WIGS posted a preview of season three of Blue on YouTube earlier today. The new season will be released on Hulu on March 28.
Here is the first clip:
Eric directed this week’s episodes of Nashville and White Collar. Nashville airs tonight at 10 pm on ABC, and White Collar is on tomorrow at 9 pm on USA.
Nashville 2.08 Hanky Panky Woman
Rayna joins Scarlett on the road for her first tour date with Luke Wheeler (Will Chase, “Smash”) and is blindsided when Deacon confronts her about putting too much pressure on Scarlett too soon. Jeff goes to war against Rayna on control of the album she produced with Liam, and Juliette makes a decision about Charlie Wentworth. Gunnar struggles to write a song for a major artist, and gets help from Scarlett-sparking an idea for Rayna that could potentially be liberating for her and life-changing for Gunnar, on “Nashville,” WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
“Nashville” stars Connie Britton as Rayna Jaymes, Hayden Panettiere as Juliette Barnes, ERIC CLOSE as Teddy Conrad, Charles Esten as Deacon Claybourne, CLARE BOWEN as Scarlett O’Connor, Jonathan Jackson as Avery Barkley, Sam Palladio as Gunnar Scott, Chris Carmack as Will Lexington, Maisy Stella as Daphne Conrad and Lennon Stella as Maddie Conrad.
Guest starring Oliver Hudson as Jeff Fordham, Will Chase as Luke Wheeler, Charlie Bewley as Charlie Wentworth and Kimberly Williams-Paisley as Peggy Kenter.
“Hanky Panky Woman” was written by David Gould and directed by Eric Stoltz.
Peter (Tim DeKay) and Neal (Matt Bomer) must infiltrate the criminal underworld of Little Odessa to uncover a dangerous smuggling ring.
Guest Stars: Gregory Korostishevsky, Bridget Regan, Annet Mahendru, Mike Dopud, Roman Roytberg
The series also stars Tiffani Thiessen, Willie Garson, Marsha Thomason and Sharif Atkins.
No word yet when season three will be released, but TV Guide has the first stills.
Here is the press release from a couple of weeks ago:
MULTI-PLATFORM DRAMA SERIES “BLUE” BACK IN PRODUCTION FOR SEASON THREE
Julia Stiles Returns as Title Character in Popular WIGS Series
Third Season to Feature Eric Stoltz as New Love Interest, Stiles’ Real-Life Sister, Jane O’Hara, as Her On-Screen Sister and Actress Alexz Johnson as O’Hara’s Lover
Breaking new ground with award-winning scripted dramas for the digital age, WIGS (www.watchwigs.com and www.youtube.com/wigs) announced today that BLUE, starring Julia Stiles (“The Bourne Ultimatum”) as the title character, will start production on a third season. BLUE follows a single mother trying to protect her son from the consequences of her secret career as an escort. The No. 1 scripted drama series on www.youtube.com with more than 26 million views, BLUE has increased its audience reach since becoming available on www.hulu.com in June.
In Season Three, BLUE finds herself getting a little too close to a client. Also, Blue’s son, JOSH (Uriah Shelton, “The Glades”), keeps a life-changing secret of his own from his mother.
BLUE is written by WIGS co-creator Rodrigo Garcia (“Albert Nobbs,” “In Treatment”) and Karen Graci, and directed by Garcia. The first WIGS series to be greenlighted for a third season, BLUE will introduce Eric Stoltz (“Mask, “Pulp Fiction”) as Stiles’ love interest. Also, Stiles’ real-life sister, Jane O’Hara (“Law & Order”), will make her debut as Blue’s sister. Other new cast members include Daren Kagasoff (“The Secret Life of the American Teenager”) and Alexz Johnson (“Instant Star”), as well as Laura Spencer (“The Lizzie Bennet Diaries” and “Vanessa” from the WIGS series JAN and VANESSA AND JAN). Shelton, Kathleen Quinlan (“Apollo 13″), Carla Gallo (BONES, “Men of a Certain Age”) and James Morrison (“Revenge,” “24″) will reprise their roles from previous seasons.
Seasons One and Two of BLUE, which featured Mark Consuelos, Michelle Forbes, William Petersen, Holly Robinson Peete, Jeanne Tripplehorn, David Harbour and Sarah Paulson, can be viewed at www.watchwigs.com, www.hulu.com/blue and www.youtube.com/wigs.
You can read the whole article here.
Although Stoltz occasionally acts when a project is right or a good friend is involved, he describes his relationship to that part of his life as an “amicable parting.” He enjoys directing, he said, in part because it gives him a chance to do for other actors what he wished more directors had done for him. “I try to have fun and play with the actors and try to make discoveries without hiding behind video monitors. Usually, the director hides so as not to have to speak to the actors. Occasionally they’ll bark out something like, ‘Faster!’ Or, ‘Can you pick up the pace?’ ”
Matthew Morrison, who plays Will Schuester (a k a Mr. Schue) on “Glee,” said he appreciated that Stoltz never assumed, as many directors do, that he was undirectable, simply because he is No. 1 on the call sheet. “It frustrates me when they’re scared to direct you,” Morrison said. “He knows what he wants, and he’ll get it out of you. But once he has it, he’ll say, ‘Let’s do one more take, and you do what you want to do.’ And then maybe he’ll see something in that take, and say, ‘O.K., now we need to do more with some of that flavor.’ It’s about deepening the scene.”
If the IMDB is anything to go by, he is working on episode 4.17, which airs on March 21.