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LONGMIRE: Lou Diamond Phillips works the West – exclusive interview

Longmire | © 2016 Netflix

Lou Diamond Phillips shot to movie stardom playing real-life Fifties pop star Ritchie Valens in 1987’s LA BAMBA. Since then, he’s worked continuously in film (YOUNG GUNS, THE 33), stage (earning a Tony nomination for his portrayal of the King of Siam in the Broadway revival of THE KING AND I) and television (most recently, an arc on BLINDSPOT). For the past four years, Phillips has played Henry Standing Bear on LONGMIRE. Based on a series of novels by Craig Johnson, LONGMIRE is a contemporary Western procedural, centering on Walt Longmire (Robert Taylor), sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming. Henry is […]Read On »

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MR. ROBOT: Christian Slater hacks the planet – interview

Christian Slater as Mr. Robot in MR. ROBOT | © 2016 Nadav Kander/USA Network

Christian Slater has won both a Golden Globe and a Satellite Award for his work in the title role of MR. ROBOT. In the first season of USA Network’s series – just nominated for six Emmy Awards, including outstanding dramatic series – created by Sam Esmail (who also directed all of Season 2), Mr. Robot at first appears to be the mysterious founder of F*Society. Mr. Robot recruits Rami Malek’s character Elliot Alderson, an isolated computer genius, to his cause of cyber warfare against giant corporations. However, by the end of Season 1, we and Elliot learn that Mr. Robot […]Read On »

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HOUDINI & DOYLE: Michael Weston escapes in Fox’s new series – exclusive interview

Michael Weston as Houdini in HOUDINI AND DOYLE | © 2016 Carin Baer/FOX

Michael Weston plays the legendary escape artist Harry Houdini in Fox Network’s HOUDINI & DOYLE, which has its first-season finale Monday at 9 PM. In reality, as in the show, Houdini was friends for a time with Sherlock Holmes creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, played by Stephen Mangan. Also as in reality, the two clashed over their belief in the supernatural, with Doyle a believer and Houdini a skeptic. HOUDINI & DOYLE, created by David Titcher, does imagine that the two men, together with London police constable Adelaide Stratton (Rebecca Liddiard), investigating very uncommon crimes. Weston, a native New Yorker, […]Read On »

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PREACHER: Ruth Negga on bringing Tulip to life – Interview

Ruth Negga as Tulip in PREACHER | © 2016 AMC

When we meet Ruth Negga’s character, Tulip O’Hare, in the first episode of PREACHER, she is ecstatically winning a fight to the death in the front seat of a car, biting off part of a man’s face in the process. Later, Tulip enlivens two young children’s otherwise dull afternoon by giving the kids an exciting arts and crafts lesson in how to make an improvised rocket launcher. Clearly, Tulip is not a standard TV heroine. Then again, AMC’s PREACHER, Sundays at 9 PM, is not a standard good and evil show. Tulip’s former and perhaps future lover Jesse Custer (Dominic […]Read On »

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HUNTERS: Julian McMahon plays a hostile alien on new Syfy series – Exclusive Interview

Julian McMahon is Lionel McCarthy in HUNTERS - Season 1 | ©2016 Syfy/Peter Brew-Bevan

Actor Julian McMahon is no stranger to the science-fiction/fantasy/horror genre. He costarred as the demonic Cole in multiple seasons of CHARMED, played Dr. Doom in the 2005 and 2007 FANTASTIC FOUR films, appeared in BAIT (Great White sharks terrorizing a submerged supermarket) and also starred in the 2003-2010 run of NIP/TUCK (not technically genre, but often surreal). Now McMahon plays McCarthy, an extraterrestrial carrying out terrorist acts against humans in Syfy’s Monday night series HUNTERS. The season was shot in McMahon’s native Australia. ASSIGNMENT X: Was it fun to be working back in Australia? JULIAN McMAHON: It was really fun. […]Read On »

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HOUDINI & DOYLE: Stephen Mangan on playing Sherlock Holmes – Exclusive Interview

Stephen Mangan as Sherlock Holmes in HOUDINI & DOYLE - Season 1 - "The Pail of LaPier" | ©2016 Fox/Joseph Scanlon

English actor Stephen Mangan is perhaps best known in the U.S. for playing discomfited television writer Sean Lincoln in Showtime’s comedy EPISODES. Now Mangan (whose other credits include a Tony-nominated performance in a revival of THE NORMAN CONQUESTS, the title role in the TV version of DIRK GENTLY and the grown-up hero of ADRIAN MOLE: THE CAPPUCCINO YEARS) is heading up a different TV series, playing another writer. However, in Fox Network’s Monday-night mystery series HOUDINI & DOYLE, Mangan isn’t playing just any author – he’s portraying Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of one Sherlock Holmes. In 1901 England, Holmes […]Read On »

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HOUDINI & DOYLE: Rebecca Liddiard chats new Fox series – Exclusive Interview

Rebecca Liddiard as Adelaide Stratton in HOUDINI & DOYLE - Season 1 - “The Monsters of the Nethermoor” | ©2016 Fox

In Fox Network’s HOUDINI & DOYLE, Rebecca Liddiard plays the third lead character, Adelaide Stratton. In 1901 London, Adelaide is the first female police constable. She’s assigned to keep an eye on the skeptical Harry Houdini (Michael Weston) and the spiritually-inclined Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Stephen Mangan) as they investigate some very peculiar mysteries that the regular authorities are inclined to ignore. Liddiard, a Canada native, was a series regular on MSLABELED and appeared in BETWEEN, MURDOCH MYSTERIES, and the film WITH HER. At a party thrown by Fox Network for the Television Critics Association press tour, she talks about […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos: INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE director Roland Emmerich honored with a Hand and Footprint Ceremony

Roland Emmerich at the Roland Emmerich Hand and Footprint Ceremony for FOX's INDEPENDENCE DAY RESURGENCE

20th Century Fox held the premiere for INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE on June 20th, but before the premiere a special HAND AND FOOTPRINT CEREMONY was held in the foyer of the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX for Roland Emmerich to honor him for his work in the film industry. He joins the many stars whose hand & footprints tourists flock to Hollywood to see every year. Speaking on his behalf was Harald Kloser, the Producer of INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE, and Jeff Goldblum, who stars in the film. In the audience were stars from the film Bill Pullman, Brent Spiner, Vivica A. Fox, […]Read On »

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HOUDINI & DOYLE: It’s elementary for producer David Shore – Exclusive Interview

Michael Weston as Harry Houdini in HOUDINI & DOYLE - Season 1 | ©2016 Fox/Joseph Scanlon

David Shore, who created the Sherlock Holmes-like character Dr. Gregory House for Fox network’s HOUSE M.D., is now back at Fox  as an executive producer on a show about Sherlock Holmes’ real creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. In HOUDINI & DOYLE, Mondays at 9 PM, Michael Weston plays the famous escape artist and cynic and Stephen Mangan is the writer and major spiritualist. The two were friends in real life – in HOUDINI & DOYLE, created by David Titcher, they team up to solve crimes in 1901 England, aided by Police Constable Adelaide Stratton, portrayed by Rebecca Liddiard. ASSIGNMENT X: […]Read On »

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HUNTERS: Natalie Chaidez and Gale Anne Hurd talk new Syfy series – Exclusive Interview

Mark Coles in HUNTERS - Season 1 | ©2016 Syfy/Peter Brew-Beven

In Syfy’s Monday-night series HUNTERS, created by Natalie Chaidez, a new division of the government investigates whether certain terrorists are really extraterrestrials, and vice-versa. Chaidez, previously a writer/producer on HEROES, TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES and 12 MONKEYS, is also one of HUNTERS’ executive producers. Another executive producer on the show is Gale Anne Hurd, a force behind such projects as TERMINATOR, ALIENS and THE WALKING DEAD. ASSIGNMENT X: Can you describe the basic setup of HUNTERS? GALE ANNE HURD: Imagine that we’re living in a world and aliens are indeed among us. And we’re not quite sure what their […]Read On »

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