Truth is the sting in this tale of hi-tech genius
Part comedy, part action, part drama, part “what the” mysteries, Scorpion is a huge hit in the US. And, unlike many overseas shows, it’s also a fan favourite here.
It’s a fact that Eddie Kaye Thomas says is “beyond gratifying” for the cast and crew of a show that is the biggest production he has worked on.
“I pinch myself a lot because it’s a dream come true,” he says of the show in which he plays genius behavioural psychiatrist Toby Curtis.
“Its not only that the final product is something that I like, but it’s a cool show to make.
“It’s really exciting to be in something that I believe in.”
Scorpion is loosely based on the world’s fourth-smartest man, Walter O’Brien, and the team of fellow geniuses he assembled to fight hi-tech threats around the globe.
The cast are currently in fullsteam production of the second season, just launched here.
And Thomas says that despite being originally based on real-life stories, Scorpion has now become its “own beast”. Still, he’s kept sporadically in touch with the man who inspired his character.
Thomas is equally as fascinated about learning which nuggets of truth lie behind some of the show’s crazier storylines. Keeping hold of those nuggets, however, is a different story.
“Like a lot of people, the stuff I learnt in school I kept in my brain just long enough to remember it for the test, if I even remembered it for that long,” he laughs.
“The same is true for a lot of the information I learn on Scorpion. It’s so dense that I quite often forget it by the time I move on to the next episode.”
With fingers firmly crossed that the show is picked up for a third season, shortly, Thomas says he is far from bored.
“It’s the most difficult job I’ve ever had because we have so much work to do in such a short period of time,” he says.
“It keeps me on my toes. I have been acting now for 28 years and it’s the biggest production I’ve ever worked on. In fact, it’s not just the biggest thing I’ve ever worked on, it’s one of the biggest things going on in television right now.”
“I pinch myself a lot because it’s a dream come true”
EDDIE KAYE THOMAS
ON HIS ROLE
SCORPION, CHANNEL 10, SUNDAY, 6.30PM