Interviews

DEBRIS: Actors Norbert Leo Butz and Scroobius Pip on new NBC sci-fi series – Interview

Norbert Butz as Maddox in DEBRIS - Season 1 - "Pilot" | ©2021 NBC/Sergei Bachlakov

DEBRIS is in its freshman season, Monday nights on NBC. In the series, created by J.H. Wyman, an alien spacecraft has exploded, near enough to Earth to have its debris land all over our planet. Each piece, large or small, has unique properties. Some create clones; others cause humans to breathe chlorine rather than oxygen; some allow teleportation. A joint U.S. (i.e., C.I.A.) and British (i.e., MI-6) task force has been created to track down and retrieve every bit of the alien technology. Bryan Beneventi (Jonathan Tucker) is the main C.I.A. field agent, who investigates with his MI-6 counterpart, Finola […]Read On »

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THE BLOODLINE OF YULE: Author Maria Alexander on her Christmas horror trilogy of novels – Exclusive Interview

SNOWED book cover | ©2021 Ghede Press

THE BLOODLINE OF YULE trilogy consists of three YA novels by Maria Alexander: SNOWED, SNOWBOUND, and SNOWBLIND. The three books take the connections between jolly Christmas elf Santa Claus and demonic Yuletide entity Krampus and posit that he’s really the same being, the Klaas. Depending on what mood he’s in, the Klaas can manifest as either Santa or Krampus. He spends most of the year in his icy snowbound fortress at the North Pole, but can find anyone with The List. In SNOWED, the Klaas’s son and heir apparent Aidan runs away and meets mortal tech-whiz teenager Charity Jones. The […]Read On »

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KATE & KOJI: Actor Jimmy Akingbola on new Britbox comedy and TED LASSO – Exclusive i\Interview

Jimmy Akingbola in KATE & KOJI | ©2021 Britbox

KATE & KOJI has its North American premiere on the streaming service Britbox on Tuesday, April 13. The half-hour comedy ran its first season last year on ITV, and has already been renewed for a second season. Jimmy Akingbola stars as Koji, opposite Brenda Blethyn’s Kate. Kate is the stuck-in-her-ways proprietor of a small English seaside café. Koji is a doctor from West Africa who is not allowed to practice medicine – or do any other paying work – while he waits for his asylum application to be processed. The two are unlikely comrades, but when Kate discovers an upside […]Read On »

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SANGRE NEGRA: Co-creator and star Antonio McKay and actor Ricardo Herranz chat new Tubi telenovela – Exclusive Interview

SANGRE NEGRA Key Art | ©2021 Tubi

SANGRE NEGRA translates as “black blood.” It is also the title of a new English-language telenovela series on the free streaming service Tubi. Created by executive producers Antonio McKay and Frank Pinnock, SANGRE NEGRA focuses on the three Santos brothers – ambitious mob boss Tony, played by McKay, defense attorney Guillermo Jr., played by Ricardo Herranz, and police detective Christian, played by Danny Arroyo – as well as their father, Guillermo Sr., played by Erik Estrada. In a telephone interview, McKay and Herranz talk about SANGRE NEGRA. There are two separate entries on IMDB for SANGRE NEGRA. McKay explains the […]Read On »

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WYNONNA EARP: Actor Tim Rozon on the end of the Syfy series – Interview

Tim Rozon as Doc Holliday in WYNONNA EARP - Season 4 - "Hell Raisin' Good Time" | ©2021 Syfy/Michelle Faye/Wynonna Earp Productions, Inc

WYNONNA EARP is now in its fourth and reportedly final season, Friday nights on Syfy. Created for television by executive producer/show runner Emily Andras, based on the graphic novels by Beau Smith, WYNONNA EARP is the story of the title heroine, played by Melanie Scrofano, who is the great-great-granddaughter of famed Western lawman Wyatt Earp. On her twenty-seventh birthday, Wynonna inherits her ancestor’s gun – and the family curse, which calls for her to fight revenants, the reincarnated souls of those that Wyatt killed. Tim Rozon plays Doc Holliday, Wyatt’s best friend who was trapped in stasis for a century-and-a-half. […]Read On »

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RESIDENT ALIEN: Actor Alex Barima on Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

Alex Barima of RESIDENT ALIEN | ©2021 Dale Klippenstein

RESIDENT ALIEN is a live-action series based on the graphic Dark Horse Comics novel by Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse, adapted for television by Chris Sheridan. The show has its first-season finale on Syfy, Wednesday, March 31; it has been renewed for a second season. The Resident Alien in question is an extraterrestrial who was tasked with destroying human life on Earth, but accidentally crash-landed in a small mountain town in Colorado. Assuming the form of town doctor Harry Vanderspeigle, the alien is confused by human behavior, but find that he likes people – which is at odds with his […]Read On »

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PALEYFEST: Paley Center LA Vice President Rene Reyes on the 2021 Edition – Exclusive Interview

PALEYFEST LA 2021: Key Art | ©2021 PaleyFest

PaleyFestLA is an event typically held several times a year. Sponsored by the Paley Center for Media, PaleyFestLA has moderated panels with the cast and creators of various television shows. The bad news: COVID-19 prevents this spring’s panels from being held in person. The good news: people can watch the initial slate of programming from anywhere – not just Los Angeles – for free on the Paley Center’s dedicated channel on Verizon Media’s Yahoo Entertainment, beginning Tuesday, March 30, 10 AM ET/7 AM PT. Paley Center members have access beginning Friday, March 26. This PaleyFestLA, the series include BIG SKY, […]Read On »

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RESIDENT ALIEN: Creator Chris Sheridan and actress Sara Tomko on Season 1 – Interview

Sara Tomko as Asta Twelvetrees in RESIDENT ALIEN - Season 1 | ©2021 Syfy/James Dittinger

RESIDENT ALIEN is a hit. The series, which has its first-season finale on Syfy Wednesday, March 31, has met with critical and public acclaim, and been picked up for a second season. Chris Sheridan (a writer/producer on FAMILY GUY, YES, DEAR, and TITUS) created RESIDENT ALIEN for television, based on the graphic novels by Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse. Alan Tudyk plays the title role, an extraterrestrial who is supposed to exterminate humanity but instead finds himself in the body of Dr. Harry Vanderspiegle, who is pressed into taking over the clinic in the small town of Patience, Colorado. Sara […]Read On »

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TURN: WASHINGTON’S SPIES: The creator and executive producer talk spy thriller – Exclusive Interview (Reprint)

Kevin McNally as Judge Woodhull , Burn Gorman as Major Hewlett and Jamie Bell as Abe Woodhull in TURN - Season 1 | ©2014 AMC/ Frank Ockenfels 3

TURN: WASHINGTON’S SPIES originally ran for four seasons, 2014-2017, on AMC. The series is now available in its entirety on Netflix. Based on historian Alexander Rose’s nonfiction book WASHINGTON’S SPIES, TURN: WASHINGTON’S SPIES is a thriller set during the American Revolutionary War. George Washington has a network of spies working for him against the British. An initially reluctant recruit to this cause is cabbage farmer Abe Woodhull, played by Jamie Bell (BILLY ELLIOTT). This is a reprint of our interview that originally ran on May 8, 2014. Following a Q&A panel held by AMC for the Television Critics Association, author […]Read On »

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MR MERCEDES: Brendan Gleeson on the series based on the novel by Stephen King – Exclusive Interview

MR. MERCEDES - Season 2 key art | ©2018 AT&T Audience Network

MR MERCEDES, which originally aired for three seasons, 2017-2019, on AT&T Audience Network, is now available on Peacock, NBC’s streaming service. Seasons 1 and 2 are free; Season 3 is available on the premium tier. Brendan Gleeson plays retired homicide detective Bill Hodges. Based on the novel by Stephen King, MR MERCEDES follows Bill’s dogged pursuit of the title character (Harry Treadaway), who used a stolen car to commit mass murder and is intending to kill even more people. This interview originally ran in ASSIGNMENT X on October 11, 2017. Gleeson, who hails from Dublin, Ireland, has been working steadily […]Read On »

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