" THERE'S A LOT FIGHTER HE COULD GO "
We see Ben screwing over his coworker Chad in the pilot. Does that make him harder to root for?
He has every intention of fixing that. There are ways around helping Chad and his family. I have to look at Ben as the Road Runner. He’s sprinting at such a speed, and his mind works at such a pace, that if he were to look down over that cliff, he would fall. He is doing these horrible things, but there’s a lot further he could go. The stakes will get a lot higher than in the pilot.
Julian is the bogeyman of the Spiga Corporation. How scared should Ben be of him?
He’s sort of terrifying. There’s a consistent cat-and-mouse game between the two of us. Julian is naturally suspicious of everyone. That’s what his title requires him to do. He’s very much the man I have to be aware of and that Ben has to spend time dodging.
What is your favourite piece of technology from the show?
Ben has designed this device that allows you to enter and exit networks, or other encrypted sites, without leaving any footprints. That allows him access to most things, which would be nice to have in the real world!