Photo by: Apple TV+
We were joined on the Popternative show by Sammy Fourlas and Djouliet Amara who star in the new Apple TV+ comedy series, The Big Door Prize. The series premiered with its first season on March 29 and was quickly renewed by Apple TV+ for season 2 following rave reviews. Created by Emmy Award winner David West Read (Schitt’s Creek), The Big Door Prize is based on M.O. Walsh’s novel of the same name and tells the story of a small town that is forever changed when a mysterious machine appears in the general store promising to reveal each resident’s true life potential.

Sammy and Djouliet star in the ensemble cast which also includes Chris O’Dowd, Gabrielle Dennis, Ally Maki, Josh Segarra, Damon Gupton, and Crystal Fox. Djouliet plays high school student Trina, the daughter of Dusty (O’Dowd) and Cass (Dennis), who is mourning the loss of her boyfriend, Kolton, who died in a recent car accident. Jacob, played by Sammy, is Kolton’s twin brother who turns to smoking weed as a way to cope with his brother’s death.

(L-R) Djouliet Amara as Trina and Sammy Fourlas as Jacob in episode 105 of The Big Door Prize. Photo by: Apple TV+

Sammy discusses Jacob’s character arc throughout season 1 which involves a lot of self reflection:

“He starts off in a very different place then I think he ends up [in] which is always the mark of a good arc. But there’s so much that he experiences externally as well as internally. He just comes to terms with a lot of things and he ends up accepting his circumstances and the mistakes that he’s made, and others around him have made. It’s great to see. I love seeing him open up, he’s like a little flower and he’s just growing slowly. It’s great.”

Djouliet describes the genre-bending nature of the series and how it blends a variety of elements:

“It’s fun to perform something that’s not just one thing. It’s cool to be able to tap into the comedy, to tap into the sci-fi, to tap into the grounded drama, I love that.”

Watch the full interview with Sammy and Djouliet below.

The Big Door Prize is streaming on Apple TV+.

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