Matt (Jim Sturgess) and Hilde Lisko (Brooklynn Prince) investigate Wott Management at”Home Before Dark.” Photo courtesy of Apple
LOS ANGELES, June 10 (UPI) — Brooklynn Prince said her young journalist personality is learning to balance her youth with investigating in Season 2 of Home Before Dark.
“She’s learning how to be more emotional,” Brooklynn told UPI in a Zoom interview.
Home Before Dark was inspired from the work of Hilde Lysiak, who investigated a murder when she was 9. Brooklynn, 11, plays the fictional version, Hilde Lisko.
In Season 1, Hilde proved Sam Gillis innocent of the murder of Penny Gillis from the present, and Richie Fife Previously. However, Hilde’s search for Fife, whose body never was found, has burned her out when Season 2 starts.
“She’s hitting dead ends with Richie,” Brooklynn said. “It’s tiring her out.”
Season 1 also dealt with Hilde’s dad, Matt (Jim Sturgess), struggling to accept his daughter was following in his footsteps as a journalist, albeit considerably younger than he would have preferred. The 43-year-old Sturgess said Matt now sees Hilde as a partner — only one with less expertise.
“He tries to guide her,” Sturgess said. “He tries to steer her in the right direction.”
When Matt indicates Hilde pursue fresh story leads, Hilde investigates Wott Management. It starts when Hilde probes a transformer explosion and finds that Wott is trying to buy land from people that do not want to market.
Sturgess said Matt is pleased with his daughter for finding another righteous cause after resolving a murder. Hilde follows more hints that connect Wott to animal deaths.
“It reignites a spark in him,” Sturgess said. “She’s actually making a difference and she has to fight for justice.”
Matt has a more challenging time relating to his older daughter, Izzy (Kylie Rogers). Izzy is 14 and experimenting with alcohol one of her friends.
“He’s out of his depths,” Sturgess said. “No matter how good a parent you think you are, when the teenage years hit, it becomes a whole different game.”
Sturgess said Matt’s struggles with Izzy also help illustrate how close he’s with Hilde.
“Hilde and Matt are two peas in the same pod,” Sturgess said. “I think he sees himself in her. They share a very similar mindset, whereas Izzy is a slightly different energy for him. He’s not having to deal with Hilde getting a boyfriend or anything like that at this point in his life.”
The Lisko family grows closer in Season two, a