[10/11/15 - 12:26 PM] Video: TNT Wows Fans at New York Comic-Con with "The Librarians" On Friday, Rebecca Romijn and the cast of "The Librarians" took the stage with executive producer Dean Devlin to talk about the second season of the blockbuster hit.
[via press release from TNT]
TNT hit New York Comic-Con 2015 this week with three of its hot fall shows. On Thursday, Sean Bean and executive producer Ken Biller screened the first episode of the completely reimagined spy thriller Legends. On Friday, Rebecca Romijn and the cast of The Librarians took the stage with executive producer Dean Devlin to talk about the second season of the blockbuster hit. And Jeff Hephner popped in to introduce and sneak peek of TNT's roller-coaster spy drama Agent X. Below are highlights from each of the events.
The Librarians First Look and Panel Session,
With Stars Rebecca Romijn, Lindy Booth, Christian Kane, John Kim
And John Larroquette, Plus Executive Producer Dean Devlin
The stars of TNT's hit fantasy-adventure The Librarians, including Rebecca Romijn, Lindy Booth, Christian Kane, John Kim and John Larroquette, joined executive producer Dean Devlin at New York Comic-Con to give fans a first look at the new season. They also answered questions about the show, which was also celebrated outside with some eye-popping street art. The Librarians returns with two back-to-back episodes Sunday, Nov. 1, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT). Episodes will be made available across TNT digital and mobile platforms the day after they air on the network. Here are some highlights from The Librarians New York Comic-Con panel session:
"I knew he was old, because I'm old. I just didn't realize he was that old."
John Larroquette on his character, Jenkins
"I'm a kid in a candy store on this show. This season I get to dive a little bit deeper into my past."
"One of the great things about season 2 is that the writers know us better, and together we have been exploring and getting to know the characters better."
"We weren't sure we were going to have a second season. We got a season 2 because of you guys."
Christian Kane on The Librarians' huge fan base
"I'm not very well trained as an actor, so it's very difficult for me to do the same thing twice. Fortunately we have Dean and John there, because it starts with a good script, and these guys are great at doing that."
John Larroquette on how much the actors get to contribute to the lines and action
"More often than not, the cast will surprise us and create connections we hadn't anticipated. They're creating the show with us, because they live these characters. They know them better than we do."
Dean Devlin on the contributions the actors make to the show
"Every show wants to be dark and gritty with morally ambiguous characters. I miss a show that the entire family can watch together and a show that generally loves the genre. We're hard-core geeks. We love this as much as Scorsese loves an art film."
Dean Devlin on why he made The Librarians
"This season we've got Fictionals coming to life, so we'll be battling Prospero, James Moriarity, Frankenstein and others."
"I'm a book nerd, so the idea that these stories that I've read are going to walk into a room with us is really amazing."
Lindy Booth on the use of literary characters in the show
"In season 1, magic came into the world, and the Librarians were trying to put the genie back in the bottle. In season 2, magic is being seen by people. So now it's harder, because they have to try to convince people that they didn't see what they saw."
"All the things that once seemed magical, science began to explain."
John Larroquette on the reality of the show's magic
"The special effects are a lot of fun because we get to use our imagination. Instead of a monster trying to eat me, it's our assistant director with a tennis ball on the end of a poll."
"What's really fun is that we're seeing this for the first time. When you get to see it November 1, we're seeing it too."
Christian Kane on how the actors don't get to see the special effects during production
"Ezekiel is such a jerk. But he's the jerk who always gets away with everything."
John Kim on his character
"My character was pitched to me as an international man of mystery. I like to think he's Australian because he's a criminal."
"They joked that they were going to subtitle all of my dialogue because of my accent."
John Kim, who hails from Australia
"Noah is in about half of this season. Noah also directed an episode, and it's one of our best ones."
Dean Devlin on Noah Wyle's role in front of and behind the camera
Rebecca Romijn on whether there will be any romantic entanglements this season
"I've done a lot of stuff, but nothing as much fun as The Librarians."
About The Librarians
This fall, TNT will return to the world of The Librarians with season 2 of the hit series. Based on TNT's hit movie franchise, The Librarians centers on an ancient organization dedicated to protecting an unknowing world from the secret, magical reality hidden all around. Rebecca Romijn (X-Men), Christian Kane (TNT's Leverage, Angel), Lindy Booth (Dawn of the Dead, The Philanthropist) and John Kim (Neighbors, The Pacific) star in the series as protectors of the world's mystical treasures, with Emmy(R) winner John Larroquette (Night Court, The Brink) as their reluctant caretaker. Noah Wyle (Falling Skies, ER) recurs as Flynn Carsen, the role he played in TNT's movie trilogy.
Season 2 of The Librarians is slated to premiere with back-to-back episodes Sunday, Nov. 1, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT). Episodes will be made available across the network's on-demand, digital and mobile platforms the day after their linear premieres. In addition, TNT will stack the entire season of The Librarians, meaning episodes will remain available on demand throughout the entire season.