Prepare for the unexpected: a TV mystery that will provide answers. ABC's The Family has something for everyone, according to star Joan Allen. The three-time Oscar nominee headlines the show as Claire Warren, a political animal who suffers a loss after her young son is kidnapped and later deemed murdered. Or was he?
"Well, I think they just need to know it's a show that will keep surprising them," Allen said in a recent interview in New York City. "I think the characters are complex and relatable…We're all members of families and most families have issues and struggles. Things that work and things that don't work. This family has been in an extreme circumstance with this horrible trauma happening to them, but the everyday thing of keeping things from other family members is common…I think there's this layer of a family dynamic and I think that will be something people can really connect to."