USA Network Sets Premiere Dates for ‘Falling Water’ and ‘Eyewitness’

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At the Television Critics Association summer session, USA Network announced the premiere dates  for their newest original drama series Falling Water and Eyewitness.

The one-hour drama Falling Water is set to premiere on Thursday, Oct. 13 at 10/9c. The series is the story of three unrelated people who slowly realize that they are dreaming separate parts of a single common dream. The deeper they dig, the more they come to realize that the visions found in their common dream just might hold the key to the fate of the world. Lizzie Brocheré (American Horror Story: Asylum), David Ajala (Fast & Furious 6) and Will Yun Lee (Hawaii 5-0) star.

The series hails from executive producers Gale Anne Hurd  (The Walking Dead), Blake Masters (Brotherhood) and Universal Cable Productions, with Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) directing the pilot. The late Emmy Award-Winner Henry Bromell (Homeland) executive produced the pilot as well.

 

From fexecutive producer Adi Hasak (Shades of Blue) and Universal Cable Productions comes the new series Eyewitness, premiering on Sunday, Oct. 16 at 10/9c.

The bone-chilling crime thriller delves into the lives of two teenage boys after they secretly meet up in a cabin, bear witness to a shooting and barely escape with their lives. Desperate to keep their relationship a secret and in fear of being found by the perpetrator, they remain silent but soon learn that what has been seen cannot be unseen — and when you witness a horrible event, it changes everything. Adapted from the critically acclaimed Norwegian drama Øyevitne, the series stars Julianne Nicholson (Black Mass, Masters of Sex), Gil Bellows (Ascension, 11.22.63), Tyler Young (Empire), and James Paxton (Term Life).

Jarl Emsell Larsen and Scott Peters (V, The 4400) and Jackie de Crinis also serve as executive producers. Peters will also direct multiple episodes of the series and Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight, Miss You Already) will executive produce the pilot and direct the first two episodes.

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‘Suits’ Renewed for Season 7 at USA Network

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Suits fans will get another season of pop culture references between Mike and Harvey!

The long-running series has been renewed for a seventh season by USA Network, it was announced today at the Television Critics Association by Chris McCumber, President, Entertainment Networks, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment.

The Universal Cable Production series is three episodes into the sixth season with episode four airing tonight and is averaging more than 3 million viewers, 1.2 million viewers ages 25-54 and 1.1 million viewers among 18-49 in L3 numbers. The season finale is slated for Aug. 10 with Season 7 to premiere in 2017.

From the beginning, Suits has centered on the fast-paced Manhattan corporate law firm. Pearson Specter Litt – but last season, their world was shaken to its core when Mike Ross (Adams) signed a two-year plea deal admitting his fraud to spare his colleagues Harvey (Macht), Jessica (Torres) and Louis (Hoffman). In Season 6, Mike deals with the harsh realities of prison life, while his relationship with his fiancé Rachel (Markle) and the future of the firm is unknown. With Pearson Specter Litt’s troubles at a peak, Donna (Rafferty) must help bring them all together to not only save the firm, but also the friendships they have all dedicated their career and lives to.

From Universal Cable Productions, Suits was created and is executive produced by Aaron Korsh (The Deep End), Doug Liman (Covert Affairs, The Bourne Trilogy, Mr & Mrs. Smith), David Bartis (Covert Affairs, The O.C.) and Gene Klein (Covert Affairs) of Hypnotic serve as executive producers, Daniel Arkin (90210) and Rick Muirragui (Men of a Certain Age, The Good Guys), and Silver Tree (The Real O’Neals, Girfriends’ Guide to Divorce) and also serve as executive producers.

Suits airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on USA.

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‘America’s Got Talent’ Renewed for Season 12 at NBC, Judges Set to Return

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NBC’s America’s Got Talent is bringing back all four judges next season.

Simon Cowell, Mel B, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel and host Nick Cannon are set to return to the reality series for Season 12 next summer, it was announced today during NBC’s executive session at TCA.

American’s Got Talent is the #1 broadcast series this summer in 18-49 and total viewers, delivering its most-watched season in five years.

Cowell, who created the “Got Talent” format in the U.K., will be returning for his second season. Mel B and Klum will each return for their fifth season, with Mandel back for his eighth. It will be the ninth season for Cannon as host.

“With the addition of Simon, the chemistry between our judges has grown even stronger and it’s easy to see how much enthusiasm they bring to the show night after night,” said Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Reality Group, NBC Entertainment. “Nick adds a boundless energy as host that ties everything together.  We’re thrilled to have such a strong team returning for season 12.”

Summer to date, America’s Got Talent is averaging a 3.0 rating, 12 share in adults 18-49 and 13.6 million viewers overall with its Tuesday edition. The Tuesday “Talent” is maintaining 100% of its year-ago rating in 18-49 and is up +9% in total viewers, making this its most-watched season in five years. “Talent” has ranked #1 among entertainment shows on the broadcast networks every week so far this summer in both 18-49 and total viewers.

The “Got Talent” format, co-owned by Syco Entertainment and FremantleMedia globally, holds the Guinness World Record as the most successful reality TV format. The show can be seen in 190 markets worldwide with more than 500 million global viewers since it began airing in 2006. “Britain’s Got Talent” is the U.K.’s highest rated entertainment show of the century and in 2009, discovered the global singing sensation, Susan Boyle, who has sold 19 million records to date.

America’s Got Talent is co-produced and co-owned by Simon Cowell/Syco Entertainment and FremantleMedia North America. Simon Cowell, Sam Donnelly, Jason Raff, Trish Kinane and Richard Wallace are the executive producers.

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Jimmy Fallon Set to Host 2017 Golden Globes

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Late-night talk show host Jimmy Fallon will take center stage by kicking off the 2017 Award season Jan. 8 from the Beverly Hilton.

Jimmy Fallon has been named host of the “74th Annual Golden Globe Awards,” set to air on NBC live coast-to-coast from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017 from 8-11 p.m. ET (5-8 p.m. PT).

The Tonight Show host, whose contract runs through 2021, previously won rave reviews for his performance as host of the 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards. The Tonight Show is currently nominated for two Emmys this year, including Outstanding Variety Series Talk.

January’s three-hour Golden Globes telecast will serve as the official kick-off to the 2017 awards season.

“We’re thrilled to announce Jimmy as host of ‘The 74th Annual Golden Globes,’” said NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt. “This is the most spontaneous and uninhibited award show on television, and Jimmy’s playful, disarming comedic brilliance makes him the ideal host to enhance and elevate the sense of fun and irreverence that’s made the Golden Globes one of the premier events of the entire broadcast year.”

“Jimmy Fallon is an exceptionally talented and dynamic entertainer and we couldn’t be more excited that he’ll be hosting the 2017 Golden Globes,” said Lorenzo Soria, President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. “His charm, wit and incredible spontaneity will play exceedingly well both to everyone at the show as well as the millions watching at home from around the world.”

“Jimmy Fallon’s brand of comedy will continue the tradition of cutting-edge excitement viewers have come to expect from the host of the Golden Globes,” said Allen Shapiro, CEO of dick clark productions.

The 2016 telecast of the Golden Globes averaged a 5.5 rating, 16 share in adults 18-49 and 18.5 million viewers overall in “live plus same day” ratings from Nielsen Media Research, making it the #1 entertainment telecast on the broadcast networks for the week of Jan. 4-10 in the key 18-49 demographic.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” remains the dominant force in late night, leading all other competitors in every key measure — adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers. In fact, “The Tonight Show” has won 46 of 46 weeks to date versus the competition in adults 18-49 and the last 45 in a row in total viewers.

Nominations for the Golden Globes will be announced Monday, Dec. 12. Winners are voted on by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Produced by dick clark productions in association with the HFPA, the Golden Globe Awards are viewed in more than 236 countries worldwide and are one of the few awards ceremonies to include both motion picture and television achievements.

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HBO Sets Premiere Dates for ‘Westworld,’ ‘Insecure,’ and Sarah Jessica Parker’s ‘Divorce’

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At the Television Critics Association summer session, HBO announced the premiere dates for the long-awaited Westworld, Insecure, and Sarah Jessica Parker’s new comedy series Divorce. 

The one-hour drama series Westworld kicks off its ten-episode season Sunday, Oct. 2 at 9 PM (ET/PT). Created for television by Jonathan Nolan (Interstellar, The Dark Knight, Person of Interest) and Lisa Joy (Pushing Daisies, Burn Notice), Westworld is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin, exploring a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged.

Co-creator Nolan explains, “Building on the incredibly evocative concept of the original film, we wanted to pose the question: If you could be completely immersed in a fantasy, one in which you could do whatever you wanted, would you discover things about yourself that you didn’t want to know?”

Co-creator Joy adds, “We also wanted to explore what it means to be human from the outside in – through the eyes of the ‘hosts’: the lifelike AI characters that are the main attractions of the park. It’s a meditation on consciousness – the blessing and the burden of it – beautifully portrayed by our remarkable cast.”

The series was inspired by the 1973 motion picture Westworld, written and directed by Michael Crichton, and stars Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton and Jeffrey Wright along with Tessa Thompson, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Jimmi Simpson, Rodrigo Santoro, Shannon Woodward, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Ben Barnes, Simon Quarterman, Angela Sarafyan, Luke Hemsworth and Clifton Collins, Jr.

Nolan and Joy are executive producing and writing, with Nolan also directing. Production companies, Kilter Films, Bad Robot Productions, and Jerry Weintraub Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Executive producer/writer/director, Jonathan Nolan; executive producer/writer, Lisa Joy; executive producers, J.J. Abrams, Jerry Weintraub, Bryan Burk.

Comedy series Divorce starring Sarah Jessica Parker, who also serves as executive producer, begins its ten-episode season Sunday, Oct. 9 at 10 PM (ET/PT).

After more than a decade of marriage and two children, Frances (Parker) has suddenly begun to reassess her life and her strained relationship with her husband, played by Thomas Haden Church. But she soon discovers that making a clean break and a fresh start is harder than she thought. The story of a very, very long divorce, the show follows Frances and Robert as they grapple with the fallout from their failing marriage, not just for themselves, but also for their children and friends, ranging from awkward public encounters to difficult private therapy sessions.

Set in Westchester County, NY, Divorce is created by Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe), with Paul Simms (HBO’s Girls) serving as a showrunner on the series. Paul Simms, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sharon Horgan, Alison Benson and Aaron Kaplan executive produce.

The series also stars Molly Shannon, Talia Balsam, Tracy Letts, Sterling Jerins and Charlie Kilgore.

Immediately following Divorce, comes another new comedy series titled Insecure, starring Issa Rae, and launches its eight-episode season Sunday, Oct. 9 at 10:30 PM (ET/PT).

Modern-day black women are usually portrayed as strong, confident and “flawless.” But Issa and Molly are definitely not “killing it.” These best friends must deal with their own real-life flaws as they attempt to navigate different worlds and cope with an endless series of uncomfortable everyday experiences.

Rae stars as Issa and Yvonne Orji stars as Molly on the show, which explores the black female experience in an unclichéd and authentic way.

Over the course of the season, Issa attempts to figure out what she wants out of life and how to take control of it, while fumbling her way through this journey. Molly, a corporate attorney who appears to have everything together professionally, struggles inside as she looks for external ways to fix her life.

Meanwhile, Issa’s boyfriend, Lawrence (Jay Ellis), who has fallen victim to complacency, works to get his own act together. Frieda (Lisa Joyce), Issa’s overeager white co-worker, whose enthusiasm is both annoying and endearing, is at the crux of Issa’s racial frustrations at work.

Shot in and around South Los Angeles, Insecure incorporates the music of both indie and established artists of color and touches on a variety of social and racial issues that relate to the contemporary black experience.

Insecure was created by Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore; executive produced by Issa Rae, Prentice Penny, Melina Matsoukas, Michael Rotenberg, Dave Becky and Jonathan Berry. Larry Wilmore serves as a consultant.

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Netflix Sets ‘Black Mirror’ Season 3 Premiere Date

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Netflix’s drama series Black Mirror will return for a third season on Friday, October 21, it was announced today at the Television Critics Association summer session in Beverly Hills, CA.

The anthology series which first premiered in the UK on Britain’s Channel 4 and was then later picked up by the streaming giant, will return with six 1-hour episodesIf you haven’t watched any of the series, I definitely recommend checking out the first two seasons before October rolls around. Black Mirror is about technology and how it interacts with us in our everyday lives and how it could change and grow and become more involved like smart homes, implants and basically turning our world into Minority Report. 

“Black Mirror is an anthology series that taps into our collective unease with the modern world, with each stand-alone episode a sharp, suspenseful tale exploring themes of contemporary techno-paranoia. Without questioning it, technology has transformed all aspects of our lives; in every home; on every desk; in every palm – a plasma screen; a monitor; a Smartphone – a Black Mirror reflecting our 21st Century existence back at us. The series is created and written by Charlie Brooker, and executive produced by Brooker and Annabel Jones. Its third season, comprising six episodes:

  • San Junipero features Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Mackenzie Davis in an episode directed by Owen Harris
  • Shut Up and Dance features Jerome Flynn and Alex Lawther in an episode directed by James Watkins
  • Nosedive features Bryce Dallas Howard, Alice Eve and James Norton in an episode directed by Joe Wright
  • Men Against Fire stars Michael Kelly, Malachi Kirby and Madeline Brewer in an episode directed by Jakob Verbruggen
  • Hated in the Nation features Kelly MacDonald in an episode directed by James Hawes
  • Wyatt Russell and Hannah John-Kamen star in Playtest, an episode directed by Dan Trachtenberg.”

 

Check out the first two seasons of Black Mirror on Netflix.

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Netflix Sets ‘Gilmore Girls’ Revival Premiere Date, Releases First Trailer

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Amy Sherman-Palladino’s series about a fast-talking mother and daughter a.k.a Lorelai squared finally has a premiere date and trailer.

Netflix’s Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life will premiere Thanksgiving weekend on November 25, 2016 at 12:01 a.m. PT. The series will consist of four 90-minute episodes, covering a different season of the year. The streaming giant teased the first two minutes of Winter for the critics in the room, but since you weren’t there, we’ll just have to show you the first official teaser trailer.

The series will be released all at one, per usual, even though Sherman-Palladino would prefer a week-by-week situation. And don’t worry, the last four words are just as important this time around, so don’t go spoiling it for everyone, ok?!

The cast was thrilled to return to step into the shoes of these now iconic characters. “I knew it would be special right from the get-go,” said Scott Patterson who plays Luke. “The more time goes by, the more satisfying it becomes and the show becomes iconic.” Patterson gave a nice shoutout to the ATX Television Festival for “driving it home to all parties involved.”

Lauren Graham added: “For me, it was an incredible experience. It was like going to college when you’re really ready. We were given the gift to go back knowing those things and it was a rare opportunity.”

Of course, someone brought up the Melissa McCarthy controversy which Sherman-Palladino quickly shot down, saying, “we all knew between us that we would make it work one way or another. It somehow took on a life of its own. She and Lauren [Graham] have a weird Lucy and Ethel thing and you kind of have to see it, to get it.” “Melissa came on one of our last days and it was so great,” added Graham. “Had it not happened it would have felt like a gap.”

Let’s not forget all of Rory’s boyfriends, all of whom  will “make an appearance in one way or another,” says Bledel.

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5 Things You Need to Know About ‘You’re the Worst’ Season 3

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FXX’s beloved series You’re the Worst creator Stephen Falk and cast members Chris Geere, Aya Cash and Desmin Borges were on hand at the Television Critics Association winter session to talk about all things season 3.

The series was a true fan favorite in the first season and built up to one of the best shows on television last season. The show dealt with serious issues like depression, something that’s not always talked about or even covered, and did it in a very smart and funny way.

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  1. When is the show coming back?
    CALLING ALL YOU SLEEPY BITCHES!! The network revealed that production on season 3 will begin in late spring and return in the summer or fall. It’s still unclear as to an official premiere date.
  2. Will the show pick up right where we left off? Or will there be a time jump?
    Creator and showrunner Stephen Falk, says that they will start season 3 “like literally right after the final ‘I love you” scene.'” Falk who dealt with a time jump back when he was on Weeds says the show “won’t miss a beat.”
  3. Are there plans to cover other serious issues besides depression?
    Falk says that “we’re trying hard not to top this season with an issue we’re dealing with like we did with depression. We’re just continuing with the fallout from last season and moving the characters forward, maybe some of them will fall.” He liked the fact that they could step away from the main storyline adding “the ability to do episodes that break form, to do something else in a different way was really fun.” Cash added that she had PTSD and “went into a dark depression after the show was airing.” As far as knowing anything about her character’s spiral, she said that “Stephen is on lockdown and doesn’t let us know anything. I didn’t know about the depression until I started reading.”sunday funday
  4. Sunday funday better than a Monday. Can only do it one way, & that is the drunk way!
    The fan-favorite episode spread like wildfire and became a thing, even with my own friends, of going out for our regular Sunday brunches and singing the song along with drinking our mimosas. “I think we have the right idea. A tentative yes,” says Falk regarding more Sunday Funday episodes.
  5. Character development
    Chris Geere chimed in by saying he’s “really enjoying all the characters evolving and us as actors evolving together.” Desmin Borges’s character had an uplifting storyline this season as he joined an improv class and fell for his teacher played by the talented Collette Wolfe. It was nice to see Edgar in a happy place and not dealing with his own issues and PTSD. Borges added: “I think Edgar is on an upward trajectory of where he could be. I think we’d all like to see him happy.”

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FX Sets ‘The Americans’ Season 4 Premiere Date, Reveals Poster

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FX’s spy drama series The Americans will return for a fourth season on Wednesday, March 16 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, it was announced today at the Television Critics Association winter session in Pasadena, CA.

The network has also released the key art for the upcoming season along with a description:

The Americans is a period drama about the complex marriage of two KGB spies posing as Americans in suburban Washington D.C. during the Reagan administration. The arranged marriage of Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth Jennings (Keri Russell) grows more passionate and genuine by the day, but as the pressures and demands of the job grow heavier, the personal toll becomes almost too exhausting to bear. Having revealed their true identities to their teenage daughter Paige (Holly Taylor), Philip and Elizabeth must keep their daughter’s best interests at heart while ensuring that their cover identities, and thus their lives, remain protected. Their previous missions have already placed Philip and Elizabeth in great jeopardy. Martha (Alison Wright), a valued secretary at the FBI whom Philip married while undercover, has been an invaluable source of intel. However, when her cover is nearly blown, Philip must make increasingly difficult decisions to ensure her safety and allegiance. The Jennings’ neighbor, FBI Agent Stan Beeman (Noah Emmerich), could also prove to be a renewed threat. His KGB lover/asset Nina (Annet Mahendru), having failed to turn him against the U.S., was sent back to Moscow to face an unsure fate. With Nina gone, Stan has made an effort to become closer with his family and has formed a bond with the Jennings’ 12-year-old son, Henry (Keidrich Sellati). He has also cultivated his relationship with KGB officer Oleg Burov (Costa Gorn). Stan’s newfound dedication to wi[ong out Directorate S has also led him to become suspicious of Martha’s uncharacteristic behavior. As he begins to investigate what’s been in front of him all this time, he might finally get closer to uncovering the “Illegals” – Philip and Elizabeth – that have eluded him for so long. 

The premiere episode, “Glanders,” picks up on the heels of last season’s finale. Philip and Elizabeth are dealing with the fallout of all they’ve wrought. What will happen when the FBI finds out about Gene’s suicide? How will Pastor Tim deal with the revelation that they are Russian spies? And will they be able to handle a dangerous new bioweapons assignment? The episode was written by Joel Fields & Jon Weisberg, and directed by Thomas Schlamme. 

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The Americans was created by Joe Weisberg who, along with Joel Fields, series as an executive producer and writer. Graham Yost and Chris Long are also executive producers, along with Amblin Television heads Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank. The Americans is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions.

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‘Colony’s’ Peter Jacobson Lays Down the Law as Proxy Snyder

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Peter Jacobson stars in USA’s newest dystopian drama series Colony as Proxy Alan Snyder, the leader of the Transitional Authority in Los Angeles, and talked about the show and his character during the Television Critics Association winter session.

Instead of the usual story that strings us along from the very beginning with the Aliens invading and what happens next, Colony starts us off after that’s already happened. Now we’re dealing with the aftermath of how people are surviving the invasion and what they have to do to stay alive and keep their families together.

After being separated from their son during the invasion, Will and Katie are willing to do whatever is necessary to be reunited with him. Proxy Snyder (Peter Jacobson, House) offers Will a chance to get his son back if he will collaborate with the occupational government, Will and Katie find themselves faced with the toughest decision of their lives.  They will have to go beyond whatever they thought possible, risking their lives and their relationship to protect their family.

When you sign on to a Carlton Cuse show, you just know there are going to be twists and turns at every corner and might not know much about your character or the story until he wants you to.

Jacobson says that “it’s always amazing with Carlton on who dies, who lives, who’s this new character. It’s like peeling an onion every week. It’s always new.”

Do you like that the show starts off after the invasion?

“If you’re going to have a show about relationships, character, and humanity it doesn’t need to be about the initial attack. And that’s the point. It’s there and we know it, but it’s really about what’s happening underneath and that’s what’s beautiful about it. So, I hope that vibe comes through and people lock onto that. There’s got to be a certain amount of bells and whistles to sell a pilot. It’s a tricky thing of any pilot and first season. You have to show something and sell it so people come back. At the same time, you want to stay true to the art of it which is to be as subtle as you can, and roll it out as slowly as you can. So there are two competing forces there.”

Collaborators are people that were chosen by the Hosts, like Proxy Snyder, or Will, doing what he has to do to survive and keep his family alive. But mostly as a way to get his son back.

Is he good? Is he bad? What do we really know about Proxy Alan Snyder?

“My character right away is obviously a collaborator extraordinaire,” says Jacobson. “And by episode four or five you get a much great sense of what’s going on with Snyder – where he’s been and why he is where he is. So I think it takes a little more time to see why people are doing what they’re doing as opposed to the resistance with so much violence and death it’s clear what people are fighting against. Will’s [Holloway] dilemma in the pilot is it’s very clear what the forces are that brings somebody like him to a collaborate. His family has been separated. it becomes clear that Katie [Callies] position within the resistance has a negative impact on the family and can be incredibly dangerous. Will’s collaboration becomes dangerous as well which builds tension between the two.”

What do we know about the Hosts? Will we find out more about them and who they are?

“That’s probably the slowest rollout of the whole season. Who are these things, these people, these whatever they are and why are they here and who’s in charge and how did the humans under them become in charge?”

Is your character the top guy? Who’s really in charge?

“There will be times in a scene where we [Baker] would get onto set together and we start asking, ‘Am I above you? Who’s in charge?’ That kind of ambiguity and uncertainty is what helps keep the show interesting.

When do we find out more about Snyder? What’s his story? How did he become a collaborator? 

“We do meet some of my family later on and you get that this person has a heart and he’s doing what he’s doing, with purpose. He’s been through some separation himself, but don’t trust everything Snyder says as even ‘I don’t know how much I’m lying.'”

Character Bio:

Proxy Snyder is the pragmatic and charismatic leader of the Transitional Authority in Los Angeles. After the Arrival, he proves that he is a true politician and leads all aspects of the Occupation. Armed with the Redhat army and ever-present drones, Proxy’s Transitional Authority is tasked with keeping order and stability in Los Angeles.

Proxy knows that his Occupation movement needs someone as strong and valuable as Will Bowman to fight alongside them in order to combat the growing threat from the Resistance. Ever the cunning politician, Proxy also knows exactly how to make people do what he wants.

Colony airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on USA.

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