Have you seen ABC’s “Notorious” Thursday nights? If you haven’t had a chance, you should!
I was thrilled to be on set to get a behind the scenes tour of the show. I had the opportunity to interview the sensational cast and the executive producer, Wendy Walker.
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I felt very official behind the desk of attorney Bradley Gregorian (J. August Richards).
Wendy Walker talked about her long career with CNN and “Larry King Live.”
“When you see a story like the OJ Simpson trial, that super sized into a huge reality TV story, you don’t know about the decisions that are made behind the scenes. How did they pick that story? How do they decide?”
Wendy was recruited to help start CNN in 1980. She spent 18 of 32 years there as senior executive producer of the iconic talk show “Larry King Live.” Walker oversaw all planning and production for the top-ranked, critically acclaimed program, which was the world’s first live, globally televised viewer call-in show.
Wendy said that she wanted to give viewers a chance to see what goes on behind the scenes off air.
The set felt so much like a real law office. And yes, those are real law books….. I checked! It’s always nice to have the chance to poke around a set and discover which props are for real!
This pilot is loosely based on high profile defense attorney, Mark Geragos and executive producer of “Larry King Live,” Wendy Walker.
TV news producer Julia George (Piper Perabo) capitalizes on the notoriety of the clients of charismatic defense attorney Jake Gregorian (Daniel Sunjata). Together, they make great TV and determine the nation’s headlines while attempting to control the media, the justice system and ultimately each other. Behind the scenes, the people surrounding Jake and Julia are driven to advance their own professional and personal agendas, in a world where motives are suspect and morality is subjective.
J. August Richards was very charming and approachable.
J. August portrays high-powered defense attorney Bradley Gregorian, who, along with his brother, Jake Gregorian (Daniel Sunjata), inherited their father’s law firm where they represent the rich and powerful using the media to exonerate their clients in the court of public opinion.
Kate Jennings Grant described her character Louise Herrick ,
“You’ve seen her play hard and now you’ll see her work hard. And you’ll understand why the network puts up with her. I think she’s fascinating. She’s good at her job.”
“She gets to do some tough things and she has to ask tough questions. But that’s her job. So I don’t think she ever tries to be mean. She tries to get to the truth.”
Daniel Sunjata (Jake Gregorian) talked about the evolution of the relationship between Julia and Jake.
“The sexual romantic tension that is layering in, the counterpoint of that is interesting. It’s kind of like, they smack each other and kiss each other at the same time.”
The show is full of steamy surprises!
We had a chance to see the entire cast and Kate Jennings Grant in action. She was brilliant!
Watch ABC’s “NOTORIOUS” Thursday nights 9/8c!