Persons Unknown is a mystery drama set that aired on Mexico's Televisa, NBC and Italy's RAI. Even though it was filmed in Mexico for a Mexican television company the series was produced by a US studio and is in English. The studio produced it assuming they would be able to sell the series to a US network after several episodes had been produced. They were correct and NBC purchased the rights to the first season. This is similar to the production model being employed for two of the studio's other series, Mental and Defying Gravity which were sold to FOX and ABC respectively.
Persons Unknown follows a group of people who awaken in a deserted town with no memory of how they got there, and cannot leave. They are watched by security cameras, and are occasionally fed information via remote-controlled televisions. No matter what they try, their attempts to escape the town are thwarted by mysterious forces. It was created by Christopher McQuarrie, the writer of the film The Usual Suspects.
| Season One
|| June 7, 2010
|| August 28, 2010