AX: Lacrosse – really? I don’t know of any California high school team that has lacrosse.
DAVIS: I grew up in Connecticut, and lacrosse was a very big sport at our prep school. We decided a lot of other TV shows and movies have done basketball and have done them probably better than I could do. And I remember kids walking around high school with lacrosse sticks sticking out of their backpacks and looking like gladiators. They always looked pretty cool. First of all, lacrosse has never been seen, and second of all, it’s a pretty violent sport. It was developed by native Americans as a way to resolve conflicts. They would play it for weeks with hundreds of players and it would get quite bloody. It has an interesting history and it adds a certain amount of violence and energy to the series.
AX: What upcoming stories will we see?
DAVIS: In the second episode, we’ll see Scott basically having to go to the first line of the lacrosse team, but if he plays that first game that night, he may be too out of control to maintain his humanity. It puts a kind of issue with him and Allison going out on the first date. The idea is each of these stories start to build and build on each other. I can’t give away too many secrets though, because each episode has a cliffhanger that twists the story in another direction. I can say that at the end of the third episode, it launches the season in a different direction.