Hype Podcast

Hype Special #10: Diving into ‘Damien’ with Bradley James

Hosted by Pamela Gocobachi, Bradley James, Michele Smith

May 10, 2016

The latest Hype Special is here, and it’s all for you, Damien fans! Bradley James, who stars in A&E’s brand new horror drama, is our special guest for the first half of this episode where he gives us the scoop on what it was like to create season 1. We really hope you’ve been keeping up with Damien, because this is one Hype Special you WON’T want to miss!

WARNING: This episode and its show notes contain spoilers for the finale!

– Pam welcomes special guest Bradley James to Hype and they dive head first into his brand new series Damien.
– We discuss the allure of jumping into a role that’s so different from any other he’s taken in the past.
– Season one is full of highs, but there’s one in particular that stands out among the rest
– Bradley breaks down the challenges that came with making Pam’s favorite episode of the season (spoilers: it’s episode 5. Episode 5 is AMAZING, you guys!)
– We discuss Damien’s epic finale and get Bradley’s thoughts on how showrunner Glen Mazzara chose to end season one, and where he’d like to see his character go from here.
– No episode would be complete without our How We Hype segment! We discuss music, movies, TV, Harry Potter, and more as Bradley shares some of his favorite things with us.
– We say farewell to Mr. James and Pam welcomes another guest to the show to take an even deeper dive into the finale
– Michele makes her Hype debut and gives us her initial reactions on where all our favorite Damien characters left things off.
– Showrunner Glen Mazzara said all our questions would be answered in episode 10, but we STILL have questions! We agree that the finale left us satisfied but keeps us wanting more!
– We discuss the character of Simone and her role in the back half of the season: why is she immune to his powers? Why is she the only one able to almost humanize Damien when he lets his antichrist side take over? Will her character change now that she’s got the blood of the antichrist in her?
– Would we consider Damien’s actions at the end a selfless act?
– Could Amani and/or Sister Greta have survived?
– We say goodbye to John Lyons and also discuss whether we thought he really had Damien’s best intentions at heart
– We look forward and make some predictions about where we’d like to see the show go next

Thanks again to Bradley James for joining us for the first half of this episode! You can keep up to date with him by following him on Twitter and/or Instagram. Additionally, keep up to date with Damien by following @DamienAETV!

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