A new series from ABC, Reef Break is a sex-infused, action-packed one-hour drama starring Poppy Montgomery (Without A Trace, Unforgettable) as Cat Chambers, a thief-turned-fixer for the governor of a stunning and seductive Pacific Island paradise. Her less-than-perfect past will give her all the tools and insight she’ll need to track down the island’s nimble, cunning criminals.
Reef Break premieres Thursday, June 20, at 10 p.m. ET/PT. If you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream of ABC (or watch new episodes on-demand later) on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV or other streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming subscription services:
PlayStation Vue–which doesn’t require an actual PlayStation console to sign up or watch–offers four different live-TV channel packages, all of which include ABC (live in select markets).
You can start a free 5-day trial of PS Vue right here, and you can then watch a live stream of Reef Break on your computer via the PS Vue website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, PlayStation (3 or 4), or other supported device via the PS Vue app.
If you can’t watch live, PlayStation Vue comes included with cloud DVR.
In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand streaming library, Hulu also offers a bundle of 60-plus live TV channels, which includes ABC (live in select markets).
You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of Reef Break on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show or other streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch live, “Hulu with Live TV” comes with both its extensive on-demand library (which has new episodes available after they air) and 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).
DirecTV Now offers several different channel packages, all of which include ABC (live in select markets).
You can start a free trial right here, and you can then watch a live stream of Reef Break on your computer via the DirecTV Now website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the DirecTV Now app.
If you can’t watch live, DirecTV Now comes with included cloud DVR.
‘Reef Break’ Series Preview
Reef Break, ABC’s latest drama, promises high-octane adventures and plenty of intrigue as Cat Chambers, a former thief, returns home to the Pacific Island paradise known as The Reef. Her reappearance makes waves for her old cohorts which include friends, lovers, and of course enemies, including her FBI agent ex-husband, her imprisoned crime boss, and a police detective lover who may be in over his head. Shortly after her return, Cat finds herself in the center of a kidnapping when the daughter of the island’s most prominent resident goes missing. Her former shady dealings have given her an instinctive gift for crime solving as she quickly becomes tangled in the islands many dramas and transgressions.
ABC was quick to pick the show up having ordered 13 episodes straight-to-series. According to the network, each episode will be “a character-driven cocktail of crime, surf, sex and sunshine, and for Cat, the lines between work and play have never been blurrier.”
In addition to her starring role, Montgomery will also executive produce the series (which is based on her idea) along with Ken Sanzel, who’s on board as writer and showrunner. Montgomery’s major TV credits include two long-running CBS drama series, Without A Trace, which ran for seven seasons, and Unforgettable, which ran for five seasons. For the former, she was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild award, and for the latter, she received a People’s Choice Award nomination. Sanzel is best known for his work executive producing on the successful CBS show Numb3rs where he also served as showrunner.
Joining Montgomery on the cast is Ray Stevenson (Thor, The Three Musketeers) as Jake Elliot, Desmond Chiam (The Shannara Chronicles, Now Apocalypse) as Wyatt Cole, Melissa Bonne (Pulse, Home and Away) as Ana Dumont, and Tamala Shelton (Nowhere Boys, Nowhere Boys: The Book of Shadows) as Petra.
In addition to tonight’s “Pilot” episode, three additional episodes are on ABC’s schedule. In “Lost and Found,” set to air June 27, modern-day pirates hijack a yacht and steal a laptop containing information that could take down the governor. Cat Chambers jumps into action and finds much more than she expected. In the following weeks, “Buried Things” and “Welcome to the Jungle” will follow.