Source: The Morton Report [follow link for complete interview]
EUREKA - THE MORTON REPORT: Hero In the Making: Interview with Eureka's Niall Matter
By Steve Eramo
August 31, 2011
As Zane Donovan on Syfy’s Eureka, actor Niall Matter plays a bit of a bad boy techo-wiz with a criminal record. His character is introduced in the season one episode “E=MC…?” having been arrested for crashing the New York Stock Exchange. However, rather than sending Zane to jail, the authorities felt his talents could be put to good use in Eureka. Despite the occasional lapse, he has managed to stay on the straight and narrow for the past five years. This surprised everyone, most of all Deputy Jo Lupo, who ended up falling in love with Zane...
Erica Cerra as Deputy Jo Lupo and Niall Matter as Zane Donovan
... Although he cannot go into any specifics, Matter strongly hints that the season 4.5 finale is sure to leave fans on the edge of their seats. As for Eureka’s fifth season, the start of filming earlier this year meant business as usual for the show’s cast and crew, or did it?
“It’s more like we were all launched back into our roles,” says Matter. “The fifth season opener is probably one of the most intense episodes of Eureka that I’ve seen to date. I had the liberty of actually watching it and it’s incredible. The scope of it, the size of it, the excitement, it’s like you’re watching a feature film. It’s pretty cool, and with Zane, in particular, he really becomes a man and someone who people can count on. He starts caring for other people and putting them before his specific needs and even his own life at one point. Zane truly begins to embody the hero I think people knew he could be. He doubted himself a little bit at first, but now he’s starting to embrace that.
“I have to say that I’m very pleased with every single thing I’ve gotten to do in season five, and when it comes to Zane’s relationship with Jo, I think that will carry on until the end of time or the end of Eureka.”