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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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RESIDENT ALIEN: actor Alan Tudyk on new extraterrestrial comedy series – Interview

Alan Tudyk is Harry Vanderspeigle in RESIDENT ALIEN - Season 1 | ©2021 Syfy/James Dittinger

RESIDENT ALIEN is a live-action series based on the graphic Dark Horse Comics novel by Steve Parkhouse. Premiering Wednesday, January 27, on Syfy, RESIDENT ALIEN stars Alan Tudyk as the title character, who crash-landed on Earth. Able to make himself look human (except to one little boy, played by Judah Prehn), the alien has assumed the identity of small-town veterinarian Harry Vanderspeigle. Although completely confused by human behavior, Harry finds that he actually likes the townspeople. This may be a problem, since he’s been sent here to wipe out humanity. Tudyk, originally from Texas, is known for work in films […]Read On »

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NEXT: Actor Jason Butler Harner on the Fox techno-thriller – Exclusive Interview

Jason Butler Harner as Ted LeBlanc in NEXT - Season 1 | ©2020 FOX/Miller Mobley

In NEXT, Tuesday nights on Fox, series creator Manny Coto postulates that an artificial intelligence has reached self-awareness, and wants to get rid of humanity. The A.I.’s regretful inventor, billionaire Paul LeBlanc (John Slattery), enlists government cyber-security expert Shea Salazar (Fernanda Andrade) and her team in an effort to stop neXt. Jason Butler Harner plays Ted LeBlanc, Paul’s younger brother, who has taken over the company Paul founded. Harner, originally from New York, has film and TV credits that include OZARK, RAY DONOVAN, SCANDAL, THE BLACKLIST, NON-STOP, HOMELAND, THE GREEN, and, coincidentally, the 2007 Nicolas Cage science-fiction feature NEXT. At […]Read On »

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SUPERNATURAL: The CW president Mark Pedowitz talks about the end of the 15-year series – Interview

Misha Collins as Castiel, Jared Padalecki as Sam, Jensen Ackles as Dean and Alexander Calvert as Jack in SUPERNATURAL - Season 15 | © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved

After fifteen seasons and 327 one-hour episodes, SUPERNATURAL has its series finale on The CW on Thursday, November 17, 2020. The series began on The WB, and is now the longest-lasting survivor of that now-gone network. The CW Network president Mark Pedowitz counts himself as a SUPERNATURAL admirer. At a Q&A panel (pre-COVID) held by The CW for the Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour, there’s a final SUPERNATURAL panel. The speakers include leads Jared Padalecki (Sam Winchester), Jensen Ackles (Dean Winchester), Misha Collins (the angel Castiel) and Alexander Calvert (the half-angel Jack), executive producer/director Robert Singer, and executive producers/writers […]Read On »

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NEXT: Actors Eve Harlow and Michael Mosley on Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

Michael Mosley as CMEve Harlow as Gina

NEXT is the title of the new Fox Network Tuesday-night series about an artificial intelligence, also called NEXT. The NEXT A.I. has achieved consciousness and is slowly going about using every bit of tech at its disposal to dispose of people who might be able to stop it from eradicating humanity. Fighting against NEXT are its creator, Paul LeBlance (John Slattery), and FBI Special Agent Shea Salazar (Fernanda Andrade), who heads up a cybersecurity task force. Eve Harlow plays Gina Graham and Michael Mosley plays C.M., both members of Salazar’s team. Gina is Salazar’s protégé, while C.M. is an ex-con […]Read On »

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HUNTERS: Creator David Weil and executive producer Nikki Toscano on Season 1 – Interview

HUNTERS - Season 1 Key Art | ©2020 Amazon

HUNTERS is currently streaming its ten-episode first season on Amazon Prime, and renewed for a second season. Created by David Weil and set in the 1970s, this story casts a band of Holocaust survivors, led by Al Pacino’s Meyer Offerman, who come together to violently take down Nazis who have settled in the U.S. The tone is quasi-superhero comic book, mixed with actual history. Weil and his fellow HUNTERS executive producer Nikki Toscano (also a producer/writer on series including DETROIT 1-8-7, REVENGE, BATES MOTEL, MATADOR, SHADES OF BLUE, and 24: LEGACY) are together at the HUNTERS Q&A panel organized by […]Read On »

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ROADKILL: Actor Hugh Laurie and creator David Hare on new miniseries – Interview

Hugh Laurie in ROADKILL | ©2020 PBS

ROADKILL is a four-part British drama, premiering on PBS Masterpiece Sunday, November 1. Hugh Laurie (HOUSE M.D., THE NIGHT MANAGER) stars as English politician Peter Laurence, who is trying outmaneuver a scandal without any regret or remorse. ROADKILL is created and written by David Hare, an Oscar nominee for his screenplays for THE READER and THE HOURS. Both Hare and Laurie take part in a virtual Q&A as part of PBS’s portion of the Summer 2020 Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour. This article is derived from that session. What motivated Hare to write ROADKILL? “Oh, golly, that’s such a […]Read On »

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UTOPIA: Actors Desmin Borges, Jessica Rothe and Cory Michael Smith talk Season 1 of the new genre series – Interview

UTOPIA Season 1 | ©2020 Amazon

UTOPIA is now streaming its entire first season on Amazon Prime. Based on the British series created by Dennis Kelly, UTOPIA has been adapted as an American-set version by executive producer Gillian Flynn. The series brings together a group of comic book fans, who are excited at the discovery of a sequel to their favorite underground graphic novel. They learn that the events and characters in the books are real, and find themselves in opposition to a sinister tech company. Desmin Borges plays obsessive/compulsive genius Wilson Wilson, and Jessica Rothe plays Sam, two of the comic book aficionados. Cory Michael […]Read On »

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SUPERNATURAL: Actor Misha Collins gives the scoop on the end of the series – Exclusive Interview

Misha Collins as Castiel in SUPERNATURAL - Season 15 - "Gimme Shelter" | © 2020 The CW Network/Katie Yu

When Misha Collins first appeared on SUPERNATURAL in its fourth-season premiere way back in 2008, nobody – including Collins – had any idea that he’d become a series regular. However, in SUPERNATURAL’s fifteenth and final season, now airing Thursday nights on The CW, Collins’s angel Castiel has become a beloved and essential part of Team Winchester, which currently consists of monster-fighting brothers Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles), plus half-human/half-angel Jack (Alexander Calvert), who is sort of Castiel’s adopted son. As SUPERNATURAL viewers know, our heroes are currently involved in fighting none other than God, aka Chuck (Rob Benedict), […]Read On »

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