The Passage: Season 1 (2019)

Season 1
The Passage

Critics Consensus

Strong performances from leads Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Saniyya Sidney can't course correct The Passage's wayward plot and feeble tone.



Critic Ratings: 26


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User Ratings: 370

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Tv Season Info

Project Noah, a secret medical facility where scientists 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. When a young girl (Saniyya Sidney, "Fences," "Hidden Figures") is chosen to be a test subject, a federal agent (Mark-Paul Gosselaar, "Pitch") is tasked with bringing her in, but ultimately, becomes her surrogate father, determined to protect her at any cost -- even as Project Noah's work threatens to unleash an unimaginable apocalypse.


Mark-Paul Gosselaar
as Brad Wolgast
Saniyya Sidney
as Amy Belafonte
Vincent Piazza
as Clark Richards
Brianne Howey
as Shauna Babcock
Jamie McShane
as Dr. Tim Fanning
Caroline Chikezie
as Dr. Major Nichole Sykes
Emmanuelle Chriqui
as Dr. Lila Kyle
McKinley Belcher III
as Anthony Carter
Henry Ian Cusick
as Dr. Jonas Lear
James Le Gros
as Horace Guilder
Jennifer Ferrin
as Elizabeth Lear
Kecia Lewis-Evans
as Lacey Antoine
Alex Morf
as Simmons
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Critic Reviews for The Passage Season 1

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (12)

Fox's show sets itself apart by being less negative and relentless than "The Walking Dead."

Mar 14, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Whatever the sci-fi parameters, they're not enough in themselves to sell a series.

Feb 14, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's a worthy endeavor... But for it to work in the long run, The Passage will need to start balancing the strength of the bond between its two principals with a clearer, stronger sense of the real horror they're facing.

Jan 14, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The developing father-daughter bond between Brad and Amy transcends the nonsense and pulls it all together.

Jan 16, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's breathless and intriguing, if a bit modestly scaled.

Jan 15, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Off to a great start with horror, action, and quality relationships underlying the terror of the end of the world as we know it.

Mar 22, 2019 | Full Review…

Dramatic horror adaptation has vampires, bloody violence.

Jan 23, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

If the show can maintain its breakneck speed and continue unspooling the plot at a fast clip without running out of kite string, I expect viewers will still be around to see it.

Jan 23, 2019 | Full Review…

Everything is working together and executed in a way that makes The Passage one of the most engaging shows I've seen in a long time.

Jan 22, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

A ridiculously impatient, condensed approach to its source material.

Jan 17, 2019 | Full Review…

The Passage is a cautionary tale about forcing an unnatural match between organism and host. It's instructive, if not for the reasons its creators think.

Jan 16, 2019 | Full Review…

The cliché hobbled vampire drama really isn't much fun or very interesting despite its obvious ambitions.

Jan 16, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Passage: Season 1

  • Oct 01, 2019
    Hoping another network gives this show the chance it deserves. I was a fan of the books first so knew I wanted to watch.
  • Sep 09, 2019
    My daughter and I really liked this show. Why was it cancelled? Wah!
  • Aug 12, 2019
    I'm very critical of shows like this, but this show is phenomenal and definitely worth the watch. The show captivated me from the beginning and only became more interesting with each episode. Not sure why it was cancelled. Hopefully another channel picks it up.
  • Jul 08, 2019
    WHY cancel this show now? Last season just set the show up to be an action packed show. The last scene proved that. Why not give this show another season to prove itself?
  • Jun 20, 2019
    This tv show was amazing i waited two whole weeks and was gunna catch up on those to monday episodes nd when i went to my page to see if the nexted episode was there, i was disappointed. I loved this tv series if i could id give this show more stars. It was really gd nd it was pretty clear of what could in fact happen to our lives.
  • May 08, 2019
    Plot that moved well, with good acting, with not too many eye-rolling moments.
  • Apr 28, 2019
    I have read the trilogy books and the TV series does very well. With a different adaptation to the book the TV series gives a deeper insight to the characters you've grown to love and hate in the novel's and the introduction of new characters keeps the die hard fans of the books on their feet. Great portrayal of each characters by the actor's and well played. I've finished the series and itching for more. Bring on season 2 you've got my 5 stars.
  • Apr 27, 2019
    Loved it. Looking forward to next season. Fingers crossed!!
  • Apr 24, 2019
    Love the books, and like the differences between the books, and series.
  • Apr 23, 2019
    So aghast that they have so drastically changed Justin Cronins story. They have stripped it of its mythology and darkness. Its a pale shadow of the original book from what I have seen so far.

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