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Source: FOX

Yes, Fox's New Show 'The Passage' Is Based on a Book Series

By Anna Quintana

New year, new shows to add to your watchlist. FOX is hoping viewers become obsessed with The Passage — the network's latest sci-fi drama starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar and newcomer Saniyya Sidney. 

Based on a popular trilogy of books by author Justin Cronin, Mark-Paul reassured fans that The Passage will try to stick closely to its source material. 

"If you’re a fan of the books, you just have to be a fan of the concept, and you have to be a fan of Justin’s characters, because they’re so rich,” he told TVLine. "It’s an interpretation… with a lot of respect toward the original. We bring things in the first season that people who have read all three will notice." 

So, what is The Passage about? 

The series will follow Dr. Brad Wolgast (Mark-Paul's character), a federal agent who works at a top-secret government medical facility called Project Noah. According to FOX, the scientists at the facility are experimenting with a dangerous virus" that could lead to the cure for all disease, but also carries the potential to wipe out the human race."