Fall Preview: Behind the Scenes of Toni Collette and Dylan McDermott's Hostages
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Toni Collette and Dylan McDermott are filming a tense exchange in front of a gleaming medical complex.
Collette plays renowned thoracic surgeon Ellen Sanders, but her companion, Duncan Carlisle (McDermott), is no healer.
The doc's desperate and wily attempts to honor her Hippocratic oath while saving her family form the heart of the show.
When I first heard about Hostages, Nachmanoff says of the show, which is based on an Israeli TV project, it sounded like a cable idea - ordinary people thrust into an extraordinary situation, like Breaking Bad's Walter White or Weeds' Nancy Botwin.
McDermott, who played dark on the first two seasons of FX's American Horror Story, happily fulfills the antihero role.
Where Ellen's motivations are clear, Duncan's are murky, and the actor will share only that "there are powerful reasons why he's part of a conspiracy to kill the president."
When the show opens, he's an FBI hostage negotiator at a bank robbery, and the next time you see him, he's t
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