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Wednesday, 11 January 2017 16:39

Adam Pally on Why 'Making History' Offers a Timely Comedic Take on Time Travel

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Fox's Making History is hoping to distinguish itself from the 2016-17 broadcast season's other time travel shows with a little humor.

"I don't view it as we're in competition with them at all because they’re doing such a different thing," said series creator Julius Sharpe during a panel for the show at the Television Critic's Association winter press tour of ABC's Time After Time and NBC's Timeless, two freshman series that also resolve around time travel.

"Our show is a romantic comedy about how two people who see the world differently can get together as well as make friends across time and have a buddy comedy. We’re not dealing with serious implications constantly that I think they're dealing with," he added.

Joked castmember Yassir Lester — who stars in the series alongside Adam Pally and Leighton Meester — to laughs from the Langham Hotel ballroom: "And in one of the episode we go back a year and kidnap the cast from Timeless and Time After Time."

Among the show's comedic elements: the characters jump to past eras through a duffel bag that has a set of controls on it. Why a duffel bag? "The one thing I didn’t want to do is spend all my time at work dealing with some big orb on set so I thought about what would be the easy thing production wise?" said Sharpe, adding that the idea of multiple people zipped up in a duffel bag amused him.

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