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Interview: The Cast and Creative Team of ‘Long Slow Exhale’ on Merging Genres and Crafting a Compelling Series

Rose Rollins stars in Spectrum’s new series Long Slow Exhale as women’s college basketball coach J.C. Abernathy, who, with athletic director Hilman Ford (Josh Lucas), faces a sexual abuse scandal involving her assistant coach, Eddie Hagen (Ian Harding), and other, deeper mysteries that plague all aspects of her life. The series comes from creator and showrunner Pam Veasey, director Anton Cropper, and Casey Haver, who all serve as executive producers.

Awards Radar had the chance to speak with the three stars of this show and its creative team about what drew them to this material and the way that the episodes are set to premiere, with three installments per week.

On what drew her to her character, here’s what Rollins had to say:

“She is a force to be reckoned with, and I immediately fell in love with the character. She’s complicated, she’s strong, she’s flawed, but at the end of the day, you end up rooting for her. I saw a lot of similarities to myself in her. As soon as I read the first episode, I was in.”

Watch the full conversations below:

The first three episodes of Long Slow Exhale premiered on Spectrum on Monday, April 4th, with three new episodes dropping every Monday after that.


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