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PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS: Actor Adam Rodriguez on Season 1 – Part 1 – Exclusive Interview

Adam Rodriguez as Raul Vega in PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS - Season 1 |©2020 Showtime/Jim Fiscus

PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS, now in its first season Sundays on Showtime, is technically a spinoff of the original 2014-2016. Both series were created by John Logan, but where the first PENNY DREADFUL was set in 1890s London and the Old West, dealing with classical monsters, PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS is set in 1938 Los Angeles. There is Santa Muerte (Lorenza Izzo), the Angel of Death from Latin folklore, and her demon sister Magda (Natalie Dormer), who takes on many identities as she tries to inspire people to violence. However, most of the monsters in PENNY DREADFUL: CITY […]Read On »

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MRS. AMERICA: Actress Margo Martindale on new miniseries – Exclusive Interview

Margo Martindale as Bella Abzug in MRS. AMERICA | ©2020 FX/Pari Dukovic

MRS. AMERICA is a nine-episode miniseries, streaming on FX on Hulu, about the battle over the Equal Rights Amendment. Created by Dahvi Waller, MRS. AMERICA is set in the 1970s, when what seemed like a simple constitutional amendment – the ERA guaranteed “equal legal rights for all American citizens, regardless of sex” – was turned into a political flashpoint by far-right activist Phyllis Schlafly, played by Cate Blanchett. Margo Martindale plays real-life Democratic politician Bella Abzug (1920-1998), a U.S. congresswoman for New York who was one of the founders of the National Women’s Political Caucus. Martindale, who was won three […]Read On »

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ALMOST PARADISE: Writer Kerry Glover on Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

Christian Kane in ALMOST PARADISE - Season 1 | ©2020 Electric Entertainment/WGN America

ALMOST PARADISE, Monday nights on WGN America and thereafter available on Amazon, is the first American-made TV series to be shot entirely in the Philippines. Created by Dean Devlin and Gary Rosen, the series stars Christian Kane as former U.S. DEA agent Alex Walker. Alex has moved to the island of Cebu in search of a peaceful retirement, but his crime-stopping instincts keep involving him with the local police department, primarily detectives Kai Mendoza (Samantha Richelle) and Ernesto Alamares (Arthur Acun͂a). Kerry Glover scripted the ALMOST PARADISE episode “Unbecalming,” where the police station is taken over by criminals at the […]Read On »

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BARKSKINS: Creator Elwood Reid on adapting Annie Proulx’s historical novel – Exclusive Interview

BARSKINS - Key Art | ©2020 National Geographic

BARKSKINS, the series premiering Monday, May 25, on National Geographic, is based on a small section of Annie Proulx’s sprawling 2016 novel. Executive producer Elwood Reid, who adapted BARKSKINS for television and wrote all eight of the episodes, begins in 1670s New France, the territory that will become modern-day Quebec, Canada. “Barkskins” is a term for indentured servants who are working for their freedom. In the series, these include determined Sel (Christian Cooke) and homesick Duquet (James Bloor), whose services are purchased by eccentric homesteader Trepagny (David Thewlis). The area is contested by the French government, the English Hudson Bay […]Read On »

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DEVS: Stephen McKinley Henderson on the science fiction miniseries – Exclusive Interview

Stephen McKinley Henderson as Stewart in DEVS |©2020 FX/Miya Mizuno

DEVS is a miniseries written and entirely directed by Alex Garland. All eight episodes are now streaming on FX on Hulu. DEVS concerns a mysterious tech company called Amaya. Amaya employee Lily (Sonoya Mizuno) rightly believes there is something suspicious about her boyfriend/co-worker Sergei’s (Karl Glusman) death. When Lily begins to investigate, she is on track to learn what it is that Amaya is actually doing. Stephen McKinley Henderson plays Stewart, one of the key associates of Amaya founder Forest (Nick Offerman). Henderson, originally from Missouri, has an extensive stage and screen career that includes the films LINCOLN, MANCHESTER BY […]Read On »

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WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS: Natasia Demetriou vamps it up in Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Natasia Demetriou as Nadja in WHAT WE DO IN SHADOWS - Season 2 | ©2020 FX/Pari Dukovic

WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS is back for its second season on Wednesday nights on FX. The horror comedy, based on the film of the same name from creators Jemaine Clement and Taiki Waititi, gives us more adventures with the group of vampire roommates, unliving together in a mansion on Staten Island. British actress Natasia Demetriou plays Nadja, the lone woman in the group, who turned and is married to Laszlo, portrayed by Matt Berry. Kayvan Novak is Nandor the Relentless, Mark Proksch is energy vampire Colin Robinson, and Harvey Guillen is their human familiar Guillermo. Last season, Nadja […]Read On »

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ALMOST PARADISE: Actress Samantha Richelle on Season 1 of the new action series – Exclusive Interview

Samantha Richelle in ALMOST PARADISE - Season 1 | ©2020 Electric Entertainment

In ALMOST PARADISE, in its first season Monday nights on WGN America and thereafter available on Amazon Prime, Samantha Richelle plays police detective Kai Mendoza. The series, created by Dean Devlin & Gary Rosen, is set and shot in the Philippines. Kai is the youngest detective on the force on the scenic island of Cebu. She is often paired with more senior detective Ernesto Alamares (Arthur Acuna). Both of the law officers find themselves alternately helped and annoyed by Christian Kane’s character Alex Walker, an American ex-DEA agent who thought he was retiring to Cebu, but can’t help himself when […]Read On »

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VIDA: Actress Roberta Colindrez on the third and final season – Exclusive Interview

Roberta Colindrez is Nico in VIDA - Season 3 | © 2019 Starz Entertainment, LLC/Kat Marcinowski

In Starz’s VIDA, now in its third and final season Sunday nights on Starz, the drama continues. East Los Angeles bar owner Emma (Mishel Prada) has broken up with her girlfriend Nico, played by Roberta Colindrez. Nico, an expert bartender and seemingly well-balanced person all through Season 2, failed to tell Emma that she was married, at least technically. Nico, heartbroken by Emma’s rejection over this revelation, has begun drinking heavily. Will the pair overcome their differences in VIDA’s remaining three episodes? For that matter, will Emma be willing to meet the father who abandoned her and her younger sister […]Read On »

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Movie Review: EQUAL STANDARD

EQUAL STANDARD movie poster | ©2020 C.O.D.

Rating: Not Rated Stars: Tobias Truvillion, Syleena Johnson, Chris Kerson, Brad Fleischer, Rob Minutoli, Ice-T, Robert Clohessy Writer: Taheim Bryan Director: Brendan Kyle Cochrane Distributor: C.O.D. Release Date (streaming on demand at equalstandardmovie.com): May 14, 2020  EQUAL STANDARD stakes a claim in the Wild West of movie distribution during Covid-19 lockdown by making itself available at equalstandardmovie.com for $9.99. For big-city viewers, this is a decent price, especially if there’s more than one viewer. The plot and intended scope of EQUAL STANDARD might be better served by an HBO miniseries. NYPD Detective Chris Jones (Tobias Truvillion) and his wife, NYPD […]Read On »

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COUNCIL OF DADS: Actress Sarah Wayne Callies on new drama – Exclusive Interview

Sarah Wayne Callies as Robin Perry in COUNCIL OF DADS - Season 1| ©2020 NBC/Jeff Lipsky

NBC’s COUNCIL OF DADS is on Thursday nights in its first season. The feel-good drama, created by Tony Phelan and Joan Rater, is about a family that loses one member, only to gain many more. In the pilot, Scott Perry (Tom Everett Scott), having received a cancer diagnosis, asks the three men he trusts most – Anthony (Clive Standen), Larry (Michael O’Neill), and Oliver (J. August Richards) – to be there for his family and serve as substitute dads after his death. This occurs partway through the first episode. Sarah Wayne Callies plays Dr. Robin Perry, Scott’s wife/widow and mother […]Read On »

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