The all-new FOX drama sequence ‘Deputy’ premieres Jan. 2. HL spoke EXCLUSIVELY with Yara Martinez about tackling the position of Paula Reyes, Bill and Paula’s relationship, and extra.
Deputy follows Bill Hollister (Stephen Dorff), a fifth-generation lawman who’s abruptly thrust into the position of sheriff of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Yara Martinez stars as Paula Reyes, who’s Bill’s trauma surgeon spouse. HollywoodLife talked with Yara about why she wished to take the position of Paula. “In the previous 5 years, I’ve been engaged on Jane the Virgin and in addition The Tick on Amazon Prime, which had been actually thrilling and actually on the market characters,” Yara advised HollywoodLife. “It had been a very long time since I had performed one thing that was actually gritty and uncooked and I type of was curious if I may have simply performed a standard human being, not that Lisa’s not regular, however simply somebody slightly bit extra tame. So only for me, acting-wise, that was one thing that I used to be simply curious to do. I used to be simply additionally curious if I may carry a lightheartedness to Paula Reyes. Just so as to add some stability to the drama. All of that was one thing that simply personally was attention-grabbing to me. And then I undoubtedly wished to work with David Ayer and Stephen Dorff for positive, particularly after seeing his position on True Detective.”
Over the course of the primary season, Deputy will discover Bill and Paula’s marriage and the way it’s been impacted by Bill’s new place. “He needs to be out there fighting justice in the streets, so we’ll be seeing them deal with that,” Yara continued. “Since they’re both such strong-willed people, we’ll see them confront each other but at the same time seeing the love and support and respect that they have for each other.” Bill and Paula even have a 14-year-old daughter named Maggie and the present will showcase “how the family navigates all of a sudden being thrust into the spotlight because of Bill’s new job.”
Even although they’ve very totally different jobs, Yara mentioned that there might be crossover with Bill and Paula’s work. “You definitely see them in the hospital together,” Yara continued. “It’s interesting because they both work to save lives. So it’s how they save lives and on their own terms. You’re also going to see a lot of Bill and Paula’s home life and how they deal with all of that. There’ll be the gritty urban crime drama on one end and then there’ll also be a family-centered drama on the other end. The balance is really interesting and I feel like seeing that side of Bill makes you care about him even more, and seeing that side of Paula makes you care about her even more.”
Yara harassed that Deputy is an ensemble present so followers will get to “see the personal lives” of all of the characters. “The anchor of it all is the Hollister family and our family life,” she mentioned. “So I think you’ll get the action, but you’ll also get something that’s very satisfying emotionally that you can connect to every week.” Deputy will air Thursdays at 9 p.m. on FOX.