Season 4 of “Drop Dead Diva” starts Sunday night on Lifetime and it promises to be a good one for all those “DDD” fans like us out there. When we last saw Jane, she found out that her best friend, Stacy, had kissed the man of her dreams, Grayson, and so she went off with Owen to Italy. And Jane’s guardian angel Fred, who was dating Stacy, also found out about the dreaded kiss and left her for good. All of the relationships hung in the balance as the season ended.
We spoke with executive producer Josh Berman and stars Brooke Elliott (Jane) and April Bowlby (Stacy) about what lies ahead in Season 4. Josh warned viewers, “If there’s a show not to be missed it’s this one. The season premiere not only answers the cliffhanger from the end of last season, but sets up a great journey for our characters for the summer.”
Brooke Elliot discusses Jane’s future
Brooke filled us in on where Jane’s head is at. “Her love life is going to be such a rollercoaster this season. I’m actually really excited to hear what the fans think about it. She’s with Owen… and that relationship does blossom and move forward. Yet there’s Grayson and he keeps popping in every once in a while. Grayson’s feelings actually start to change a little bit. He starts to entice Jane and while Jane doesn’t really see that at first, she obviously always notices Grayson… She’s always torn because she really does love Owen but Grayson’s always in the back of her heart.”
Josh chimed in about working with the actor who plays Owen, Lex Medlin, and how he has helped Jane evolve. “Originally we brought Lex in for just a couple of episodes and we all fell in love with him and then made him a series regular this year. He has allowed us to take Jane’s character in another direction. I think the Jane of Season 1 would not have seen herself falling in love with anybody else, let alone Owen because she is Deb and she was so in love with Grayson. And the fact that after three years, her character has grown so much that she opened her heart to love somebody other than Grayson has been a joy to write but, also messy, which as a writer and as an actor it’s kind of a fun place to be.”
All of the ‘Drop Dead Diva character’s will grow this season
Josh pointed out that this change is a theme for all of the main characters moving forward. “This season is about, for all of our characters, growth and confidence. For Jane, she really grows emotionally. She makes some very clear decisions about her romantic life that propelled the character forward. And of course, like any good drama, two steps forward, one step back and she may be questioning her decisions as well but there’s a real emotional maturity that comes to Deb when she realizes she’s moving on. She’s leaving behind some of her preconceived notions of what her life may have been but she’s finding just as much joy in what her life is becoming.”
As for how things stand between best friends Jane and Stacy, Brooke admitted, “That’s a little tricky for a little while. It’s a little rocky. There’s some pretty gnarly fight scenes in the first couple of episodes but, like all good girlfriends, we figure out a way to smooth it out.”
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