Brandon Scott Jones attracts attention for “Ghosts”

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BAKERSFIELD, California (KGET) – Brandon Scott Jones, one of the stars of the new CBS comedy “Ghosts,” has to wait a few weeks to see if he has received an award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series from the Critics Choice Association. The winners of the Organization of Television and Film Critics’ 27th Annual Awards are due to be announced in a television event scheduled for January 9th. The recent spike in COVID has forced the ceremonies to postpone the ceremonies until late February or early March.

Jones just has to focus on who he’s like on the hottest new comedy on the network. And hottest in terms of ratings and costumes.

“My costume was very hot in the summer, and now that we’re still shooting in Montreal it’s like minus 6 here. It’s the biggest thing I’ve ever worn in my entire life. I’ve never been so happy, “says Jones.

“I’m dressed from head to toe, full of muppets, like felt, no breathing, and I’m warmer than ever.”

The Maryland native may hate his costume in summer and love it in winter, but his character may not react either way. He plays Isaac, one of the eight main ghosts who reside in a dilapidated country estate. Isaac is a very ostentatious militiaman from the 18th century who died on the premises, turning it into a ghostly establishment.

The work Jones has done is one of the reasons the series gained a following after just a handful of episodes. The property, which is being converted into a bed and breakfast by Samantha (Rose McIver) and Jay (Utkarsh Ambudkar), also houses: a cheeky Prohibition-era lounge singer (Danielle Pinnock); a 1960s hippie who loves hallucinogens (Sheila Carrasco); an over-optimistic ’80s scout troop leader (Richie Moriarty); a cod-obsessed Viking explorer from 1009 (Devon Chandler Long); a chic ’90s financial brother (Asher Grodman); a sarcastic and witty 16th century native (Román Zaragoza); and a 19th-century civil society wife and wife of a robber baron who is Samantha’s ancestor (Rebecca Wisocky).

Starring in a series about ghosts leads to the obvious question of whether Jones believes ghosts are floating around in the living world. He is very open to the idea that ghosts are real.

“I wouldn’t mind becoming one at some point. Does this make sense? I think I would be a fun hangout, ”says Jones.

“Ghosts” is just the latest acting job for Jones. His other credits include the TV series “The Good Place”, “The Other Two” and “Above Average Presents”. Jones also starred in the Warner Bros. film “Is’t It Romantic” alongside Rebel Wilson and the Oscar-nominated film “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

His work as a failed soldier on “Ghosts” is the first television role for Jones to earn him a nomination. The fact that his character does not appear to be aware of his sexuality has spawned numerous storylines.

CBS recently aired a marathon of episodes based on audience votes. The episode in which Isaac is confronted with his feelings for Nigel, a British soldier spirit from whom he hides a huge secret, was one of the episodes selected for the special event.

How the award season goes – when it finally comes – is not in the foreground. Jones, the rest of the cast, and the executives behind the show are delighted that the series has such a vibrant following. This includes both strong audience ratings and a huge online following.

Executive producer Joe Wiseman admits he was “overwhelmed” by the positive response to “Ghosts”. Jones may have caught the attention of critics, but Wiseman has found that each of the ghosts has a strong following among viewers.

McIver – who had a huge online following when she starred on “iZombie” – calls it a privilege to just be on a television series. It’s another blessing when the program has multiple characters that have armies of fans.

McIver says, “I feel like the audience is so big for this show. And when you go online and find people all over the world with different backgrounds and life experiences, you will find something on your show to connect with. It’s like a complete honor.

“I love doing it with these guys. I think we all really like each other, and I think that translates too. And when we connect with an audience that seemed to like each other and also communicate with each other, it feels good. It feels like a connection at a time when we all need it and want it more than ever. “

New episodes of “Ghosts” are due to air on January 6th on CBS. The network has not yet announced whether there will be a second season of “Ghosts”.


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