The cast and creators of 666 Park Avenue were in Beverly Hills talking about their mysterious new show. Here’s the scoop!
First of all, we learned that Executive Producer David Wilcox has been a horror fan for a long time. It’s a genre that has a direct connection with the audience. It’s so successful theatrically, so he felt the 666 books had the DNA to exist on network TV.
Terry O’Quinn believes it’s nice to play a character that has a lot of secrets even if you don’t know what they are. He feels there’s a force of evil in everyone. His Gavin Doran character is a “sharecropper on the plantation of evil.”
Shooting in NY is a trip for Terry, as every now and then a tour bus will go by with someone yelling “Hey, Locke!” That’s just what you get for being such a beloved character on LOST.
Vanessa Williams loved the world of the Drake after she read the script for the pilot. She sees her character like a mafia wife. She’s acutely aware of the makings of what goes on at the Drake.
Rachael Taylor feels Dave Annable’s character, Henry, is much more likely to be led toward temptation than her Jane. As for Dave, he believes Gavin will take Henry under his wing.
More from the producers:
- The Drake is in many ways like the Overlook Hotel in The Shining. It has a presence.
- It’s absolutely Stephen King-influenced but also more psychologically-driven horror flicks like Rosemary’s Baby.
- This is a twisted, fun, dark show that still has an edge of wish fulfillment.
- Terry and Vanessa’s characters are very bad, but also very human. They are not what you expect.
- Without the tool of gore and blood, they are forced to be very clever. They are telling a story that’s driven by suspense and mystery.
- The closest thing you’ll see to a reference to the devil in this show is the title.
- When the young couple signs the lease in the pilot, they may learn that it was a little bit more than a lease.
- Seduction is a theme that’s driving this first season.
Can’t wait to check in to the Drake Hotel this fall!