ZOMBIES NOT US
Actor Emma Booth insists the ABC’s new paranormal series Glitch is nothing like hit shows Resurrection or The Returned
Emma Booth ( Underbelly: The Golden Mile) plays one of six characters who return from the dead in new ABC paranormal drama, Glitch. Before you ask: no, they’re not zombies and no, it’s totally different to Resurrection or The Returned. The LA-based actor will also be seen next year in the blockbuster $150 million Alex Proyas film Gods of Egypt … as a goddess, naturally. Don’t use the word zombie! Not the Z-word. They definitely are not. They’re six people who literally crawl out the grave one night and have no idea of who they are or why they’re back or why it’s happened … people from all different eras, some from a couple of hundred years ago. (I was) freaking out. I’m a little bit claustrophobic …. In a box, in a real cemetery, naked, covered in mud. But hey, I’m always up for new challenges. Kate is a total firecracker, an amazing beautiful girl who comes back to realise her husband (Patrick Brammall) is married to her best friend and they’re about to have a baby. It’s a really interesting love triangle dynamic when you can see that no one is in the wrong. I got the audition through when I was in America and read the scripts and it just blew my mind. Yes, it is a paranormal show but one that has kind of something in it for absolutely everyone. I couldn’t put the scripts down and I’ve never had that happen with anything I’ve done. But it’s actually nothing like that at all. It’s really quite different definitely from Resurrection. It’s got a very individual storyline and they come back differently from the other shows. Me and my partner go camping all the time and it’s so beautiful, California itself. As long as I can keep that in there, I kind of feel like I can cope there. Otherwise it’s a pretty full-on city. It’s amazing but I Oh, absolutely. It is so intriguing what happens at the end that I’ll definitely have to come back. I love playing this character.
New paranormal TV series Glitch stars Daniela Farinacci, Sean Keenan, Emma Booth, Hannah Monson, Patrick Brammall, Rodger Corser, Genevieve O’Reilly and Ned Dennehy.