Raising Hope is back tonight with episode 2×05, “Killer Hope.” Garret (@GarretDillahunt) & Martha (@MarthaPlimpton) will be answering questions on Twitter during the West Coast airing, so if you’re not following them yet, this would be a good time to start.
Here is what happens in “Killer Hope” (<- click for more photos):
Virginia, Burt, Jimmy, Sabrina, Maw Maw and Hope camp out on the front lawn after their house becomes tented for termites, but getting caught in the rain is the least of their problems. After learning that Hope hit a boy at day care, the family attempts to stop arguing out of fear that she will follow in her serial killer mom’s footsteps.
And here some previews, interviews, and a sing-along:
Raising Hope is on a break until Nov. 1, so no new previews this week, but there is a bunch of new behind-the-scenes pics from the last couple of episodes on the show’s official Facebook page. You can find them here: “Kidnapped,” “Henderson, Nevada.”
And Yakima Herald has a recent interview with Garret. Snippet below, hit the link for the rest.
The cast and writers have grown to know each other’s capabilities and how to exploit them, he says.
“The plus side is you do kind of get comfortable,” Dillahunt says. “The challenge is to keep going deeper. One of the great things about series TV is you get to explore the character and his world much deeper. … The cast as a whole has brought more to it than might have been expected or hoped for. What’s great about this team of writers is that just makes them lick their chops.”
Here is the synopsis for the Vegas episode (more pics here):
Virginia, Burt, Jimmy and Sabrina head to Las Vegas to attend Virginia’s cousin Delilah’s (Amy Sedaris) wedding. Virginia is embarrassed that she didn’t have the big wedding that her snooty cousin will have, so Burt attempts to make it up to her. Meanwhile, Jimmy tries to make a move on Sabrina who wants to go wild in Vegas.
The first article about Any Day Now showed up on Hollywood News today. It has some new info about Garret’s character, the story and the producers, as well as the first production still from the film, with Garret and Alan Cumming (see Hollywood News). A few tidbits:
Set in the 1970s and inspired by a true story, the film chronicles a gay couple who take in a teenage boy with Down Syndrome who has been abandoned by his drug addicted mother. As the teen discovers the strong bonds of family for the first time in his life, disapproving authorities step in to tear the boy from the only stable environment he has ever known. As the gay men fight to adopt this extraordinary special needs child, they wage an unlikely and unforgettable battle against a system stacked against them.
“I’m a huge fan of the gritty, character-driven dramas that were made during the 1970?s,” said Fine . “’Any Day Now’ offers me an opportunity as a filmmaker to revisit that time period cinematically, address social issues that are just as relevant today as they were 35 years ago and explore unique characters who discover love in the most unlikely of places.”
Cumming plays Rudy Donatello, a brash, charismatic and world wise drag performer who makes the bold decision to take the abandoned child into his life. Dillahunt portrays Paul Fleiger, a closeted Deputy District Attorney, who risks his career to fight for the men he loves. Fisher plays a stern family court judge who is tasked with rendering a decision in the highly unconventional adoption case. And Any Day Now introduces Isaac Levya, an actor with Down Syndrome, who makes a stunning and remarkable film debut as Marco, a boy abandoned by his mother only to be taken in by two strangers who provide a safe, stable and loving home.
And here is a new clip with interviews with the RH cast, called “When I was 13:”