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In The CW series In the Dark, 20-something Murphy (Perry Mattfeld) is a hard-living, hard-drinking blind woman who turns her back on maintaining her responsibilities and figuring out any life goals, in favor of her disaffected attitude and penchant for casual sex. Even though her parents (Derek Webster, Kathleen York), who own a guide dog school, are trying to help give her direction, her room and best friend Jess (Brooke Markham) tries to be supportive, and her trusty guide dog Pretzel is 100% loyal, Murphy just wants someone to believe her when she stumbles upon the lifeless body of the teenager (Thamela Mpumlwana) who saved her from a violent mugging and becomes determined to find the truth, no matter the risk.
During this 1-on-1 phone interview with Collider, actor Casey Deidrick (who plays Max, a food truck owner/money launderer that finds himself intrigued by Murphy) talked about what attracted him to In the Dark and his character, what draws Max to Murphy, working with co-star Perry Mattfeld, shooting the more intimate moments, and how he hopes viewers will feel about Max by the end of the season.
Collider - Show - Anything - TV - Character
Collider: This show is so different from anything else on TV, from its blind lead character to its relationships to its insanely adorable dog co-star.
CASEY DEIDRICK: If anyone takes anything from the show, it’s that we have a cute dog on set with us, at all times.
Characters - Dog
If you ever get frustrated with the characters, just remember the dog.
DEIDRICK: Yeah, that dog was a perfect stress ball.
Elements - Show - Show - People - Show
Because there are so many different elements of this show that we haven’t really seen before, it’s a hard show to describe for people. How was this show presented to you, when it initially came your way?
DEIDRICK: In the audition process, I didn’t even really understand what it was. All...
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