[TV] Josh Holloway Talks About What's To Come On Intelligence Posted by Joseph Lee on 01.21.2014
And the rumors of Aquaman...
In an interview with IGN, Josh Holloway gave some details on what will come next on the new CBS series Intelligence. Here are highlights:
On doing another science fiction TV series: "I love sci-fi, but I wanted it to be more in today's world, just in what I was doing -- unless it was a movie. If it was a movie, I would have loved to have gone really hardcore sci-fi. I just find that so hard to sustain on a network television level, because it's so fast-paced and you have to cram so much material that I was afraid of sci-fi. It has to be done really well, or it's going to be really campy for TV. For movies, that's different. It's a one-off. They can really make it futuristic. Though I love that, that's not what I was looking for. I was looking for an element with an edge. What's the new way? I didn't want to do a remake of something. They were floating things like, 'What about Magnum P.I.? What about Hawaii Five-0?' Even back then, 'What about The Rockford Files?' I wanted a new palette. There's been spy shows done before, so I just liked the technology and the computer shoved in his head, because it was more current, and it was a new angle on that. It's a spy show, but now he has to deal with very current questions, like our own humanity and technology and we're always vying for position now, and answering those real, human questions about us and our technological advances in the world. It's very current to me in my own personal life and my own questions about drones and even how I communicate with my own daughter. I'm worried that I'm not going to be able to communicate fluently if I don't catch up. So it's just the right thing for me. It resonated."
On if the tone for the show will change: "Yeah, it's fun, and you know, the pilot just sets the story up. It loosens up so much more, and the banter gets so good, and the characters really develop. All the characters really expand. It really becomes a team, not just about this one guy. There's a lot more comedy. It's a lot more fun."
On the rumors he will play Aquaman: "It hasn't been brought to my attention by my people, so maybe they're just floating it softly around, but that would be cool! Sure, I think I'm available at the moment as we just wrapped up. I'm an actor, I like different roles. Batman movies are awesome, Marvel movies are awesome. But we'll see, I'm on a series right now. I think they usually want to sign you up for several movies and I don't know if you can do that when you're committed to a series."