David Duchovny on CALIFORNICATION Season 4

     April 9, 2010


Earlier today, we were at the press day for The Joneses (which we’ll have more on closer to the April 16th release date), starring Demi Moore and David Duchovny as a seemingly perfect family who moves into a suburban neighborhood and immediately impresses everyone they meet, but who, in reality, are really a fake family, commissioned by a marketing company to introduce new products around the world.

During the interview, Duchovny took some time to give an update on where his Californication character, Hank Moody, will be going in Season 4 of the popular Showtime series, which starts filming on April 19th for a possible September premiere. He also said that he really enjoys getting to work with new guest stars each season, and that the upcoming season promises some great ones. Check out what he had to say after the jump:

Question: David, what’s in store for Hank Moody on the next season of Californication?

David: Well, last year, we left Hank going to jail. Last year was a decent, but it’s a comedy too, so we went about as far down as we could, in terms of keeping this a comedic show. We’re not trying to be a drama. So now, I think this year is going to be about rising up, and using that as the low point.

californication_image_david_duchovny__6_.jpgWhat parts of Hank Moody, that we haven’t seen, do you still want to dig into?

David: For me, every season is always new with a new set of guest stars, which is really refreshing for all of us. Last year, we had Kathleen Turner and Peter Gallagher. This year, we’re going to have some new people as well. For me, when approaching Hank, what I always like is for him to have a worthy adversary. He’s a malcontent. He’s always arguing with people and, when he’s arguing with people that can’t argue back, or aren’t strong adversaries, I see it as bullying and I don’t like it as much. When he has somebody like the self-help guru in the second year, I like that very much because he’s actually fighting for something, rather than just destroying things.

Can you name-drop any of the guest stars?

David: We don’t really know. I would tell you, but we haven’t gotten anybody yet.

What are the roles that you’d be casting?

David: Hank’s lawyer is one. And, there’s a famous Hollywood actress.

Do you worry about topping the outrageousness of it, each season?

californication_image_david_duchovny__4_.jpgDavid: I don’t, but I’m sure the writers do. It’s tough. It’s hard. There’s only so much puke.

How many more seasons do you see doing that show for?

David: I don’t know. It’s such a pleasure to do because it’s almost like a vacation, especially now that I’m living in New York. I get to come out to L.A. and shoot it for three months and, unlike The X-Files, it’s not a 10 ½-month schedule, so I really like doing it. I think it will get canceled before I get tired of it. Cable doesn’t have to go that long because the economics of it are different from free TV. I would hope we’d do six seasons of 12 episodes each.

Do you know when the new season will premiere?

David: No, but I think it must be in September. We’re going to start shooting on the 19th, so we’re about to start.


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  • Corin Prendiville

    Californication is a great show, I love the comedy and the dark humor. It seems like a great blend of the disgusting school-boy with the middle-aged intellectual.

    And by far Duchovny's best acting. Can't wait for season 4.

  • Chuckowsky

    Hello there!
    It's a great show, but season one remains the best. I'm torn on the third one, because it's so hard to judge– it had both the best episodes in the whole series (and by that I mean the bottle episode that takes place in the apartment and the other one, when Hank and his agent have their night out) and unfortunately many terrible episodes, where literally nothing happened – no development in plot and no funny jokes.

    Hope I'll manage to find some good stuff for season four.

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  • Sérgio Pedro

    For the first time I saw a tv show progressing through the different seasons instead of just rolling and rolling like Lost and many of the kind. It started just as a sexual comedy and the last episode has been already a drama. Besides, the script is really easy to follow for a non native english speaker (like me). Keep the good work and let's see what season 4 brings :) And obviously, the show could not finish in season 3, for that to happen it had to be a happy ending, in my point of view.

  • hudini

    i am from germany and i love californocation.its the best show i´ve ever seen and it´s the only black humoured in the german bullsh.. tv.my favoured role is charly ronkel(don´t know how it´s written)because he´s always a little like a bald tiger in a cage,always looking for frech meat but deep inside only looking for his marcy to scritch his his stomach.

  • hudini

    forgot: wanna see season 4 and i´m looking forward to it

  • hank moody

    i really love CALIFORNICATION!..its the BEST show iv ever seen..frm season 1 to 3 bt l Iove season 1 its the best!..=) m so xcited about season 4 nd im looking 4ward to it..=)

  • Andrew

    I do love Californication. I can't wait for season 4 to start. I still love season 3 episode 7 “So here's the thing” That was some great comedy.

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  • Mike

    I find Californication to be quite a refreshing comedy. It's able to touch on some really difficult subjects like love and partnership, all the while managing to remain a comedy. Something different about this comedy to others i've seen was that no matter how awkward or vulgar the situation was, I couldn't look away. It's great to see a comedy that's remained realistic in the sense that the characters do get themselves into some sticky situations (pardon the pun) but would most of us be so different when faced with someone (as beautiful as the cast) from the opposite sex wanting to “schtoop”. Anyway, i've said my piece. If Californication keeps making seasons as good as 1-3, then i shall continue to watch. Cheers.

  • pdt584

    aren't we all?

  • T.

    It's a cliffhanger dumb ass, not a series finale. Thus, a new season, and I for one am glad. Great show, great writing, end of story.

  • hacher_braila2006

    The final of the 3rd season was sad…and i wanted to her the “fight” between Keran & Hank about f*c*ing Mia…I'm Waithing for the 4th season…When it will apear ?:|

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  • Richromo

    I am in Afghanistan and have seen all three seasons. This show is great love it cant wait to see season 4.

    Semper Fi

  • Urbanarts

    i agree, it would have been a superb ending for the series. i'll still watch season 4 and am very much looking forward to it but i doubt they will ever come up with a better finale. they should have saved that card for later

  • http://twitter.com/rasmushed Rasmus Hed

    Make an Entourage ending! Do one last season and sum it up with a movie! Boom! Could totally work.

  • Minhal_jilani

    man, i love californication aswell — hey umm to the fellow fans — can any1 please tell me what song was used in californications season 1 episode 11.. the ending guitar tune.. ive been finding all over the internet and i cant seem to find it.

  • Arvydas

    Californication is the best! I love L.A., i love Californication!
    Greetings from Lithuania! ;)