The Librarians returned to New York Comic Con this year to discuss the upcoming season. Set to premiere November 1st, 2015 on TNT, the cast dropped hints about the focus of the season. There was also a lot of talk about how the show aims to remain a positive force in a time where television is over saturated with dark characters. We sat down with the cast, including Christian Kane, Rebecca Romijn, John Laroquette, John Kim, and Lindy Booth as well as show runner Dean Devlin to get the scoop on season two.
Christian Kane started out by praising the series, claiming “we’re the fun show for people to watch.” He also pointed out that we’ll be getting some more information on his character Jake Stone in the coming season as seen in the clip below.
At the panel, and throughout the press room, the cast and showrunner all pointed out that The Librarians will not only continue to be positive, but would be a family oriented show. Dean Devlin made sure to point out that he takes pride in The Librarians being the “kind of show he likes to watch.” He discussed more about what influenced that decision in the next clip.
John Kim and Lindy Booth discussed their characters and the over-all tone of the show as well. They both pointed out that in the second season, their characters are beginning to feel a bit more comfortable. The writers are more familiar not only with the characters, but the actors as well, and the writing is geared more toward their strengths. Also, they dropped the surprise that there will be another alternate universe episode that is “very different” from the one they encountered last season.
We had the privilege of also sitting down with the legendary John Larroquette, who hadn’t been able to attend last year. He had a thing or two to say about Jenkins. The Library, going into the new season, is “sick” after being recovered at the end of season one. He spends multiple episodes believing it was his fault, only to later find out that he had nothing to do with it. His favorite character this season? Prospero, the fictional from William Shakespeare’s The Tempest. He also had a thing or two to say about Jenkins’ character development.
During the panel, it was revealed that James Moriarty, summoned somehow by Prospero, would be the major villain for the season. More fictionals will be coming out of the woodwork, and actress Rebecca Romijn is excited for them. She also talked about what her favorite episodes would be this season, including the aforementioned alternate universe episode. However, there’s another she’s looking forward to.
All in all, New York Comic Con gave everyone an important look at the new season of TNT’s The Librarians. The cast and crew were gracious and shared what they could, including the big villain, the types of episodes we can expect, and the character development. Be sure to check out the season premiere of The Librarians on TNT, November 1st, 2015 at 8/7c.