The premiere of ‘Dead of Summer’ has everyone talking, and while the creators are comparing it to ‘The Shining,’ we all know you can’t have a teen drama without some romance.
“There’s a lot of romance,” Mark Indelicato who plays Blair, told HollywoodLife.com exclusively during a sit down at ATX TV Festival. “A lot of sexy things that happen,” Elizabeth agrees. “It’s inevitable. In a small group at summer camp?! There’s always a summer romance!“
The two, laughing and blushing, definitely knew the almost-hookups in the premiere were just a preview of what’s coming. “It’s quite sexy at certain times,” he added. “It is a horror show, but there is quite dramatic element.”
A lot of that drama lies with Elizabeth’s character Amy, who is experiencing her first time at summer camp, meeting all new people who already know each other.
“The relationships are complex; they’re a massive party of the story — whether it be romantic or friendships,” she said. “We definitely see her struggle with everything from new relationships to new activities. Dealing with a dramatic past at the same time, it’s a constant uphill battle for Amy, a constant struggle.
However, with horror shows — especially based at a summer camp, there’s always that question about how the show will go to a season two.
“We love American Horror Story and Fargo, so next year will be a different year of camp,” creator Eddie Kitsis said about the anthology show. “So, this year’s 1989. Next year might be 1970 or 2004, and they’ll have similar DNAs. Episode six, we see Elizabeth Mitchell, and we know she was a camp counselor in 1970, so in episode 6 were going to show you what camp was like 1970. So every year’s gonna be a diff year at camp — it all ties together, but each year’s a different year so we can tell a beginning, middle, and end, and then move on.”
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