MATADOR: Actor Gabriel Luna gives the scoop on the action series – Exclusive Interview

Gabriel Luna in MATADOR - Season 1 | ©2014 El Rey

MATADOR originally aired on the El Rey Network in 2014. The series is now available in its entirety on Amazon Prime. Despite the title, MATADOR has nothing to do with bullfighting. Instead, Gabriel Luna stars as DEA agent Tony Bravo. Tony unexpectedly has his daydreams of being a professional soccer player fulfilled when he’s recruited by the CIA to try out for the L.A. Riot team in order to spy on its owner, international criminal Andres Galan (Alfred Molina). When Tony surprises his CIA handlers by securing a spot on the squad, his missions become more dangerous. When MATADOR, created […]Read On »

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ROBIN OF SHERWOOD Retrospective: Actors Michael Praed and Jason Connery on the classic 1980s series – Exclusive Interview – Part 2

Michael Praed in ROBIN OF SHERWOOD | photo courtesy of Spirit of Sherwood

In Part 2 of our exclusive ROBIN OF SHERWOOD interview with actors Michael Praed and Jason Connery (originally published some years ago in EON MAGAZINE), they talk more about their time playing Robin Hood on the British series. Praed was the peasant Robin of Loxley; Connery played Loxley’s successor, the nobleman Robert of Huntingdon. The series is currently streaming on Amazon Prime and Tubi, and available on DVD and Blu-ray. ROBIN OF SHERWOOD provided an education in much more than on-camera combat for both men. “Just doing a lot of film over the eight-month period, I think I learned a […]Read On »

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ROBIN OF SHERWOOD Retrospective: Actors Michael Praed and Jason Connery on the classic U.K. series – Exclusive Interview – Part 1

Jason Connery in ROBIN OF SHERWOOD | photo courtesy of Spirit of Sherwood

ROBIN OF SHERWOOD is a singular version of the Robin Hood legend, made for British television, that ran originally ran in the U.K. on ITV and in the U.S. on Showtime from 1984 through 1986. The legend of Robin Hood, the outlaw leader who robs from the rich and gives to the poor, possibly dates back to thirteenth-century mummers plays. Fandom for ROBIN OF SHERWOOD isn’t quite that old, but it’s still alive and well, with multiple online groups for the series itself, the actors and the characters. The longest-lasting club, Spirit of Sherwood, authorized by series creator Richard Carpenter, […]Read On »

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SNOWPIERCER: Actress Alison Wright on her new TNT series – Interview

Alison Wright in SNOWPIERCER - Season 1 | ©2020 TNT/Justina Mintz

TNT’s SNOWPIERCER is now in its first season on Sunday nights and renewed for a second. Adapted from the graphic novel and the Bong Joon-ho film of the same name, SNOWPIERCER concerns an enormous train that carries what’s left of humanity in a continuous race around an Earth beset by a new Ice Age. The train cars are divided by social class, with the powerful up front and the impoverished in the back. However, when a murder is committed, influential hospitality coordinator Melanie Cavill, played by Jennifer Connelly, brings detective Andre Layton, played by Daveed Diggs, from the rear of […]Read On »

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STARGIRL: Actor Neil Jackson on his superhero series and ABSENTIA – Exclusive Interview – Part 2

Neil Jackson in ABSENTIA - Season 2 | ©2020 Amazon

In Part 2 of our exclusive interview with English actor Neil Jackson, he talks more about his work on The CW’s new Tuesday-night DC series STARGIRL, which is co-created by Geoff Johns and Greg Berlanti. Jackson plays the villainous Jordan Mahkent, aka Icicle. Jackson is also one of the leads the thriller series ABSENTIA, which premieres its third season on Amazon Prime on July 17 (the first two seasons are already available on the streaming service). Jackson plays Jack Byrne, a disgraced doctor. Jack’s sister Emily (Stana Katic) is an FBI agent who vanished for six years, causing her to […]Read On »

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HOMECOMING: Co-creator Micah Bloomberg on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

HOMECOMING Key Art | ©2020 Amazon

HOMECOMING, now in its second season, is based on a podcast created by Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg. Horowitz and Bloomberg developed their 2016 audio production as a television drama, which premiered on Amazon in 2018. The debut season was nominated for Golden Globes for Best Drama, Best Performance by an Actress (Julia Roberts) in a Television Series Drama, and Best Performance by an Actor (Stephen James) in a Television Series Drama. The first season of HOMECOMING starred Roberts (one of the series’ executive producers) as Heidi Bergman, who worked as a social worker at the Homecoming Transitional Support Center, […]Read On »

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ALMOST PARADISE: Actor-Producer Christian Kane on new series and SUPERNATURAL – Exclusive Interview – Part 2

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

In Part 2 of our exclusive telephone interview with Christian Kane, he talks more about starring in and being a producer on the series ALMOST PARADISE, airing Monday nights on WGN America and then on Amazon and the Electric Now app, plus his guest appearance on SUPERNATURAL, his music, and more. ASSIGNMENT X: You star as Alex Walker and you’re a producer on ALMOST PARADISE, which is the first U.S.-made TV series to shoot in the Philippines. Between wearing those two hats, you said you have your fingers in a bunch of different things on the show, so what are […]Read On »

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ALMOST PARADISE: Actor Christian Kane on his new action series – Exclusive Interview – Part 1

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

In ALMOST PARADISE, Monday nights on WGN America and thereafter available on Amazon Prime, Christian Kane stars as Alex Walker. Alex is an American former DEA agent, burned by his former partner and suffering from hypertension. He decides to retire to run a gift shop at an idyllic island resort in the Philippines. However, his expertise is noticed by the local police, who think he’d make a great consultant. Alex thinks he doesn’t want to be drawn back into law enforcement, but he finds he can’t stand idly by when criminals get active in his line of sight. ALMOST PARADISE […]Read On »

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THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL: Kevin Pollak on Season 3 – Interview

Kevin Pollak in THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL | ©2019 Amazon

Amazon’s THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL began streaming its third season (the series premiered in 2017) on December 6, 2019; Season 4 will premiere later in 2020. Amy Sherman-Palladino created the comedy series, which stars Rachel Brosnahan as Miriam “Midge” Maisel, a New York divorcee in the ‘60s who surprises herself by becoming a stand-up comedian. THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL has won a truckload of Emmys in its first two seasons, including for Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Actress (Brosnahan), Outstanding Supporting Actress (Alex Borstein, two years in a row, for her performance as Midge’s agent, Susie Myerson), and Outstanding Supporting Actor […]Read On »

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TRANSPARENT: Shakina Nayfack on the MUSICALE FINALE – Exclusive Interview

Shakina Nayfack in TRANSPARENT MUSICALE FINALE | ©2019 Amazon Studios

TRANSPARENT celebrates its ending by doing its fifth season as a single 100-minute musical movie, the TRANSPARENT MUSICALE FINALE, now available on Amazon Prime. Created by Jill Soloway, TRANSPARENT tells the story of the complicated Pfefferman family in Los Angeles, and the impact on everyone when the erstwhile patriarch, played by Jeffrey Tambor, comes out as transgender, now to be known as Maura. TRANSPARENT picked up Emmys and Golden Globes in multiple categories in its first four seasons, 2014-2017. It had been picked up for a fifth season when two people accused Tambor of sexual harassment. He has denied the […]Read On »

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