Stars Keri Russel, Matthew Rhys, Noah, Emmerich, and executive producers Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields were in New York last week to attend PaleyFest: Made in New York Panel series.
There was some information that they divulged like the likelihood of Paige being more involved in her parent’s real line of work. It was hinted at the last episode of the first season that Elizabeth and Phillips’ eldest offspring is snooping around in the laundry room.
The group also confirmed that they will continue to shoot in Brooklyn to which Keri Russell really approves of. “I love shooting here, I live here [in New York]. … They’re shooting so much more here in the last 10 years.”
We also know that the next season will also have more Russian dialogue. In the first season the scenes where the actors were speaking Russian were so short, but they’re thinking of making them longer for the next season. “At first it was, ‘Keep ’em short,’ but by the end of the season were saying, ‘We should make those scenes longer,’ ” Weisberg said, adding jokingly, “Hey, maybe next season we should do a whole episode in Russian.” As a lover of TV and anything unique, a whole episode with only Russian dialogue is very welcome.
A member of the audience asked Noah Emmerich where Stan Beeman was headed in terms of his suspicions on the Russian couple. “If Stan knows too much, the show ends; if he knows too little, he’s stupid,” Emmerich said humorously. “Hopefully you don’t know with any certainty what Stan knows and doesn’t know.”
Weisberg also had the chance to answer an audience question about how the show will end to which he said he has about “two or three or four ideas” on how the show will end but “not so much in the middle”. He also says that the story is “closer to evolving — when it’s really working, the story tells you where it wants to go”.
Joe also talked about his past stint in the CIA and the importance of his past experiences to the authenticity of the show. “It was my first day at the CIA when I realized I’d made a mistake,” Weisberg said. He also said that he became disinterested when he was about six weeks in when he was learning about the organizational structure of the CIA. He also told that he was asked if he was joining the organization to write about it in the future as a part of an entrance examination to which he said: “Which had never occurred to me, I wanted to be a spy,” the executive producer said. “But the second they asked that question, I thought: ‘That’s a good idea. And I’m going to fail this test.’ ”