After a lengthy hiatus, Prime Video's Hunters is back for its second and final season and ahead of tomorrow's premiere, we sat down with actors Tiffany Boone ("Roxy Jones") and Louis Ozawa ("Joe Mizushima") to talk about what's to come for the starcrossed Roxy and Joe.
While we don't get into the spoiler-y nature of their reunion, they do touch on that key moment and what it means heading into the series' endgame. Plus, Ozawa tells me more about where Joe's head is after being kidnapped - and reprogrammed - by Hitler and what it felt like getting his hands dirty working with the villains.
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ROHAN: After the events of season one, where is Joe's mindset when the new season picks up?
LOUIS: It’s nice that we've already jumped ahead two years, and now, Joe is kind of fully indoctrinated and chemically enhanced, so to speak. In some ways, his true monster has now emerged to the surface, you know, it took a little bit of needling, but Joe is a damaged soul, so it doesn't take much to tip them over the edge, and the Nazis have really kind of identified that.
ROHAN: There's a pivotal moment between Roxy and Joe midway through the season, where one of you makes a key decision that could really change the dynamic of your relationship. What were your thoughts when you read that scene and what is going through Roxy's head now that she's finally found Joe?
TIFFANY: For me that moment, when they see each other in the elevator, obviously she doesn't really know what's happened to him, but they have this deep connection, that in that moment, at least, when we were filming - I haven't seen it - but, for me, it's like as soon as she sees them, she knows. As soon as she sees him, she goes, okay. She does like a diagnostic check on him. She's like, ‘He's not okay, but I can get to him. I can still reach him.’ She has like that pull, and she thinks she has him, and so, for me, it was just the excitement of seeing him. This person that you love that you haven't seen in so long and being like, oh, no, you're not okay, how do I reach you? And that's what was going on for Roxy, for me in that moment, and I feel like because of the connection they have and who she knows him to be, there's not much that he can do to make her not love him.
ROHAN: Compared to last season, this season has you working a lot more with Greg Austin - and Hitler - compared to last season when you're sharing most of your scenes with the Hunters? What was it like working with the villains?
LOUIS: Oh, yeah, I mean, Greg, you know, we all hang out outside of shooting, but in season one, it was really like - he and I never crossed paths, and so, it was it was fun getting to know Greg, because he is a sweetheart. He's nothing like the character that he plays, but he's terrifying on-screen, and we had a weird buddy kind of odd couple duo, you know, like Joe is kind of the cool, efficient, kind of zoned out killer. He transforms into that in season two, and Greg, obviously, has his kind of weird comedic moments and they are a very strange duo. Yeah, it was fun working with him because he's very physically gifted, and we got to do a lot of fun action together.
After an accident derails their exploits in Europe, The Hunters must band back together to hunt down history's most infamous Nazi—Adolf Hitler—who's hiding in South America. Meanwhile, a look to the past reveals Meyer Offerman (Al Pacino) encountering a dangerous threat that could unravel his secret and expose his true identity, with explosive reverberations for our Hunters.
Al Pacino returns for the epic series conclusion of Hunters alongside previously announced new series regular Jennifer Jason Leigh and returning series regulars Logan Lerman, Jerrika Hinton, Lena Olin, Josh Radnor, Tiffany Boone, Carol Kane, Louis Ozawa, Kate Mulvany, and Greg Austin.
Hunters is produced by Amazon Studios, Monkeypaw Productions and Halcyon Studios. The series is created and executive produced by David Weil, who serves as showrunner; Jordan Peele and Win Rosenfeld from Monkeypaw Productions; Phil Abraham, David J. Rosen, Jerry Kupfer, and Alfonso Gomez-Rejon. David Ellender and Matt Loze from Halcyon Studios also serve as executive producers.