The stars of the IFC comedy, “Brockmire” made an appearance at the first annual Split Screens Festival in New York.
Hank Azaria and Amanda Peet took part in a lively panel and answered audience questions about the show at the IFC Center on Wednesday where they talked about their characters and what to anticipate in season 2. Azaria described the show as the “anti-romantic comedy,” citing the relationship between the characters Jim Brockmire and Jules James as a unique take on the common TV “will they, won’t they” trope. Azaria went on to praise Peet’s performance during the panel saying, “I rarely get fooled by actors […] It happened to me several times with Amanda, especially when she laughed. Sometimes I couldn’t tell whether she was breaking character or was just genuinely finding Brockmire funny. I really never knew.”
On what fans can be sure to see in season 2, Azaria says to expect more of Charles, played by Tyrel Williams. “[Brockmire and Charles’] relationship kind of comes to the floor a little bit more. He becomes [Brockmire’s] main caretaker in sort of a My Favorite Year, make sure he gets to the ballpark on time, kind of way as Brockmire spins farther out of control. In their own way it becomes a love story between Charles and Jim almost a little bit more than Jim and Jules.” Fans of the IFC show can anticipate this and more of Brockmire’s inebriated shenanigans next year as IFC has ordered a second 8 episode season, set to premiere in 2018.