Adam Brody has stepped out of ‘The O.C.’ and into the Miami streets where he’s fighting to stay alive on Crackle’s new scripted drama series, ‘StartUp.’ He’s also earned his first serious producing credit on this, and couldn’t be more happy to be back on the small screen with such an incredible cast.
“I really liked the script and I really liked the world,” Adam Brody told HollywoodLife.com during the Television Critics Association’s Summer press tour in Beverly Hills. That of course, was reason two to signing on to the show — the first being “Martin Freeman was doing it!”
However, the actor really loved the character, shooting all ten episodes in Puerto Rico, and working hard. “It was a different sandbox for me,” he said. Of course, he’s also talking about producing. “As an actor, there’s somewhat of a thin line. There’s so many different kinds of producers. I’d be lying if I said I put this together in any shape or form. I didn’t! But I was a consultant, as were the other stars. It’s a very collaborative process.”
Of course shooting the show definitely had its challenges — his main one being keeping his energy up. “It’s an intense show. Every scene has very big stakes. I’m not a lazy person, and I do love what I do, and if I’m invested in something, I can become obsessed with it… but, I might be a lazy actor,” he added. “It was like, ‘How the f-ck do I catch 10 minutes of sleep?’ because it was a lot.”
Adam takes on the role of Nick Talman, an extremely intelligent financier at a boutique firm, and in Adam’s eyes, there are three things of importance in Nick’s life: stay out of prison stay alive, and keep his relationship.
StartUp will air on Tuesday, Sept. 6 on Sony’s streaming network, Crackle, and stars Freeman, Brody, Edi Gathegi and Otmara Marrero.