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BC-Filmed THE IRRATIONAL Next Monday on NBC: Jesse L. Martin Preview

Jesse L. Martin previews his return to solving crimes on NBC next Monday.

The Law & Order vet stars in the new Vancouver-shot investigative thriller The Irrational, which premieres September 25th on NBC after The Voice.

Alec Mercer (Jesse L Martin). a world-renowned professor of behavioral science, lends his expertise to an array of high-stakes cases involving governments, law enforcement, and corporations with his unique and unexpected approach to understanding human behavior. 

Jesse L. Martin is comfortable working in Vancouver, after spending nine seasons filming in the city as Barry Allen’s foster father and then father-in-law Joe West on The Flash.

Production on The Irrational started early in the Spring to get ahead of the Writers Guild of America strike on May 2nd and continued with so-called “locked scripts” until the SAG-AFTRA guild joined the writers in a Double Strike on July 14th. Season One has seven completed episodes so far, with three left to film.

My name is Alec Mercer, and I was brought in because I know people and why they do inexplicable things.

Alec Mercer (Jesse L. Martin) and ex-wife and FBI agent Marisa (Maahra Hill)

This detective is older . . . and wiser?

Who do you think you are, James Bond? — ex-wife and FBI agent Marisa (Maahra Hill)

I think I threw my back out –Alex Mercer (Jesse L. Martin).

The Irrational Season One:

Vancouver filming dates March 21 2023 – Production paused on July 14th due to SAG strike.

Episodes: 10 (7 completed, 3 left to film).

Showrunner: Arika Lisanne Mittman (La Brea).

Cast: Jesse L. Martin, Maahra Hill, Travina Springer, Molly Kunz, Arash DeMaxi.

People are irrational, but predictably so,. One error of judgment leads to another. — Alec Mercer.

Producers: Arika Mittman, Sam Baum and Mark Goffman.

Adapted from Dan Ariely’s book Predictably Irrational..

Filming in Vancouver:

Hennings Building on University of British Columbia campus.

Vancouver Art Gallery in downtown Vancouver.

Jesse L. Martin at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

NewWestBoy (@CaptCanuck66) image.

Jesse L. Martin walking through set.

NewWestBoy (@CaptCanuck66) image.


The Irrational premieres Monday, September 25th, at 10 p.m. on NBC.

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