CHUCK: Producers Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak Talk Linda Hamilton as Mom, Morgan-In-Training and the New Buy More - Give Me My Remote : Give Me My Remote

CHUCK: Producers Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak Talk Linda Hamilton as Mom, Morgan-In-Training and the New Buy More

July 24, 2010 by  

As you may or may not have already heard, Linda Hamilton has been cast as Chuck and Ellie’s mommy on CHUCK. So when the show’s executive producers, Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak, hit the press room after their panel at Comic Con, the first questions fired at them were mom-related.

As GIVE ME MY REMOTE reported earlier today, Hamilton’s casting came about because she’d heard that fans of the show wanted her to play the part. Schwartz told us that when they met with her, she said, So I’m Chuck’s mom? And he and Fedak were like, If you wanna be, that would be cool.

Done and done.

But just because the producers have found an actress for the role doesn’t mean Chuck Bartowski will be easily reunited with the woman from whose womb he came.

He will have to go in search of her.

Said Fedak, “We kind of start off the season with the team split up in the sense that Chuck’s looking to find his mom, Sarah’s working with the CIA, Morgan’s [training]. Chuck has quit that spy life. But, of course, who’s the one person he can go to for help [finding his mom]? Morgan Grimes.

Josh Gomez, who plays Morgan, mentioned that he and Zach Levi (Chuck) will be doing a lot more scenes together this season, so maybe Chuck will try to help out with some spy tips as they go in search of Mama Bartowski… because Schwartz told us with a laugh that Morgan’s training is not going well.

Who else may be in need of Chuck’s shoulder-to-lean-on? His sis.

Said Fedak, “Ellie also has mom issues [that are] just as deep and just as interesting [as her brother’s]. You know, she can obsess over mom too. In some ways, we have a parallel quest with Ellie. Especially since she’s having a child, she’s trying to figure out who her parents are.”

Fedak explained that this idea really ties into the upcoming year as a whole: “I guess if you’re looking for a theme to the season, in some ways, it’s about who your parents were and how they affect things and how they affect who you are today. Ellie’s definitely thinking about that.”

Deep, no?

So, what else did they tease about CHUCK season 4?

Chuck and Sarah will not only be together, but happy too. At least for the foreseeable future.

The Buy More will be back. However, this year, it’s owned and operated by the Central Intelligence Agency. They’ve stocked the store with their excellent spies and are using it as a cover, because of the success of Operation Bartowski. When G4’s Olivia Munn guests, she will be one of those spies. Same goes for the Old Spice guy.

But will Jeff and Lester still be around? Fedak and Schwartz declined to say whether they’d be BUY MORE employees, but promised that both characters will certainly be a part of the show.

Something else they declined to answer?

Whether or not we’re going to like mommy!

“I can’t speak to that,” Fedak told me when I asked. “I don’t want to say that yet.”

What do you guys think?

Will Mom Bartowski — who was apparently a spy and a CIA agent, herself — be bad ass in a good way? In a love-to-hate-her way? Which would you rather see?

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3 Responses to “CHUCK: Producers Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak Talk Linda Hamilton as Mom, Morgan-In-Training and the New Buy More”

  1. Kath (GMMR) on July 24th, 2010 10:31 pm

    So wait, it’s confirmed that Ellie is going to have a baby?! THat’s news to me.

  2. yel on July 26th, 2010 2:49 am

    yeah… when did they say ellie was prego?!

  3. Liz on July 26th, 2010 3:21 pm

    Ellie is pregnant?!? OMG so happy for her and Awesome if it’s true. =)