[Interview] Joshua J. Williams Talks ‘Them: The Scare’, ‘People Under the Stairs’, and Halloween

Prime Video’s horror anthology series Them is back for a second season titled Them: The Scare, premiering this week, and we talked to one of the show’s leads, Joshua J. Williams, recently about his character, how Wes Craven’s The People Under the Stairs influenced his performance, and of course his costume plans for this Halloween.

Them: The Scare is once again set in Los Angeles (the first installment, subtitled Covenant, took place in Compton circa 1952), but moves the time frame forward to 1991, with the video taped Rodney King beating as the backdrop. The story centers on LAPD Homicide Detective Dawn Reeve, who is assigned to a new case that sends her on the hunt for a serial killer. Navigating a tumultuous time in Los Angeles, with a city on the razor’s edge of chaos, Dawn is determined to stop the killer. But as she draws closer to the truth, something ominous and malevolent grips her and her family.

The series cast includes Deborah Ayorinde (Riches, Harriet), Pam Grier (Foxy Brown, Bones, Ghosts of Mars, Jackie Brown), Grammy-nominated musician and actor Luke James (The Chi, Insecure), Joshua J. Williams (Cloak & Dagger, Mudbound), Jeremy Bobb (The Continental, God’s Country), Wayne Knight (Seinfeld, Narcos), Carlito Olivero (This Is Me… Now, Escape Room: Tournament of Champions), Charles Brice (Homeland, The Blacklist, Watchmen), and Iman Shumpert (The Chi).

Them: The Scare is a co-production of Sony Pictures Television and Amazon MGM Studios. Series creator Little Marvin serves as showrunner.

Them: The Scare will consist of eight episodes and will premiere on Thursday, April 25, with all episodes available to stream upon release. (UPDATE: Watch now here!)

You can watch our exclusive video interview with Joshua J. Williams below.

[Related: [Interview] Deborah Ayorinde Talks Them: The Scare, The ’90s, and Halloween]

Joshua J. Williams in ‘Them: The Scare’

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Matt Artz

Founded Halloween Daily News in 2012 and the Halloween International Film Festival in 2016. Professional writer/journalist/photographer since 2000.