Magazine article Variety

Dennis Haysbert: 'We Are Nosediving into This Dystopian World as We Speak.'

Magazine article Variety

Dennis Haysbert: 'We Are Nosediving into This Dystopian World as We Speak.'

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After key roles in "24" and "The Unit," Dennis Haysbert returns to series television in Syfy's new dystopian drama "Incorporated," about a world altered by climate change. Haysbert spoke with Variety about the show, which was created by brothers David and Àlex Pastor and executive produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. Also on tap for Haysbert are several films, including the Warner Bros. comedy "Fist Fight," with Christina Hendricks and Ice Cube.

How did you get involved with "Incorporated"?

They offered it to me, and I enjoyed the script. I saw growth potential in it. And I liked the pedigree - I knew that it was going to be a quality project. I love sci-fi; I was excited about that. My character, Julian, is a detective, a grand inquisitor.

What kind of developments can we expect from Julian?

I think you can safely say that there's an evolution of Julian through the rest of the season; every episode you learn something different about him. I'll get into spoiler alerts if I go any further.

What makes the show compelling, given our current environmental and political climate?

Just that. We are nosediving into this dystopian world as we speak. …

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