SCORPION: Elyes Gabel and Ari Stidham on Season 3 – Exclusive Interview Part 2

The cast of SCORPION on CBS | © 2016 Robert Voets/CBS

In Part 2 of Assignment X’s exclusive interview with SCORPION stars Elyes Gabel, who plays Walter O’Brien, and Ari Stidham, who plays Sylvester “Sly” Dodd, the two actors talk about stunts, fake bats and more in the CBS series, which airs Monday nights and returns for its fourth season in the fall. ASSIGNMENT X: Stunt-wise, what are some of the things they’ve allowed you to do that you’ve enjoyed the most? ELYES GABEL: Yeah, there are so many, through each single episode. We did a lot of wall work again, there are some things that I didn’t enjoy doing, but […]Read On »

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SCORPION: Elyes Gabel and Ari Stidham on Season 3 – Exclusive Interview Part 1

SCORPION is a series where a group of nerd math adults help to solve threats to the country | © 2014 CBS

SCORPION, a Nielsen Top 20 show, wraps up its third season Monday night on CBS and has been renewed for a fourth season. The series, developed by Nick Santora, concerns a team of geniuses headed up by Elyes Gabel’s Walter O’Brien, who are brilliant at solving problems that would stump MacGyver. However, the members of Team Scorpion are so socially awkward that they need former waitress Paige Dineen, played by Katharine McPhee, to help them interact with the outside world. Cabe Gallo (Robert Patrick) is their liaison to Homeland Security. Sylvester “Sly” Dodd, played by Ari Stidham, is one of […]Read On »

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SCORPION: Eddie Kaye Thomas talks Toby in Season 3 – exclusive interview

Eddie Kaye Thomas in SCORPION - Season 1 - "Going South" | ©2015 CBS Broadcasting, Inc/Sonja Flemming

In SCORPION, now in its third season Monday nights on CBS, Eddie Kaye Thomas plays Dr. Toby Curtis. Toby is the expert in psychology among the team of unruly geniuses headed by Walter O’Brien (played by Elyes Gabel). Even with his insights into others, Toby has his own issues. He has been battling a gambling addiction and is now engaged to fellow Scorpion member and engineering whiz Happy Quinn (Jadyn Wong), who had previously married Walter so that Walter could get a green card. Happy had thought she was pregnant; she and Toby were disappointed to learn that she was […]Read On »

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SCORPION: Show runner Nicholas Wootton talks Season 3 – exclusive interview

Robert Patrick stars as Cabe Gallo on the CBS show SCORPION | © 2015 Sonja Flemming/CBS

SCORPION is now in its third season on CBS on Monday nights. Everybody on the team of geniuses headed up by Walter O’Brien (Elyes Gabel) is having ups and downs. If Walter can ever get out of his own way, he may yet win over single mom Paige (Katharine McPhee), whose young son Ralph (Riley B. Smith) has his own super-high IQ. Paige is having issues now that her con artist mother (Lea Thompson) has reappeared in her life. Sylvester Dodd (Ari Stidham) is still mourning the loss of his wife, Walter’s sister Megan. Toby (Eddie Kaye Thomas) has re-proposed […]Read On »

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SCORPION: Nicholas Wootton on his favorite moments – exclusive interview

Elyes Gabel as Walter O'Brien on CBS' SCORPION | © 2016 Neil Jacobs/CBS

CBS’ SCORPION, in its second season Mondays at 9, has been renewed for a third series. The series deals with a team of geniuses, headed up by Elyes Gabel’s Walter O’Brien (based on the real person, who founded the real Scorpion consulting company), who help both the government and private clients solve cases that requires special skills. Nicholas Wootton, one of SCORPION’s executive producers who serves as show runner alongside series creator Nick Santora, tells us what he’s enjoyed so far and what may come up next. AX: What surprised you and what pleased you most about first season? NICHOLAS […]Read On »

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SCORPION: Nick Santora discusses Season 2 – exclusive interview

Nick Santora creator and show runner of SCORPION | © 2016 Monty Brinton/CBS

SCORPION, in its second season on CBS Mondays at 9 PM, has been renewed for a third year. Based loosely on real-life genius Walter O’Brien and his Scorpion consulting company, the action-adventure/comedy/thriller/drama stars Elyes Gabel as team leader Walter, Eddie Kaye Thomas as psychologically astute Toby Curtis, Jadyn Wong as mechanical expert Happy Quinn, Ari Stidman as fearful statistics whiz Sylvester Dodd and Katharine McPhee as the relatively normal Paige Dineen, who helps everyone else deal with the rest of the world as her brilliant young son Ralph (Riley B. Smith) flourishes in the high-IQ environment. Robert Patrick plays Cabe […]Read On »

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SCORPION: Ari Stidham on Sylvester’s character development – exclusive interview

Ari Stidham stars as Sylvester in SCORPION | © 2016 Monty Brinton/CBS

In SCORPION, CBS’ quasi-fact-based series about a team of crime-solving geniuses, now in its second season Mondays at 9, Ari Stidham plays Sylvester Dodd. Sylvester is a statistics whiz who is passionate about comic books and afraid of heights, depths, germs and any other sort of danger. Team Scorpion’s adventures, with leader Walter O’Brien (Elyes Gabel) and Federal liaison Cabe Gallo (Robert Patrick), get Sylvester out of his comfort zone on a regular basis. This season, some of Sylvester’s more notable achievements have included impersonating a serial killer in prison, appearing on THE PRICE IS RIGHT and marrying the love […]Read On »

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SCORPION: Katharine McPhee feels the sting on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Katharine McPhee in SCORPION - Season 2 | ©2015 CBS/Sonja Flemming

On SCORPION, now in its second season Mondays on CBS, Walter O’Brien (Elyes Gabel) and his team of unconventional geniuses continue to help the government solve baffling crimes and emergencies in an entertaining manner. The one member of Walter’s Scorpion group who is not a genius is erstwhile waitress Paige Dineen, played by Katharine McPhee. Paige is the designated go-between for the blunt, math-focused Walter and the rest of the world, though an undeniable attraction is brewing between these two opposites. Los Angeles native McPhee first rose to fame as a first-place runner-up on Season 5 of AMERICAN IDOL. Since […]Read On »

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SCORPION: Elyes Gabel teases what’s to come in Season 2 – exclusive interview

Elyes Gabel star as Walter O'Brien in SCORPION | © 2015 Sonja Flemming/CBS

On Season 2 of CBS’ SCORPION, Mondays at 9 PM, Walter O’Brien and his team of geniuses – plus their “normal” friend Paige (Katharine McPhee) and FBI liaison Cabe Gallo (Robert Patrick) – continue to tackle unusual crimes that require some brilliance to solve. There is a real Walter O’Brien, who is one of SCORPION’s executive producers, but on the show, he’s played by English actor Elyes Gabel. Gabel (his first name is pronounced ELL-ee-as, surname is Gah-BELL) has been part of ensemble casts before – on TV in CASUALTY, GAME OF THRONES and BODY OF PROOF and in films […]Read On »

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Nick Santora and Nicholas Wootton on SCORPION: Part 2 – exclusive interview

Robert Patrick stars as Agent Gabe Gallo in SCORPION | © 2015 Sonja Flemming/CBS

In Part 2 of our exclusive interview with SCORPION creator Nick Santora and his co-show runner Nicholas Wootton, there is discussion of music, math, romance and action. The series, renewed for a second season, is on CBS, Mondays at 9 PM. If you missed Part 1, read it here. AX: You’ve had Katherine McPhee, who plays the team’s “normal” member Paige, singing, which obviously reflects on her musical background … NICHOLAS WOOTTON: It’s amazing – everybody in the cast has musical talent. NICK SANTORA: They can play piano, they can play guitar, they can sing – they have legitimate, real […]Read On »

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