Executive Producers Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman Talk PERSON OF INTEREST, Killing a Major Character, Where This Season Is Headed, and More

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The CBS drama series Person of Interest is not your typical procedural.  Sure, its characters have cases to solve every week, but there is also an ongoing mythology, character development you can really invest in, and major character deaths that affect everyone.

While at the CBS portion of the TCA Press Tour, executive producers/writers Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about when they felt they really hit their stride with the show, that they do consider the show to be a procedural that also happens to have a variety of other elements to it, how equal thought went into both the recent episode where they killed off a main character and the episode immediately following it with its aftermath, where things are headed for the rest of this season, and how they will be focusing on artificial intelligence as a commodity and the possibility of another Machine.  Check out what they had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

Executive Producers Jonah Nolan and Greg Plageman Talk PERSON OF INTEREST Season 3, the End of the Series, Real-Life Parallels, Future Storylines, and More

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With Person of Interest season three now airing Tuesday night’s on CBS, last week I got to participate in a group interview with executive producers Jonah Nolanand Greg Plageman on the Warner Bros. lot here in Los Angeles.  During the wide ranging interview, they talked about what’s coming up on the show, the real-life parallels to government surveillance, how they know what the last scene of the series is going to be (including the last song), their thoughts on a Person of Interest spinoff series, exploring the ramifications of living in a surveillance state, the serialized structure of the show, and so much more it’s impossible to list it in an intro.

Hit the jump for what they had to say.  I’ve also included a list of 17 things I learned during the interview.

Executive Producer Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman Talk PERSON OF INTEREST Season 3

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At Comic-Con last week, I was able to participate in roundtable interviews with Person of Interest executive producer/creator Jonathan Nolan and executive producer Greg Plageman.  Nolan and Plageman talked about what the real life implications of Prism means for the role of The Machine, how The Machine functions as a benevolent AI, the relationship between Finch and The Machine, Reese and Finch’s friendship, and what possibly guest starts might be returning in season three.   Hit the jump to watch the interviews.

Comic-Con: PERSON OF INTEREST Panel Recap; Cast and Crew Discuss the NSA Prism Effect and Announce Amy Acker as Series Regular

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Having just started production on their third season this last week, the producers and cast of Warner Bros’ Person of Interest took the time out of what is sure to be an action-packed season to present a panel at this year’s Comic Con.  The series is one of TV’s most watched dramas, but in light of the recent leak about the NSA project Prism, the title sequence’s opening line “You are being watched,” might have a completely new meaning this season.

Executive Producers Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman were joined by stars Jim Caviezel, Michael Emerson, Kevin Chapman, Sarah Shahi, and, along with the announcement that she is now also a series regular, Amy Acker.  During the panel they discussed how the leak of NSA’s Prism might affect the show, what it’s how the character’s motivations have changed since the first season, and what the future might have in store for The Machine.  Read more after the jump.

Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman Talk PERSON OF INTEREST Season 2, Plans for Season 3, and More

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With season two coming to a close, CBS’s hit drama Person of Interest is not pulling any punches: Root’s reappearance coupled with a virus that could permanently cripple the machine, continuing troubles with HR and the new threat of organization known as Decima, there is a lot at stake in the final episode.

The other day we landed an exclusive interview with executive producers Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman.  They talked about the machine’s role in season two, their plans for season three and beyond, as well as a little about the season two glitches and what fan favorite characters might be returning next season.  The second season finale of Person of Interest airs tonight. Hit the jump for the interview.

Exec Producers Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman Talk PERSON OF INTEREST, Finch’s Backstory, and the Machine’s Growing Artificial Intelligence

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On the hit CBS drama series Person of Interest, former-CIA agent John Reese (Jim Caviezel) and mysterious billionaire Harold Finch (Michael Emerson) prevent violent crimes by using their own brand of vigilante justice and the help of NYPD homicide detectives Carter (Taraji P. Henson) and Fusco (Kevin Chapman).  Using state-of-the-art surveillance technology, they work outside of the law to unravel the mystery of the person of interest and stop the crime before it happens, whether they turn out to be the victim or the perpetrator.

During this recent interview to discuss what’s to come for the remainder of Season 2, which returns with new episodes on January 3rd, executive producers Jonathan Nolan (who created the show) and Greg Plageman talked about how Reese’s current predicament will affect things now, how Reese and Finch’s partnership is changing them, how much Carter will wrestle with helping Reese versus helping the FBI, where Fusco is headed, why they decided to have such a small main cast filled out with guest stars and recurring characters, how Elias (Enrico Colantoni) fits into the puzzle, learning more about Finch’s backstory, dealing with the machine’s growing artificial intelligence, and the desire to have the characters change and grow throughout the length of the show’s run.  Check out what they had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

Comic-Con: PERSON OF INTEREST Cast and Crew Interviews Hint at Second Season Plotlines

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Person of Interest is one of the biggest hits to premiere last year.  The show centers the partnership between John Reese (Jim Caviezel), an ex-CIA operative, and the mysterious, millionaire computer engineer Harold Finch (Michael Emerson) who develops a machine that can predict crimes.  After a cliffhanger season finale, the second season will premiere September 27th on CBS.  We sat down with series creator/producer/writer Jonathan Nolan, series writer Greg Plageman and cast members Caviezel, Emerson, Taraji P. Henson, and Kevin Chapman to discuss where the new season picks up, the challenges of working on TV, and living in a society where all your information is public.  Hit the jump for highlights from the interviews and our full interview with Jonathan Nolan.

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