How Robert and Michelle King's "Evil" plays with the question of whether the terrible events on the show are caused by humans or monsters – by humanity or by the supernatural – is an area that the Showrunner duo considers rich in me, the technology.
"Unfortunately, we don't have to look for technology weirdness. It just knocks on the door," said Michelle King at CBS Television Critics Assn.
The kings were given a set of virtual reality glasses as a gift, and it felt like a place where both the "everyday evil of child molesters that could manipulate children," notes Robert King, and the supernatural because of that Technology "a magical element to it."
The kings also have a home helper, and one night one of the speakers was just laughing. "Michelle asked that we all collect and throw away," said Robert King.
Referring to the recent hacking case with the Nest camera, Robert King continued: "You are never sure who has access to you" as soon as you allow it in your home.
However, an earlier inspiration was CS Lewis's "The Screwtape Letters", in which Robert King aimed to "talk to each other" to "seduce and try the best way". In "Evil", Leland (Michael Emerson) is a character who has devoted himself to technology to trick people into doing bad things because "you don't have to go from one person to another. You can basically go to Facebook and not accept it because Facebook has no problem with the lie, ”he said. "Technology has been left open."
So far, Leland has used technology to inspire a young man who was plagued by romantic rejection to join an Incel community online and plan a mass shoot – just to be the first to shoot himself. But other characters have also experienced hacking or other privacy violations through their technology, including Kristen (Katja Herbers), the virtual reality game for kids that's being adopted.
"It is a mother with four daughters, so there is an element of innocence," said Robert King, who played along. "And it's more difficult when technology can move quickly."
Call to the "multi-billion dollar companies" [that are] Robert King said he didn't feel like an "old fog" or "to say about the prude," I don't want that ".
"Michelle has the right to throw her in the trash," he said of her own domestic help. "We are being listened to, we are being watched. Your information is being used and it is more difficult to think of your children."
The second season, he continued, will be a "deeper immersion" in the technology and the "supernatural sense of invasion" we are headed for.
However, the first season of "Evil" contained some stories dealing with more traditional supernatural elements: exorcisms. Priest David (MIke Colter), who is in training, believes certain people are obsessed, but his new, more skeptical partner Kristen has to assess there from a scientific and psychiatric point of view – to mixed results. Robert King said that characters will move out of this area in the future as they dig deeper into the Codex, a document that represents a hierarchy of demons that are on Earth.
Robert King noticed that the show of him and Michelle King had started and argued over why people do what they do. He considers himself more religious than his wife and partner on the show and says he goes to mass every Sunday and is interested in exploring soon enough "the element of those who believe in Christ and those who believe in Christianity, can be co-opted. Also. "Inspired by recent Christian beliefs about Donald Trump and impeachment, Robert King announced that they had thought about such a story in the first season, but had" censored "themselves and instead" left for the next season ".
“Evil” will be broadcast on Thursdays at 9 p.m. on CBS.