What does it feel like to have the ultimate spy job, when your job is to infiltrate a dangerous terrorist organization?
How do you handle a death at work that seems so inevitable?
Is your job truly safe?
These are just some of the questions posed by the soap opera Central, and the question of whether it will end up killing off all the central characters of the show.
“The soap opera has been on hiatus for three years now, but it was actually a really fun season,” executive producer Dan Savage said in an interview with EW.
“So, we decided to get back in the ring.”
In the season four premiere, the central mystery is the murder of the former spy in the Philippines.
“The central mystery has been solved,” Savage said.
“What happens next?
That’s the next thing we’re going to tackle.”
But what exactly is Central?
In a nutshell, the drama centers on a man named Robert (J.K. Simmons) who works as a spy for the CIA.
The CIA has been secretly spying on him for years, even before he gets his spy’s license.
The spy’s job is essentially to infiltrate terrorist groups and assassinate their leaders, and he’s not the only one to have his hands tied.
“If you’re working for a foreign intelligence agency, you have to do it in secret,” Simmons said.
Simmons said the CIA has long been a threat to the United States, but there’s something in the air.
“I think that our president and the CIA are all about the same thing,” he said.
Simmions has been working on the series for nearly five years, and Savage says it’s been the most fun he’s had writing a series.
“When we started writing it, it was so different,” Savage explained.
“It was very different from anything we’ve done before.
This was the first time where we had a real team, we had actual actors and we had real sets and we actually had actual cameras, and we were actually able to have real actors perform.
And it’s such a different kind of work than anything we’d ever done before.”
The series was a huge hit at Sundance, and it has been renewed for a second season.
Savage said they’ve had some “interesting conversations” with network executives about what’s next for the series.
And if you want to get a sneak peek at the season 4 premiere, you can check out the EW preview below.
“Central” premieres on Sunday, April 12 at 10 p.m. ET on ABC.