Q: With all your projects, where do you find the time to try to save newly cancelled TV shows?
A: Yeah, well that’s been an interesting side mission in my life, is tweeting like a disgruntled fan for “One Day at a Time” or “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” As you can see, I really watch a lot of sitcoms, and yeah, I’m a fan of these things. You know, thanks to the success of “Hamilton,” I really kind of only get involved in things I’m really passionate about. And I have the incredible privilege to get to do that. And I was a fan of these (“His Dark Materials”) books. When my wife and I started dating we read these books together, and they’re incredible, so I was thrilled to be a part of it.
Q: When you went to Comic-Con this past summer, what surprised you about it and what surprised you when you put on the “Deadpool” costume and nobody knew who you were?
A: Well, it was really nice of HBO to pay for me to go to Comic-Con as a fan which is basically what happened. I did my panel with these guys and then I had two days of running around Comic-Con and being a fan of things like everyone else. But honestly, I’m surprised it’s my first time. I’m a fan of a lot of things. I guess I’m a fan of a lot of things in the privacy of my own home. And to be out in the “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” activation with other fans of the show, to put on a Party City “Deadpool” costume and get to walk around the floor with far more elaborate “Deadpool” costumes, it was a joy. … It was really fun. I don’t know what else to say.
George Dickie has been a features writer for Gracenote/Tribune Media Services since 1989, when “Hee-Haw” was still on the air and George “Goober” Lindsay was his first interview. His early interviews ranged from Jim Henson and Dick Van Dyke to Phil Collins and the Dixie Chicks.