PROVEN INNOCENT: Executive producer Danny Strong on his new legal thriller series – Exclusive Interview

Director Danny Strong and actor Nicholas Hoult in REBEL IN THE RYE | ©2017 IFC

In Fox’s legal drama PROVEN INNOCENT, now in its first season Friday nights, a legal team in Chicago works to exonerate wrongfully convicted defendants. Among the lawyers is Madeline Scott (Rachelle Lefevre), who herself was wrongfully convicted and imprisoned for ten years for the murder of her best friend, Rosemary Lynch (Casey Tutton). While she takes on other cases, Madeline is still trying to get to the truth of Rosemary’s death. It doesn’t help that Chicago district attorney Gore Bellows (Kelsey Grammer), running for re-election, still thinks Madeline is guilty. David Elliot created PROVEN INNOCENT, and worked with executive producers […]Read On »

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BILLIONS: Asia Kate Dillon on Season 3 of the Showtime series – Interview

Asia Kate Dillon as Taylor in BILLIONS - Season 3 |© 2018 Showtime/Jim Fiscus

Showtime’s BILLIONS, now in its third season Sunday nights, has been renewed for a fourth. BILLIONS revolves around the personal lives of and legal mortal combat between New York venture capitalist Bobby “Axe” Axelrod (Damian Lewis), chief of Axe Capital, and ADA Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti), who are each trying to take down the other. One of Axe’s most trusted lieutenants is Taylor Mason, played by Asia Kate Dillon. Both the character and the actor identify as gender non-binary (neither male nor female) and Taylor is the first non-binary regular character in a major television series. Dillon, a native New […]Read On »

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THE QUAD: Ruben Santiago-Hudson chats Season 2 of the BET drama – Exclusive Interview

THE QUAD Key Art | ©2017 BET

Created by Felicia D. Henderson and Charles Holland, THE QUAD is set at the fictional Georgia A&M University, a HBC (Historical Black College) where both the staff and students are caught up in life-changing events. Season 2 of THE QUAD launches on BET Tuesday, January 23, with university president Dr. Eva Fletcher (Anika Noni Rose) trying to figure out how to keep Georgia A&M afloat financially without having to merge with another school. Ruben Santiago-Hudson portrays Cecil Diamond, the director of the university’s marching band. Santiago-Hudson, originally from Lackawanna, New York, has a career that spans multiple disciplines and mediums. […]Read On »

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THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE: Actress Louisa Krause on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Louisa Krause is Anna Greenwald in THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE - Season 2 | ©2017 Starz

The second season of THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE, which has its finale on Starz this Sunday, December 17, is divided into two parts. Each half is written and directed by one of the series co-creators, Lodge Kerrigan and Amy Seimetz. Louisa Krause stars as Anna Greenwald, who offers “the girlfriend experience,” GFE for short, in Kerrigan’s portion of Season 2. The GFE involves a woman selling services of full companionship, as well as sex, to clients who can pay for it and who she deems acceptable. Anna’s life becomes exponentially more complicated when she falls in love with Washington, D.C. power […]Read On »

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REBEL IN THE RYE: Danny Strong on his directorial debut – Exclusive Interview

Director Danny Strong and actor Nicholas Hoult in REBEL IN THE RYE | ©2017 IFC

Danny Strong is no stranger to fact-based material. He won Emmys for writing and being one of the producers of GAME CHANGE, the HBO film about the John McCain/Sarah Palin White House run. Before that, Strong, who hails from Manhattan Beach, California, was nominated for an Emmy for writing the HBO movie RECOUNT, about the 2000 U.S. presidential election. Strong and Lee Daniels together created the Fox hit EMPIRE, which returns for its fourth season later this month; Strong directed three episodes of the series. On the feature side, Strong wrote the screenplays for THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART I […]Read On »

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Dorking Out Episode 51: The Mummy Dearest Edition

Dorking Out Show | © 2016 Chris Smith/Sonia Mansfield

Hey there, dorks. In this week’s episode, we review the first installment in Universal’s Dark Universe THE MUMMY, starring Tom Cruise. In our second segment, we’re talking about the whole messy subject of cinematic universes, the latest blockbuster trend that may or may not be fizzling out. Peter Brown from Assignment X joins us to talk about the Dark Universe, counting your movie franchise eggs before they’re hatched, Marvel’s new BLACK PANTHER trailer, and what the success of WONDER WOMAN means for the DC Universe. All of that, plus what we’re dorking out about this week, including the cancellation of SENSE8 […]Read On »

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BILLIONS: Damian Lewis talks Season 2 – interview

Damian Lewis as Bobby Axe Axelrod in BILLIONS | © 2017 Jeff Neumann/SHOWTIME

In Showtime’s BILLIONS, now in its second season on Sunday nights, Damian Lewis stars as up from the streets but now very wealthy Wall Street businessman Bobby “Axe” Axelrod. Bobby has drawn the wrath of Deputy District Attorney Chuck Rhoades, played by Paul Giamatti. Their situation was considerably complicated by the fact that Chuck’s wife Wendy (Maggie Siff) has been Bobby’s professional advisor and coach. At the end of Season 1, Wendy separated from Chuck and quit her job with Bobby, disturbing both men. At the start of BILLIONS Season 2, Bobby embroils Chuck in a massive lawsuit, but the […]Read On »

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BILLIONS: Toby Leonard Moore on practicing law on the Showtime series – exclusive interview

Toby Leonard Moore as Bryan Connerty in BILLIONS | © 2016 Showtime

In Showtime Network’s BILLIONS, now on Sunday nights at 10 PM in its first season and renewed for a second, it’s the Wild East of Wall Street vs. the law. Self-made billionaire Bobby Axelrod, played by Damian Lewis, is in the crosshairs of U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti). Everyone’s lives are greatly complicated by the fact that Chuck’s wife Wendy (Maggie Siff) happens to be the chief psychological advisor at Bobby’s firm. Good thing for Chuck that his right-hand man is the diligent Bryan Connerty, played by Toby Leonard Moore. Moore, an Australian who often plays Americans, can currently […]Read On »

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BILLIONS: Damian Lewis on his new Showtime series – Exclusive Interview

Damian Lewis in BILLIONS - Season 1 | ©2016 Showtime/James Minchin

In Showtime Network’s new drama BILLIONS, premiering Sunday, January 17 (the first episode is available for sampling on multiple platforms for free the weekend of January 15-17), Damian Lewis stars as Bobby Axelrod. Bobby, an up-from-the-working-class Wall Street hedge fund billionaire, is the king of his company. However, U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades, is making it his mission in life to take Bobby down. The London-born Lewis is no stranger to Showtime, having spent three seasons on HOMELAND as deeply conflicted, captured U.S. Marine-turned-terrorist-turned double agent Nicholas Brody, a role that earned him a Lead Actor Emmy Award. Since then, Lewis […]Read On »

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HOMELAND: Co-creator Alex Gansa on Season 5 – Exclusive Interview

HOMELAND - Season 5 key art | ©2015 Showtime

Nicholas Brody may have died at the end of Season 3 of HOMELAND, but Damian Lewis, the actor who played him, is alive and well and, just at this moment, hanging out with Alex Gansa. Gansa and Howard Gordon adapted HOMELAND for Showtime, based on Gideon Raff’s Israeli series HATUFIM. Gansa is still show runner on HOMELAND, which just began its fifth season on SHOWTIME and airing Sundays at 9 PM. In the new season, Claire Danes’ character Carrie Mathison finds herself dealing with intrigue in Berlin, Germany. Lewis, back at Showtime on the premium cable network’s upcoming series BILLIONS, […]Read On »

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