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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Interview: Damian Lewis examines HOMELAND Season 3

Damian Lewis in HOMELAND - Season 3 | ©2013 Showtime/Kent Smith

British actor Damian Lewis won an Emmy for his first season as prisoner-of-war-turned-terrorist/Congressional candidate Nicholas Brody in Showtime’s CIA thriller HOMELAND, which airs Sundays at 9 PM. Lewis was nominated again for his second year on HOMELAND, when Congressman Brody is proved to be a terrorist by CIA agent Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes, who won Emmys for both seasons), then is turned into a double agent by the CIA, then resumes his affair with the very conflicted Carrie, then is apparently framed for blowing up the CIA and ends the second season on the run. Now it’s Season 3. Carrie […]Read On »

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Interview: MAGIC CITY’s Jeffrey Dean Morgan Mobs His Way Through Miami

Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Ike Evans in MAGIC CITY | (c) 2012 Starz

In Starz’s drama MAGIC CITY, which airs Fridays at 10 PM, the Miramar Hotel in 1959Miami is awash with both glamour and crime. In the series created by Mitch Glazer, celebrities visit, as do mobsters and Cubans fleeing revolutionaryHavana. Jeffrey Dean Morgan plays Ike Evans, the hotel manager who presides over this little kingdom, which – along with his new wife (Olga Kurylenko) and two sons (StevenStrait, Christian Cooke) – is everything to him. Ike built theMiramar with help from silent partner Ben “the Butcher” Diamond (Danny Huston). Unfortunately for Ike, Ben is now much less silent, leading to a […]Read On »

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