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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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HANNIBAL: Creator Bryan Fuller on fan reaction, theme and more – Exclusive Interview – Part 3

Hugh Dancy, Laurence Fishburne and Mads Mikkelsen in HANNIBAL - Season 1 | ©2013 NBC/Robert Trachtenberg

This story was originally posted on ASSIGNMENT X  on July 9, 2015 and is being reprinted to highlight the series re-airing on Amazon Prime. In the final part of Assignment X’s reprint of our exclusive interview with Bryan Fuller, which originally ran July 9, 2015, the HANNIBAL executive producer/show runner/creator – adapting from Thomas Harris’ novels – talks about fan reaction, food as a narrative theme and more. The series ran for three years, 2013-2015, on NBC, and is now available in its entirety on Amazon Prime. AX: Is there anything about the fan reaction to HANNIBAL that has surprised […]Read On »

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HANNIBAL: Creator Bryan Fuller on the cult series adapted from the Thomas Harris novels – Exclusive Interview – Part 2

HANNIBAL | ©2013 NBC

This story was originally posted on ASSIGNMENT X  on July 3, 2015 and is being reprinted to highlight the series re-airing on Amazon Prime. HANNIBAL originally ran on NBC for three seasons, 2013-2015. It is now available in its entirety on Amazon Prime. Executive producer Bryan Fuller, who has adapted Thomas Harris’ novels about the charismatic, cannibalistic serial killer of the title, played here by Mads Mikkelsen, told various news outlets at the time of the show’s cancellation that “NBC has allowed us to craft a television series that no other broadcast network would have dared,” expressing his gratitude to […]Read On »

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