Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous season 2 kicks off on Netflix today, January 22. I sat down with Executive Producer Scott Kreamer to talk about the show. Check out the video and the transcript below.
Scott Kreamer: Oh, I like that virtual background.
Meghan Cooper: It’s a good one. Right. All right. So in season two, we see the barriers kind of come down within the group. And can you talk a little bit about what the process is like creating challenges that essentially allow these characters to grow
Scott Kreamer: Well? That’s, that’s the whole thing. And then thanks, Meghan. Uh, you know, we don’t approach this show from like stunts or dinosaurs. It all comes down to these characters and putting them, putting them in these situations. Like you’re talking about putting them maybe with someone you wouldn’t think to put them within a situation. Um, but that’s really how we approached every story is what can we, what kind of obstacle or challenge can we put in front of these tips that can further aluminate the character that can further, uh, show the growth, uh, as individuals and as a team. So, yeah, it was just, uh, talking and talking and talking with a bunch of writers who are really smart and really care a lot.
Meghan Cooper: Okay. So which character on the show do you feel like you relate to the most?
Scott Kreamer: Oh, well, I’m definitely like somewhere between a Darius and a Ben. Um, yeah, I would say those like kind of those, nerdy kids, I think I would have been, uh, pretty petrified, and hope I would have had the guts to be heroic. Like Ben was at the end of that season one, but yeah, somewhere between Darius and Ben, I would say.
Meghan Cooper: Okay, so you, I know that with the first season, it kind of tied into the movies and whatnot. So how will the cant Cretaceous relate to drastic world movies that come in the future?
Scott Kreamer: Well, you know, we’re all part of the same universe. And so we’re, we have some room to play with on this Island as the, t the opening sequence in a fallen kingdom takes place about six months after, uh, uh, after Jurassic world falls. So we, you know, we got some time alone, um, uh, with our characters, but yeah, they will, it’s, we’re part of the same universe and, uh, the, then this is a Canon show, so we’re not going to do anything that’s going to break Canon in and future or past films.
Meghan Cooper: Fans will love that. Thanks. All right. So you had mentioned that there is a significant amount of time between the first film and the second. So that gives you a lot of leeway. So where would you like to see camp Cretaceous go in the future?
Scott Kreamer: Oh, well, you know, uh, I would love to, you know, I love these characters that I love. I’d love to see, uh, what their ingenuity can, can get them into and with new, uh, new obstacles and everything like that. And as I’ve said, the more we can tie into the overall, uh, franchise, the overall universe of Jurassic Park and Jurassic World. Yeah. I’m all for all of that.
Meghan Cooper: My final question is one that I’m just dying to know. What is your favorite dinosaur?
Scott Kreamer: You know, it’s tried and true, but I’ve been a T-Rex fan my entire life since I was a little boy and had my books about dinosaurs. So, uh, that’s why I’m really excited about season two, because we didn’t get to do much T-Rex and season one, and I’m excited to see her out there in all her glory.
Meghan Cooper: Awesome. Thank you so much. And I can’t wait for more from the show.
Scott Kreamer: Well, thanks, Meghan. I appreciate that. Take care.