Coming off their TNT panel at New York Comic Con 2017 (NYCC 2017), The Librarians’ Christian Kane (Jacob Stone) and John Harlan Kim (Ezekiel Jones) met with several members of the press to promote the show’s fourth season. TNT’s fantasy-adventure series was developed by John Rogers as a direct spin-off of The Librarian film series, and is set to premiere Season 4 on December 20th.
For a quick recap and for those new to the series, Kane’s Jacob Stone is an Oklahoma laborer and genius with an IQ of 190 (just try challenging him on things having to do with architecture or art history) who spent most of his life hiding his incredible intelligence from his friends and family. Kim’s Ezekiel Jones is a master thief and fan of historical crimes with a criminal pedigree that includes hacks of London Police’s security network and the National Security Agency (NSA) to name just a few. As Librarians, they’re charged with tackling impossible mysteries, recovering lost and powerful artifacts, and fighting against threats from the supernatural.
Bleeding Cool was able to be a part of their roundtable discussion, where Kane and Kim discussed a number of topics: from where they divine inspiration for their characters and the importance of family-friendly genre programming; to the need for diverse voices in pop culture and the negative impact that “reality” programming is having across the television landscape.
You can watch the entire Kane and Kim roundtable interview for yourself here:
The Librarians centers on an ancient organization hidden beneath the Metropolitan Public Library dedicated to protecting an unknowing world from the secret, magical reality hidden all around. This group solves impossible mysteries, fights supernatural threats and recovers powerful artifacts, including the Ark of the Covenant, the Spear of Destiny and Excalibur. The series is a direct spin-off of The Librarian series of tele-movies, beginning with 2004’s The Librarian: Quest for the Spear and continuing with The Librarian: Return to King Solomon’s Mines (2006) and The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice (2008).