San Diego Comic-Con 2015
CBS Press Room – Limitless, Under the Dome, and Scorpion.
Thursday, July 9, 2015
The CBS press room at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con could easily be described as a bit of a zoo; perhaps it’s a simple coincidence that Zoo is also the name of one of CBS’ new summer series. I don’t think I’ve ever been inside a press room that included so many different shows—Limitless, Under the Dome, Zoo, Scorpion, and Extant. While I didn’t get to talk to each show’s actors or even the executive producers, there were several interviews I did get that really impressed me, as follows.
LIMITLESS – Executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin. The names may sound familiar especially if you are a fan of such televisions shows as Alias, Lost, and Sleepy Hollow. And like me, if you enjoy films like Transformers and The Amazing Spiderman 2, the name Kurtzman should ring a bell. While I didn’t get to ask Kurtzman about his upcoming film project, a reimagining of The Mummy set to premiere in 2017, I appreciate how busy this guy is. Both he and Kadin work on the CBS drama Limitless, which is a spin-off of the film version starring Bradley Cooper. In talking to both Kurtzman and Kadin, they both graciously gave us a brief update about their vision for the series. For more on the show, go to http://www.cbs.com/shows/limitless/.
UNDER THE DOME – Actors Mike Vogel, Colin Ford, and Marg Helgenberger. Unfortunately, I am not familiar with the show but asked questions I thought would be interesting and the fans would appreciate. I am a fan of Vogel, and not just because he’s easy on the eyes. Vogel’s resume includes such films as The Help and Cloverfield, as well as the TV series Pan Am and Bates Motel. Vogel will soon appear in the film The Boy premiering nationwide August 14, 2015, as well as the upcoming limited TV series Childhood’s End (based on Arthur C. Clarke’s novel of the same name), premiering December 2015 on Syfy. Ford is probably best known for his portrayalg of a young Sam Winchester on the hit series Supernatural. He also played Matt Damon’s son in the film We Bought a Zoo. Helgenberger, on the other hand, needs no introduction. The iconic actress has graced us with her presence in countless television series and films over the years. Her role on the original CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is most notable, but I remember her from China Beach back in the late 80s/early 90s. For more on Under the Dome, go to http://www.cbs.com/shows/under-the-dome/.
SCORPION – Actors Eddie Kaye Thomas, Jadyn Wong, Elyes Gabel, and Katharine McPhee. I think many of us know who Eddie Kaye Thomas is. His character Finch in the American Pie films is still beloved by fans. And of course, Katharine McPhee is best known from American Idol and the NBC series Smash. While I haven’t watched Scorpion, after talking with the actors, I’m more intrigued about the series. Thomas’ passion for the show and his character is a top selling point. For more on the show, go to http://www.cbs.com/shows/scorpion/.
Check out the video interviews below. Please note that because there were so many people in the room, the background noise is quite loud.
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