“I can’t believe that you’re actually saying, ‘Hey, look, you’ve gotta work hard, because I want to help you.
I know you want to succeed, so I’m going to help,’ ” says Brandon Roper, the executive producer of the Netflix series, “Brio Train.”
“I think that’s what the show is all about.
It’s about what it takes to be a successful person and get your foot in the door.”
And that means having a solid foundation, a solid career, and a solid, reliable network.
And that’s the only way you’re going to get to that point.
“The show’s got an amazing cast of characters,” Roper says.
“It’s a bunch of kids who are living a dream, who have dreams and want to get there, who just want to be in a position where they can get out and see the world.”
So what exactly does that mean?
Roper is referring to the show’s first season, which will air in 2018.
“This season has the characters coming together,” Ropers says.
That includes Brandon Ropers, the showrunner and executive producer; Brie Larson, who plays the lead character, a former ballet dancer; and David Ayer, who voices the show boss, an ex-military man.
And as part of the season, they’ll be meeting and getting to know each other, in an effort to get a feel for who they are.
“That’s what we’re trying to do,” Roker says.
As for how the show will go about doing that?
“The way we’re going about it is, every single week, we’re shooting a scene with an actor who is playing an important character,” Rokers says.
So what are they doing?
“We’re filming scenes in the background and in the middle of the day.
We’re not going to be filming at night, we don’t want to shoot a scene in the park.
We’ll have them sitting in their car and we’re all just watching.”
The rest of the time, Roker and his team will be watching, waiting for the scene to happen.
“We’ll be filming them in their home and then we’ll be shooting them at night in their living room, or at a coffee shop,” Rokes says.
The actors are doing that as part-time jobs.
“There’s no way that you could do that every week,” Ropeys says.
It would take time to get the whole cast to do that, Roper agrees.
“I’m not even going to say how much time it takes,” Rooks says.
And Roper isn’t sure how much that takes.
“How many days in a week?
Maybe six,” Romes says.
Ropey and his crew are trying to get their show to the point where it’s going to feel like a “normal” reality show.
And when you’re on that road, it feels like you’re traveling to another planet.
“You know, we get to do something we’re not used to doing on TV,” Rookys says, and that’s “getting to meet a whole bunch of people that are really cool and kind of quirky.”
And there’s a lot to be loved about Brio Train.
The characters on the show are all from different walks of life, and they all share the same goal: getting out there and having fun.
“When I think about the characters, I think of people who have lived life,” Roody says.
He says the show has been shot in a way that’s not easy on viewers.
“And I think that when you see them, you feel like you know them,” he says.
But when you do see the characters and interact with them, Rope says they’re just “a little bit more fleshed out than the average person, in a good way.”
That’s why the show was originally a TV show, Roodys says; to keep the focus on people like the cast of “Bully” and “The Big Bang Theory.”
Now, he says, the cast will be getting together for their first meeting.
And even if you’re not a fan of the show, the actors are hoping to make up for the lack of attention with their own stories.
“People are asking, ‘Well, what are you doing for that show?’
Well, we have to have our own show,” Larson says.
Larson and Roper both say that their shows will take on more of a comedic tone.
“One of the things that we’ve done is, we’ve had some really great comedic moments,” Roller says.
“[In] Brio, we had this moment where the whole group of them are on the train, and I’m sitting at my computer.
I have a Twitter account.
I’ve got a Facebook.
I’m not going anywhere.
And I’m just typing a message and just texting my friends,