"The first episode of the second season is the pirates attempting to ransom me and I'll just say, it doesn't go as planned," Sacca said of his character, Danny Wallace.
Sacca teased exciting additions to the show, including a "really super exciting cameo" and a "badass" pirate named Barracuda. "It's like Rihanna comes to the island, but she's some psychopathic killer," the actor said.
“Wrecked," a single-camera parody of the 2004 drama “Lost," follows a diverse group of airplane passengers who are stranded on a deserted island facing the hardships of survival, like living without indoor plumbing, wi-fi, social media and most importantly, Chipotle.
Read the interview in its entirety (below) to find out more about the pivotal role pirates will be playing in Season 2.
So the last time we saw you, you got shot in the leg, your billionaire secret was revealed, and you were left with a choice of surrendering to pirates or allowing your friends to all get killed from the pirates. What is going on?
There's a lot going on there. It's a very light way to end a half=hour comedy now that you describe it that way. By the way, that's how we take up the second season - right in that moment I'm faced with that choice of what will I do. I hope that you would assume that I'm not going to give up my friends and let them all die because then that would make a really boring TV show if it was just me suck on an island for ten more episodes. But that's where we pick up… pirates are there, the first episode of the second season is the pirates attempting to ransom me and I'll just say, it doesn't go as planned. There are some things that happen that cause the pirates to have to stay on the island for a bit, so we have some new neighbors for the first half of the second season. It's funny and crazy. The pirates are amazing because they are not, as you can see from the end of the first season -- they are not your average Somali pirate. What's fun is there is a leader of the pirates who comes and kind of runs the island. Her name is the Barracuda. She is the most badass human, both as an actress and a character so it's this awesome new energy that comes to the island with Barracuda because she can strike fear in anybody; it's like Rihanna comes to the island, but she's some psychopathic killer.
What will the pirates bring out about Danny's character and past? What kind of development will we see your character go through in the second season?
There's a bunch of stuff that happens in the first episode. The last of which makes my character really sad. They find out a bunch of truths about different aspects of his life and so for the first couple episodes of this season, I am a sad sack of a character and then I kind of find my way back to life through jealousy. I become a little bit of a jealous guy in this season, jealousy from my friends relationship with some other people.
I think it's pretty safe to say you are the most optimistic and kind-hearted person on the island throughout the three weeks you are there. What do you believe inspires your character to keep the positivity on the island as everyone is going insane?
Danny sees this as his opportunity to start new, to start fresh and disconnect from his family which changes, but this as the opportunity for him to be the person he's always wanted to be, which is why he adopts the role as the cop on the island and tries to be a heroic figure, a almost blue collar figure although we learn thats not him in any way and I think that's why he's always optimistic, he sees it as an incredible opportunity for himself. This second season, all that changes for him.
We see a glimpse of Danny's father taunting him in the first season, is that foreshadowing anything?
In fact, it's foreshadowing first scene of second season. My father comes back and if this can tell you anything, there is a lot of story that happens in the second season. The creators really went for making this a serialized show so we're really telling a story. But of course, it's still about a bunch of stranded people trying to survive this plane crash.
As you previously said, Danny is trying to portray himself as a blue collar employee, but he's really a billionaire. Where did he learn how to shoot a gun?
I always imagine it as a hunting club like you know those rich people who dress up and go hunting together. It seems like a rich Virginian sport, like were gonna go shoot ducks this weekend thing. That's were I imagine he knows how to shoot a gun because I thought about that.
Did you personally shoot the gun on set or was that a stunt double?
I shot the gun. In the pilot, we used a live gun, but we shot blanks. It was fun. In Puerto Rico there was a scene where it cuts away to a glimpse of me shooting the gun in the ocean trying to shoot fish and me and the stunt guy were climbing over coral to try and get this shot and the stunt guy was like, 'We have about five minutes to get this shot and then we're going to be in trouble.' So we shoot the shot and we turn to go back and he goes, 'Oh sh-t. Here are a pair of leather gloves, just hold on no matter what happens because the tide came in.' So we start walking over this coral again and huge waves were coming in and knocking us all over the place and I have this live gun that I'm trying to keep above water so it doesn't get wet and it was just a crazy moment that could have been in the TV show.
Would all of this acting prepare you if you god forbid got into an actual plane crash?
No, I would be crying like a baby if I was in a plane crash. Oh my god, that's still my nightmare. I mean if a plane had a little bit of turbulence, my palms start sweating. I can't handle it.
If you were stranded on an island, what would be your role on the island? What would be three things you would want to have with you while you're stranded?
I wouldn't be leader, I would be logistics. In high school, I always wanted to be on student council, but never wanted VP or president because it's too much responsibility so I ran for treasurer because I knew I would win and I knew I could make sure the logistics work. I would take a global cellphone, a life supply of chocolate pudding and a portable shower that has a solar water heater in it. I just wanna have an easy life when I'm stranded on an island and I'm very serious about the political situation so I'd love to call home and say, 'OK, what's going on? Give me updates.'
What are your three best tips for surviving on a deserted island?
First tip, don't get stranded on deserted island because it's not gonna workout well for you. Second, bring a mirror because you will lose a lot of weight and if you lose weight, you'll gain confidence. Third, write memoirs in your head for book deals because once your get picked up, you'll have a lot of people reaching out and you gotta think about the money deals.
Can you share any teasers about next season with us?
Later in the season there's a really super exciting cameo that comes out and I was so overjoyed that he came on our show to work with us. I can't wait for people to find out that this person's a part of the show!
Can you give us a hint?
He's previously worked closely with a member of our cast.