Season One Episode One, Pilot Review
“Pilot” Airing January 11, 2011
Watch LIGHTS OUT on Tuesday nights at 10 PM EST on FX
January 9, 2011
By Lena Lamoray
LIGHTS OUT FX OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: Lights Out, from Executive Producer/Showrunner Warren Leight (In Treatment, Law & Order Criminal Intent), stars Holt McCallany (CSI: Miami) as “Patrick „Lights‟ Leary,” an aging former heavyweight boxing champion who struggles to find his identity and support his wife and three daughters after retiring from the ring. The financial downturn coupled with a series of failed investments leave him at a perilous crossroads – battling the urge to return to boxing or reluctantly accepting a job as a brutal and intimidating debt collector. Catherine McCormack (Braveheart) co-stars as “Theresa Leary,” Lights‟ wife who is finishing her medical residency; Pablo Schreiber (The Wire) as “Johnny Leary,” Lights‟ brother and business manager; and Stacy Keach (Fat City) as “Robert „Pops‟ Leary,” Lights‟ father and former trainer who runs the boxing gym owned by Lights. Clark Johnson (The Shield, The Wire) and Norberto Barba (In Treatment, CSI: NY) directed the pilot episode. Series Creator Justin Zackham (The Bucket List), Phillip Noyce (Salt) and Ross Fineman are also Executive Producers. Lights Out is produced by Fox Television Studios and FX Productions. FX has ordered 13 episodes of Lights Out, which was filmed in New York.
LIGHTS OUT “Pilot” Season One Pilot Review, Airing 1/11/2011
LIGHTS OUT instantly captivates you and when catch a glimpse of the first image that appears on your screen, you will know why. The pilot rapidly draws you in and you want to know everything about all of the characters and circumstances at hand. I really didn’t think I would enjoy a show about boxing but I also had no interest in watching a show about a motorcycle club and yet, SONS OF ANARCHY has turned out to be one of my absolute favorite shows of all time. FX has done it again by showcasing a beautiful series about humanity and all the struggles involved in finding your place in the world. If only FX would bring back TERRIERS they would win as the best network in television history. The pilot is written by Justin Zackham and Warren Leight. It is directed by Clark Johnson and Norberto Barba.
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