If you’re a fan of CSI and Friday Night Lights, you’ve got a good reason to watch NBC’s new crime drama series, Game of Silence. The executive producers of both hit series are ready to unveil a small-screen concept already tested in Turkey—the series entitled Suskunlar there. At NBC’s Winter Press Tour, executive producer David Hudgins of Friday Night Lights said he “fell in love with this amazing show that had incredible heart.” He teams up with Carol Mendelsohn of CSI.
The U.S. cast lines up like this: David Lyons as Jackson Brooks, Michael Raymond-James as Gil Harris (with Judah Lewis as Young Gil Harris), Larenz Tate as Shawn Polk, Bre Blair as Jessie West, Conor O’Farrell as Warden Roy Carroll, Deidrie Henry as Detective Liz Winters, Demetrius Grosse as Terry Bosch, Claire van der Boom as Marina Nagle and Derek Phillips as Boots.
Get ready to watch the premiere on NBC Tuesday, April 12, at 10 p.m. ET.
Secrets come to light
Hudgins said “each one of these characters has a secret. In most cases it’s about how they’re trying to survive and get through and get by and get on with their lives.”
This is one of my favorite conversations so far. My new video features Conor, Deidrie and Demetrius as they dissect the ins-and-outs of the plot. It’s clear that they’ve thought long and hard about the intricacies of every line.
Conor is known from television roles in shows such as Port Charles, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Without a Trace and on film in The Lincoln Lawyer. At press day, he said that “there’s a lot of meat to this to continue after the first season, mainly because we’re dealing with a traumatic incident that happened.”
In pursuit of justice
On his TV resume, Demetrius was seen often in Justified, ER, Heroes, and on film in Saving Mr. Banks, Straight Outta Compton and 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.
He told the press tour audience that “an actor always wants to play a role that’s provocative, that imbues a risk and that maybe is a little dangerous, and that’s who Terry Bosch is.”
You’ve seen Deidrie, originally from Barbados, in Justified, CSI, Bones, Without a Trace and ER, and as the Popeye’s chicken chef. She originally wanted to be a corporate pilot, but the economy wasn’t favorable and acting called. She answered.
There’s nothing simple about her latest portrayal. “When I first read the character, there was something about the fact that she was felt that she was formidable,” she said. “I felt that she had principle. What I was very fortunate to discover is that she’s also complicated, and she’s conflicted…She’s a woman who is striving to maintain her integrity.”
Enjoy the show, think about your past and look forward to your future.