The hit Syfy series Warehouse 13 continues its Season 4 run tonight, Monday, May 13 at 10 PM ET with the film noir episode "The Big Snag". Executive producer Jack Kenny was recently joined by guest stars Missi Pyle and Enrico Colantoni to discuss this episode. Jack Kenny revealed that series star Joanne Kelly has already come up with an idea about how to get these guest stars back on the show.
"I know I speak for the cast. I'm absolutely certain I speak to the cast when they say that they had a magnificent time working with these two. They still go on and I was out with dinner with Joanne last Saturday because we all went to see Eddie (McClintock)'s movie and we were talking about how much fun it was working with the two of you. (Joanne) was like we've got to find a way to get them back on the show. She actually thought of a way to get you guys back."
Missi Pyle spoke about getting back into the noir world for this episode, and her unique history with the genre.
" I used to do a lot of sketch comedy and I used to do the film noir lady. It's just really fun to do that and to actually have an excuse for it to keep it real. It's definitely a challenge but just - to stand next to you Enrico."
Enrico Colantoni also spoke about how working in noir affects your speech patterns.
"They just kind of keep them right there ready to go. It's kind of all rooted in that old sort of American set standard speech from Katharine Hepburn and how actors were even taught back in the 30s. There was a clipped sort of standard American speech that everyone had. So I don't know if the noir that made it up or actors were trained to talk like that at that time."
The episode served as a reunion for both Missi Pyle and Enrico Colantoni, who both starred in the 1999 sci-fi comedy classic Galaxy Quest. Jack Kenny had this to say about why they were cast.
"Honestly it was the cherry on the cake that they were in that movie together and it's fun to set that from a validity standpoint but honestly I loved Enrico on Just Shoot Me!. I loved Missi Pyle in The Artist. They have such great bodies of work that that was the icing on the cake, the fact that they were together in Galaxy Quest and it's one of my favorite movies but just working with these two was the real fun and the joy and the excitement."
The executive producer also explained that the episode centers around a noir love story about two members of a cult.
"They are two cult members on this call. I feel - I don't want to give away too much but so much has already been given away. I think you can go on --- you can download a whole bunch of pictures that we made into Facebook banners. But it's honestly every season we do just a goofy fun episode like --- a video game. They go into a - last year we had - what was the one we had two seasons ago? We had them fall into a video game and study I guess with the noir was one this past season but we like to do big - there was one with Egypt. We did a lot of weird green screen in Egypt but I think this one is just - it isn't one of our - in this one we kind of have fun. It's not - the B stories follow the arc a little bit with him dealing with what happened last season and they're in a different story entirely from Pete and Myka in noir but we just wanted to have fun."