EXCLUSIVE: Alyssa Milano is returning to TV with a vengeance. She has signed on to play a regular role in Season 2 of Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later for Netflix. This after yesterday’s news that she has made a deal with the CW for her 2014 graphic novel Hacktivist, which will be developed by Covert Affairs creators/executive producers Matt Corman and Chris Ord, BOOM! Studios and CBS TV Studios. Milano last starred in Mistresses.
They are keeping Milano’s Wet Hot American Summer character under wraps for the moment, but among those who’ll be returning from last season are Bradley Cooper, Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Marguerite Moreau, Zak Orth, Michael Ian Black, Janeane Garofalo, Amy Poehler, Molly Shannon, Lake Bell, Michael Showalter, Christopher Meloni, A.D Milles, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Joe Lo Truglio, Ken Marino, and Josh Charles. The show’s exec produced by Showalter, David Wain, Peter Principato, Jonathan Stern, and Howard Bernstein.
Milano is repped by CAA.
Eric will be back for the season 2 of ‘Wet Hot American Summer’
They’re moving toward reconciliation just born out of shared tragedy. It doesn’t mean it’s easy. He’s still got a lot on his plate, a lot of legal issues. But because of the grief that they’re sharing, because of the fact that they’re having a baby together as well, they’re both making attempts be together rather than apart.
Matt Corman on Joan & Arthur’s reconciliation (x)
Fans will, of course, wonder what that means for Auggie. “Annie and Auggie will always be key in one another’s lives,” Corman says, “but they’re going to a new evolution in their relationship this season.” Don’t worry about Auggie: “When we first met him in the pilot, Auggie was a real ladies’ man. He’s always been very sociable and outgoing, and I think it is important that we’re getting back to some of that energy for him,” Corman says. “There’s a sense of fun about him that we’re really finding this year. It’s safe to say that he’s gonna have his hands full on the romantic front. Really, really full.”
“What’s in store for Joan besides Jai going after her job? Matt: We’re going to explore some of Joan’s backstory. We haven’t strung it together yet … but she’ll be out in the field again. We’re hoping it will be on location. We’ve enjoyed the location shooting. If it makes sense for stories, we’ll continue to go away.”
Can’t wait to see more of Joan’s backstory, and hopefully, by extension, more of Arthur and Joan’s backstory as well.
Annie and Auggie have had a pretty tumultuous season so far, in terms of their relationship. Now Annie seems pretty serious about Ryan McQuaid (Nic Bishop) — is there much hope for Auggie and Annie romantically at this point, or is that on the backburner?
Ord: At this point, it’s complicated. You had a relationship with someone and then you’ve broken up and they’ve gone into another relationship and you continue to work together… that’s complicated, but it’s life. That’s, in many ways, what Auggie’s dealing with and what Annie’s dealing with. In this spy game, it’s extremely difficult, because trust is so necessary and Annie has lied to Auggie a couple of times this season or kept things from him. Trying to forge a new path going forward and to hold on to that trust is tricky, but at the end of the day, there’s a very strong relationship between them, there’s a very strong friendship and they’re kindred spirits in a lot of ways. The hope is that the strength and foundation of their relationship wins out.
(Annie and Auggie are not kindred spirits, but soulmates!)
Is Chris leaving CA? I was so confused by the ending of the season... I hope not, as he's the reason I watch!
You’re not the only one to ask that. In fact, its the 1st question EW had for Chris Ord in this interview:
After almost being killed, again, the latter decided he wants to leave the agency and travel the world with Natasha (Liane Balaban). If/when the show gets an order for a sixth season, would Auggie be in it?
“Oh, he’ll be in it,” co-creator Matt Corman assures us. “It’s a slightly different dynamic for him at the outset. I think for now he’s trying this, trying something different. It’s interesting, he’s been so defined by his job. He has the CIA so dialed that for him, maybe more than any of our other characters, stepping out of that workplace is gonna be a real shift.”
So fear not! Auggie may have a different role in the show should it return, or maybe something will happen and he’ll change his mind about leaving. Regardless, Chris still has a job. :)