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Colin Farrell talks Los Angeles in exclusive “Sugar” clip

Colin Farrell talks Los Angeles in exclusive “Sugar” clip

“There's nowhere really more fascinating in so many different ways in the world than this city,” Farrell says.

With an endless sprawl of disparate neighborhoods and a labyrinthine web of lonely freeways, Los Angeles is one of the premier settings for film noir detectives to slink through the shadows as they unravel a case. Sugar, the new Apple TV+ mystery series starring Colin Farrell, understands the moody appeal of the City of Angels.

In an exclusive preview clip from the series, John Sugar (Farrell) dispels a common myth about the town he now calls home. “People think L.A. is an up-all-night kinda town, but it really isn’t,” he says via voiceover as he drives through the city in a classic convertible. “After midnight, except the club kids along the strip or the crawlers down in Hollywood, everyone’s in bed. You can come and go as you like.”

The southern Californian setting was one of the primary factors that attracted Farrell to the series. “I knew it was shooting in L.A., and no matter how much you might love what you're doing, you get tired of leaving home,” Farrell tells Entertainment Weekly. “So to shoot this for five or six months in L.A. and have the city be such a prominent character in it as well was really cool.”

<p>Apple TV+</p> Colin Farrell in 'Sugar'

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Colin Farrell in 'Sugar'

Sugar comes to Los Angeles with a distinct outsider perspective — a sensibility amplified by one of the series’ directors, Fernando Meirelles, the Oscar-nominated Brazilian filmmaker best known for City of God and The Two Popes. “He just came to L.A. with this curiosity,” Farrell explains to EW. “He had no bias, he had no knowledge of it. He was just really curious and he found it head-scratching. I've lived in L.A. for 20 years, and I also find it head-scratching, but just by virtue of living here for two decades, I'm more used to it, and of course, a little bit more jaded by it. But Fernando was like a kid.”

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Farrell thinks L.A. is the perfect setting for a character like Sugar to explore, since he describes the detective as “a keen observer of human behavior.” “There's nowhere really more fascinating in so many different ways in the world than this city,” Farrell says. “It's so kaleidoscopic.”

“Tip the world on its side and everything loose lands in Los Angeles,” Sugar says in the clip. “We all have our secrets. Even me. Especially me.”

Sugar premieres Friday, April 5, on Apple TV+. Watch the full preview clip above.

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