'Motive's' Brendan Penny talks Det. Lucas and teases a 'really well done' episode titled 'Framed'

After a preview episode on Monday, "Motive" premieres in its official timeslot Thursday night (May 23) at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC. Brendan Penny stars as Det. Brian Lucas, a cop who is new to the homicide game. "He was nine years in financial crimes," Penny tells Zap2it about his character. "So obviously he's fantastic at doing research and computer work. Bit by bit [throughout the season], he does progress and become a lot more savvy, but it's a slow progression.""He's the guy who does a lot of the grunt work," laughs Penny. "But he does get more involved throughout the season, interviewing people, trying to solve the crimes as well."The hook with "Motive" is that the killer and victim are revealed right at the start of each episode and the trick is figuring out how they are connected, which Penny says really attracted him to the show. "What I really liked about the twist...



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