The Vampire Diaries

THE GIFTED: Executive producer-writer Melinda Hsu Taylor on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

L-R: Skyler Samuels, Grace Byers, Emma Dumont, Percy Hynes White, Natalie Alyn Lind, Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker, Sean Teale, Blair Redford, Jamie Chung and Coby Bell in THE GIFTED - Season 2| ©2018 Fox/Justin Stephens

In Season 2 of Fox’s MARVEL’S THE GIFTED on Tuesday nights, the factions of superpowered mutants and non-powered but armed humans have multiplied. In the series created by Matt Nix, set in the X-MEN universe, we still have the Mutant Underground, mutants who are trying to keep the peace, and Sentinel Services, the human government arm tasked with suppressing any mutant activity deemed suspicious. Now there’s also the militant mutant group the Inner Circle, which wants to dominate or entirely eradicate regular humans, the violently anti-mutant human cadre the Purifiers, and the literally underground mutant community of Morlocks. Stuck in […]Read On »

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LEGACIES: Creator and executive producer Julie Plec talks about new THE VAMPIRE DIARIES spin-off- interview

Kaylee Bryant as Josie in LEGACIES - Season 1 | © 2018 The CW Network/Miller Mobley

The CW’s new Thursday-night series LEGACIES is a spin-off of both THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, which ran on the network for eight years, and that series’ spin-off THE ORIGINALS, which concluded its five-season run in May. In LEGACIES, Hope Mikaelson (Danielle Rose Russell), the daughter of the late vampire/werewolf hybrid Klaus and granddaughter of a witch, is one of the first enrollees at the Mystic Falls, Virginia Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted. The Salvatore School is in fact a haven for supernatural adolescents. The headmaster is Alaric Saltzman (Matthew Davis), first introduced in THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, in which he […]Read On »

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WHITE FAMOUS: Actors Kendrick Sampson and Lyndon Smith on Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

Jay Pharoah as Floyd and Kendrick Sampson as Robbie in WHITE FAMOUS - Season 1 | ©2017 Showtime/Eddy Chen

Showtime’s first-season comedy WHITE FAMOUS is loosely based on the life and career of one of its executive producers, Jamie Foxx. In WHITE FAMOUS, Jay Pharoah stars as stand-up comedian Floyd Mooney. Floyd is famous in the black community, but his non-black representatives are urging him to take acting roles so he can become “white famous.” Kendrick Sampson plays British actor Robbie MacDonald, a possible Floyd rival, and Lyndon Smith plays Gwen, a possible Floyd romance. Sampson is a veteran of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, GRACEPOINT, HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, is in the upcoming series RELATIONSHIP STATUS, and has […]Read On »

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TIME AFTER TIME: Kevin Williamson and Marcos Siega – interview

Freddie Stroma as H.G. Wells and Josh Bowman as John Stevenson in TIME AFTER TIME | © 2017 ABC/Bob D’Amico

ABC’s new Sunday night series TIME AFTER TIME is based on the cult classic 1979 film, about nineteenth-century science-fiction writer H.G. Wells chasing his erstwhile friend John Stevenson – aka Jack the Ripper – into the present and finding love with a modern woman. Kevin Williamson (the SCREAM films, DAWSON’S CREEK, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES) has adapted TIME AFTER TIME for television. He and his fellow executive producer, director Marcos Siega, talk about turning the story into a serial. Williamson also briefly talks about the series finale of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, which airs this coming Friday, March 10. ASSIGNMENT X: Although […]Read On »

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ICE SCULPTURE CHRISTMAS: David Alpay discuss the Hallmark telefilm – exclusive interview

Rachel Boston and David Alpay star in ICE SCULPTURE CHRISTMAS | © 2015 Marcel Williams/Hallmark

In Hallmark Channel’s new telefilm ICE SCULPTURE CHRISTMAS, which has its next airing Saturday, November 14 at noon, David Alpay stars as David Manning. David finds true love where he least expects it when he comes to the aid of his childhood friend Callie, played by Rachel Boston. Toronto native Alpay has had series regular roles on SLINGS AND ARROWS, THE BORGIAS and THE LOTTERY. He is also proud of another TV credit. DAVID ALPAY: I was on Season 4 of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES. I played Professor Shane. AX: Your character was scheming with Silas, who was the doppelganger of […]Read On »

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HEROES REBORN: Jack Coleman give the scoop on Season 1 – exclusive interview

Jack Coleman stars as Noah Bennett/HRG in HEROES REBORN | © 2015 Christos Kalohoridis/NBC

For four seasons, Jack Coleman played Noah Bennet, aka HRG (short for “Horn-Rimmed Glasses”) or “the man with the plan,” on NBC’s HEROES. Noah, adoptive father of the indestructible cheerleader Claire (played by Hayden Panettiere, now a regular on NASHVILLE), was an operative of a shadowy agency that co-opted people with superpowers. However, fatherly loyalty won out with Noah – usually. It was always hard to be sure of his motives, which was one of the things that made him such a memorable character. Pennsylvania native Coleman was a standout member of the large HEROES cast. His earlier career included […]Read On »

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THE VAMPIRE DIARIES: Caroline Dries chats vampire differences in Season 6 – exclusive interview

Matt Davis as Alaric and Jodi Lyn O'Keefe as Jo in THE VAMPIRE DIARIES | © 2015 The CW/Bob Mahoney

There’s never a dull moment on The CW’s THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, now in its sixth season Thursdays at 8 PM and renewed for a seventh. Between all the vampires, werewolves, witches, hybrids, ghosts, romances, deaths, resurrections, spells and more in and around the town of Mystic Falls, Virginia – not to mention events on the series’ spin-off THE ORIGINALS, which provides the occasional crossover – each episode is filled to the brim with events. Caroline Dries serves as executive producer and co-show runner on THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, which was originally adapted for television by Kevin Williamson from L.J. Smith’s novels; […]Read On »

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THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA co-star Janina Gavankar talks Season 1 – exclusive interview

Janina Gavankar stars as Meredith Rose on THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA | © 2015 Eric Liebowitz/NBC

In NBC’s THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA, Wednesdays at 8 PM, Debra Messing plays the title character, an NYPD homicide detective juggling her job and a chaotic home life with uncontrollable young twin sons and an estranged husband Jake (Josh Lucas), who is also her new boss. Complicating things further is resentful fellow detective Meredith Bose, played by Janina Gavankar. Gavankar is known to TRUE BLOOD fans for her role as shape-shifter Luna Garza. The Illinois native has also appeared on ARROW as Detective McKenna Hall, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES as Tessa, THE L WORD and the Web series NIKKI & NORA, […]Read On »

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CONSTANTINE star Matt Ryan goes to hell and back – Exclusive Interview

Matt Ryan in CONSTANTINE - Season 1 | © 2014 NBC/Paul Drinkwater

NBC’s new series CONSTANTINE, Fridays at 10 PM, is based on the HELLBLAZER comics and graphic novels by Jamie Delano and Garth Ennis. Matt Ryan plays John Constantine, a man who has literally fought demons but gave up the battle after a mistake on his part led to the death of a child and Constantine’s damnation. Now Constantine is given a chance at redemption by a possibly untrustworthy angel (Harold Perrineau), but he must resume combating the minions of Hell. Unlike the 2005 big-screen CONSTANTINE that starred Keanu Reeves, the television version, adapted from the source material by David S. […]Read On »

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STALKER creator Kevin Williamson on his new CBS series – Exclusive Interview

Dylan McDermott in STALKER - Season 1 - "Phobia" | ©2014 CBS/Neil Jacobs

Kevin Williamson, who created the SCREAM franchise, DAWSON’S CREEK and THE FOLLOWING, as well as adapting THE VAMPIRE DIARIES for TV, has now brought forth STALKER. The new CBS series, Wednesdays at 10 PM, follows LAPD’s Threat Assessment Unit (based on the real LAPD Threat Management Unit), particularly Detective Beth Davis, played by Maggie Q, and her new partner Jack Larsen, portrayed by Dylan McDermott. Their job is to investigate and evaluate cases where someone is being stalked and to take the appropriate action to protect the person. Beth is initially wary of Jack, not least because Jack has followed […]Read On »

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