Syfy Channel’s long running cult television series Warehouse 13 is about to kick-off the second half of its epic fourth season this Monday with one of the best premieres to hit the air in a long time. Press Pass LA sat down with the show’s lead actors Eddie McClintock (Pete Lattimer), Joanne Kelly (Myka Bering) and executive producer Jack Kenny to discuss the evolution of the show and what lies in store for our intrepid artifact hunters!
***WARNING SPOILERS AHEAD***
When we last left our group Artie (Saul Rubinek) has infected both the team and the world with the Black Orchid artifact’s deadly “sweating sickness.” It is up to Pete, Myka, Steve (Aaron Ashmore) and Claudia (Allison Scagliotti) to reverse the effects of the artifact before it sends the world into one of the worst pandemics since the Dark Ages. “Artie is having a very hard time dealing with what the artifact made him do,” says Kenny. “The Warehouse family is really rallying around its patriarch and that becomes clear in the premiere.”
Although the episode does go down a very dark path, Kenny promises that the second half of the season will be a roller coaster ride full of surprises, laughs and enough of guest stars to make any geek squeal in delight. Two of the biggest include Buffy the Vampire Slayer alums James Marsters and Anthony Stewart Head. The two not only appear together in the same season, but alongside each other in the same episode, fanboys everywhere rejoice!
“One of the great things about being on Warehouse 13 is that when you’re on a successful show, successful people want to be a part of it. They are both such great actors, I had an amazing time sharing the screen with them,” says McClintock with boyish glee in his voice. The other guest stars this season should get the same reaction from viewers. Kenny let slip that everyone from Cabaret’s Joel Grey, Caprica’s Polly Walker and the newest addition to the cast Kelly Hu. There will even be an episode directed by Jennifer Lynch, the daughter of famed film director David Lynch.
For those that have never watched, Warehouse 13 is not just about crazy science fiction, it is about family. In speaking with Kelly, McClintock and Kenny it is clear that their dynamic is very much the same both on and off the screen. “I’ve been told by other actors that the vibe on set is unlike anything they’ve ever experienced, and it shows in every episode we do. A lot of that comes from the top down,” admits McClintock “without people like Jack I don’t think we would be the show we are today.”
The series has remained one of the strongest shows on television despite its cult status. “I would love for fans to consider this the middle year of what we hope to be a nine-year run for the show. We’re thriving to deliver that roller coaster ride,” explains Kenny with passion.
Make sure to watch the premiere of season 4.5 of Warehouse 13 on Syfy Channel on Monday, April 30 in its new 10 p.m. ET time slot.