer," "Six Feet Under," "Carnivale" "Just Shoot Me," "Titus" and "The
Geena Davis Show."
Two-time Academy Award(R) nominee Peter Fonda is the son of legendary
actor Henry Fonda, brother to Jane Fonda and father of Bridget Fonda. Fonda
is most well-known for his cult classic "Easy Rider" which he wrote,
starred in and produced. Fonda received his first Academy Award(R)
nomination for the movie's screenplay. He received his second nomination
for his work in "Ulee's Gold." Some of Fonda's additional film credits
include "Wild Hogs," "Ghost Rider," "The Laramie Project" and "The
"The Gathering" is produced by Grove Street Pictures, Inc. and Cine
Pico in association with Sony Pictures Television for Lifetime Television.
David Eick ("Battlestar Galactica"), John Shiban ("The X-Files,"
"Supernatural") and Tom Patricia ("Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray
Story") serve as executive producers. John Shiban also wrote the miniseries
and Bill Eagles ("Numb3rs," "CSI") directs.
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