Katja Herbers Knows Exactly Who To Thank For Evil's Breakout Success

Evil has developed a devoted, cult following over its first two seasons. Katja Herbers, who plays Dr. Kristen Bouchard on the show, thinks two people in particular are largely to thank.

By Daniel Trainor Mar 14, 2022 8:23 PMTags
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Katja Herbers is enjoying reaping the benefits of Evil's success—but she knows it wouldn't have happened without a certain TV power couple.

Herbers, who plays Dr. Kristen Bouchard on the Paramount+ hit, owes gratitude to the show's creators Michelle and Robert King. She credits them for crafting a show that's managed to resonate so strongly with audiences.

"I knew the Kings, who write the show, are incredibly gifted writers," she told Variety. "I knew they were going to take my character to any possible direction. I was really excited for what they were going to do. They did not disappoint."

Herbers was speaking on the red carpet of the March 13 Critics Choice Awards, where Evil was nominated for eight awards, including Best Drama Series. It joined Mare of Easttown as the second-most nominated show of the year, behind only Succession. That's not bad company.

In 2009, the Kings created the CBS smash The Good Wife. The show's spin-off, The Good Fightpremiered in 2017 and will air its sixth season later in 2022.

In July 2021, the couple signed a five-year deal with CBS Studios, reportedly in the high eight figures.

2022 TV Premiere Dates

Evil, which moved from CBS to Paramount+ after season one, wrapped its second season in October 2021. The show was renewed for a third season, which will premiere later in 2022 on the streamer.

The season two finale saw Dr. Bouchard kissing David Acosta (Mike Colter), a shocking cliffhanger for fans of the show.

It's moments like that, Herbers argues, that keep the fans coming back for more. 

"I think it does a really good job of getting you invested in these characters," she said, "while also telling a full story each episode, and also planting some things that will have a payoff later. I think it has a really funny, kooky weirdness about it."

Paramount Plus

Seasons one and two of Evil are available to stream on Paramount+.

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