You might recall that the NBC drama’s Season 1 finale concluded with a horrific crash that left several people in dire shape, while Helen’s whereabouts were mysteriously unclear post-accident. As for who does and doesn’t survive the incident, “we really didn’t know for the whole summer,” the actress said during a visit to TVLine’s San Diego Comic-Con video suite. “We got the script a week ago. So we’ve spent the whole summer speculating with each other” via a cast WhatsApp group.
But now that the cloud of uncertainty has been lifted — for the show’s ensemble, at least — Agyeman reveals that “there’s gonna be some big changes happening in Season 2.”
For Agyeman, that kind of “fearless” writing is what convinced her to sign up for a broadcast series after roles on programs like Doctor Who and Sense8. “When I initially heard about the show, my reservations were real,” Agyeman confessed. “I was like, ‘I don’t really know if I want to do a medical drama or a network show, ’cause I feel like it might be quite staid, quite sedentary. It’s not revolutionary’… And then I read the script, and I was completely blown away.”
Press PLAY above to watch the whole interview, in which Agyeman also opens about Helen and Max’s “unique” relationship and shares her hopes for Season 2 (premiering Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 10/9c).