In season 1 of Outer bands, Ward Cameron (Charles Esten) made a lot of bad decisions – and that only continues in season 2.
“I think he has good intentions. It’s not that his intentions weren’t good. It’s just that maybe his judgment isn’t good,” Nashville alum, 55 years old, told Our weekly exclusive before the second season. “Every decision he made, he arranged to double down after that, and in the end, he was cornered. What impressed me the most was when I read the second part, the first volume, I got about five pages and I stopped and I called my wife. I said, “Oh my god, they run on the ground!”
While there are always worries about a second year drop, that’s not the case with the Netflix hit.
“It’s hard to write a second season that escalates from a crazy season like that one. [Season 2] will escalate in every sense of the word,” added Easten. “It’s getting crazier!”
One thing that is enhanced this season is the drag Ward has between daughter Sarah (Madelyn Cline) and his son Rafe (Drew Starkey) – and whose side he should be on.
“I think a lot of families, some kids feel like ‘Oh, he’s the favorite, she’s the favorite,'” the singer said, adding that his brothers felt that he is their father’s favorite. “Every family knows that dynamic. I think the writers exaggerated that a bit. Sarah is this princess. Why isn’t she his favorite? She is amazing. Rafe isn’t so great, but that’s the thing about Rafe, the way he is played with that heart. You also feel for him, he’s trying to do the right thing, but he just can’t get there. “
NS Tell me your secrets the actor noted that Rafe is “probably a hotter person than Ward,” perhaps because of what he grew up with.
“As Ward’s son, and also the expectations of being at the country club level, it all boils down to him. And then he got caught up in that wild world and got a bit of a drug habit,” Esten explained. “He was a kid trying to be good and trying to do the right thing, and that was the reason for the stress. … Drew Starkey is amazing. I always enjoy watching Ward’s scenes with Rafe, because they start off like the frustrated father, like, ‘When are you going to get me the generator? Then they joined the drug dealers by the fire. And then in season 2, these two guys bonded together.”
Ward’s inner turmoil is also explored in the new episodes. In fact, he does things that even Ward himself cannot understand.
“The story made him double down in amazing ways,” he said. “Ward was like, ‘Oh, what do I have to do to protect Sarah?’ ‘Don’t wait, Rafe!’ ‘Are not.’ So he’s always trying to keep it together, but it’s something you just can’t keep together. … Ward did not master anything. He’s just trying to hold this world together and get out free. That’s what I love about him – he’s desperate and multifaceted.”
Part 2 of Outer bands will drop on Netflix on Friday, July 30.
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