'Painkiller Jane' makes its series debut tonight at 10pm on SCI FI Channel. The character's creator, Jimmy Palmiotti, followed up Monday's exclusive interview with a few more answers to our PKJ questions.
Q: What do you think Kristanna Loken brings to the character and the show?
PALMIOTTI: Everything. She is perfect for the role because on and off camera she is Jane. When I first met her I was floored by the depth she brought to the character and I have grown to love her more and more each day. It's at the point I cannot see anyone else but Kristanna playing Jane and that makes me happy beyond words. She is perfection in my eyes.
Q: Are you writing the episode you're directing?
PALMIOTTI: No. I am writing it and Paul ziller is going to be the director. Paul is an amazing talent and understands the script, I think, better than anyone. I have been in pre production all this week with him and will be shadowing him on set for the episode. I am very excited to be able to learn what I can from him and try to make this a great episode.
Q: Is directing something you've been wanting to do?
PALMIOTTI: Yes it has, for quite some time. Directing on Jane is also something I have wanted to do because no one knows the character better than I do. I want to add something that no one has seen to the episodes. That said, I'm just looking forward to getting in there and showing I can do a good job and create some kind of challenge for the actors. It's a natural thing for a comic book artist/writer to want to do.