VIDEO: The Casts of CW's Nikita and WB's Wilfred at Comic-Con 2011
Elijah Wood, Maggie Q. and others at San Diego Comic-Con
At Comic-Con 2011 in San Diego, we had a moment to speak with the stars of two popular television series: FX's new show Wilfred, and the CW's Nikita, now in its second season.
Maggie Q. plays Nikita, the star of the CW action series. This season, she's on the run with the man who trained her, Michael (Shane West) in an effort to right wrongs that Division, a secret government branch they worked for, had committed over the years. Hot on their heels is Alex (Lyndsy Fonseca), Nikita's protege, who attempts to recover the hard drive that Nikita and Michael stole. This show keeps viewers on their toes with sexy, suspenseful plot twists. We interviewed the cast about their roles and the dynamics on set.
The Season Two premiere of Nikita is Friday, September 23 on the CW.
FX's live-action new comedy show, Wilfred, was first a hit in Australia before being adapted for an American audience by David Zuckerman (Family Guy, American Dad, King of the Hill). Jason Gann, star and co-creator of the Australian show, which began in 2007, is also the title character and Co-Executive Producer of the American version.
In his first foray into comedy, Elijah Wood (Lord of the Rings) plays Ryan, a man whom Wilfred befriends and who believes Wilfred is not a true dog, but a raunchy yet honest chain-smoking man who walks around in a cheap gray dog suit. Wilfred's owner, Jenna (Fiona Gubelmann) is Ryan's next door neighbor and secret crush. She, like all other humans save for Ryan, believes that Wilfred is nothing but a normal dog and treat him as such. Ryan and Wilfred become partners in crime--rather, Wilfred forces Ryan into situations he's not always quite sure how to handle. Each episode, Ryan and Wilfred find themselves in hilarious scenarios willed with innuendos, borderline-inappropriate jokes, and more. In one episode, Wilfred and Ryan steal a neighbor's marijuana plants.
The pilot and nine additional episodes of Wilfred were directed by Co-Executive producer Randall Einhorn. Other cast members include Dorian Brown (Roommates, NCIS) as Ryan's sister, Ethan Suplee (Remember the Titans) as the neighbor Spencer, Chris Klein (American Pie, Just Friends) as Drew, Jenna's boyfriend, and Rashida Jones (Parks and Recreation,The Office) as Lisa, the volunteer coordinator at a hospice center that Ryan and Wilfred visit.
The half-hour program can be found on FX on Thursday evenings at 10 p.m. Wilfred is for a mature audience.