The Event (stylized THE EVƎNT) is an American science fiction political thriller television series created by Nick Wauters for NBC. The show centers around 3 plots: One is about Sean Walker, a computer programmer whose girlfriend is kidnapped. The second is that of President Elias Martinez, the fictional President of the United States who must deal with all the events happening along with the detainees at Mount Inestranka. The final plot line is that of the detainees at Mount Inostranka. In the second episode of the first season it was revealed that the detainees are not of terrestrial origin.