New Series: Standoff - Mad About You, but With a Gun! Thursday April 19

STANDOFF
Mad About You with a gun
Thursday, April 19th at 9:30pm

Ron Livingston stars in 3’s new hit action-drama Standoff which he describes as ‘Mad About You with a gun’, screening Thursday, April 19th at 9:30pm.

Livingston plays Matt Flannery, a hostage negotiator in the FBI’s Crisis Negotiation Unit, who ends up revealing his romance with partner Emily (Rosemarie DeWitt), a secret they agreed to keep to themselves.

Too valuable to split as a team, Matt and Emily tackle everything from kidnappings and high-risk suicides to bomb threats, stalking cases and gang violence, while trying to start a romantic relationship.

“[Standoff] is sort of more about what happens when you sleep with somebody from work, and you wake up the next morning and you gotta go back to work with them. So I think it’s that beginning part of a relationship we’re trying to hammer out, all while protecting America!” says Livingston.

Thirty-eight year old Livingston first gained notice as one of the talented cast of Swingers, and most notably his performance as the lead character Peter Gibbons in Mike Judge’s Office Space, which went on to become a cult classic and best selling DVD, and one of Carrie’s boyfriend in Sex And The City.

The cases within Standoff are more or less episodic, where each show will wrap an investigation up each week, and the relationship between Matt and Emily will be ongoing and develop, explains Livingston.

“The nice thing that gives us is you can go on vacation for a couple weeks, come back, and not have completely lost track of what’s going on with the show and have to wait for the DVD to come out. Which I think is a danger sometimes with a lot of shows, where everything is serialised.”

In the first episode of this engaging action-drama, Matt and Emily’s relationship goes public; and a senator’s son takes the patrons of a café hostage in 3’s hit new show Standoff, premiering Thursday, April 19th at 9:30pm.

For more information visit: tv3.co.nz/standoff

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  • ChchTVaddict

    Watched it last night and absolutely LOVE it!