NBC is once again calling on “The Voice” to funnel a sizable audience into a new series, with the network on Friday announcing that a special preview episode of upcoming drama “Game of Silence” will air on a special night, immediately following the music competition series.
“Game of Silence,” originally scheduled to premiere Thursday, April 7 at 10 p.m., will now bow five days later. It will have its special preview on Tuesday, April 12 at 10 p.m., following a two-hour edition of “The Voice,” before sliding into its regular timeslot on Thursday, April 14.
The Peacock has effectively used “The Voice” to funnel viewers into numerous new series over the years, including dramas “Blindspot” and “Chicago Med” last fall. Last week, a special preview of Steve Harvey-hosted alternative series “Little Big Shots” opened to huge numbers behind “The Voice.”
In “Game of Silence,” five best friends have a dark secret they thought was buried 25 years ago, but they soon discover that you can’t hide your past forever. It stars David Lyons, Claire Van Der Boom, Michael Raymond James, Larenz Tate, Bre Blair, Conor O’Farrell, Deidrie Henry, Demetrius Grosse and Derek Phillips.
“Game of Silence” is executive produced by Carol Mendelsohn, David Hudgins, Julie Weitz, Tariq Jalil, Timur Savci, Deran Sarafian and Niels Arden Oplev (pilot). The series is produced by Sony Pictures Television and Universal Television.