Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Warehouse 13 - Hot Cuppa TV: Jack Kenny Interview

Source: Kate O'Hare's Hot Cuppa TV [follow link for complete interview]

Warehouse 13

KATE O'HARE'S HOT CUPPA TV: 'Warehouse 13': EP Jack Kenny on Myka's Departure, Keys to Success & the New Guy

By Kate O'Hare
February 22, 2011

News has circulated that Aaron Ashmore, who played Jimmy Olsen in The CW's "Smallville," is joining the cast of Syfy's hit series "Warehouse 13," which returns this summer with 13 new episodes.

After the abrupt departure of Secret Service Agent Myka Bering (Joanne Kelly) in the season-two finale, following her betrayal by H.G. Wells (Jaime Murray), the all-powerful Mrs. Frederic (CCH Pounder) recruits ATF Agent Steve Jinks (Ashmore) to be Secret Service Agent Pete Lattimer's (Eddie McClintock) new partner in chasing down powerful artifacts to be housed in the mysterious Warehouse 13 in South Dakota.

Jinks is also a human lie-detector, which could come in handy, coupled with Pete's ability to receive warning "vibes."

Series executive producer Jack Kenny took a few minutes over the weekend to answer some email questions about these developments and the series at large (questions in bold)...

... Q: Have you figured out the key to the show's success?

A: Family. This show has been about family for me in every way. I think that's what attracts most people to stick with a lot of series. Everyone can relate to family, and the relationships, troubles and triumphs that families share. I think any show can be successful if you write and create characters that the fans want to spend time with, get to know on every level. Why else would you watch them every week?

And I believe that's what we've done with "Warehouse 13," created a family of compelling characters that love each other and that would do anything for each other -- and so the viewer will, too!

Also, we try to respect our audience. We don't talk down to them, and we don't pander. We race ahead, asking them to keep up -- and I think they love that. I know I do...

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