Michael Emerson tackles another ‘villain with shades of gray’ role in Evil, the supernatural courtroom drama coming to CBS this fall.
Michael Emerson is no stranger to playing likable villains, having entered most genre fans’ awareness as Ben Linus in Lost, and now he’s playing another charming antagonist in CBS’ upcoming supernatural courtroom hybrid, Evil, beginning on September 26, 2019. Fans of Emerson’s other notable lead role as the morally ambiguous Harold Finch in Person of Interest will no doubt enjoy his return to the network in another genre-defying show attempting to capture both mainstream audiences and those who enjoy more metaphysical fare. We spoke to Emerson about what drew him back to the small screen for this project.
One obvious incentive was getting to work with Robert and Michelle King, who created the immensely successful The Good Wife for CBS and who will be running Evil as well.