When Warehouse 13 (Syfy, Mondays, 9/8C) returns tonight, it marks the beginning of the end for what has been Syfy’s highest-rated show for much of the last four seasons. When the show concluded last season, Artie, Myka, Pete and Steve had been expelled from the Warehouse and Claudia was left to try to stop Paracelsus. In the final season premiere, Endless Terror, things get even more bizarre than usual.
Warehouse 13 is snagged, bagged and about to be tagged. One of Syfy’s most popular shows ever, the thrilleromedy (as its perpetrators fondly refer to it) will return for a shortened six-episode fifth and final season in 2014.
Follow the jump for the official press release.
Whenever there’s a chance to chat with any of the cast of Warehouse 13 (Syfy, Mondays, 10/9C), I jump at the chance because these guys love to talk about their show. I mean, really love to talk about their show! Where most Q&A’s run for half-an-hour, the folks at W13 will go for as long as they can – and the result often feels more like a conversation with old friends than some obligatory press thing.
Late last week, I had the chance to participate in a call with showrunner Jack Kenny and stars Eddie McClintock (who plays Pete Lattimer) and Joanne Kelly (who plays Myka Bering). The call did not disappoint.
In tonight’s season premiere of Warehouse 13 (Syfy, Mondays, 10/9C), Secret Service Agents Pete Lattimer and Mika Bering have to save the world and deal with an immortal while Claudia Donovan and Steve Jinks have to enter Artie’s mind to persuade him to live. For the Warehouse 13 team it’s just another day at the office.
Season Three of Warehouse 13 (Syfy, Mondays, 9/8C) ended with Walter Sykes destroying the warehouse. Season Four opens with the realization that one of the artifacts destroyed was Pandora’s Box – and with it, hope.
Warehouse 13 [Syfy, Mondays, 9/8C] uses a loose format – agents must track down and neutralize a variety of dangerous artifacts – to go places that most television series would avoid at all costs. This week’s episode, for example, is a high fantasy parody of video games, their programmers, and the show itself.
Eureka [Syfy, Mondays, 8/7C] and Warehouse 13 [Syfy, Mondays, 9/8C] have built up a core of devoted fans because they combine humor and drama with unique, and entertaining, premises. Their return, this evening, is fraught with the kind of unusual perils –and twisted senses of humor – that keep them unpredictable fun.
Aaron Ashmore, Smallville’s version of the iconic Jimmy Olsen, will be replacing Joanne Kelly as Eddie McClintock’s partner on Warehouse 13 – at least temporarily.
Ashmore joins the series as Steve Jinks, a young ATF agent who has the innate ability to tell when someone is lying. Mrs. Frederic [CCH Pounder] brings him onto the Warehouse 13 team following Myka Bering’s [Kelly] resignation at the end of season two to be Pete Lattimer’s [McClintock] new partner. Though Bering remains a regualr character, her character arc remains unrevealed at this time.
Details from the official press release follow the jump.
The second of Syfy’s Tuesday Christmas episodes is Warehouse 13’s [Tuesday, 10/9C] Secret Santa. It opens with Pete [Eddie McClintock] and Myka [Joanne Kelly] popping by the Warehouse to say Merry Christmas to everyone before heading home for the holidays and discovering the office awhirl in the coolest Christmas decorations [marshmallow snowflakes, anyone?] courtesy of Claudia [Allison Scagliotti] – before Artie [Saul Rubinek] storms in and deflates the scene with his interpretation of Scrooge. He has a new case – no one’s going anywhere but to work, hambug[!] – a wealthy businessman [Paul Blackthorne] who has been terrorized by… Santa!
Syfy’s Warehouse 13 had a second season that both entertained like crazy and pulled in strong ratings, so it’s hard to understand why the series didn’t have a third season pick-up by the time the second season ended. Finally, the logical/inevitable decision was made and the snappy series about two Secret Service agents who snag, bag and tag dangerous supernatural artifacts has been granted that well deserved third season.
Executive Producer Jack Kenny has signed a new development deal that will see him continue to head the show’s creative team and work on new projects for Syfy.
Details follow the jump.
The tagline for the second season finale of Warehouse 13 [Syfy, Tuesdays, 9/8C] reads: Following H.G. Wells’ treacherous attack and devastating betrayal in Egypt, the Warehouse team must determine the plan she has been secretly orchestrating for more than one hundred years. When it becomes clear that that Wells has her hands on an incomprehensibly dangerous artifact, Pete, Myka, Artie, Claudia and Mrs. Frederic race against the clock to stop her deadly endgame.
That, as they say, is an understatement.