Exclusive Interview: Fran Kranz gets lost in THE CABIN IN THE WOODS – Part 1

Fran Kranz in THE CABIN IN THE WOODS | ©2012 Lionsgate

THE CABIN IN THE WOODS opens Friday. Produced by Joss Whedon, directed by Drew Goddard and written by both, the highly intelligent horror movie is about five college students who go to the title location and, in the tradition of horror movies about cabins and woods, have a whole lot of experiences they neither expected nor wanted, although there’s much more to the story. The film got a quick greenlight from MGM and was filmed in 2009 – and then sat in limbo when MGM got into financial troubles. Lionsgate came to the rescue and is releasing CABIN on, appropriately […]Read On »

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Book Review: WHEDONISTAS! A CELEBRATION OF THE WORLDS OF JOSS WHEDON AND THE WOMEN WHO LOVE THEM

WHEDONISTAS! A CELEBRATION OF THE WORLDS OF JOSS WHEDON AND THE WOMEN WHO LOVE THEM

Editors: Lynne M. Thomas & Deborah Stanish Price: $14.95 Publisher: Mad Norwegian Press trade paperback (available in trade paperback and Kindle) It’s rare, though not as rare as it was, for a writer/director/producer to generate a fandom all his/her own. It’s inarguable that Joss Whedon resides at the pinnacle of this group. Should the title of WHEDONISTAS! A CELEBRATION OF THE WORLDS OF JOSS WHEDON AND THE WOMEN WHO LOVE THEM need explanation, it refers to female fans of the man and his released work so far: the television series BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, ANGEL, FIREFLY and DOLLHOUSE, the FIREFLY […]Read On »

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Exclusive Set Visit: Set visit to HUSBANDS THE SERIES – Part 2

Sean Hemeon and Cheeks in HUSBANDS

With over 100,000 viewers just two weeks into its run, HUSBANDS THE SERIES is a Web hit. Executive-produced by Jane Espenson and written by Espenson and Brad Bell, who stars in the production under his performing and character name Cheeks, HUSBANDS is a comedy about two gay men, played by Cheeks and Sean Hemeon, who marry each other while drunk and then decide to try to make the marriage work. The show consists of eleven approximately two-minute episodes that can be viewed on husbandstheseries.com. On one of the HUSBANDS’ sets, Espenson, Bell, Hemeon, director Jeff Greenstein (an executive producer/writer/director on […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Alan Tudyk on SUBURGATORY, GOOD VIBES and TUCKER & DALE VS. EVIL

Alan Tudyk in SUBURGATORY - Season 1 | ©2011 ABC/Bob D'Amico

This is a good time to be Alan Tudyk, or at least a fan of Alan Tudyk. The actor is just about everywhere right now. On the big screen, he’s one of the title characters in the horror comedy TUCKER & DALE VS. EVIL, which opens Friday. On television, he can be seen as a series regular on ABC’s new sitcom SUBURGATORY, premiering Wednesday, and heard as multiple characters on MTV’s new animated comedy GOOD VIBES, about a teenaged boy who moves to a beach community in Southern California, which debuts Oct. 27. On recent home video releases, Tudyk has […]Read On »

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Exclusive: Set visit to new comedic web series HUSBANDS – Part 1

Cheeks and Sean Hemeon in HUSBANDS

In a pleasant one-story house on a quiet street in North Hollywood, two handsome young men walk down a hallway, have a friendly argument, then get into bed together. Then they do it again, and again. This is because this is a scene from HUSBANDS, the first known Marriage Equality sitcom for the Web. Produced and written by Jane Espenson, who also financed, and Brad Bell, HUSBANDS is the story of what can happen when marriage equality has passed in the U.S. at the federal level. All over the country, same-sex couples now have the same rights as opposite-sex pairs. […]Read On »

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Sneak Peak teaser clip of HUSBANDS, Jane Espenson’s new web series

HUSBANDS, a new web series from Jane Espenson

Jane Espenson is known for her work in the sci-fi/fantasy genre. Most people with an interest in the works of Joss Whedon know that Espenson has been a writer/producer on BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, ANGEL, FIREFLY and DOLLHOUSE. She also worked on BATTLESTAR GALACTICA and CAPRICA, co-created WAREHOUSE 13, and this year wrote episodes of GAME OF THRONES and TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY. However, in HUSBANDS, Espenson’s first foray as an independent producer and Internet entrepreneur, there’s only one futuristic element. In the show, which consists of 11 two-minute episodes and premieres at www. husbandstheseries.com on September 13, the Marriage Equality […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Actress Liza Lapira on TRAFFIC LIGHT and DOLLHOUSE

Liza Lapira in TRAFFIC LIGHT - Season 1 | ©2011 Fox/Joseph Cultice

TRAFFIC LIGHT, on Fox Tuesdays at 9:30 PM, is a series that proves some things are universal. The comedy is adapted by Bob Fisher and David Hemingson from an Israeli show about three male friends who constantly find time to talk with each other, even if it’s over the phone in the car. In the Fox version, David Denman and Liza Lapira are happily married couple Mike and Lisa, Nelson Franklin and Aya Cash play somewhat nervously cohabiting couple Adam and Callie and Kris Marshall plays single Ethan. Lapira had a recurring role as programming assistant Ivy on Fox’s DOLLHOUSE […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Ian Anthony Dale makes THE EVENT out of this world

Ian Anthony Dale in THE EVENT - Season 1 | ©2011 NBC/Joseph Viles

In THE EVENT, airing Mondays on NBC at 9 PM, a variety of people, from the U.S. President (Blair Underwood) to ordinary-seeming young man Sean Walker (Jason Ritter), are coping with the revelation that there are Others among us. It’s not entirely clear whether these human-looking Others are extraterrestrials or not, but they have some pretty impressive abilities and a whole range of attitudes towards the human race. A group of Others, headed up by leader Sophia (Laura Innes), have been kept at an Alaskan base for sixty-plus years, but all of that is changing now. Meanwhile, some Others have […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: More BUFFY Season 9 and ANGEL AND FAITH comics news from Dark Horse

Willow from BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON EIGHT | © 2011 Dark Horse Comics

At WonderCon 2011, ASSIGNMENT X had the chance to sit down with Senior Managing Editor for Dark Horse Comics, Scott Allie, to talk about the upcoming new series for BUFFY – SEASON 9 and the new title ANGEL AND FAITH. While we revealed much of the details about these comics during WonderCon (and in our previous stories from our interview with him which are listed below), Allie has much more to say on the topic including a possible WILLOW mini-series as well as information about a possible SERENITY comic coming down the pipe from Dark Horse. ASSIGNMENT X: What are […]Read On »

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WonderCon 2011: DOLLHOUSE comics mini-series coming in July (Exclusive)

DOLLHOUSE: EPITAPHS comics | ©2011 Dark Horse Comics

While speaking with ASSIGNMENT X during an exclusive interview at WonderCon 2011, Dark Horse Senior Managing Editor Scott Allie reveals that DOLLHOUSE: EPITAPHS one shot comic book is just the beginning of the story for the company. Get ready for a five-issue mini-series with hinted plans at more if things go well. Allie also admits that while Dark Horse was on board about doing a DOLLHOUSE comic, Allie says, they were unsure about whether creator Joss Whedon would be down for supporting it. “Joss was unsure about doing a DOLLHOUSE comic and he came up with the EPITAPHS episodes, he said this […]Read On »

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