OUTLANDER: Author Diana Gabaldon discusses the move to TV – exclusive interview

Caitriona Balfe as Claire Randall in OUTLANDER | © 2015 Starz

Starz’s OUTLANDER, Saturdays at 9 PM, is now in the midst of its overwhelmingly popular first season and renewed for a second. The series tells the story of Claire Beauchamp Randall (Caitriona Balfe), a married WWII British Army nurse who finds herself transported to the Highlands of 1700s Scotland, where she meets, has to marry and eventually falls in love with Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan), a local laird with his own castle – and major troubles with British officer Jack Randall (Tobias Menzies), the sadistic ancestor of Claire’s twentieth-century spouse Frank (also Menzies). Diana Gabaldon, who wrote the best-selling series …Read On »

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The Scoop on ASH VS. EVIL DEAD

Executive producer Robert Tapert, star of the series and executive producer Bruce Campbell along with executive producer Sam Raimi, original filmmakers of the EVIL DEAD franchise, start production on the TV series ASH VS. EVIL DEAD which will premiere this fall on Starz | © 2015 Starz

When best friends director/writer Sam Raimi, producer Robert G. Tapert and actor Bruce Campbell made the short film WITHIN THE WOODS in their native Michigan, they were hoping to make the feature that became 1981’s THE EVIL DEAD. They didn’t realize they were launching a horror franchise that would spawn 1987’s EVIL DEAD II and 1992’s ARMY OF DARKNESS, plus a 2013 remake. They were expecting even less that, in 2015, they’d all be working on the television series ASH VS. EVIL DEAD, which will premiere on Starz later this year. The three men, who have all enjoyed enormous success …Read On »

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OUTLANDER: Ronald D. Moore talks the second part of Season 1 – exclusive interview

OUTLANDER on Starz | © 2015 Starz

In the second half of the first season of Starz’s OUTLANDER, Saturdays at 9 PM, accidental time traveler Claire (Caitriona Balfe), a WWII-era English Army nurse who has wound up in mid-1700s Scotland, has decided to stay with Highlander husband Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan). However, there are all sorts of perils ahead, some coming from known enemies like sadistic British garrison commander Jack Randall (Tobias Menzies), the spitting image of his twentieth-century descendant Frank (also Menzies), who is Claire’s husband, and others coming from unexpected quarters. OUTLANDER, to no one’s surprise, has already been renewed for a second season. Executive …Read On »

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OUTLANDER star Caitriona Balfe trapped in time – interview

Caitriona Balfe stars as Claire in OUTLANDER on Starz | © 2015 Starz

Starz’s OUTLANDER, adapted from Diana Gabaldon’s best-selling novels, returns for the second half of its first season Saturday, April 4 at 9 PM, not a moment too soon for its many avid viewers. The season break ended with a cliffhanger. Caitriona Balfe’s character Claire, a married World War II English army nurse, accidentally traveled back to eighteenth-century Scotland. There, she meets two men who rapidly become significant to her. One is stalwart young Jamie Fraser, played by Sam Heughan, who gallantly marries Claire to prevent her from being arrested by the local representatives of the English Army. The English garrison …Read On »

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Tcheky Karyo finds THE MISSING – Exclusive Interview

Tcheky Karyo in THE MISSING - Season 1 - Key Art | ©2014 Starz

THE MISSING concludes its eight-episode first season on Starz, Saturday Jan. 10 at 9 PM. Originally conceived as a limited series, THE MISSING has been so successful with terrific ratings and Golden Globe nominations for both miniseries/telefilm and dramatic actress (Frances O’Connor) that a second season has been commissioned by the BBC and Starz, albeit the storyline won’t be connected to the first season. The first season of THE MISSING, written by brothers Harry Williams and Jack Williams, is set in two time periods. In 2006, British married couple Tony (James Nesbitt) and Emily (Frances O’Connor) are distraught when their …Read On »

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THE MISSING star James Nesbitt on the new Starz series and THE HOBBIT – Exclusive Interview

James Nesbitt in THE MISSING - Season 1 | ©2014 Starz

In Starz’s eight-part miniseries THE MISSING, Saturdays at 9 PM, James Nesbitt plays Tony Hughes, who in 2006 is happily married to Emily, played by Frances O’Connor, and loving father of eight-year-old Oliver (Oliver Hunt). In 2014, Tony is haunted and isolated, having spent the last eight years fruitlessly searching for his son, who vanished in an instant when the family was in a small town in France. Then Tony thinks he’s found a clue, and he is the epitome of an unstoppable force when it comes to finding out the truth of what happened. Nesbitt, originally from Northern Ireland, …Read On »

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Actress Frances O’Connor talks THE MISSING – Exclusive Interview

Frances O'Connor in THE MISSING - Season 1 | ©2014 Starz

In Starz’s new eight-part miniseries THE MISSING, premiering this weekend on the network and already available on Starz on Demand, we toggle back and forth between 2006 and the present. In 2006, Frances O’Connor’s Emily and James Nesbitt’s Tony are happily married, living in London and visiting France with their young son Oliver (Oliver Hunt). During one instant, Tony turns to look at a football game – and Oliver vanishes. Eight years later, Emily and Tony remain devastated. Emily has tried to move on with a new marriage. Tony remains actively obsessed with finding Oliver – and then turns up …Read On »

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OUTLANDER producer Ronald D. Moore travels back in time

OUTLANDER executive producer Ronald D. Moore | © 2014 Starz

Starz’s much-anticipated new series OUTLANDER debuts Saturday, August 9, at 9 PM. In the adaptation of Diana Gabaldon’s best-selling novels about era-crossed romance, Caitriona Balfe plays Claire Randall, a British WWII Army nurse who falls through a stone circle and finds herself in eighteen-century Scotland, where she meets Highland rebel Jamie Fraser, played by Sam Heughan. Ronald D. Moore, whose many credits include developing and executive producing BATTLESTAR: GALACTICA for Syfy (then SciFi), has brought OUTLANDER to premium cable television. He and lead actor Heughan both wear kilts to Starz’s panel on the series for the Television Critics Association press …Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Laura Haddock on DA VINCI’S DEMONS and GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

Laura Haddock in DA VINCI'S DEMONS - Season 2 | ©2014 Starz

DA VINCI’S DEMONS, now in its second season on Starz, Saturdays at 9 PM, explores the extremely adventurous life of Leonardo Da Vinci, played by Tom Riley, as a young artist, inventor and explorer in the Renaissance era. Created by David S. Goyer, the series is full of complex characters, but one of the most startling is Lucrezia Donati, played by Laura Haddock. In Season 1, Lucrezia is mistress to the powerful prince Lorenzo de Medici (Elliot Cowan), has an affair with Da Vinci, frames and murders an innocent man and spies for Rome. We find out that her father …Read On »

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Exclusive Interview with DA VINCI’S DEMONS Tom Riley – Part 2

Tom Riley as Leonardo Da Vinci in DA VINCI'S DEMONS | © 2014 Starz

In Part Two of Assignment X’s exclusive interview with DA VINCI’S DEMONS star Tom Riley, he talks more about portraying Leonardo da Vinci in the second season of the Starz series, as well as how working on Broadway emboldened him as an actor – and what he thinks of SHARKNADO. AX: You were on Broadway in Tom Stoppard’s play ARCADIA. Did that help you in any way anchor into the American entertainment industry? TOM RILEY: Well, it’s a very British play, and Tom Stoppard, and it was directed by a Brit [David Leveaux]. Broadway’s a different beast [to television]. I …Read On »

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