Neil Haley interviews Terry Kinney of TNT’s Good Behavior

About Good Behavior: This fall, award-winning actress Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey) is set to dive into one of the toughest, most challenging characters on television when she stars in TNT’s Good Behavior, a seductive thriller created by Chad Hodge (Wayward Pines) and Blake Crouch (Wayward Pines) based on the books by Crouch. Juan Diego Botto (Ismael, El Greco), Terry Kinney (Oz, Show Me a Hero) and Lusia Strus (Wayward Pines, Cotton) star with Dockery in the new drama, which is slated to launch Tuesday, Nov. 15, with a two-hour premiere at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) across TNT’s television, mobile and digital platforms. 

Good Behavior tells the story of Letty Raines (Dockery), a thief and con artist whose life is always one wrong turn or one bad decision from implosion. Fresh out of prison, Letty tries to stay afloat; reunite with her 10-year-old son who is currently being raised by her mother Estelle (Strus); and show up for the mandatory check-ins with her parole officer Christian (Kinney), who carries his own demons which cause him to relate to Letty in a way that threatens his ability to do his job. Chaos returns to Letty’s life when she overhears a hitman (Botto) being hired to kill a man’s wife, and sets out to derail the job. She soon finds herself on a collision course with the killer, entangling both of them in a dangerously captivating relationship. 

About Terry Kinney: Audiences perhaps best know Terry Kinney as prison manager Tim McManus on the HBO series Oz. He most recently starred in David Simon’s HBO miniseries Show Me a Hero, in an ensemble that included Oscar Isaac, Jon Bernthal, and Alfred Molina. He has appeared in major regular and recurring roles on Black Box, NYC 22, The Good Wife, Being Human, The Mentalist, The Unusuals. Canterbury’s Law and thirtysomething. In 2017, he will be reprise his role as Hall on the Showtime series Billions.

After beginning his screen career in Seven Minutes in Heaven, Kinney has attracted audiences and critics alike for his notable performances in A Walk on the Moon, The Last of the Mohicans, The House of Mirth, Turn the River and Promised Land. This year, he played opposite Sarah Silverman in I Smile Back and will appear in the crime drama November Criminals, due out next year.

An award-winning stage actor and director, Kinney was nominated for a Tony Award® for his performance in The Grapes of Wrath. A founding member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, he starred on Broadway in their production of Sam Shepard’s Buried Child and recently directed a production of East of Eden for the company.