Michael Emerson on Huffington Post Live

Michael will be a guest on Huffington Post live Wednesday at 4PM PST that’s 7PM EST.

You can find this at http://live.huffingtonpost.com.

Michael Emerson to Star in New JJ Abrams CBS Pilot “Person of Interest”

J.J. Abrams is collecting the pieces of “Lost”, teaming up with Michael Emerson once again for a new pilot called “Person of Interest”. Abrams is executive-producing the pilot for CBS while Emerson is to take the lead role as a mysterious billionaire.

Jonah Nolan aka brother of Christopher Nolan who also wrote the screenplay of “The Dark Knight” takes his first TV project with this one. The show is a crime drama centered on a CIA agent, presumed dead, who is recruited by a reclusive billionaire to wage war against violent criminals in New York City.

Pilot is directed by David Semel of “Heroes”. No clue yet who will be the CIA agent.

This is the second time it was announced that Emerson is reuniting with Abrams. Last year, Emerson and another “Lost” alum Terry O’Quinn were supposed to star in the producer’s action drama called “Odd Jobs”. The pilot was picked up by NBC in September but has since been pushed to a later development schedule.

“Person of Interest” is also the second pilot from Abrams’ Bad Robot to get picked up. “Alcatraz” is now developed with “Lost” alum Jorge Garcia set to star as the hippy geek Dr. Diego Soto, the world’s foremost expert on Alcatraz.

Source: Ace Showbiz




Michael Emerson Transitions Well From Lost to Andy on NBC’s Parenthood

By John Kubicek

Michael Emerson is one of those actors in serious danger of being typecast. He won an Emmy for his intensely creepy performance as Ben Linus on Lost. Before that, he won an Emmy for his guest appearance on The Practice as a serial killer. So naturally, Parenthood has cast him as a children’s party entertainer.

Emerson makes his first post-Lost television appearance tonight as the Amazing Andy, a bug enthusiast with Aspergers syndrome on Parenthood (10pm on NBC). It’s an unusual role for the gifted actor, but it could also be the one he needs to transition himself out of Lost.

On Parenthood, the Braverman’s throw a birthday party for their son Max, who also has Aspergers. Since the kid loves bugs, they hire the Amazing Andy and His Wonderful World of Bugs, an insect presentation hosted by Emerson’s character. Within the show, the storyline helps the family accept that people with Aspergers can lead productive and independent lives.

More importantly, it gives Lost fans a chance to see a new side of Emerson. I’ll admit that the first time he shows up on Parenthood, it’s impossible not to associate him with Ben Linus. Driving up in a giant bug car, it was impossible not to be creeped out. But by the end of the episode, Emerson finds a way to escape his previous roles and make the Amazing Andy a sympathetic and relatable figure.

Perhaps this is how best to break out of being typecast as the terrifying villain. Parenthood gives Emerson the chance to still utilize his quirky movements and clipped speech pattern, but it also lets him be vulnerable and empathetic. Think of this performance as a palette cleanser for Emerson’s career.

Source: Buddy TV

Super HD Promo Photos of Michael Emerson in NBC’s Parenthood

Source: Parenthood-Addicted.com