S1 Spoilers & Speculation Aug 2, 2013 14:48:08 GMT -6
Post by Chris Davis on Aug 2, 2013 14:48:08 GMT -6
CASTING EXCLUSIVE: Lucas Till Books Role of Henry 'Hank' Heywood!
With production of the first season underway, producers have decided to give away a few more details on the rebooted series. One among them being this spot of casting news regarding the character of "Hank Heywood III ," who fans of the original series know was filled by Benjamin McKenzie (Southland, The O.C.). With producers hoping to pull in a younger cast for the characters of Cynthia Reynolds, as well as Hank, McKenzie has been replaced by Lucas Till (X-Men: First Class).
VSGuide got the chance to catch up with Lucas for a quick word about his role on the show. When asked when and for how many episodes we can expect to see him on Trinity, Till responded, "My character will come into the picture in the second half of the first season. So, around episode seven. The role he plays is a bit similar to the characters role in the original series, with a few changes here and there." When asked how he is preparing for the role and how much he knows about the character, he said, "I haven't gotten a script yet. All I have right now is the breakdown of the character; his storyline and motivations for the first season. I know Cynthia Reynolds will sort of be the entry point for the character, so it'll be interesting to see how it all unfolds in the later half of the season. I'm excited!"
In regards to the original portrayer of Hank Heywood, Benjamin McKenzie, producers have speculated that they may have another role for him to play in the upcoming season. A 'straight and narrow detective' character with connections to Amanda Waller and the C.B.I.
This has been an official report from VSGuide! More details on the upcoming series will be provided when they are made available. Although no official premiere date has been set, producers have expressed their hope for a November 2013 premiere, depending on how well production moves along in the coming months.