Almost Paradise centers on Alex Walker (Christian Kane), a former DEA agent who moves to the Philippines and opens up a gift shop. HIs quest for tranquility is thwarted after he ends up aiding the local police (Samantha Richelle, Arthur Acuña) to rid the streets of crime.
A melange of comedy, drama and action, Almost Paradise is produced by Dean Devlin, a person Kane cites as one of his best friends. Part of that bond comes from a working relationship that spans three television shows.
“We both are cut from the same cloth,” said Kane. “It’s so much fun to work with someone like that because the reason I became an actor was to do stuff exactly like Leverage, exactly like The Librarians, and exactly like Almost Paradise. So when I get to do something I absolutely love, to get to do it on terms that I want – I just looked out by meeting this man. He’s my boss and he’s also one of my best friends. It doesn’t get much better than that.”
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Almost Paradise airs Monday evenings on WGN America (10/9c).