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Exclusive Interview: THE LOTTERY creator Timothy J. Sexton on fertile storytelling

THE LOTTERY poster - Season 1 | ©2014 Lifetime

In Lifetime’s new series THE LOTTERY, Sundays at 10 PM, human women have become infertile – the youngest children on Earth are six years old. However, a medical breakthrough has allowed a small number of embryos to be fertilized. The U.S. President, played by Martin Donovan, decides to hold a lottery to determine which women will be allowed to carry the potential new generation. LOTTERY creator/executive producer Timothy J. Sexton has, in broad terms, dealt with the prospect of human extinction before. He was one of the screenwriters (including the film’s director Alfonso Cuaron) for 2006’s CHILDREN OF MEN, based …Read On »

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LEGENDS show runner David Wilcox goes undercover – Interview

Morris Chestnut in LEGENDS - Season 1 | ©2014 TNT/Marco Grob

In TNT’s new series LEGENDS, Wednesdays at 9 PM, Sean Bean plays Martin Odum, an FBI agent who is uncannily gifted with “legends,” the term for long-term undercover identities. The trouble is not only that Martin has a tendency to become a little too absorbed in these identities, but also that he’s starting to question who he really is. The series, based on Robert Littell’s novel, was developed for television by Howard Gordon and David Wilcox. Wilcox, whose producing and writing credits include LAW & ORDER, FRINGE, LIFE ON MARS, 666 PARK AVENUE and THE FOLLOWING, is present at TNT’s …Read On »

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MATADOR star Gabriel Luna on playing Tony Bravo – Exclusive Interview

Gabriel Luna in MATADOR - Season 1 | ©2014 El Rey

In El Rey Network’s MATADOR, now in its first season Tuesdays at 9 PM and already renewed for a second, Gabriel Luna stars as Tony Bravo. Tony starts out as a DEA agent who unexpectedly has his daydreams of being a professional soccer player fulfilled when he’s recruited by the CIA to try out for the L.A. Riot team, owned by international criminal Andres Galan, portrayed by Alfred Molina. When Tony surprises his CIA handlers by securing a spot on the squad, his missions become more dangerous. Luna is a native of Austin, Texas, which happens to be El Rey …Read On »

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RAY DONOVAN creator Ann Biderman talks Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Liev Schreiber as Ray Donovan in RAY DONOVAN - Season 2 | ©2014 Showtime/Brian Bowen Smith

In Showtime’s RAY DONOVAN, now in its second season Sundays at 9 PM and renewed for a third, Liev Schreiber stars as the title character. Ray is a Boston-born Hollywood “fixer” who is okay with using blackmail and violence on behalf of his clients. But the turmoil of Ray’s job is nothing compared with his family conflicts. He and wife Abby (Paula Malcomson) have both had affairs, their two teenaged children (Kerris Dorsey, Devon Bagby) are in rebellion and Ray’s brothers (played by Eddie Marsan, Dash Mihok and Pooch Hall) all alternately depend on and resent their oldest sibling’s take-charge …Read On »

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Actress Caitlin FitzGerald on MASTERS OF SEX Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Lizzy Caplan and Caitlin FitzGerald in MASTERS OF SEX - Season 2 | © 2014 Showtime/Michael Desmond

MASTERS OF SEX, now in its second season Sundays at 10 PM on Showtime and renewed for a third, dramatizes the real-life professional and personal histories of sex research pioneers Dr. William Masters (Martin Sheen) and Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan), who have an extremely complicated relationship with one another. Caitlin FitzGerald portrays Masters’ wife Libby, who starts out simply wanting to be the perfect Fifties housewife, with a beautiful home and two children. Masters, who didn’t want children and couldn’t bear to be seen as flawed, put Libby through hellish infertility treatments in Season 1, even though he was the …Read On »

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Glen Morgan Uncovers INTRUDERS – Exclusive interview

James Frain in INTRUDERS - Season 1 | ©2014 BBC America

Glen Morgan does have some non-genre credits, including writing and/or producing on the original 21 JUMP STREET, THE COMMISH and WISEGUY. However, the prolific hyphenate is most closely associated with science-fiction and horror. As a writer, producer and/or executive producer, Morgan has been an integral part of the television series THE X-FILES, MILLENNIUM, SPACE: ABOVE AND BEYOND, THE OTHERS and THE RIVER (to name a few), as well as the FINAL DESTINATION film franchise. Now Morgan is executive producer and show runner on BBC America’s new series INTRUDERS, Saturdays at 9 PM. Based on the novels by Michael Marshall Smith, …Read On »

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Alfred Molina tames El Rey’s MATADOR – Exclusive Interview

Alfred Molina in MATADOR | ©2014 El Rey

In El Rey Network’s MATADOR, now in its first season Tuesday nights at 9 PM and already renewed for Season 2, DEA agent Tony Bravo (Gabriel Luna) is recruited by the CIA to pose as a soccer player so that he can spy on the operations of L.A. Riot team owner – and international criminal – Andres Galan, played by Alfred Molina. London-born Molina will be familiar to most audiences the world over from his small but indelible role as Satipo, who gets the ball rolling (as it were) at the beginning of RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK. Three decades …Read On »

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Olivia Williams takes MANHATTAN – Exclusive Interview

Olivia Williams in MANHATTAN - Season 1 | ©2014 WGN

WGN America’s new series MANHATTAN, airing Sunday nights, is a dramatized look at the then-ultra-secret World War II-era Manhattan Project. The United States hid away a group of scientists and their families in Los Alamos, New Mexico, so that the atomic bomb could be developed without prying eyes. Olivia Williams plays Liza Winter, another scientist who finds herself professionally ignored while her husband Frank, portrayed by John Benjamin Hickey, toils with the other physicists on the practical applications of nuclear fusion. Williams, a native of London, England, is no stranger to historical stories or characters with big secrets. Regarding the …Read On »

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MATADOR star Nicky Whelan talks the new El Rey series – Exclusive Interview

Nicky Whelan stars as Annie Mason in MATADOR | © 2014 El Rey Network

El Rey’s action/adventure series MATADOR is in its first season Tuesdays at 9 PM and already renewed for next year. In the show, DEA agent Tony Bravo (Gabriel Luna) is recruited by the CIA to infiltrate the criminal organization run by Andres Galan (Alfred Molina) – by posing as a soccer player and joining the L.A. Riot team owned by Galan. Nicky Whelan plays Tony’s CIA handler Annie Mason. The Australian actress, who was a regular on the last season of SCRUBS and in Season 3 of FRANKLIN & BASH and can currently be seen in Crackle’s Web series CHOSEN, …Read On »

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THE LOTTERY star Michael Graziadei talks his new Lifetime series – Exclusive

Michael Graziadei stars as Kyle Walker in THE LOTTERY | © 2014 Lifetime

In Lifetime’s new series THE LOTTERY, created by CHILDREN OF MEN screenwriter Tim Sexton, women around the globe have become infertile. The last human infants were born six years ago. There are now a hundred embryos that are possibly viable; the U.S. President has declared a lottery to determine who will get to carry the children. Meanwhile, Michael Graziadei’s character Kyle Walker is the father of Elvis (Jesse Filkow), one of the world’s few six-year-old children. The government wants Elvis, but Kyle is determined to keep his son, even if it means being on the run. Graziadei, who went to …Read On »

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