As the third season of Syfy’s WAREHOUSE 13 opens, fans will see that life at the Warehouse is still full of quirky, and fun surprises. The Warehouse 13 team of Peter Lattimer, Claudia Donovan, and Artie Nielsen are back out in the field tracking down wayward artifacts wreaking havoc on the world. Alas, as seen at the end of last season, Myka Bering decided to leave the Warehouse and return to civilian life. Fortunately, for one young actor, that provided a dream opportunity. Introducing Aaron Ashmore as Agent Steve Jinks, during a recent press call, both he and executive producer Jack Kenny talked about what role the new addition takes and how it affects life for the Warehouse 13 agents.
What’s the key to introducing a character like Steve Jinks effectively to enhance the dynamic between the characters and the show itself?
JACK: Well, the first key is casting. Finding somebody who fits into the family. Somebody who just sort of slides right in, but yet feels different enough so that you’re not repeating a dynamic with anybody. That’s always very dicey when you have four very different personalities and different dynamics — and we wanted to add somebody who brought a new dynamic to that group. So a lot of that is casting. Who do you find? And when Aaron very happily and beautifully fell into our laps, he seemed a perfect to fit that mold. It was like he’s more sort of emotionally conservative than Pete, yet not as uptight as Myka, and obviously, closer in age to Claudia — so that there was a possibility of a connection there. And he just brought everything we needed. Plus, he looked a little different than everybody else, and that’s always kind of important too. Because you don’t want somebody that looks like one of the other characters because it’s hard to tell the people apart. The next thing is sort of what I do any way, I listen to an actor’s voice. Aaron and I had brunch the day before he was cast in the job. I just like to hear how they talk, how they approach life, what their rhythms are so I can write to that — rather than try to force them into a mold of the character. So I think it’s really important to listen to the actor and hear what the actor brings – what the different rhythms are. . . So there’s that in bringing an actor to the part. Then just finding the fun ways that the characters can interact. What are the obstacles to their being friends and where are the places where they connect? . . . Really digging into the places where they’re going to drive each other crazy and dig into the places where they’re really going to connect. Because that’s, I think, where the real ‘meat and potatoes’ is of any relationship.
Aaron, how did you become involved with the show?
AARON: Well, it was kind of a strange process because auditioning didn’t kind of happen. I think that Jack and the WAREHOUSE 13 folks had been kind of looking to cast this part and had looked at bunch of different options and a bunch of different people — and I think it was coming down to the wire and they hadn’t found the right person. I happened to be up in Toronto and Jack was talking to the casting director, Robin, and I guess my name came up. Jack and I went and kind of had brunch and just sat down and talked about the character and talked about the role and the show. And as Jack said, by the end of that meeting, Jack said, ‘You know what? I’m seeing you as this part. I can really see you doing this.’ As much as I was hopeful that that was true, I was like, ‘This is way too easy.’ A lot of the times you have to go through these long casting process auditioning and testing and all this stuff. So I left that meeting feeling very hopeful that that would be the case. But also being like, ‘Ah, it’s just too good to be true.’ And sure enough the next day or two days later I got the call and I was cast as Steve [Jinks]. So it was a really interesting process and very different, and I wish more could be like that — the casting process. But it was pretty unique.
JACK: Aaron, you have to actually send a portion of your paycheck to Zuckerberg at Facebook — because it was [simply] because Robin was friends with Aaron on Facebook that she knew he was in town . . . It was such a bizarre coincidence of events. It was like, ‘we’ve gotten down to the wire.’ We couldn’t find anybody that was fitting in with the part and the cast. We had chemistry reads and it just didn’t feel right. Then Robin, three days before the table reading, was like, ‘Well now, we have to actually hire somebody who’s Canadian because we don’t have time to immigrate anybody.’ And I was actually feeling like, ‘Well this may not happen. I may have to rewrite it and not have the part in the first episode.’ I don’t know how that would work, but it would be really tough to do. But then Robin said, ‘You know, I’m Facebook friends with Aaron and he’s perfect for this, but I don’t know if he’s in town. I think he is. Let me check.’ Because it was a Saturday there was no way to reach agents or anybody. So she Facebooked him and he was like, ‘Yes, I’m here visiting my girlfriend.’ And I’m like, ‘Oh my God. Well let’s have brunch tomorrow.’ It was Sunday. It was fate reaching in and saying, ‘This is the guy!’ Because, literally as soon as I saw him sitting in the restaurant, I thought, ‘Oh-oh, that’s him. That’s they guy.’ Because there’s just something about it when you see the person. Everybody says at auditions, ‘You kind of know when the person walks in the room.’ When the actor or actress walks in the room, before they even open their mouths, you can tell if they’re right or not. It’s just something about an energy. And I looked at him and, ‘Oh, he’s right. Please God, let him not be crazy.’
Aaron, what was it like for you to step into a show that had already been established and had such a fan base behind it?
AARON: Well, it’s exciting in a lot of ways and also intimidating. Having watched a bunch of episodes before I actually jumped in, and just seeing how well all these actors worked together and how well the show was put together, that’s exciting. But it’s also like, ‘Oh boy, now I got to jump in here and catch up.’ So it’s exciting, but also, that first couple days, it’s a little intimidating — until you get up to speed and figure out how you’re going to fit into the new family.
Do you have a favorite artifact from what you’ve managed to play with in this time that you wish you had for yourself?
JACK: Well, I had the advantage of being able to take anything I want. No, I actually often do try — if they make a duplicate of an artifact — I try to get it for the writer of the episode if that’s possible, just as a souvenir. I mean, honestly, my favorite one from the first season was Rheticus’ compass. Not because of what the artifact does, but because of the beauty of the construction of it. They spent many thousands of dollars building this authentic-looking antique, a 500-year-old compass. They used brass and copper and real compass material there. It’s a thing of beauty. It’s really a work of art that I would display on a pedestal because it’s so stunning. They approach all of the things they build with that kind of love and care and that’s the most beautiful. I think if I had to have one I’d want the Phoenix because: what could be more handy than living through fire? But, yes, Aaron’s worked with quite a few of them. He’s been in 11 episodes so far.
AARON: Yes, I mean, I don’t want to give away any of the artifacts that I’ve had a chance to come in contact with over the season, because I think everybody should tune in to find out what those are. But I am kind of in love with the Tesla gun. Jack said it. There’s so much craftsmanship and work put into all these little artifacts and all these toys, or whatever that we get to play around with at the Warehouse – and I think a Tesla would be super-handy to just have. It doesn’t hurt anyone over the long-term. But you could just use it to get out of situations and stuff. And I think they’re so cool. Instead of just a regular gun, getting this like awesome kind of space-age steam-punk sort of gun to play around with, I really enjoy it.
JACK: That’s true. When you guys start changing the lines I could just zap you.
AARON: It could come in really handy.
JACK: Yes, having it on the set. Then I could say, ‘No, say it as written.’ Zap. And there you go.
AARON: I bet you we’d behave real quickly.
Can you talk about how you get into the head of Steve Jinks to understand his ability to detect lying?
AARON: Well, I think I thought about it and was maybe overcomplicating it — this idea of being able to tell when someone’s lying. But talking to Jack and when we kind of got into it, it was a very simple thing of just looking at somebody and being able to tell whether they’re lying or not. I think that the ability is quite simple in the way it works. But the way that it affects the character, I think, makes him very tentative when it comes to people and trusting people. He knows that everybody lies. And I think as human beings, we know that anyways — but being able to tell exactly when those things are happening I think makes him put a little bit of a wall up around him. That’s the real thing that when I’m playing Steve that I had to think about him and be aware of. So I think that that’s really the big part of the character that there’s these walls up because of his ability to tell when people are lying.
How has the show changed since the very beginning of the series and why do you think it’s been so successful?
JACK: It’s changed, like any show — at least that I’ve worked on — the actors start to tell you a lot about the characters. So we start to write more in the direction of [how] the actors playing the parts and their strengths and backgrounds and things. So that sort of enriches the characters, makes them more real to us and to them, and allows them a certain ownership of the characters so that they can actually really invest themselves. We’ve also expanded quite a bit the mythology of The Warehouse — its history, its background, how it all works. We added Claudia, as you know, in the first season to broaden out the family. And H.G. Wells last year, both good and bad — I mean the bad guy — and she’s fantastic. And this year, we’ve added Aaron Ashmore as Steve Jinks. Just sort of increasing our family — and I use that word because I think that is one of the reasons the show is successful, aside from the incredible talent of everybody who participates — the writing staff, the cast, the crew. Syfy’s gotten behind it so strongly. I feel like because it’s a show about a family — I mean a made-family — I think it’s more relatable to everybody. Everybody can sort of relate to that brother-sister-parent-child relationship, one way or another. And I think that’s what we have with this show — a father, a brother and a sister, a younger sister, and now a younger brother, and that crazy aunt who shows up once in a while. I feel like it’s something that everybody can relate to dynamic-wise. So, I think, they’re willing to get on the ride with us and take that ride all the way to the end. They like hanging out with this family.
Aaron, what have you learned since you started working the show?
AARON: What have I learned? Well, I have to say — and it’s not totally surprising to me — but because every job you go into you learn things and working with different actors and stuff — you really pick stuff up. But I really feel like I’ve gotten acting lessons in a lot of ways working on WAREHOUSE 13. Because working with Saul [Rubinek] and – just like watching how he does things — is really quite interesting. Also like the other [actors], I haven’t done a ton of comedy shows, more dramatic stuff usually. So watching these guys and how good they are, I feel like I’ve learned a lot or picked up a lot. So I would say that my skills as an actor or just certain parts of how I act, I’ve just kind of observed a lot of things and picked up a lot of things, which is kind of unexpected. You never know when those things are going to come up, but I would say that I feel like I’ve taken some acting lessons working on this show, which is really, really nice. Like I said, not totally surprising because you never know when those things are going to happen. But I definitely feel like I’ve learned a lot about myself as an actor doing this season of Warehouse 13.
JACK: I think you found out how you’re funny. Because a lot of actors are funny in different ways. Eddie has a certain rhythm of comedy and Allison has a different rhythm of comedy. Everybody has a different way of approaching it. I think what I’ve seen from Aaron is he’s discovered how and where he’s funny. Having a sense of humor is a big part of our show. It’s not the whole show, but it’s a big part of it. And everybody has moments. And everybody has a different way of approaching it. I’ve learned a lot about [Aaron] in terms of how to write to [him]. Because you can’t write the same humorous moments for every actor. Everybody approaches it differently. So I’ve learned a lot about where [his] funny bone is and how to tap into it, because it always takes a while. But I think it’s really been kind of cool to watch [him] blossom into this comic actor. It’s kind of fun.
AARON: Yes, and that’s how I feel too. It’s just a very interesting experience and getting to work with people who are so talented — you guys writing stuff and the cast just knowing their characters and just being so good at what they do. It’s a pretty unique experience, actually.
JACK: And I’ve learned what it’s like to be on a show that the network is actually behind. That’s been a huge, a wonderful thing. Because I’ve worked on a lot of shows . . . but this is the first time I’ve actually been on a show that’s a hit that the network loves and is eager to support. I will ride this train until it pulls into the end of the station.
Aaron, what’s been your favorite memory moment so far from working on the show?
AARON: My favorite memory? Well, I think a lot of the things that I’ve really, really enjoyed working on the show are times [such as] I really enjoy working with Allison a lot. I think that she’s really fun. I think just some of the goofy things that she does have been kind of memorable and really fun. Like just goofing around and stuff with her. I think is probably my best memory of doing the show and stuff, so far.
JACK: I think you seemed to have an awful lot of fun during the Confederate reenactment.
AARON: Yes, yes, that was actually good doing the Confederate reenactment where we get to dress up as Southern soldiers. That was definitely a lot of fun because who gets to do that kind of stuff? I mean, obviously the reenactors who do that are doing that all the time. But, as an actor, just like as a person, to get to reenact these giant war scenes and stuff it’s pretty neat.
JACK: You got to shoot that guy and you looked pretty happy doing it.
AARON: I’m not a violent guy, but fake violence is a hell of a lot of fun. [laughter]
With Steve coming in as Pete’s new partner, where does that leave Myka?
JACK: Well, just to keep myself from getting into trouble, I never said she would definitely be back. They’ll hunt me down and shoot me. No, what I kept saying to people is, ‘Don’t worry. We have our fans’ best interest at heart and everybody should just relax and enjoy the ride.’ Remember at the end of the first season, we killed Artie? . . . Everybody should just not worry. It’s going to be a great year and everybody’s going to be thrilled. That said, that’s part of the fun of the season this year is in the first episode is: Is Myka coming back? If she does, how is she coming back? How does Aaron fit into all this? It’s a nice fun beat. But, honestly, it’s just, as I keep saying — and I’m surprised because I never really thought about it — Aaron fits so well into this family that it hasn’t felt like an issue. There’s been plenty of room in this show to have this new character. And I got to tell you, just separately from the writing and the acting and the shooting, everybody in the cast just loves Aaron. So it would be different if we had somebody who was a jerk. But [Aaron’s] such a terrific human being and brings so much warmth and professionalism to the set that I think people look forward to doing scenes with him and seeing him. So it’s just been a real kind of a joy this year.
AARON: If you guys could see me I’m blushing.
JACK: And he does blush. [laughter]
Aaron, can you tell us a little bit about how your character was received by the other characters in the show? I’m assuming Claudia especially would feel like you were an outsider and a replacement for Myka so she would have the most difficulty.
AARON: Well, yes. I mean, I think that the other characters are tentative — like this is a very tight-knit group and it’s also they’re putting themselves on the line — their lives on the line. What their lives are about is servicing the Warehouse and taking care of the world. So this new guy coming in, I mean, who’s going to trust him until he proves himself? And I don’t think that anybody’s too comfortable with the fact that he can tell when people are lying. I mean, that’s great for solving cases, but this guy can come in and you can’t lie to him. You can’t B.S. him. He can tell what’s going on. So, yes, there’s definitely some tensions. I think that it is what Jack was saying earlier, though it’s interesting because there’s ways that these characters are going to kind of clash, but there’s also ways that they are going to bond in certain ways. And those are very different ways — but are also interesting. So, yes, it’s not all smooth coming into the Warehouse on your first day. They put you through the wringer a little bit.
What you think was Steve’s initial reaction when he finally figured out what the Warehouse agents actually do?
AARON: Well, I think the initial reaction is that he just doesn’t fully believe it. Everybody’s telling him this stuff and he’s seeing all these things go on. But it’s almost too much to believe right off the bat. So I think his first real interaction with an artifact and realizing how going through it himself, I think it really shocks him and makes him just feel like, ‘Okay, this is for real. This is not just a bunch of crazy people out here, you know, trying to, you know, run this strange warehouse. It’s like, this is dangerous.’ And I think it sinks in and he’s on board, he’s game. I think at the beginning he’s a little tentative because he’s just like, ‘This can’t be true. This can’t be right.’ But when I think that finally hits him that this is for real, Steve’s very professional and very into his job, so I think that he’s on board.
What was your biggest surprise in working on Warehouse 13?
AARON: Well, I mean, I don’t know if it’s the biggest surprise, but it’s the first thing that pops into my mind is when I first stepped onto the sets and saw them, I couldn’t believe how awesome everything looked, the details and all the artifacts. You walk through the Warehouse and Artie’s office and all this stuff and I was just like, ‘Wow, this is going to be a lot of fun because they take this stuff seriously. This is not like some kind of whatever. It’s like they’ve really gone out on all the details and that.’ So it was really impressive and exciting to go into something where all the details were taken care of. Even things like talking with Jack, like any questions I had, any details– again, like everything was answered. It wasn’t like me just kind of going in there and it’d be like, ‘Okay, whatever. I guess we’re going to do this thing.’ It’s like everything is so thought about and the details are all taken care of. So it’s quite impressive.
JACK: I’ve got to say, anytime I walk friends or family onto the set everybody just goes, ‘Aaahh.’ Because, a lot of times you walk somebody onto a set and it’s disappointing because it’s a set and there’s fake walls and things like that. But Artie’s office is just the most awesome place to visit. It looks just like it does on TV.
AARON: Right? Yes, even when you walk in — it still after you’ve seen it before — I’m always still just like, ‘Wow, this is really, really cool!’
JACK: Yes, it’s really fun.
Is there a certain episode that we’ll get to dig into the backstory story of Steve Jinks a little bit more?
AARON: I think that there’s some stuff in Episode 2 and then a little bit farther — I can’t remember what episode, maybe 6 — where, yes, you really start to see who Steve is and you get a little bit of his backstory and you really see how his life has kind of impacted who he is. Because he’s very different, I think, from a lot of the other characters on the show in that he is more reserved and he’s got these walls up. So throughout the season, I think that Jack and the writers have done a great job of kind of just putting in these little kind of nuggets of character throughout particular episodes so you start to be like, ‘Oh, okay, well that makes more sense and I can see, you know, why this guy is how he is.’ A lot of times you don’t get that in shows. They just kind of like, it’s just there or they don’t even say it and it’s just kind of like implied or whatever. So yes, I think that people will find it really interesting to see how Steve’s character develops and learn these things about his past and then understand who he is more because of knowing those things.
JACK: I think too that, like I was saying earlier, I learn a lot about a character from the actor who’s playing him. It’s not that I don’t really know anything about Aaron’s past or his relationships or anything. What I see when I look at Aaron on camera, when I look at him on the monitor, it’s just I see a guy who’s got a character. And maybe this is what Aaron brings. I see a character that’s got a complex past, maybe with some pain in it. That’s what I see when he’s playing the part. So in my mind he comes from a complex past. . . There’s other things you’ll learn about his character — because I don’t want to give away here because they come as a surprise to various members of the cast — he gets to be ‘besties’ with Claudia. so they learn a lot about each other. I get the sense that he’s been hurt in a relationship or two, and that he’s emotionally conservative. He plays his cards close to the vest. A lot because of what Aaron was saying earlier about if you can look into somebody’s eyes and tell if they’re lying to you or not, that affects the way you relate to people. You look at people differently. It’s a little bit like Sookie on TRUE BLOOD where she can hear people’s thoughts — it’s kind of annoying. You don’t want to necessarily know all that. So I think he’s a vulnerable and tentative character who doesn’t make friends easily, but when he does he makes them forever. . . We’re taking baby steps with the character. We don’t want to bring in somebody and throw him into a relationship right away. One of the things we learned last year when we brought Pete a relationship and we brought Claudia a relationship, was that they were really hard to service. Those relationships are hard to service because our people are out in the field all the time. We had to basically stop the show to get a relationship-theme with Pete and Kelly or with Claudia and Todd. So that’s why both of those relationships kind of went away last year. On [other shows], you can do that. On our show, we’re out running around ‘snagging, bagging and tagging,’ so relationships kind of get in the way of that. If we have an opportunity we will, but this year we’re really a lot more focused on other things. So that really didn’t become an issue. I can’t say that about next season if Aaron comes back, that he wouldn’t have a relationship. Who knows? But that hasn’t been the goal.
AARON: We’ve talked about like may have happened in [Steve’s] past and how that has influenced him and stuff. I think that that comes out through the character, as well. I think is realistic, as well. Like, again, we talk about his ability to lie and stuff like that. But I think it’s also his conservativeness and stuff like that, as far as being emotional, also has to do with probably, as Jack said, like some of his other things that he’s gone through in his life. Again, it’s like you don’t always talk about those things. But I think they influence the character and they influence the performance and who he is. So, I think that that all comes out, as well.
I was wondering what power or personality trait would you wish that you had yourself?
AARON: Oh, that’s actually a really interesting question. I think the idea of having a power — and this probably going to sound like really boring or whatever – but the idea of having a power, I think, is way more exciting than actually having it. I don’t think anybody ever thinks of the problems or the burdens that would come with having all these powers. So, honestly, as much as it seems exciting or if you said to me, ‘Okay, so you can tell when somebody’s lying — so you could manipulate that in some way that would be beneficial to you?’ I’d be like, ‘Oh, yes, that sounds really, really cool.’ But then getting into the character and playing it and see what the reality of those things are it’s like, you know what? Sometimes it’s better to just kind of be normal and not have those things. Because I think nobody ever really thinks of the negatives. Everybody just thinks of the positive benefits — even though I think on a lot of shows when people have powers and stuff like that, they show that there’s great responsibility that comes with it. But I still don’t think people really take that into full consideration. They’re like, ‘Oh, I could fly. Oh, sweet.’ Or, ‘I would be super-strong.’ But, you know, I think being normal is okay with me. I don’t think that I need a superpower. So that’s probably an incredibly boring answer, but I’m going to stick with it.
Will the show be visiting other Warehouses this year?
JACK: Well, kind of. It’s hard to be specific, but there are elements of Warehouse 7 that we’ll be touching on in the Mongol Empire — and Warehouse 2. At the beginning of the season, the stuff’s been excavated from Warehouse 2 and has been delivered to the Warehouse and into a place we’re calling the Ovoid Quarantine, which is where a sort of an egg-shaped purple-lit structure that when there are large caches of artifacts brought in,. That’s where they go first, into the quarantine. So we’ll be talking a lot about Warehouse 2 and dealing with a bunch of Warehouse 2 artifacts. I don’t think we’re actually visiting any of the other – oh, no, that’s not true. We will be seeing a little bit of Warehouse 12.
Has there been much green-screen work this season?
JACK: Oh my god, yes. I mean, I say that that way because it’s always so hard. It’s what Saul calls ‘schm-acting’ because it’s a lot of pretending. We call green-screen work ‘schm-acting’ and when you have to do a lot of exposition it’s call ‘fact-ing.’ But yes, we do a fair amount of green-screen stuff this year.
Have you done a lot of green screen work before?
AARON: Yes, I’ve done some other sci-fi work. So that kind of comes with the territory. But most of the time it’s not so bad. I think it’s technically it’s difficult and but we had good people. We’re working with directors that kind of talk you through it, and once you’ve done it a couple times, it’s like, ‘Oh yes, okay, so this thing’s going to be bouncing off the wall and then there’s this explosion and we’re 50-feet off the ground, and okay, yes, yes, I got that, I got that.’ So you do it a couple times and you just go with it and, at the end of the day, it looks great. So you don’t feel like you’re just hanging out there, not knowing what’s going on. They really do a nice picture for you, so it’s easy to get into it.
Will we see more cross-over emphasis this season?
JACK: Yes. Fargo’s coming to visit us Episode 5, I believe. I’m not sure because the year order tends to be malleable. But I think it’s Episode 5 where Fargo comes to visit. . . We were not able to cross over to EUREKA because of the shooting schedules were so different. They were way ahead of us in terms of episodes having been shot, so we couldn’t make that work. But Fargo is coming to visit us. And, yes, we’re doing another Christmas episode this year. It’ll completely stand alone, not having anything to do with the season, just a little Christmas present for the fans. And I’m in love with the story that we’re doing. I really am. I’m just in love with it.
What were your thoughts on the final episode of SMALLVILLE?
AARON: My thoughts on the final episode of SMALLVILLE? I thought that it was really well done. I thought it was a very difficult show to wrap up and keep everybody happy when it comes to the end — because so many different fans from different age groups respond to different characters and all that kind of stuff. So I know that they had a huge task at hand to wrap that up and keep everybody happy. Personally, me watching it, I thought they did a great job. I think that they wrapped up the storylines and they really kind of put a cherry on top of the show. So I thought they did a great job.
So what was it like coming back for that final episode of SMALLVILLE?
AARON: Well, that was difficult because I was doing WAREHOUSE 13 at the time and it was one of those things where you have to work in the morning one day and then I hopped on a flight and I flew all the way to Vancouver and worked for a day. Not even. I was there for like 12 hours working and I came right back; so that was very difficult, but also a lot of fun to come back and see the old crew and the old folks. But at that point, I was like, ‘This is really fun and stuff,’ but I’d kind of moved to where I was more excited about WAREHOUSE at the time, because it’s a new character — you know what I mean? It’s like that’s where my real energy was. So it was cool to go back and do it, but I was definitely more excited to get back to work on WAREHOUSE 13.
How has it been working on WAREHOUSE 13 compared to when you worked on SMALLVILLE?
AARON: Well, television is fairly similar — the schedules and you’re working on a lot of sets and stuff like that. So that’s very similar, and in the sci-fi realm, like working on green-screen and all these kind of things. But the stories are so different and the cast is so different. All the creative elements are totally different. I think the one thing that is really unique about WAREHOUSE 13, just from any show I’ve ever worked on, is having Jack around on set all the time. Because he is literally behind the monitors watching any questions, anything that you have to have — your showrunner, who just understands what’s going on with the show more than anybody would — more than some of the directors that come in and all that kind of stuff — is so unique and so amazing. So I think that’s the one big difference between SMALLVILE, but also between any show that I’ve ever worked on is having that, you know, creative mind on set ready to work with you and make changes as necessary or answer questions that you have about the character or the show or the plot or anything. I mean, that’s very rare to have that resource when you’re working. So that’s probably the big difference.
JACK: Now I’m blushing.
AARON: Oh, wow. Just returning the favor. . . But it’s very true. It’s very, very, very unique and it just doesn’t happen. I’ve worked on enough TV and it just doesn’t happen. So it’s really nice.
There’s was a breaking news story about a month or so back about a H.G. Wells spinoff. Now it seems it was announced a little bit too soon. Could talk about what is happening there?
JACK: Yes, I love that you refer to it as a ‘breaking news story’ because it’s probably months and months away from actually being shot, if it does get shot. Bob Goodman and I — one of the writers on the show — went and pitched an idea for a spinoff for an H.G. Wells spinoff to Syfy a few weeks ago, and they really loved the idea and wanted to hear more about it. So in the TV business, before anybody can go in and officially pitch things, deals have to be made with lawyers and agents and blah, blah, blah, blah. So that all started happening. And somehow the details of that meeting got out and it was like, ‘Oh, it’s a spinoff and it’s happening and here it is.’ But there are so many hurdles to jump before a show gets on the air. I mean, there’s a thousand different stars that have to get into line. Everything has to be in alignment and karma and all that sort of thing. But we were in yesterday, actually, and pitching more details and more specifics and all the characters to Mark Stern and the folks at Syfy. And I think everybody’s really excited about it. Again, it’s a long way to go before it’s actually a script and on the air and being shot and all that sort of thing, but people seem to be really excited about the idea. The character seems to leap off the page. We’re building a really cool ensemble of people, again another family to be to people, this world and this series. And I think it could be really exciting. But, unfortunately, I have no details because we’re still in the very early birthing stage.
So with a possible spin-off in the future, it will behoove fans to watch closely as WAREHOUSE 13 jumps right into its third season and see what exactly plays out with the new addition of Agent Steve Jinks, the M.I.A. Myka Bering and the mysterious and treacherous H.G. Wells. There are many plans afoot on-screen and off-screen and it is all very cleverly intertwined. To what’s next, be sure to tune in to watch WAREHOUSE 13 on Monday, July 11th at 9:00PM on Syfy.
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