Jay Wright is God in ‘BABEL’ premiere

Mark Ballweg

It’s that time again. Classes are coming along nicely, your social life is picking up, and everything is right in the world.

But, as sure as the sun will rise, you see something coming over the distance. That’s right: It’s the apocalypse.

The brainchild of junior Andrew Simone, BABEL tells the story of a group of Villanova students with super-human abilities.

Their mission is to stop Lucifer from unleashing Hell on Earth, which isn’t easy by any means.

To make things worse, two of their own have now turned to the evil side.

In the show’s season finale last year, Jay (Greg Meade) turned out to be the foretold Judas, betraying the Chosen heroes.

In a shocking move, Kim (Michelle Altura) left with him to join Lucifer (Justin Pincus) and his army of Red Hoods.

Picking up a few months later, the Chosen are determined to do anything to save the world.

“Season three has a tremendous amount of depth that’s really hasn’t been seen on the show yet,” Simone remarks.

“The betrayal of Jay and Kim has caused all of the characters to mature and focus more on their mission, which in turn has given the actors a lot of room to develop their craft. There’s a great redemption story this year, but at the same time it’s the darkest and most tragic thing I’ve ever written. You’ll even get a chance to see what it would be like if Lucifer actually wins the fight. I think people are really going to respond well to this season,” adds Simone.

Another change from previous seasons is that new episodes will be released each month this semester.

In fact, this Saturday fans will be treated to two episodes of BABEL, bringing the total number of in-canon episodes to 12 by the end of this year.

In terms of surprises, BABEL promises to deliver.

Besides the normal plot twists and revelations, it was recently revealed that Jay Wright lent his voice to play the Almighty Himself.

“I’d been planning to bring God into the show this season,” Simone comments. “I was just shocked at how eager Coach Wright was to help out.”

You’ll be able to hear God speak during this weekend’s premiere.

The producers are also asking for anyone and everyone to come to West Campus on January 31st.

In what’s being described as a “1 versus 100” fight scene, the more extras the show has the better the scene will turn out.

For more information check out the Facebook event.

BABEL is shaping up to dish out its best season so far.

The third season premieres in the Connelly Cinema at 2 p.m. this Saturday, Jan. 24.

The shows will air on VTV Channel 17 as well as YouTube.