The Catch Season 3? Showrunner Allan Heinberg has revealed the changes the show will make as it attempts to snare a third season renewal from ABC, per THR:
Among the more notable alterations is a renewed focus on the fun, romantic elements of the show. That will be much easier now that investigator Alice and her con man fiance Ben (Peter Krause) are working on the same side. Heinberg says that change in direction also came thanks to the addition of castmember John Simm late in season one.
“The tone of the show shifted when John Simm joined us and it made such a huge difference,” Heinberg says of the British actor, who plays the mysterious benefactor behind Ben’s elaborate cons. “The antic spirit of that character really affected the entire show … [which] became so much more fun to write. We just wanted to create more space to feel that way throughout all the episodes. I remembered going back over the break and watching the episodes that we had done in season one and feeling restless during the procedural scenes and wanting to get back to the characters I loved and wanting to get back to the soap and wanting to know more.”
That also means season two will go heavier on the caper and lighter on the procedural aspect of it all. “We’re going to find out a lot about Alice Vaughn’s past, who she was before she met [her business partner] Val [Rose Rollins], how she and Val got together,” he says. “We’re going to meet the man she was about to marry before she met Ben. Bringing him back into the picture is going to create all kinds of complications with Ben.”
Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the cancel/renew status of The Catch Season 3…