By Bobby Pollier, EnStarz | Oct 01, 2012 02:09 PM EDT
Adapted from a Gabrielle Pierce best-seller, ABC's new mystery drama series "666 Park Avenue" made its long-awaited debut on Sunday. The program revolves around a Midwestern couple Henry Martin (Dave Annable) and Jane Van Veen (Rachael Taylor), who make the trek to New York City and are offered a job as resident managers of the seemingly luxurious Drake apartments.
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However, Gavin Doran (Terry O'Quinn from "Lost") the apartment building's owner, still maintains his position as the one to accommodate his tenants' wishes, which involves taking their souls when the lease is up.
Creator and executive producer of the show David Wilcox, spoke with Wet Paint regarding the new hit show and how it made the transition to the television screen.
"Warner Brothers owned the [original] book it's based on, which has the same title. But I would just say that I was encouraged to depart from the book, and come up with my own take. We thought ABC would be a great place to have this show, and fortunately they agreed."
Wilcox also touched on the meaning of "666 Park Avenue" and elaborated on its deeply dark premise.
"I think more than anything, this show is incredibly topical. Because this is a world of the 99 percent, looking at how the 1 percent lives. That's at the heart and soul of this show. This young couple, who gets an opportunity to see how not even the other half, but the 1 percent lives."
The show also stars well-known actress Vanessa Williams as Olivia, the wife of Doran, who in the Pilot, attempts to win Jane over by taking her via shopping spree, which includes buying her a pricey red gown for a symphony gala event.
"666 Park Avenue" will be airing its second episode Sunday, Oct. 7th at 10 PM ET on ABC.
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