Episode 328: Getting Steamy in the Hothouse, Interview with Joel Metzger

Hothouse Bruiser Noir Crime ThrillerEpisodes 3 + 4 Followed by Exclusive Interview

Take a surly trip to a gritty, dystopian neighborhood of Los Angeles called the ‘Hothouse’ in this thrilling new serial by TV writer Joel Metzger.

All of downtown LA is enclosed by a massive glass wall — making a hyper-capitalist, Orwellian, city-within-a-city called “The Hothouse.”

Jason “Bruiser” Brusman used to be a cop — but after getting trapped in the Hothouse, he’s become an enforcer for the powerful corporation that controls the Quarantine. Part detective, part hit-man, Bruiser slugs it out with grimy Hothouse underground — with one twisted plot leading to the next.

Bruiser’s heart is outside the walls — with his wife and daughter — and every day he’s separated from them… he becomes more and more like the grimy underworld he battles.

In episodes three and four of Hothouse Bruiser, we’re introduced to a sinister voice who will play games with Bruiser, all the while showing us the darkness that lies below the city and below the walls of the Box.  We also get a chance to chat with Joel, who talks about life as a TV writer and how the desire to have complete creative freedom with a production led him to take a 60-minute TV script and turn it into the 4.5 hr audio serial.

Get ready for a ride… to the Hothouse.

This show has quite the cast…

Paul Nobrega ……………… Bruiser
Traci Lords ……………………… Vera Grayle
Jim Storm ………………………. Mr. Saeger
John Terry ……………………………… Chlorine Buddha
Claudia Christian …………………. Chief Plagman
Armin Shimerman ……………….. Dr. Wolverton
John Billingsley ……………………….  The Man Upstairs
Michael Welch …………………… Ash Hamilton
Denise Crosby ………………… Ginny Mills
Cliff Simon ……………………… The Hothouse Sniper
Gideon Emery ……………… The Pipe
Vanessa Angel ………………………… Miss Power Tools
Sonita Henry ………………… Jill Strauss
Kirsten Roeters …………………. Risa Brusman
Fanny Veliz ………………………… Riley Brusman
James Leary ………………………… Graveyard Mike
Tom Beyer ………………. Spider
Robin Gwynne …………………… Tuesday Last
Ira Katz ……………………. Janitor
Alexander Von Roon ……………………… Professor Tough Guy
Lyle Skosey ……………………….. No Hand Stan
Brantley Kearns …………………….. Seager’s Lawyer
Vito LaMorte ………………………. Muzzy Palermo
Billy Scott …………………………. Private Huiza