Rachel Bilson offers insight into ABC detective drama 'Take Two', reveals what makes it super light and fun
If the story of an eccentric pair joining hands for some sleuth work sounds familiar, it is because 'Take Two' is almost like a second chapter to the hit TV run that was 'Castle'
From ABC and the creators of 'Castle', comes yet another "will they/won't they?" drama, 'Take Two', set within the premise of a cop procedural and starring an iteration of the Castle-Beckett duo - in the form of Rachel Bilson and Eddie Cibrian.
Bilson, who has shows like 'The O.C.', 'Hart of Dixie' and 'Nashville' to her credit, stars as Samantha Swift, a TV actress who after dabbling with controversy and even a trip to the rehab is looking forward to a clean start. And her only way out is shadowing a personal investigator Eddie Valetik, played by Cibrian (of 'CSI: Miami' fame) as he navigated his way through the numerous cases in his day to day life.
If the story of an eccentric pair joining hands for some sleuth work sounds familiar, it is because 'Take Two' is almost like a second chapter to the hit TV run that was 'Castle'. After eight successful seasons, the series wrapped up leaving an appetite for more such fun, light, and entertaining summer television shows.
While not an absolute substitute for the long-running 'Castle', 'Take Two' seems to be pretty much filling up the void that was left by the Nathan Fillion-starrer. In fact, those looking for intelligent detective skills and serious crime-solving might want to give a miss to this new dramedy altogether.
But if you have a hunger for fun, frivolous cop shows, 'Take Two' is just what you are looking for this summer.
"It's a really fun show and it's the perfect show where you can sit down in your living room and not have to think and just enjoy yourself," Bilson recently said, teasing what's in store for the viewers in her newest show. "It's funny, it's entertaining — all of the things that I personally like to watch when I just want to relax... If people want an escape that's super light and fun, this would be a great show."
She even teased her chemistry with co-star Cibrian in the cop drama, considering the two are going to frequently lock horns (or possibly lips) in the future.
"He was super nice and we both talked about how we like to work. Just seeing how we have a similar approach to working, we got along great," the actress told Entertainment Tonight.
But the question on everyone's mind is, will there be a romantic tension between the two, just like how it was with mystery novelist Richard Castle and Kate Beckett?
"I think the writers are focusing on our relationship as partners and the crimes we're solving and there might be a few times where we're locked in closets or in close quarters," teased Bilson.
'Take Two' premiered on Thursday night on ABC.