Today’s cuppa: Gevalia Signature Crema coffee
Last week, I shared a bit more of my interview with the hilarious Bryan Callen of the new MTV horror-comedy series “Death Valley,” which premiered on Monday. Aug. 29. He plays Capt. Frank Dashell, the head of the UTF (Undead Task Force), a division of the LAPD assigned to deal with the sudden appearance of zombies, vampires and werewolves in Southern California’s San Fernando Valley.
The show did well, premiering as the number-one cable show in its 10:30 p.m. ET time slot.
The good folks at MTV were kind enough to share some video clips of the second episode, airing Sept. 5, with HCTV, but first, here are a few comments on what’s coming from David Janollari, the channel’s head of programming.
On whether the San Fernando Valley are of Los Angeles is relatable enough to the rest of America: “In so many ways, the Valley is typical Anywhere U.S.A. It really is a suburban feel, with doughnut shops and restaurants and schools and tree-lined streets. You don’t need to specifically know the Valley; it’s like you’re dropped into the middle of any suburban small city.”
On whether the monsters ever invade the fabled Hollywood Hills: “We do go up in the Hills in one episode. They respond to a call that there is a werewolf run amok on a porn set.”
On whether a werewolf will ever go to the iconic In-N-Out Burger chain and order a double-double protein style (double meat and cheese, served in a lettuce wrap): “I have not seen that in any episode yet, but it is entirely possible in the future.”
On the possibility of a graphic novel: “Maybe next year at Comic-Con. This is a natural for us to move in that direction.”
And now, the clips (NOT SUITABLE FOR WORK OR TENDER YOUNG EARS):