Get To Know Rizzoli & Isles Executive Producer Janet Tamaro
As fans prepare to dive into a new season with their favorite Boston crime solvers, we checked in with Janet Tamaro to get her thoughts about the show she developed based on characters created by author Tess Gerritsen. The third season premieres Tuesday, June 5th at 9 p.m. (ET/PT).
Q: What are you most excited about this season?
A: I’m really excited about the stories. I’m also excited by the fact that we’ve seen all of these characters, particularly Jane and Maura, evolve onscreen. They have more complex flavors and are more nuanced this season.
Q: Do you have a favorite Rizzoli & Isles episode from the past two seasons?
A: That’s like asking me who’s my favorite kid (which is usually the one who emptied the dishwasher last). I have to say I still love the pilot episode and the two season finales.
Q: What’s the best part of your job?
A: The best part of my job is watching what happens after what’s in my head makes its way (laboriously and painfully) onto the page and then finally to the screen. I love to see these phenomenal actors breathe life into the story, the dialogue, the theme and the intent behind it all. And I love the final mix on the screen, because so much work has gone into every one of these episodes from so many creative, talented hands.
Q: Do you have any writing rituals?
A: Yeah, a bunch of dumb ones. I never throw away brads (those metal things that hold scripts together). I must drink a flat, extra-hot latte before I write. And I pace…a lot. Maybe I need a treadmill so I can pace and write at the same time.