TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: Effects makeup artist Todd Tucker on new Leatherface movie – Exclusive Interview

Todd Tucker from Illusion Industries for TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE | photo courtesy Todd Tucker

TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE just premiered its newest incarnation on Netflix on Friday, February 18. It’s directed by David Blue Garcia from a screenplay by Chris Thomas Devlin, from a story by Fede Alvarez & Rodo Sayagues, based on characters created by Kim Henkel & Tobe Hooper. This TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE is a direct sequel to the 1974 original, directed by Tobe Hooper. It takes place in a very small, mostly empty town in Texas, where young entrepreneurs bring in a busload of investors to revitalize the place. They are unaware of one very significant remaining resident – Leatherface. Within the […]Read On »

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ARTHUR: Creator Marc Brown on the end of his long-lived children’s PBS series – Exclusive Interview

The characters from the PBS animated series ARTHUR | ©2022 PBS

ARTHUR, the beloved animated children’s series about eight-year-old aardvark Arthur Timothy Read, is entering its twenty-fifth and final season. The last four episodes air together on PBS on Monday, February 11. These depict what happens to Arthur and his friends when they grow up. Prior to that, all episodes of the previous twenty-four seasons of ARTHUR will air on PBS beginning Wednesday, February 16 (check local listings for times). There’s also THE ARTHUR MOVIE, due out in March from Universal Pictures. ARTHUR was originally created as an illustrated children’s book by artist and writer Marc Brown. Brown grew up in Erie, […]Read On »

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LUCIFER: Co-executive producer and writer Mike Costa on Season 6 character motivations – Exclusive Interview – Part 2

LUCIFER Season 5 Key art | ©2021 Netflix

LUCIFER is now running all of its six seasons on Netflix. In Part 2 of our exclusive conversation with LUCIFER co-executive producer/writer Mike Costa centers on the character of LAPD detective Daniel Espinosa, played by Kevin Alejandro. Dan is Costa’s favorite character. Ex-husband of Chloe (Lauren German), father of their young daughter Trixie (Scarlett Estevez) and frenemy of Lucifer (Tom Ellis), Dan has wound up on the wrong side of decisions. When he was murdered, Dan also wound up in Hell. Even with Lucifer’s command that Dan’s soul was not to be tortured, Dan was kept in Hell by his […]Read On »

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SISTER BONIFACE MYSTERIES: Actress Lorna Watson and executive producer Will Trotter on new Britbox series – Exclusive Interview

Lorna Watson in SISTER BONIFACE MYSTERIES - Season 1 | ©2022 Britbox

SISTER BONIFACE MYSTERIES makes its Britbox debut on February 8. The ten-episode first season is a spinoff of the ongoing FATHER BROWN, now in its tenth season. While FATHER BROWN is based on the works of novelist G.K. Chesterton, SISTER BONIFACE MYSTERIES follows the nun played by Lorna Watson, who originally appeared in a 2013 FATHER BROWN episode written by Jude Tindall. In SISTER BONIFACE MYSTERIES, we’re in the small English village of Great Slaughter in 1962. Sister Boniface now assists local police inspector Sam Gillespie (played by Max Brown). They are joined by frequently flummoxed newcomer Detective Sergeant Felix […]Read On »

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WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT COSBY: Director W. Kamau Bell on new documentary – Exclusive Interview

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT COSBY Key Art | ©2022 Showtime

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT COSBY is a four-episode documentary that premieres its first hour on Showtime Sunday, January 30, with other episodes debuting on subsequent Sundays. Directed by W. Kamau Bell, WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT COSBY deals with not only the famous comedian-actor-producer-philanthropist-rapist Bill Cosby and the women he attacked, but also with the psychological whiplash his actions produced among the population at large. People who grew up with THE COSBY SHOW knew Cosby as the man who was the visible face of Black family-centered culture and Black affluence – on the series, Cosby is a respected doctor, […]Read On »

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LUCIFER: Co-executive producer and writer Mike Costa talks about the end of the series – Exclusive Interview – Part 1

LUCIFER - Season 5 Key Art |©2020 Netflix

LUCIFER wrapped its six-season run – the first three on Fox, the last three on Netflix, where all seasons are now available – on September 10, 2021. This multi-part interview with LUCIFER co-executive producer/writer Mike Costa is extremely spoilery, but by now, we’re hoping that readers have had time to catch up with the series climax. ASSIGNMENT X last spoke with Costa in the middle of LUCIFER Season 5. The series, developed for television by Tom Kapinos, based on the DC Comics by Mike Dringenberg and Sam Kieth, based on the character created by Neil Gaiman for Vertigo (got all […]Read On »

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ALEX RIDER: Actors Marli Siu and Toby Stephens on Season 2 of the spy series – Exclusive Interview

ALEX RIDER - Season 2 key art | ©2021 IMDb TV

ALEX RIDER Season 2 is now streaming in its entirety (as is Season 1) on IMDb TV, the free service of Prime Video. ALEX RIDER is based Anthony Horowitz’s globally-popular best-selling novels about Alex (played in the series by Otto Farrant), a British teen, who becomes a spy for the government. In Season 1, Alex crossed paths and became allies with Kyra, played by Marli Siu. Kyra is Alex’s age, and already an expert computer hacker. Although she is not a recurring character in the books, Kyra reappears in Season 2 to help Alex. The reason Alex needs help in […]Read On »

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WITH LOVE: Constance Marie talks about new series and rotoscope work on UNDONE – Exclusive Interview – Pt. 2

Constance Marie in WITH LOVE | ©2022 Amazon

WITH LOVE, created by Gloria Calderón Kellett, is an Amazon Prime Video original series, now streaming. The show centers on the Diaz family of Portland, Oregon, and their adventures around significant holidays over the course of a year. Constance Marie plays Beatriz Diaz, in a seemingly stable marriage to her husband/restaurant partner Jorge (Benito Martinez), mother of two grown children, Lily (Emeraude Toubia) and Jorge Jr. (Mark Indelicato), and daughter of opinionated parents Marta (Renee Victor) and Luis (Pepe Serna). Despite her outward calm, Beatriz may be ready to make some big changes. In Part 2 of our exclusive interview, […]Read On »

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WITH LOVE: Constance Marie talks about her new dramedy – Exclusive Interview – Pt. 1

WITH LOVE Key Art | ©2022 Amazon

WITH LOVE, the new dramedy series on Amazon Prime Video, follows the Portland, Oregon-based Diaz family through five major holidays over a year. Created by Gloria Calderón Kellett (who was behind the ONE DAY AT A TIME reboot), we see adult Diaz siblings Lily (Emeraude Toubia) and Jorge Jr. (Mark Indelicato) navigate their love lives. Restauranteur dad Jorge Sr. (Benito Martinez) is content with everything the way it is. Constance Marie plays mom Beatriz, who is in the throes of an initially quiet but growing midlife crisis. Marie, originally from Los Angeles, began her performing career as a dancer. She […]Read On »

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YELLOWJACKETS: Actor Steven Krueger gives the scoop on Season 1- Exclusive Interview

Steven Krueger as Ben Scott in YELLOWJACKETS - Season 1- "Saints"| ©2021 Showtime/Brendan Meadows

YELLOWJACKETS has been picked up for a second season while its first season is running new episodes on Sunday nights on Showtime. Created by Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson, YELLOWJACKETS explores the ordeal of a young women’s high school soccer team stranded after a plane crash in the Canadian wilderness. The action goes back and forth between the time that the survivors are forced to cope out in the wilds, and what happens twenty-five years later, when they are threatened by an unknown blackmailer. Steven Krueger plays team coach Ben Scott, who is on the plane with his team. He […]Read On »

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