‘Outsiders’ Star Ryan Hurst Says Farrells Are ‘Tarzan and Shakespeare’

TCA 2017: “That’s sort of the nature of the show,” Hurst says

“Outsiders” star Ryan Hurst broke down the feral nature of the Farrell clan on the WGN America show during the Television Critics Association press tour on Friday.

“That’s sort of the nature of the show, which is this sort of primal elegance interwoven throughout the tapestry of the show,” Hurst said. “There’s this sort of Shakespearean — if Tarzan and Shakespeare were put together you’d get a bit of the Farrells.”

Following the explosive events of the Season 1 finale, we see G’Winn (Gillian Alexy) as she struggles to come to terms with the full responsibility of being the Bren’in. We also see Sally-Ann (Christina Jackson) grappling with the implications of her relationship with Hasil (Kyle Gallner).

According to Jackson, the relationship between Sally-Ann and Hasil — whom fans dubbed “Sasil”– is going to get more complicated in Season 2. “The honeymoon is over,” Jackson said. “You saw these two fall in love very quickly and Season 2 is definitely expanding on that and them figuring out if they should be together.”

The series was created and written by award-winning playwright Peter Mattei, who executive produces alongside Fedora Entertainment’s Emmy Award-winner Peter Tolan and Michael Wimer. Paul Giamatti also executive produced under his Touchy Feely Films banner with Dan Carey. “Outsiders” is produced by Sony Pictures Television.

“Outsiders” Season 2 premieres Jan. 24 at 9 p.m./8c on WGN America.


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