Every person on Earth blacks out for 2 minutes and 17 seconds and sees a series of events from their own future, taking place on April 29, 2010 at 10:00 P.M. PT.
Following the leaks of several clips from the series premiere, ABC has made available the first 18 minutes of "FlashForward". The story kicks off almost similar to "Lost" with the chaos already happening in a situation that the characters cannot seep into mind. It then moves back several hours before the inexplicable event.
To be premiered on September 24, "FlashForward" chronicles the chaos that ensues after everyone in the world passes out for 2 minutes and 17 seconds. When the world's population is given a glimpse of their future due to a mysterious global event, it forces everyone to come to grips with whether their destinies can be fulfilled or avoided.
It centers on newly sober Mark Banford, an FBI agent who is patching up his life and marriage. During the blackout, his wife Olivia has a vision that she is in love with another man.
In the pilot titled "No More Good Days", Mark and his partner, Demetri Noh, are in the middle of a car chase monitored by their boss, Olivia is in the middle of surgery and Dr. Bryce Varley is weighing a potentially life-ending decision. Mark's friend, Aaron Stark, is working high above the ground on power lines and Nicole Kirby, baby-sitter to Mark and Olivia's daughter, Charlie, is in the throes of passion with her boyfriend.