In Sneaky Pete: Season 2, Marius is on the verge of starting fresh, when two thugs, believing he is Pete, threaten to kill the family unless he takes them to Pete’s estranged mother Maggie and the millions she stole from their mysterious employer.
Season Two of Sneaky Pete will premiere on Amazon Prime on Friday, March 9th.
Season two of Sneaky Pete finds Marius so close to freedom that he can taste it, when two ‘colleagues’ of Real Pete threaten to kill the family unless he leads them to Real Pete’s mom, Maggie – and the millions she stole from their mysterious employer…
An Amazon Prime Original, Sneaky Pete returns on March 9th with ten new episodes.
It’s always fun to speak with Justified’s (FX, Tuesdays, 10/9C) creator/showrunner, Graham Yost. He’s as candid as anyone constrained by the need to avoid spoilers can be, and he always seems to be enjoying being interviewed.
With the season finale of Justified coming up this week, Yost took some time to talk about the show and how it’s all about family – and to share a few thoughts on the season to date and the decision to wrap everything up with one last season, next year.
After the magnificent performance by Margo Martindale as Mags Bennett in season two, Justified could be excused if it slipped a bit in season three – but it didn’t. Instead, it took a different tack, shifting from the internal dynamics of the region to the intrusion of an outside force to keep the drama high and the comic moments unexpected.
While Terra Nova has gotten huge press – partly because of the scrubbing of its early premiere and partly because of a pretty spiffy trailer – Steven Spielberg’s other series, Falling Skies [TNT, Sundays, 9/8C] is coming off without a hitch, this weekend. And it’s really, really good!
Not only is Walton Goggins doing a bang-up job portraying the unpredictable Boyd Crowder on the FX hit Justified [Wednesdays, 10/9C], he is clearly delighted to be doing promotion for the show.
I had the chance to take part in a conference call Q&A with Goggins earlier this week [my third such opportunity]. Despite a glitch that obscured part of the opening question, the session was great fun – Goggins was as thoughtful, articulate and engaging as ever. Such is his enthusiasm that it is easy to believe that he would enjoy going on about the show, and Boyd, for hours – instead of the mere half hour we usually get with him.
Last week, I had the opportunity to take part in a conference call Q&A session with Joelle Carter who plays Ava on FX’s hit series, Justified [Wednesdays, 10/9C]. She spoke about Ava’s survival instincts and her burgeoning relationship with Walt Goggins’ Boyd Crowder – a relationship that is unique because, in the series premiere, she had just killed her abusive husband, who was Boyd’s brother.
Just as Justified is a unique series, Carter is a unique woman, with an interesting take on her part in the series.
FX’s hit, Justified [Tuesdays, 10/8C], features a classic hero – filtered through Elmore Leonard’s unique style – in Raylan Givens. I had the opportunity to take part in a conference call with the series’ star, Timothy Olyphant and, as you will see, he’s tough to put one over on. Like Givens, he calls ‘em like he sees ‘em.
Warning – Olyphant does use occasional strong language.
The story of Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens marks the first time that Elmore Leonard’s work has worked on television. Thanks to cable network FX, the series has been allowed to depict the quirkiness, humor and unexpected bursts violence of Leonard’s work – as well as his crackling dialogue. The first season DVD includes some excellent bonus material that goes into detail about that was done, making it well worth investigating if you’re a fan of great crime fiction and TV.
It’s not everyday you get to take party on a teleconference Q&A with a legend, I recently had that opportunity on a call with creator of the FX series Justified [Thursdays, 10/1C], Graham Yost and the man whose work provides the source point for the series, Elmore Leonard [both pictured above with star Timothy Olyphant] – writer of such wonderful novels as Get Shorty, Maximum Bob, Out of Sight and the novelette that first gave is Raylan Givens, Fire in the Hole.