WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS: Executive producer Paul Simms on Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

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FX’s freshman Wednesday-night comedy WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS is based on the 2014 New Zealand feature written, directed by and starring Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi (Cori Gonzalez-Macuer also worked on the script). Now Clement and Waititi have adapted and are executive-producing WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS for television, moving the action to Staten Island and introducing us to three new vampires, hulking Nandor (Kayvan Novak), dashing Laszlo (Matt Berry) and assertive Nadja (Natasia Demetriou). The vamps have been tasked by their master, the Baron (Doug Jones), with conquering Staten Island. From the way they’re going about […]Read On »

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Dorking Out – Episode 17: The Scared Of Mascots Edition

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Hey there, dorks. In this week’s episode, we talk about non-scary movies that scare us. Why is Sonia so afraid of FIELD OF DREAMS? You’ll just have to listen to find out. In our second segment, we review Christopher Guest’s new mockumentary MASCOTS, which premiered on Netflix last week. And finally, we review, well, reviews. What do we want from our reviews and our reviewers? All of that, plus our favorite headlines of the week. We hope you enjoy our dorky podcast. You can listen to us here, or you can find us oniTunes, Stitcher and YouTube. Related: DORKING OUT – Episode […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: FAMILY TREE co-creator Jim Piddock chats about the HBO comedy

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In HBO’s FAMILY TREE, Sundays at 10:30 PM, Chris O’Dowd stars as Tom Chadwick, a 30ish man at loose ends who decides to track down his relatives, a quest that takes him from England to America. FAMILY TREE was created by Christopher Guest (known for his improvisational comedy films including A MIGHTY WIND and WAITING FOR GUFFMAN, and for being one of the members of Spinal Tap, as well as being an actor) and Jim Piddock. Both men serve as executive producers on the series; Guest also directs, while Piddock costars as Mr. Pfister. Piddock, who originally hails from Kent, […]Read On »

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News: Christopher Guest gives the scoop on HBO series FAMILY TREE – TCA 2013

Chris O'Dowd in FAMILY TREE - Season 1 | ©2012 HBO

Writer-director Christopher Guest has made a career out of doing his quirky, mockumentary comedies like BEST IN SHOW and FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION and now he’s bringing the same aesthetic to television with the new HBO series FAMILY TREE. Co-created with Jim Piddock, the two of them have fashioned a story about Tom Chadwick (Chris O’Dowd) who decides to pursue his family roots that will take him from the U.K. to America. “This is different, obviously, because it’s done specifically for television,” says Guest while speaking at the Winter Cable TCAs. “When I approached Jim to help me work on this, […]Read On »

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