Based on the Norwegian show Øyevitne, the drama follows two teenage boys who witness a murder while trying to hide a secret of their own. The cast includes Gil Bellows, Tyler Young, James Paxton, Julianne Nicholson, Matt Murray, and Tattiawna Jones.
In the interview, Hasak revealed Eyewitness was sold as an anthology series, with season two featuring a new story and new characters:
The show was sold as an anthology. I’m really enamored with shows likeAmerican Horror Story and American Crime. I told USA that this would be an anthology called Eyewitness where every season would be told from the point of view of someone who witnesses a crime. That meant that the show would be resolved at the end of Season 1.
The remarkable thing, though, about the show was that we know it’s a not a whodunit. By the end of the first eight minutes we know who the killer is, and in that sense what this really is — it is a character study trapped inside a thriller. So it’s not one of these shows, a murder in a small town. What that allows is to put almost all the genre components on the side and then delve in the characters and in the relationships, the marriage of the sheriff, the two gay boys, and the FBI agent and her sister.”
What do you think? Did you watch the Eyewitness series premiere? Will you watch the first season?