‘Son of Zorn’ Star Explains Hatred of Pants, Teases Death of Romantic Rival Craig

Fall TV Preview: “I wouldn’t say I want to kill him. … I want to eviscerate him,” Fox’s animated hero tells TheWrap

Last Updated: September 14, 2016 @ 4:50 PM

A version of this interview with Zorn first appeared in the print edition of TheWrap Magazine’s Fall TV Issue.

Fox’s live-action/animated hybrid “Son of Zorn” deals with a brawny warrior who moves from the mythical land of Zephyria to the more sedate environs of Orange County to help raise his son with his ex-wife Edie (Cheryl Hines). The star of the show (Jason Sudeikis) agreed to answer TheWrap’s questions via email — though we’re pretty sure the show’s writing staff had a hand in the answers.

At the end of Episode 1, viewers find out your son is half-animated. (I mean, his legs have a striking resemblance to yours.) You’ve been gone a long time, did you know that?
He’s half Zephyrian so he’s always looked like that, even on the ultrasound. And obviously I used to change his mongrel-skin ass-wraps when he was a baby. So yeah, I knew.

Son of Zorn

Any plans to return to Zephyria during Season 1?
Well, I don’t wanna give away any spoilers. But yes, 100 percent. And Craig [Tim Meadows] dies in Episode 4.

God, how much do you just want 
to kill your romantic rival, Craig?
I wouldn’t say I want to kill him. I’d use a better vocabulary word. I want to eviscerate him. Do you get Dictionary.com word of the day emails? I just started. I just actified.

We’d like to gauge your interest 
level in pants.
I gotta say, I’ve hated pants my whole life. But that’s not to say I haven’t thought about pulling the trigger on some cargo shorts. That side pocket just seems so damn useful.

You’re totally gonna get Edie back, right?

Yes. 100 percent. Oh, and also, Linda finds out she’s Alan’s real birth mother at the very end of the season finale when we also find out that Craig faked his own death.

“Son of Zorn” debuted Sept. 11 on Fox.

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