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'Boss' Season 2: Kelsey Grammer, Farhad Safinia on Exploring 'Original Sin'

THR sat down with the star and executive producer to discuss how Kane's illness will impact the pace of the story, how long they envision the series running and the shocking story line that kicks off in Friday's premiere. //feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/xGMLLzMlqQ4/story01.htm

Kelsey Grammer on 'Boss' Season 2: 'It's a human story about a king who has to lose his kingdom'

On Friday, Aug. 17, under the sign of Leo the lion, the king of beasts, Starz launches Season 2 of its original drama "Boss," starring Kelsey Grammer as Chicago Mayor Tom Kane, who is battling a degenerative neurological disorder."Our backdrop is politics, certainly," Grammer tells Zap2it. "But it's a human story about a king who has to lose his kingdom, how he deals with that, how he deals with his sudden humanity, is really what the story is. It's about human behavior rather than about political upheaval or change."As to whether all politics really is just about human nature, Grammer chuckles and says, "Maybe the worst of human behavior, sure."Chicago has long been known for its colorful crime figures and even more colorful politicians, who have reigned over a city government famed for graft, corruption and backroom dealing on an epic scale.How much of that is fact and how much is legend and hyperbole is... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/08/kelsey-grammer-on-boss-season-2-its-a-human-story-about-a-king-who-has-to-lose-his-kingdom.html

'Boss' Season 2 premiere: 5 things to expect in 'Louder Than Words'

Mayor Kane (Kelsey Grammer)continues to tighten his grip on the city of Chicago. And yet, even his time as this kingdom's corrupt leader comes with a price.The Season 2 premiere of "Boss" meets Kane having sacrificed his daughter for the sake of his political reputation, hastily adding to his list of enemies, and lacking his once-trusted advisors. As he now finds himself in a state of transition, his foothold may be on the verge of crumbling.Here are five things you won't want to miss in Friday's (Aug. 17) premiere, "Louder Than Words":1. Mayor Kane finds himself among reptiles, left under the sun in a barren desert. Or so he imagines. As his disease worsens much faster than expected, Kane refuses to accept the reality of his condition. While he is determined to beat the unbeatable with "awareness, force of will," and "purpose," his denial continues, provoking more dramatic decisions from the mayor.2. Lennox Gardens, an... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/08/boss-season-2-premiere-5-things-to-expect-in-louder-than-words.html

Boss Season 2 Premiere “Louder Than Words”

Boss  Season 2 premiere "Louder Than Words" airs tonight Friday, August 17th 2012 at 10pm ET/PT on Starz. Episode Synopsis : Mayor Kane cements his legacy with a lavish groundbreaking of the modernized O’Hare terminals . While his political future seems bright, Kane continues to battle to control his disease . Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2012/08/17/boss-season-2-premiere-louder-than-words/