Sunday, January 27, 2008
Jericho: Brad Beyer
"It tries to convey to stand up for what you believe in," Beyer says. "What's interesting about the show, the reason people like it, in the climate of the world, something like this could happen. You look at 9/11, the Middle East, the way people feel about the United States around the world. It's not a good situation. People want to see how real people respond to these kinds of situations."
The people of Jericho, Kan., have stood up against a neighboring town, New Bern. And some citizens are questioning a fascist new government based in Cheyenne, Wyo., and the thuggish methods of mercenaries.
In this bleak setting, the romance of Stanley and Mimi (Alicia Coppola) offers a respite.
"I don't think the writers had any idea it was going to end up that way," Beyer said. "She came to take my farm away. There was just something in the rapport. It really worked."
Beyer added that he and Coppola has a similar sense of humor."