[Warning: General spoilers ahead.]
Killjoys returns Friday night for its second season, and on our set visit in February, showrunner Michelle Lovretta and some of the cast talked about what the season will hold (minor spoilers ahead). We covered the first part of their discussion here (and the rest of the set visit goodies are here). Below, we get into a little more detail about what to expect.
Lovretta says they’ll answer a lot of the questions raised last year, and explore new ones. “The point of this season is about kicking open barn doors. We explore a large part of the origins of red seventeen about how all of these pieces that look disconnected are ultimately telling the same story and possibly heading in the same direction,” she explains. “What is red seventeen, what is level six, why are they infiltrating the RAC, did they start it, and did it happen after? We slowly poke holes in the veil of that and gives some concrete answers.”
“[The] first season was bang bang, cool guns, lots of leather, people enjoying themselves. [They’re] are not aware of the broader world that they are in and in a weird way that’s all of us. We aren’t aware of that when we’re in our twenties. They are in their thirties now, they are aware of what’s going on; they have their feet on the ground and now they don’t want to be people’s puppets.”
D’avin will still be in for some rough roads, too.”I feel bad for D’avin. We’ve been harsh on him and that continues this season. He’s a lovely character that takes the brunt of that,” she says. I find it lovely that his ability to find his footing and in a way Dutch [was part of that] in Season 1…His arc this year is a bit of standing his ground and reclaiming the path he wants and a large part connects to what he’s gone through.”
Morgan Kelly, who plays Alvis, was surprised and pleased with where his character goes. “When Season 1 ended, I thought Season 2 would start this way, and they are like. ‘Oh no, not even close,'” he shares. “Alvis…has a rather large crisis of faith based on what transpired at the end of Season 1…taking on the burden of Westerley being bombed. ‘How do you wrap your head around that?’ It’s just something you sit with. I thought about it a lot the days ahead before we shot it, dwelled on that and what that would do to someone.”
Kelly was thrilled to have his part expand. “From what I understood, I thought [the part] was just two episodes that turned into five, then Season 2,” he recalls. “I went in there super excited as I love sci-fi, then it blossomed as I became a season regular, I love it.”
Pree starts off the season as an honorary Killjoy of sorts, and Thom Allison says he was open to any and all possibilities. “Because Pree [is] the way he is, I was ready for anything, I was waiting to hear he was the head of the company, or a sexer with talent,” he laughs. “But whatever they gave, I said, ‘Give me!’ But there were a few things I thought, ‘Oh you’re kidding,’ So it’s exciting and I was surprised, so I imagine people will be shocked in a cool way. But I was ready for a bomb of some kind.”
“As you get more into the backstory [you] learn why Pree does what he does. I love how it gets more complicated in a way. It’s also [just about] living. I find each episode has a real sense of moving through different colors. That’s really interesting to play. [He] is a little bipolar emotionally. In each episode, he has a new color in him, whether he’s a matron, a caregiver, a friend, an ass-kicker. He takes on these roles in each situation with different people. That’s great and is one of the things I love about him the most.”
Rob Stewart, who plays Khlyen, was looking forward to working with more of the cast this season. “As an actor opposed to the character, in the first season I only got to work with Dutch, which was great and we create this wonderful relationship, [which was] very confusing for both of us as none of us knew what was going to happen next,” he says.
“But when I first got to work with [Luke Macfarlane] that was more me as an actor [saying], ‘This is a fun, new dynamic and chance to be complex.’ Some of the things we have had a chance to do, to create the respect for my little girl’s boyfriend, sounds ironic and diminishing, but there is a sense of respect. All those things he says ironically, there’s a sense of [Khlyen] giving [D’avin] credit for that.”
In Season 2, Khylen is also trying to learn from his earlier mistakes with Dutch. “That whole fear and apprehension of losing Dutch for all those years because of his rash action [factors into his new behavior]. He doesn’t want to make that mistake again,” he explains. “If anything, he has learned very quickly and is devious and whatever his bigger goals are, he’s going to be a lot more cunning about it. [The season premiere, “Dutch and the Real Girl,”] is one of the best scripts I’ve ever had the pleasure of being a part of. When we did the table read, I felt like I was at a rock concert, so much energy, it’s such a good script.”
Macfarlane says D’avin will be our, and Dutch’s, gateway into a new perspective on Khlyen. “I think D’avin [is] the first person to see that in a way Dutch can’t. It’s like when you go, ‘Mum! God, you’re so annoying,’ but actually it’s like, ‘Your Mum has a point,'” he says.
Looking ahead to how and whether D’avin and Dutch move forward, Macfarlane says Season 2 will follow them as they figure it out. “I know a lot of people thought [Season 1 would be] a romantic triangle but I never saw it like that. It was like the PTSD conversation [we had about D’avin]. She has it too, and it was a very confusing [outcome of] wanting to bond or be a part of…whatever John has with Dutch.”
“He thinks…he can’t be close with a woman like that. That was his way of trying to figure that out. In a weird way, they almost needed to get [hooking up] over with. In Season 2, it’s a deeper sort of intimacy that doesn’t involve sex. Whether that’s romance, I don’t know, but it’s a different way to come to understand each other, I think deeper, maybe not sexual, or maybe…?”
“What’s interesting with Season 2 [is that] we all have our outside lives, but we all come back and it’s like a family’s back together. I have some stuff with Rob and a Bartender at The Royal. We do get to work outside the family. Everybody’s stories influence everybody else’s story and you learn something.”
“The triad get affected indirectly by these different, wonderful things,” adds Stewart. “But they all come back together.”
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