Bill Zane on LOT: I am Intrigued:)

Posted: 06/15/2017 in Uncategorized

 

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Billy Zane To Guest Star In ‘Legends Of Tomorrow’ Season 3


Legends of Tomorrow
is staging a Titanic reunion in its third season as Billy Zane will be guest-starring in one episode of the CW series. Zane, who appeared alongside Victor Garber (Martin Stein/Firestorm) in the 1997 film, will be playing the historical figure P.T. Barnum, although it remains to be seen what episode he will be guesting in.

Executive producer Phil Klemmer spoke with Entertainment Weekly about his excitement of bringing Zane on to the show. Klemmer also elaborated on the show’s take on Barnum and how Season 3 of Legends of Tomorrow will feature appearances of more historical figures.

“But I’ve wanted to bring Billy onto LEGENDS every since I saw him in a friend’s comedy pilot. I’m not sure that people know how funny Billy is, although we cast him as P.T. Barnum because we knew that he would be able to find the soul beneath the larger-than-life showman. Truth is, Barnum never said ‘there’s a sucker born every minute.’ He was less a conman, more the father of modern advertising. A guy who made things ‘go viral’ before that was a thing. Sure, in one sense, he’s the villain of our story, but in another, he’s just a guy who wants to put on a good show. Anyone who works in TV can relate to that, right?! Anyway, Billy seemed like the perfect guy to get that duality.

The thing about history books is that they turn famous people into 2-D characters. This season on LEGENDS, we want to meet other famous figures from history, people like Barnum, people we think we know, so that we can find the aspects of them, the parts of their story, that the history books left out — we want to bring history to life by infusing it with heart, humor, and total absurdity (often at the same time).”

Legends of Tomorrow Season 3 will premiere on Tuesday, October 10 at 9/8c on The CW.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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