HOLT McCALLANY and WARREN LEIGHT Interview
Holt stars as “Patrick ‘Lights’ Leary” and Warren is the Executive Producer & Showrunner
Special Appearance from John Solberg from FX
Watch LIGHTS OUT on Tuesday nights at 10 PM EST on FX
March 20, 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.
I spoke with HOLT McCALLANY and WARREN LEIGHT about LIGHTS OUT on FX. It is always a pleasure to speak with these two lovely gentlemen. LIGHTS OUT is an incredible journey inside the life struggles and victories of a boxing legend. Holt plays ‘Lights’ and Warren is the Showrunner and Executive Producer. Even if you are not a fan of boxing, you will really enjoy this show. It is set in the world of boxing but it is so much more than that. It is a compelling drama with really unique characters that you just can’t get enough of. I really love this show and I think everyone needs to give it a chance. With only a few episodes remaining, LIGHTS OUT will keep you in suspense right until the end. Watch LIGHTS OUT Tuesday nights at 10 PM EST only on FX.
Read the interview: http://lenalamoray.com/INTERVIEW-LIGHTS-OUT-WARREN-LEIGHT-HOLT-MCCALLANY-2.html