Angie Harmon portrays a woman with a complicated past in the Lifetime movie, ‘Buried in Barstow‘. Hazel King, a single mom and diner proprietor, is determined to protect her daughter. After a six-year break from acting, the role marks the Rizzoli & Isles star’s return to television. It won’t be Harmon’s last appearance – nor will it be the end of Hazel King. Harmon said that a Buried In Barstow sequel was already in production and she hopes to see more films in the future.
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Buried In Barstow. Hazel lives a quiet life in Barstow. where she runs a BBQ restaurant and raises her daughter Joy Richards. This is a far cry from her past life in Las Vegas where she was a heroin addict as a teenager and turned into a calculated hit woman.
Hazel gave up her violent past when she became pregnant with her first child. Her past is now almost two decades old. Her Rizzoli & Islescostar Bruce McGill plays her old boss and calls her back to Vegas for one more job. While she is back in Barstow, Joy takes extreme measures to protect Joy (played by Bruce McGill) from a bad boyfriend. She also gets involved with Elliot (Kristoffer Poloha), who arrives in town in mysterious circumstances.
The movie ends with a serious cliffhanger. Hazel learns Elliot worked for her former boss, whom he had met in prison. She interrupts a kidnapping that is in progress outside her diner so she can confront him. Travis, Travis’ abusive boyfriend who she was living with for many years, turned out to be alive. Joy appears eager to rekindle their relationship when he returns to Barstow.
Is “Buried in Barstow” getting a sequel
Buried at Barstow ends with a “to-be continued”. Fortunately, viewers don’t have to worry about not seeing the next chapter in Hazel’s story. Harmon confirmed that the next installment of Hazel’s story is in the works. Lifetime said that the film was the first in a series and Harmon confirmed it. She’s hopeful there could be half-a-dozen movies or more featuring her hitwoman-turned-waitress character.
Harmon said that ” we don’t have an exact amount. I would love to see six to eight. We can hopefully get there. This was more appealing to me as a series. However, I do appreciate Tom Evans’ vision of the movie as a series of two-hour movies. But, I’m not certain. We might keep making them if people like them. Hopefully. The next film will be shot in June.
Harmon claims that “Buried in Barstow” is different than the standard Lifetime movie
Harmon, who is also an executive producer of Buried In Barstow, says that the movie, which was directed by Prettyin Pink‘s Howard Deutch is a departure from Lifetime. It’s darker & more violent.
Harmon stated that it was impossible to have a story about assassins without making it dark and gritty. They hired me to do this! To break away from the boring Lifetime movies. They were able to say, “OK, this is a lot more violence than what we have ever had but I trust you.” So, we went as far as possible.
She also compared it to Yellowstone, a popular TV series.
She explained that it was “kind of like Yellowstone in the way these people don’t necessarily make sound moral or ethical choices, but you still root with them.” They may not make the best ethical decisions, but they are loved and supported by you.