“Graceland” (2013-2015)

Creators: Jeff Eastin

Cast: Aaron Tveit (Mike Warren), Daniel Sunjata (Paul Briggs), Manny Montana (Johnny Tuturro), Vanessa Ferlito (Catherine “Charlie” Lopez), Brandon Jay McLaren (Dale Jakes), Serinda Swan (Paige Arkin), Courtney B. Vance (Sam Campbell), Jenn Proske (Abby), Scottie Thompson (Lauren Kincaid)

Genres: Drama
Aired: June 6, 2013 – September 17, 2015
Running time: 42 minutes
MPAA: N/A

Graceland is a place where nothing is what it seems and everyone has a secret. From the outside, this idyllic beachfront property is inhabited by a group of young, diverse roommates. Inside, a vastly different world is exposed: one that sustains itself through a complex web of lies. An elusive group of undercover agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and US Customs live and operate under one roof (a house seized from someone known to be an obsessed Elvis Presley fan). When forced to give up any shred of normalcy and the question of trust is a matter of life or death, the house becomes their sanctuary, their Graceland.

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TRIVIA

• Jeff Eastin originally wrote “Graceland” before his other show, “White Collar,” but had to wait until he felt USA Network was ‘ready’ for the darker tone.

• Initially, Jeff Eastin wasn’t sure where he wanted to set the show: in New York (where his other TV series, “White Collar,” films) or in California, where “Graceland” is based. He settled for Los Angeles.

• The pilot episode of “Graceland” was filmed in between Aaron’s commitments for Les Misérables (specifically, in between rehearsals and actual filming).

• Aaron stated that the surfing scenes in the pilot episode required little acting, as he isn’t particularly skilled on the board. When speaking to Parade, he stated, “All the wiping out and face planting you see on TV are my real surf skills!”

• Although Aaron might not be a professional surfer, at least he fared better than his co-star Daniel Sunjata when hitting the waves: Daniel actually threw up in the ocean on his outing, as they filmed it just after lunch.

• The Graceland house was also Samantha’s house from the movie, Sex and the City. She lives there when she moves to Malibu.

• There’s a poster on the wall in the kitchen in Graceland for the band Lincoln Hawk, a fictional band from the show “Gossip Girl.” Aaron Tveit appeared in “Gossip Girl” as Tripp van der Bilt.

• Aaron had to leave the London production of Assassins early (in which he was playing John Wilkes Booth) in order to fulfill filming commitments for what would eventually be the final season of “Graceland.”

QUOTES

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