Actor Jackson Rathbone picked up a Streamy nomination yesterday for his role as Nick Green in Aim High, so the recent announcement that the show will return for a second season is well timed. The teen heartthrob best known for his role in Twilight took some time out of his busy schedule to have a Googe+ Hangout with Shira Lazar of What’s Trending, where he discussed his role on the show and its upcoming second season. Feel free to peruse the long event at your leisure:
Rathbone discussed how the show’s partnership with Warner Brothers and film director McG allowed it to receive a bump in quality. “We have the production quality of a TV series you can see on any network,” he said, “but it was also asking a lot of people to work for free.” According to Rathbone, a large chunk of the high quality comes from McG, who serves as producer for the series. “He’s got this really wonderful energy that he brings to all of his projects,” said Rathbone, “I do have dreams of directing myself someday. I’ve always tried to work with directors that I admire.”
The second season of Aim High will arrive sometime in 2013, and will presumably be distributed via the teen-oriented Cambio channel, where season one of Aim High appears to no longer be present. When Rathbone said the new slate of episodes would be “bigger” and “better”, I wonder if he just meant it would be ‘there’.