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Giancarlo Esposito advanced details about his next new program for AMC, Parishsaying that the character he plays has a bit of a badass streak while also stating that the show is currently filming in New Orleans.
During a fan Q&A panel at Rose City Comic Con in Portland, Oregon, Esposito commented on how much he loved playing the character of Tom Neville from the short-lived post-apocalyptic sci-fi show. Revolution, which aired on NBC from 2012 to 2014 for two seasons. Esposito agreed with one fan’s assessment that Tom was a “tough guy”, although the actor refused to repeat the profane part of that nickname. “It just was,” Esposito said.
Esposito went on to explain that he often thinks about Tom, even while filming his new show, Parishwhich is a remake of the 2014 British crime drama Driver which is scheduled to premiere next year on AMC and AMC+.
I think of him now because I’m doing a show called Parish for AMC in New Orleans. I’m going back there after the Emmys on Monday night to go and start our sixth week of shooting. And I’m playing a character that I feel has something of Tom…something of Tom in him. He’s not… he’s an everyman, so he’s not as high up the ladder as Tom. Tom is a shapeshifter. It’s a great show, you should see it.
With decades of acting credits to his name, Esposito is one of the most in-demand stars of his generation right now. Having finished playing Gus Fring once again in the breaking bad prequel Better call Sauland portraying the main villain Moff Gideon in the mandalorianDisney Plus series set in the Star Wars universe, Esposito’s roles don’t seem to be diminishing anytime soon.
Still, there are even more roles that Esposito said he would love to have on his horizon one day. During that same Q&A panel in Rose City, Esposito said he’s still open to playing the fan-requested role of Professor X if Marvel is ready to have such discussions. Esposito also indicated that he is willing to return for a focused Gus Fring breaking bad prequel, if Vince Gilligan had it in him to create such a show.