BETTER CALL SAUL: Giancarlo Esposito also chats about THE MANDALORIAN – Exclusive Interview

Giancarlo Esposito as Gustav "Gus" Fring in BETTER CALL SAUL - Season 5 | ©2020 AMC/James Minchin

BETTER CALL SAUL, now in its fifth and penultimate season Monday nights on AMC, is a prequel/sequel series to the network’s multi-Emmy-winning six-season crime drama BREAKING BAD. While BETTER CALL SAUL primarily chronicles how Bob Odenkirk’s character, quasi-normal lawyer Jimmy McGill becomes slippery advocate Saul Goodman, the series brings back a number of other BREAKING BAD characters as well. Chief among these is drug dealer Gustavo “Gus” Fring, portrayed by Giancarlo Esposito. Esposito has received two Supporting Actor Emmy nominations for playing Gus, one each for BREAKING BAD and BETTER CALL SAUL. The actor, born in Denmark and raised in […]Read On »

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BETTER CALL SAUL: Patrick Fabian talks Season 5 – Exclusive Interview

Patrick Fabian as Howard Hamlin in BETTER CALL SAUL - Season 5 | ©2020 AMC/Sony Pictures Television/James Minchin

BETTER CALL SAUL, the prequel series chronicling how lawyer Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) transforms himself into the sleazy lawyer Saul Goodman of BREAKING BAD, premieres its fifth season on AMC on Sunday, February 23. Nominated for an Outstanding Drama Emmy (among awards) for each season it has been on, BETTER CALL SAUL then settles into its regular Season 5 timeslot on Mondays with its second episode on February 24. Patrick Fabian plays lawyer Howard Hamlin, a partner at the prestigious Albuquerque law firm of HHM (Hamlin, Hamlin and McGill). Jimmy’s brother Chuck (Michael McKean), who committed suicide in BETTER CALL […]Read On »

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SILICON VALLEY: Thomas Middleditch gives the scoop on the sixth and final season – Exclusive Interview

Thomas Middleditch in SILICON VALLEY - Season 6 | ©2019 HBO/Ali Paige Goldstein

SILICON VALLEY embarks on its sixth and final season Sunday, October 27, on HBO. Created by Mike Judge & John Altschuler & Dave Krinsky, the half-hour series stars Thomas Middleditch as Richard Hendricks, who invents a data-compression application in Season 1 and becomes a tech mogul almost in spite of himself. He is surrounded by a group of fellow idiosyncratic tech specialists, played by a comedically skilled group that includes Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr, Josh Brener and Zach Woods. Likely due to his role on SILICON VALLEY, Middleditch has become a highly visible spokesman in TV commercials for Verizon. Originally […]Read On »

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HAPPY!: Patrick Fischler chats Syfy’s HAPPY! and TWIN PEAKS

Patrick Fischler as Smoothie in HAPPY! - Season 1 - "White Sauce Hot Sauce" | ©2017 NBCUniversal/Peter Kramer

Based on a graphic novel series, Syfy’s new Wednesday-night series HAPPY! chronicles what happens when a little girl’s imaginary flying unicorn friend (the animated creature is voiced by Patton Oswalt) seeks out the child’s ex-cop hitman father Nick Sax (played by Christopher Meloni) to rescue her from a kidnapper. Developed by Grant Morrison and Brian Taylor, HAPPY! is surreal, funny and very violent. This last quality is enhanced by the character of Smoothie, a mob torturer who really enjoys his work, played by Patrick Fischler. Fischler is a California known for a wide variety of characters, including the fate-changing Isaac […]Read On »

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Director Michelle MacLaren talks THE DEUCE and GAME OF THRONES – Exclusive Interview

Maggie Gyllenhaal in THE DEUCE - Season 1 | ©2017 HBO/Paul Schiraldi

Created by George Pelicanos and David Simon, HBO’s new Sunday night series THE DEUCE explores the dawn of the modern porn industry in New York in the ‘70s. James Franco, who is also one of the executive producers, plays twin brothers, based on two real people, and Maggie Gyllenhaal plays Candy, a prostitute who has aspirations to become a porn director. Michelle MacLaren directed both THE DEUCE series premiere and the first-season finale. She has also directed episodes of other HBO series, including GAME OF THRONES and WESTWORLD, and was a directing executive producer on the original THE X-FILES and […]Read On »

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BETTER CALL SAUL: Actor Giancarlo Esposito on revisiting his BREAKING BAD character – Exclusive Interview

Giancarlo Esposito as Gustavo "Gus" Fring in BETTER CALL SAUL - Season 3 |©2017 /AMC/Sony Pictures Television/Michele K. Short

Giancarlo Esposito’s drug kingpin/Los Pollos Hermanos proprietor Gus Fring was one of the standout characters of AMC’s BREAKING BAD, earning the actor an Emmy nomination. It’s taken until Season 3 of BREAKING BAD’s prequel series BETTER CALL SAUL –AMC on Monday nights, starring Bob Odenkirk as criminal lawyer Jimmy McGill prior to his transformation into Walter White’s attorney Saul Goodman – for Gus to show up. Now we’re seeing Esposito play Gus as a less-established, younger man than he was in BREAKING BAD, even though it’s been six years since the actor last played the character. Esposito was born in […]Read On »

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INCORPORATED: The creators and executive producer talk new Syfy series – Interview

Dennis Haysbert as Julian in INCORPORATED - Season 1 |©2016 Syfy /Gavin Bond

In Syfy’s new Wednesday night drama INCORPORATED, the world is run by corporations. Green zones are pleasant and belong to the rich; red zones are overcrowded dystopias filled with the poor. Ben Larson, played by Sean Teale, must play a dangerous game to conceal his ties between the two. Julia Ormond and Dennis Haysbert also star. INCORPORATED comes from executive producers Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Todd’s Pearl Street Films. The series was created by Catalonian brothers Alex Pastor and David Pastor, who also wrote the films THE LAST DAYS, SELF/LESS and CARRIERS. Ted Humphrey, who also executive produced […]Read On »

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BONES: Tamara Taylor recaps the 200th episode and upcoming episodes – exclusive interview

Tamara Taylor stars as Cam in BONES on Fox | © 2015 Jeff Lipsky/FOX

Fox’s BONES is in its tenth season, Thursdays at 8 PM. By all reports, everyone enjoyed the show’s change of pace 200th episode, “The 200th in the 10th,” which aired as the midseason finale. Directed by star David Boreanaz, who normally plays FBI Agent Seeley Booth, the segment found all of the regular actors playing different characters in a 1950s Hitchcockian tale that saw Booth as a Robin Hood-like jewel thief and Emily Deschanel’s Dr. Temperance Brennan as a rookie cop trying to prove her worth as a detective. Arguably the biggest stretch was for Tamara Taylor, who usually plays […]Read On »

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BATTLE CREEK star Kal Penn gives the scoop on Season 1 – interview

Kal Penn stars as detective Fontanelle White in BATTLE CREEK | © 2015 Cliff Lipson/CBS

Battle Creek, Michigan, is a real town that, until now, has been most famous for being home to many popular brands of breakfast cereal. It is now also the landscape for CBS’ new series BATTLE CREEK, Sundays at 10 PM. Originated by BREAKING BAD’s creator Vince Gilligan and co-developed with HOUSE creator David Shore, who is now the show runner (Gilligan is devoting his energies full-time to BETTER CALL SAUL), BATTLE CREEK explores what happens when cynical police detective Russ Agnew (Dean Winters) must work with optimistic FBI agent Milton Chamberlain (Josh Duhamel). Kal Penn plays Russ’ regular partner, Detective […]Read On »

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Janet McTeer & David Shore on BATTLE CREEK – exclusive interview

Dean Winters stars as Detective Russ Agnew in the new CBS series BATTLE CREEK | © 2015 Sonja Flemming/CBS

In CBS’s new series BATTLE CREEK, premiering Sunday, March 1 at 10 PM, the police department of the title Michigan town receives a boost in the form of newly-transferred FBI Special Agent Milton Chamberlain (Josh Duhamel). Almost everyone is thrilled by this – except for Milt’s new partner, Detective Russ Agnew (Dean Winters), who thinks Milt’s Boy Scout attitude is an act, or if it’s not, that Milt is crazy. Riding herd on this mismatched pair is Commander Guziewicz, the station chief portrayed by Janet McTeer. McTeer, originally from Newcastle, England, has been nominated for two Oscars (for her lead […]Read On »

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