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In Season 2 of the AMC series Lodge 49, Sean “Dud” Dudley (Wyatt Russell) is recuperating from his shark attack while also trying to cope with the pool shop being under new ownership. At the same time, his beloved fraternal order is suffering under new rule and his twin sister Liz (Sonya Cassidy) is struggling with starting over.
While at the AMC portion of the Television Critics Association Press Tour, Collider got the opportunity to sit down and chat 1-on-1 with series executive producer Paul Giamatti about the challenge of selling this show to audiences (it’s great, but impossible to describe!), how he ended up guesting, his reaction to learning about his story arc, and what he looks for when reading scripts as a producer. He also talked about his hit Showtime series Billions, which will be heading into its fifth season, and how long it could continue, as well as the upcoming Disney flick Jungle Cruise, the movie’s sense of humor, and how “wacky” the plot is.
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Collider: As a producer, I’m sure the goal is to have a show that you can easily sell to people, but with a show like this, it seems like the whole battle is trying figure out how to sell this show.
PAUL GIAMATTI: Yeah, I never was under the illusion that this was gonna be an easy thing for people to hook onto. I think we’ve accepted, to some degree, and I think it’s true, that it’s a word-of-mouth show and critics like it. Hopefully, it will open up more slowly. We all knew that. But it’s part of the nature of the show. I’ve had this little production company for awhile, and we’ve done various things, and I have an unfortunate tendency to be interested in things like this, so I’m used to it....
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