In NBC’s new Wednesday-night series REVERIE, premiering May 30, Sendhil Ramamurthy’s character Paul Hammond has created a virtual reality application that allows users to develop their own perfect worlds. The problem is that some users find it so fulfilling that they refuse to leave virtual reality, which puts their flesh-and-blood bodies at risk. Enter former hostage negotiator Mara Kint, who can be put into the Reverie experiences of others and attempt to talk them back into returning to the real world.
Actor Ramamurthy, originally from Chicago, is no stranger to NBC genre programming, having spent four seasons on the network’s HEROES as Dr. Mohinder Suresh. Ramamurthy has also been a regular on COVERT AFFAIRS, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and Sky TV/NBC International’s STAN LEE’S LUCKY MAN, currently available on Amazon. His feature credits include THE LIFEGUARD, BRAHMIN BULLS, and SHOTGUN.
In a phone conversation, Ramamurthy discusses playing an inventor, why Paul has an English accent, why he’d never want to try the Reverie app himself, and more.