Panic is the latest series from Amazon Prime Video, and we should admit, it is a gripping watch. Based mostly on the e-book sequence by Lauren Oliver and set within the small city of Carp, Texas, the present follows a gaggle of scholars who take part in a fairly harmful problem within the hopes of successful a $50,000 prize. The present stars Skins actor Jessica Sula alongside Trendy Household‘s Olivia Welch, who play greatest pals Natalie and Heather. We caught up with them each to seek out out every part there may be to know in regards to the chilling new sequence.
Getting ready for a job in a book-to-TV adaptation usually has its challenges, and for Sula, Panic was no exception. “I did not learn the e-book beforehand — I simply went straight in with the pilot,” she instructed CelebrityPie, including that “I prepped by simply working by the scenes and the arc that [my character Natalie] goes by. Working with Lauren Oliver was tremendous useful too as a result of Natalie’s character isn’t the identical as she is within the e-book. I learn the e-book midway by capturing, and it was actually cool understanding that I used to be — at that current second — part of the world that I used to be studying.” Welch learn the e-book previous to filming and famous that “the e-book is so completely different from the present. The function concerned lots of speaking with Lauren, which was nice, as a result of she was so concerned, and he or she was the mind of every part.”
The present facilities round some advanced feminine friendships, significantly between the characters of Natalie and Heather, as they each compete within the problem that pits them towards one another. “Natalie typically will get in some scorching water since you’re like ‘the place do [her morals] lie?’ I’ve thought of this, and I assume at that age, there’s a aggressive factor [to friendship], however then I felt that Natalie’s simply actually passionate and dependable to Heather. I feel they respect one another, and he or she actually needs to do one thing for the larger good. She’ll go about it in a manner that you could be not suppose is essentially the most effective, however to her, it is a case of ‘I am going to do something to maintain going,'” Sula defined.
Welch additionally famous that herself and Sula are fairly shut in actual life, which helped them immensely throughout filming a few of the trickier scenes. “There have been some troublesome occasions, however I feel it was such a blessing that we turned so shut as a result of we might at all times depend on and lean on the truth that we weren’t enemies in actual life and know that we might go to one another and speak by issues earlier than we filmed,” she instructed us.
Sula added that “normally once I get requested this query, in my head, I am like, ‘Nicely, I am greatest pals with Olivia, so every part’s OK.’ So once I watched the present, I used to be like, ‘Oh, I see.’ However how I prepped for the present with Natalie and her motivations, it’s important to attempt to be as empathetic as attainable. Her previous may hint again to why she would do one thing like this. And what labored for me is as a result of I beloved Olivia a lot. It is like, ‘Nicely, she needs to guard her. And she or he thinks that that is the one manner.'”
For these of you who have not learn the e-book, Welch says that the sequence is a wild trip. “There’s a lot to do, a lot to see, to go and smash spherical. It is a present about teenagers and a extremely loopy circumstance and enjoying this recreation — it is allegorical. I would say simply prepare for a extremely enjoyable journey. I feel in the event you go in and are going to be dedicated to what goes down on the present, it is genuinely so enjoyable — I will comply with alongside so carefully!” By way of a second season, we desperately hope there may be one, however nothing has been confirmed as but. When requested, Sula stated that “I might like to, however we do not know something” with Welch including that “we’re getting instructed, ‘There are concepts,'” so watch this area.
Panic is accessible to observe on Amazon Prime Video on Could 28.
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