TV HIT HAS BITE
Landing a role in Scorpion is a dream come true for Eddie Kaye Thomas, with the cast of the series now working on their second season
Part comedy, part action, part drama, part “what the” mysteries, Scorpion is a huge hit in the US. And, unlike a lot of overseas shows, it’s also translated to fans Down Under.
It’s a fact Eddie Kaye Thomas says is “beyond gratifying” for the cast and crew on a show that is the biggest production he has worked on throughout his entire career.
“I pinch myself a lot because it’s a dream come through,” 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.”
For newcomers to the series, Scorpion is loosely based on the world’s fourth-smartest man, Walter O’Brien, and the team of fellow genii he assembled to fight hi-tech threats around the globe.
The cast are currently in full-steam production of their second season, which has just launched here in Oz. And Thomas says that despite being originally based on reallife stories, Scorpion has now become its “own beast”.
Still, he’s kept sporadically in touch with the man who inspired his character and is equally as fascinated about learning which nuggets of truth lie behind some of the show’s craziest 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 I quite often forget it by the time I move on to the next episode.”
Elyes Gabel and Robert Patrick star in Ten's Scorpion.