When City’s Seed premieres on Monday night, I have a feeling audiences are instantly going to fall for the show’s star and with reason. In Seed, Adam Korson stars as Harry, a man whose life quickly turns upside down when the children he helped create through donations at a sperm bank, begin coming back into his life.
Earlier this week, I reviewed the show, which I found to be funny, charming and a great edition to the Canadian comedy line up.
With only a few days until the big premiere, I got the chance to talk to Korson about his biggest role yet!
When you found out that you got the lead in this big show, what was your reaction?
I was thrilled, honestly. I mean, I kinda had a feeling after the test, although you never really do know. When I was on my way home from the test, I felt that I had done everything I needed to do. So when I got the call, it was such a rewarding feeling. But then I was ushered pretty quickly to Halifax, to read with the kids auditioning for Billy, then I was back in LA packing for three months, so it all happened pretty quickly.
Did you do something in particular to celebrate?
You know, there wasn’t even time. I think I did some celebrating when I got to Halifax.
How does Halifax contribute or add to a show like Seed.
Location wise, it doesn’t necessarily add to the story line. We don’t ever make reference to that we’re in Halifax, or any city for that matter. I think it makes the show more relatable, because then the audience can think that it can happen anywhere. But I will say this, It was the best crew that I’ve ever worked with. So while it doesn’t necessarily contribute to the story, I think that the team that we had and the crew that we had production wise, definitely helped shape what the show become.
We tend to be pretty harsh about our Canadian comedies, did that make you nervous to sign on to one?
No, I actually didn’t even think of it that way. I’ve got to be honest with you, there is that stigma about Canadian television. I just wanted to do a project that I could stand behind, that had a certain level of quality behind it. I think that the production and City, they did it right. It feels good. In my mind, that pressure isn’t there. My hope is that people fall in love with it and enjoy it as much as we did putting it together.
I don’t want to put your own family into the spotlight, but do you relate to the family dysfunction that takes place in Seed?
Not necessarily. I think that every family at one point as their problems, I was fortunate, I had a very loving upbringing. I think I sort of used that as a starting point when relating to the kids. But what’s great about Harry, is that while technically he’s the father, the way he interacts with the kids, they are almost like buddies. My parents aren’t like Harry, but they were a bunch of goofy people.
Was this your first experience working with kids?
No, I had work with them before. But the interesting thing about kids is that you have to be on top of your game. Because a kid will throw something out there that you wouldn’t necessarily expect, you have to be on top of it. You gotta be consistent, because they are definitely ready themselves.
Tom Green is going to be playing a part in an upcoming episode, what was it like working with him?
It was a treat! He was so great to work with. He’s a guy who’ll throw things out there, bounce things off, he’s a true collaborator. I think the audience is really going to love that episode, we did a lot of fun things together.
Seed premieres Monday night on City. 8:30 p.m. ET/PT, 9:30 p.m. MT, 7:30 p.m. CT