We return one more day! After our interview with Gina Bellman and Aleyse Shannon, we sit down to chat with Leverage: Redemption executive producers Dean Devlin and Kate Rorick about season 1B and a possible season 2. Ready?
Here we go!
As you can see, we wanted Dean Devlin and Kate Rorick to explain to us what the process was like and their experience in bringing back a show that we love and that’s part of our lives. And it’s great to know what it was like for them to get back in the ring with these characters and everything that happened behind the scenes.
Also, we wanted them to tell us a little about the differences between part A and part B of Leverage: Redemption season 1. What is different in both parts? And their answers are not wasted. We agree with them, part B is the conclusion of the journey, of the storylines that began to take shape in part A and that means many things for these eight new episodes. MANY things…
As we saw in part A, some Leverage characters can visit Leverage: Redemption so the question to Dean Devlin and Kate Rorick was a must: Which Leverage character would they have liked to bring back? For example, Sterling, we all loved to hate him in Leverage and he’s a really interesting character that we would love to see again in Leverage: Redemption season 1B.
Although what Dean and Kate say make sense, Sterling in particular is a character closely linked to Nate and his past, so it’s a bit difficult to fit him into Leverage: Redemption but who knows…and what is sure is that many surprises await us in these new episodes.
Usually, executive producers have a lot of ideas to put into their shows and they tend to discard or postpone some because they don’t fit at the time and we wanted to know if this had happened to Dean Devlin and Kate Rorick in Leverage: Redemption. And we love their answers! Because it means that no idea was left unexplored if not in this season in the next ones. In. The. Next. Ones.
When I hear this I was so excited – I mean, really excited – because that meant there could be more seasons of Leverage: Redemption. But before doing a happy dance, I wanted to ask Dean and Kate if they knew anything about this and, from their answers, it’s seen that they’re in for a season 2 and all the seasons they have the opportunity to do. We’re in too. IMDbTV… what about you? (Wink, wink.)
The last question was something I’ve been dying to know since I met Breanna. I love her but I couldn’t help but realize that she and Hardison had roughly the same abilities so I was always curious where the idea for Breanna’s character came from and why Dean and Kate decided to bring her to life.
I think that every word of their answers is worth listening to and seeing so, don’t hesitate and watch the video of our interview if you haven’t already done so. Let’s just say that introducing and bringing Breanna to life was the best decision ever.
The interview with Dean and Kate was one of the ones I liked doing the most. They’re tremendously funny and friendly, they always receive you with a huge smile and they have this gift of making you feel comfortable, at home, with friends, while you talk to them. Great conversation and better company.
After the interview, we had the opportunity to chat off the record about Leverage: Redemption season 1B and I can only tell you that if I already loved them after this conversation, I loved them much, much more.
They’re really cute and hopefully I can talk to them again before *crossing fingers* the premiere of Leverage: Redemption season 2.
Here ends our exclusive interview with Dean Devlin and Kate Rorick. We still have one more interview pending with Beth Riesgraf and Christian Kane that will put the finishing touch to our coverage of Leverage: Redemption season 1B. At the moment, tomorrow we take a break to return on Friday with our first review of these eight new episodes. Excited to share everything that comes with you!