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The Calling
GenrePolice procedural
Drama
Created byDavid E. Kelley
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8
Production
Executive producers
Production companies
Original release
NetworkPeacock
ReleaseNovember 10, 2022 (2022-11-10)

The Calling is an American crime procedural drama television series created by David E. Kelley for Peacock. It is adapted from Dror Mishani's 2011 novel The Missing File.[1] All 8 episodes of the first season premiered on November 10, 2022.[2]

Premise

Detective Avraham Avraham, a New York police detective and religious Jew, has a special knack for solving crimes.

Characters

Episodes

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date [3]
1"He's Gone"Barry LevinsonDavid E. KelleyNovember 10, 2022 (2022-11-10)
2"The Knowing"Barry LevinsonDavid E. KelleyNovember 10, 2022 (2022-11-10)
3"The Horror"Ali SelimDavid E. KelleyNovember 10, 2022 (2022-11-10)
4"The Break"Martha MitchellDavid E. KelleyNovember 10, 2022 (2022-11-10)
5"Shomer"Lisa RobinsonJonathan ShapiroNovember 10, 2022 (2022-11-10)
6"The Pursuers"Alonso AlvarezJason HorwitchNovember 10, 2022 (2022-11-10)
7"The Hand of Diligent"Erin FeeleyJonathan ShapiroNovember 10, 2022 (2022-11-10)
8"Blameless and Upright"Michael SlovisJonathan Shapiro & Jason HorwitchNovember 10, 2022 (2022-11-10)

Production

In October 2021, it was announced that Peacock had given a straight to series order to The Missing from David E. Kelley based on Dror Mishani's novel The Missing File.[4] The next month it was announced Jeff Wilbusch would play the lead character, Avraham Avraham.[5]

Reception

The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 25% approval rating with an average rating of 5.7/10, based on 12 critic reviews. The website's critics consensus reads, "Hollowing out an intriguing idea with simpleminded execution, this rote spiritual procedural goes to prove that some callings aren't worth answering."[6] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 42 out of 100 based on 9 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[7]

References

  1. ^ Otterson, Joe (October 25, 2021). "David E. Kelley Scores Series Order at Peacock for Crime Drama 'The Missing' Based on Israeli Novel (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety.
  2. ^ D'Addario, Daniel (November 9, 2022). "'The Calling,' From David E. Kelley, Is a Preposterous Crime Drama: TV Review". Variety. Retrieved November 13, 2022.
  3. ^ "Shows A-Z – The Calling on Peacock". The Futon Critic. Retrieved November 18, 2022.
  4. ^ Petski, Denise (October 25, 2021). "Peacock Orders 'The Missing' Crime Drama Series From David E. Kelley". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 14, 2023.
  5. ^ Cordero, Rosy (November 8, 2021). "'The Missing': Jeff Wilbusch To Lead Peacock Series From David E. Kelley". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 14, 2023.
  6. ^ "The Calling". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved May 12, 2023.
  7. ^ "The Calling - TV Show Reviews". Metacritic. Fandom, Inc. Retrieved May 12, 2023.