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'Bored to Death' Season 3 Premiere: Jonathan's a Test-Tube Baby

by Crystal Bell, posted Oct 10th 2011 7:15PM
Season 3 of HBO's noir-comedy 'Bored to Death' will be riddled with daddy issues.

Created by ­novelist Jonathan Ames, the show stars Jason Schwartzman as none other than Jonathan Ames, a Brooklyn-based novelist who finds his inspiration in crime novels and desperately strives to be a private detective in his real life.

The first episode of Season 3 kicks off with Jonathan finding out that he was actually conceived in a test-tube and therefore not the biological son of the man who raised him.

In an interview with The Huffington Post, show creator Ames said, "I wanted to give Jonathan a season-long case, and I kinda set it up in Season 1 when the therapist says to him, 'Oedipus was the first detective in literature.' And what did Oedipus have to do? He had to find his father. And then in finding his father, he found out that he'd killed his father and slept with his mother, so this was kind of confirming the legacy the therapist gave Jonathan in Season 1, that you are a 21st-century Oedipus, that you're this modern detective."

For more, click on over to The Huffington Post.

Season 3 of 'Bored to Death' premieres Mon., Oct. 10 at 9PM Et on HBO.

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