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

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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.”

Pic­ture: CHAN­NEL 10

Elyes Gabel and Robert Pa­trick star in Ten's Scorpion.

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