Interviews

TRANSPARENT: Shakina Nayfack on the MUSICALE FINALE – Exclusive Interview

TRANSPARENT MUSICALE FINALE | ©2019 Amazon

TRANSPARENT celebrates its ending by doing its fifth season as a single 100-minute musical movie, the TRANSPARENT MUSICALE FINALE, now available on Amazon Prime. Created by Jill Soloway, TRANSPARENT tells the story of the complicated Pfefferman family in Los Angeles, and the impact on everyone when the erstwhile patriarch, played by Jeffrey Tambor, comes out as transgender, now to be known as Maura. TRANSPARENT picked up Emmys and Golden Globes in multiple categories in its first four seasons, 2014-2017. It had been picked up for a fifth season when two people accused Tambor of sexual harassment. He has denied the […]Read On »

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MR. MERCEDES: Gabriel Ebert talks Season 3 – Exclusive Interview

Gabriel Ebert in MR. MERCEDES | ©2019 AT&T Audience Network

In Season 3 of MR. MERCEDES, Tuesday nights on AT&T’s Audience Network, Brady Hartsfield may be dead, but he’s still wreaking havoc by appearing to Lou Linklatter (Breeda Wool), who’s on trial for Brady’s murder. However, this isn’t the only problem faced by Lou’s friends at the Finders Keepers detective agency, ex-police detective Bill Hodges (Brendan Gleeson), Holly Gibney (Justine Lupe) and Jerome Robinson (Jharrel Jerome). The third season of MR. MERCEDES is largely based on FINDERS KEEPERS, the second book in Stephen King’s trilogy of novels with this group of characters (as the season proceeds, we see elements of […]Read On »

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POWER: Omari Hardwick on the final season of the Starz series – Exclusive Interview

POWER - Season 6 - Omari Hardwick Key Art | ©2019 Starz

In the sixth and final season of POWER, Sundays on Starz, everything is coming apart for protagonist James “Ghost” St. Patrick, played by Omari Hardwick. Once a successful New York City nightclub owner and drug dealer (not necessarily in that order), Ghost has seen his empire crumble. His wife Tasha (Naturi Naughton) has left him, his teen son Tariq (Michael Rainey Jr.) despises him, his young daughter Raina (Donshea Hopkins) has been murdered, he’s (wrongly) implicated in the killing of his lover, prosecutor Angela Valdes (Lela Loren), and his erstwhile best friend Tommy (Joseph Sikora) is out for blood. Hardwick, […]Read On »

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GOD FRIENDED ME: Violett Beane talks Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Violett Beane in GOD FRIENDED ME - Season 1 | ©2018 Warner Bros./Jeff Riedell

In CBS’s GOD FRIENDED ME, now in its second season on Sunday nights, atheist podcaster Miles Finer (Brandon Micheal Hall) is thrown for a loop when someone claiming to be God friends him on Facebook. More, whoever has the God account keeps making suggestions that improve Miles’s life and helps him to assist strangers. Violett Beane plays journalist Cara Bloom, who tries to help Miles find out who is actually running the God account. Last season, evidence pointed to wealthy, philanthropic tech mogul Simon Hayes (Adam Goldberg), but he turned out to be just an ordinary, albeit ethical, good guy. […]Read On »

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SUPERNATURAL: Alexander Calvert chats about playing Lucifer’s son on Season 15 – Exclusive Interview

Alexander Calvert as Jack in SUPERNATURAL - Season 14 - "Moriah" | © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved/Bettina Strauss

SUPERNATURAL embarks on its fifteenth and final season on The CW on Thursday, October 10. The series, created by Eric Kripke, started with the relatively modest premise of the Winchester brothers, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles), fighting monsters and ghosts throughout the U.S. (even though the show is actually shot in Vancouver). As the seasons unspooled, though, the mythology got progressively more dense, until the Winchesters were actually tangling with Lucifer (mostly Mark Pellegrino, though other actors have embodied the fallen angel as well) and even God (Rob Benedict). At the end of Season 12, in May 2017, […]Read On »

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STUMPTOWN: Michael Ealy on new ABC drama series – Exclusive Interview

Michael Ealy is Detective Miles Hoffman in STUMPTOWN - Season 1 | ©2019 ABC/Matthias Clamer

In ABC’s new Wednesday-night drama STUMPTOWN, adapted from Greg Rucka’s graphic novels, Cobie Smulders stars as Dex Parios. Dex is a bartender turned novice but tough private investigator operating in Portland, Oregon. (Portland is known as Stumptown due to its origins as a logging camp.) Michael Ealy plays Portland police detective Miles Hoffman, who doesn’t quite know what to make of his rule-breaking new acquaintance, especially when she shows up at his home late at night for no-strings sex. Ealy, originally from Maryland, is no stranger to playing law enforcement personnel, including series leads as an undercover FBI agent in […]Read On »

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MR. MERCEDES: Brett Gelman gives the scoop on Season 3 – Exclusive Interview

Brett Gelman in MR. MERCEDES - Season 3 | ©2019 AT&T Audience Network

In Season 3 of MR. MERCEDES, Tuesdays on AT&T Audience Network, the story is about equally divided between our heroes’ investigation into new murders, and the murder trial of Lou Linklatter (Breeda Wool). Brett Gelman plays Lou’s lawyer, Roland Finkelstein. The role is a bit of a change of pace for Gelman, who more often works in comedy, including the Emmy-winning FLEABAG. Gelman, also a writer and producer, co-scripted as well as starred in the feature LEMON, and wrote on the series THE ERIC ANDRE SHOW and NICK CANNON PRESENTS: SHORT CIRCUITZ. As an actor, Gelman’s work includes roles in […]Read On »

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PRODIGAL SON: Aurora Perrineau on new cop profiler series – Exclusive Interview

Aurora Perrineau in PRODIGAL SON - Season 1 - "Fear Response" | ©2019 Fox Media LLC/Eric Liebowitz

In Fox’s new Monday-night dramatic thriller PRODIGAL SON, former FBI agent-turned-NYPD profiler Malcolm Bright (Thomas Payne) has special insight into the minds of serial killers. This is at least partly because his father is incarcerated serial killer Martin Whitley (Michael Sheen). Aurora Perrineau plays NYPD homicide detective Dani Powell, who frequently winds up working with Bright, even though she is initially skeptical of his abilities and motives. Perrineau can currently be seen in the Emmy-winning miniseries WHEN THEY SEE US. Some of her other credits include the films EQUALS, JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS, PASSENGERS, and TRUTH OR DARE, and two […]Read On »

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BATWOMAN: Dougray Scott on playing Batwoman’s father – Exclusive Interview

Dougray Scott as Jacob Kane in BATWOMAN - Season 1 | © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved/Jordon Nuttall

In The CW’s new series BATWOMAN, based on the DC Comics and premiering Sunday, October 6, Ruby Rose stars as the title character. Kate Kane returns home to Gotham City to find the place under siege due to the absence of Batman, aka her cousin Bruce Wayne. Kate decides to take up his crime-fighting mantle, as well as co-opting the Batcave. Dougray Scott plays Kate’s father, Col. Jacob Kane. The colonel is an ex-military man who now heads up the Crows, a private security firm that keeps order in Gotham City, at the expense of freedom. The colonel loves his […]Read On »

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Movie Review: JOKER

JOKER movie poster | ©2019 Warner Bros.

Rating: R Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Frances Conroy, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Brett Cullen, Bill Camp, Shea Whigham, Glenn Fleshler, Leigh Gill, Sharon Washington Writers: Todd Phillips & Scott Silver, based on characters from DC Comics Director: Todd Phillips Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: October 4, 2019 Seldom has it been so hard to figure out a letter grade for a movie review. JOKER doesn’t precisely defy normal measures of quality, but its ambiguities are simultaneously intriguing and frustrating. Despite rumors to the contrary, JOKER is set squarely within the Batman universe, even if this is a Gotham City grimier […]Read On »

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