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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WHEN WE RISE: Actress Ivory Aquino – exclusive interview

Ivory Aquino as Cecilia Chung in WHEN WE RISE | © 2017 ABC/Image Group LA

In ABC’s LGBTQ civil rights miniseries WHEN WE RISE, concluding Friday March 3, Ivory Aquino plays real-life San Francisco activist and commissioner Cecilia Chung. Both women are transgender, meaning they were born in male bodies and have transitioned into living as women. This is Aquino’s first role as a transgender woman; previously, she explains, she had played only cis-gender (meaning someone who identifies as they gender they are born as) female characters. ASSIGNMENT X: When you heard about WHEN WE RISE as a project, did you think, “I really need to be a part of this,” or, “I wonder how […]Read On »

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WHEN WE RISE: Actor Michael Kenneth Williams – exclusive interview

Michael Kenneth Williams as Ken Jones in WHEN WE RISE | © 2017 ABC/Image Group LA

Michael Kenneth Williams has a wide-ranging career that encompasses everything from his Jazz Age gangster Chalky White in BOARDWALK EMPIRE to a heroic resistance fighter in THE PURGE: ANARCHY to the husband of Queen Latifah’s Bessie Smith in BESSIE, a performance that earned Williams an Emmy nomination. However, right now Williams is in the unusual position of being on television almost simultaneously as two very different gay black Viet Nam veterans. In ABC’s LGBTQ civil rights miniseries WHEN WE RISE, running February 7 through March 3, the actor from Brooklyn plays real-life gay rights activist Ken Jones. In Season 2 […]Read On »

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WHEN WE RISE: Dustin Lance Black talks the civil rights miniseries – interview

Guy Pierce as Cleve Jones in WHEN WE RISE | © 2017 ABC/Image Group LA

WHEN WE RISE is a four-part miniseries, written by Dustin Lance Black, about the gay, lesbian and transgender civil rights movement from 1971 through the present. The ABC presentation, which also examines feminism and racial civil rights, begins Monday, February 27, skips a night and then continues Wednesday-Friday, March 1-3. Black earned an Oscar for his original screenplay for MILK, the 2008 feature film about the late San Francisco city supervisor and gay rights activist Harvey Milk. WHEN WE RISE similarly dramatizes the lives of real people. We see some of them in both their youth and as older adults. […]Read On »

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AGENTS OF SHIELD: Actors Iain De Caestecker & John Hannah on Season 4 – exclusive interview

John Hannah as Holden Radcliffe in AGENTS OF SHIELD | © 2017 ABC/Eric McCandless

It’s rare for an American show to have two Scottish actors as regulars both playing Scottish characters. However, MARVEL’S AGENTS OF SHIELD, now in its fourth season Tuesday nights on ABC, boasts Iain De Caestecker as Dr. Leopold Fitz and John Hannah as Dr. Holden Radcliffe. De Caestecker has been with AGENTS OF SHIELD since its premiere. His Fitz is a tech genius whose adoration of erstwhile classmate, biological whiz Dr. Gemma Simmons, played by Elizabeth Henstridge, is now requited. Hannah joined the series in Season 3 as Dr. Holden Radcliffe, a pioneer in the field of artificial intelligence. Until […]Read On »

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SPEECHLESS: Actress Kyla Kenedy discusses the new ABC series – exclusive interview

Kyla Kenedy as Dylan in ABC's SPEECHLESS | © 2017 ABC/Kevin Foley

In ABC’s Wednesday-night comedy SPEECHLESS, Kyla Kenedy plays Dylan DiMeo. Dylan is the athletic sole girl in a family that also includes high school students Ray (Mason Cook) and JJ (Micah Fowler). JJ has cerebral palsy, which means that he gets a lot more attention from mom Maya (Minnie Driver) than his siblings; dad Jimmy (John Ross Bowie) mostly tries to keep the peace. Prior to SPEECHLESS, Kenedy has also had arcs on THE NEW NORMAL and THE NIGHT SHIFT. The young actress from Charleston, SC, was also in six episodes of THE WALKING DEAD, where she memorably portrayed Mika […]Read On »

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MARVEL’S AGENTS OF SHIELD: Clark Gregg talks Season 4 – interview

Clark Gregg as Coulson in AGENTS OF SHIELD | © 2015 ABC/Kelsey McNeal

Clark Gregg is having a busy fourth season on MARVEL’S AGENTS OF SHIELD, Tuesday nights on ABC. As S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Phil Coulson, formerly the director of the organization, he’s back to running things behind the scenes, even though Jeffrey Mace (Jason O’Mara) is still technically in charge of the agency that monitors – and sometimes rescues – super-inhumans. However, this year, Coulson is out in the field a lot more, tangling with alien-powered ghosts and currently dealing with Life Model Decoys (LMDs), also known as very lifelike androids. ASSIGNMENT X: As Coulson, are you enjoying getting to be out in […]Read On »

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TCAs: Jeph Loeb talks THE DEFENDERS, LEGION, Marvel on Netflix and more – exclusive interview

Charlie Cox as Daredevil in Netflix's series | © 2016 Netflix

The Marvel Cinematic Universe on television is mighty. ABC has MARVEL’S AGENTS OF SHIELD on Tuesday nights. Netflix has the first two seasons of DAREDEVIL, the first seasons of JESSICA JONES and LUKE CAGE, with IRON FIST set to premiere March 17 and THE DEFENDERS (bringing together Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil, Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones, Mike Colter as Luke Cage and Finn Jones as Danny Rand/Iron Fist) and THE PUNISHER (with Jon Bernthal in the lead) coming later in 2017. FX is taking its first leap into Marvel-dom with Dan Stevens in the title role of David Haller, […]Read On »

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MARVEL’S AGENTS OF SHIELD: Chloe Bennet on Daisy in Season 4 – exclusive interview

Chloe Bennet stars as Skye in MARVEL'S AGENTS OF SHIELD | © 2015 ABC/Kelsey McNeal

Chloe Bennet is in her fourth season of playing Daisy Johnson in MARVEL’S AGENTS OF SHIELD, Tuesdays on ABC. Daisy is an “inhuman” also known as Quake, due to her ability to control and move earth. Daisy started out as Skye, a computer hacker who is recruited by the secretive S.H.I.E.L.D. organization before her true nature is known. Daisy has been through a lot since then, including the memory-wiping of her father (played by Kyle MacLachlan), being instrumental in the death of her super-powered but dangerous mother (played by Dichen Lachman), and the deaths of her boyfriend (played by Luke […]Read On »

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SPEECHLESS: Actor Mason Cook talks ABC comedy – Exclusive Interview

Mason Cook stars in SPEECHLESS | © 2017 ABC/Bob D'Amico

Mason Cook plays Ray DiMeo in ABC’s Wednesday night half-hour comedy SPEECHLESS. The series has won acclaim – and a Writers Guild of America nomination – for its humorous, insightful portrayal of a family with a special needs member. Ray is new in his high school, experiencing first love and astronomy. Ray is also trying to get a little more recognition from his parents, played by Minnie Driver and John Ross Bowie. It’s not that Mom and Dad don’t love Ray and his sister Dylan (Kyla Kenedy), but their attention is primarily focused on their other son JJ, played by […]Read On »

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