POSE: Dominique Jackson on playing Elektra – Exclusive Interview

Dominique Jackson as Elektra in POSE - Season 2 | ©2019 FX/Pari Dukovic

In POSE, now in its second season on Tuesday nights and renewed for a third, we’ve jumped ahead a few years, from the late ‘80s to the ‘90s. Dominique Jackson plays perennial ballroom star Elektra. Originally the mother/founder of the House of Abundance, Elektra lost the financial backing of her lover when he objected to her gender reassignment surgery (he wanted a woman who still had male genitalia). For awhile, Elektra took refuge as part of the House of Evangelista, run by Blanca (Mj Rodriguez), formerly Elektra’s daughter in the House of Abundance, who struck out on her own. This […]Read On »

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THE AMERICANS: Joe Weisberg & Joel Fields talk the final season – exclusive interview

Keri Russell as Elizabeth Jennings in THE AMERICANS | © 2018 Fx

FX Network’s series THE AMERICANS begins its sixth and final season Wednesday, March 28. The new season takes place approximately three-and-a-half years after the end of Season 5. We’re in the mid-‘80s, and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev is proposing a new era of “glasnost,” or openness. Philip (Matthew Rhys) has now retired as a spy for the K.G.B., while his wife Elizabeth (Keri Russell) continues to run missions from the cover of their D.C.-adjacent home and job as a travel agent. Elizabeth has also brought college-student daughter Paige (Holly Taylor) into the espionage fold, though Paige doesn’t yet understand how […]Read On »

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FX NETWORKS: CEO John Landgraf talks THE STRAIN – Season 3 and more – exclusive interview

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FX Networks and FX Productions’ CEO John Landgraf sounds very happy when he addresses the Television Critics Association in August, which isn’t surprising given what he has to say. “In the twelve years I’ve been at FX, I don’t think we’ve ever had a better first half of a calendar year than 2016, and I know we’ve definitely never had a better traditional broadcast year than the 2015-2016 season. In addition to the four TCA and two AFI Awards, we broke out own basic cable record with fifty-six Emmy Awards.” Landgraf credits Variety reporter Maureen Ryan with, in November, writing […]Read On »

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THE STRAIN: Carlton Cuse talks Season 3 – Interview

THE STRAIN - Season 3 poster | © 2016 FX

Carlton Cuse (LOST, BATES MOTEL, COLONY) is an executive producer and show runner on THE STRAIN. The FX Network series, now in its third season on Sunday nights, is based on a trilogy of books by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan, about a vampire apocalypse that begins in New York City. Both Del Toro and Hogan are also executive producers on the show, with Del Toro directing some episodes and Hogan writing and serving as show runner alongside Cuse. Season 3 picks up on Day 23 of the emergency, with elite troops trying to eradicate the voracious strigoi, which […]Read On »

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THE STRAIN: Natalie Brown/Richard Sammel talk Season 3 – exclusive interview

THE STRAIN | © 2016 FX

THE STRAIN begins its third season on FX Network Sunday, August 28, with Manhattan fully under the control of the Master. Based on the trilogy of novels by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan, who also created the television series, THE STRAIN presents us with the Master as an ancient strigoi, or vampire, who holds telepathic sway over an ever-increasing legion of bloodsuckers. Lined up against the Master are a small group of humans. Among those on the Master’s side are his longtime ally Thomas Eichorst, played by Richard Sammel, and newly-turned Kelly Goodweather, portrayed by Natalie Brown. Brown, a […]Read On »

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THE AMERICANS: Matthew Rhys talks Philip’s dilemmas – interview

Matthew Rhys stars in THE AMERICANS | © 2016 FX

In FX Network’s THE AMERICANS, now in its fourth season Wednesdays at 10 PM, things are more intense than ever. Matthew Rhys plays Philip Jennings, married to Elizabeth (Keri Russell). Seemingly normal all-American travel agents in the early Eighties, Philip and Elizabeth are actually Russian KBG agents. Philip and Elizabeth actually fell in love after having two children, but now older child Paige (Holly Taylor) has discovered their true identities and told her pastor. Meanwhile, Philip wound up having to marry American FBI secretary Martha (Alison Wright) in his fake identity as Clark; Martha has learned that Clark isn’t who […]Read On »

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THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: Scott Alexander talks the crime series – exclusive interview

Courtney B. Vance as Johnnie Cochran in THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON | © 2016 FX

FX Network’s THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY concludes its ten-episode run this Tuesday, April 5, at 10 PM, with all episodes available on FX on Demand. The first season of the planned anthology series deals with the famous Nineties trial that was a nexus of attitudes about race, gender, social class, the LAPD and the media (to name a few issues raised). Based on Jeffrey Toobin’s book THE RUN OF HIS LIFE, THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON was developed for television by the writing/executive producing team of Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (THE PEOPLE VS. LARRY FLYNT, […]Read On »

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THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: Sterling K. Brown & Anthony Hemingway – exclusive interview

Sterling K. Brown as Christopher Darden in THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON | © 2016 FX

In FX Network’s THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY, which concludes Tuesday, April 5, Sterling K. Brown plays prosecution team member Christopher Darden. The Missouri-born Brown, who appeared earlier this year in the film WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT and was a regular on ARMY WIVES, is known for his arcs on SUPERNATURAL as Gordon Walker and on PERSON OF INTEREST as Cal Beecher. While discussing playing the increasingly frustrated and disillusioned Darden, Brown is joined by Anthony Hemingway, who directed five episodes of THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON. AX: What was your impression of the trial at the time […]Read On »

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THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: David Schwimmer on playing a Kardashian – interview

David Schwimmer as Robert Kardashian in THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON | © 2016 FX

David Schwimmer may have become famous for his ten years as Ross Geller on FRIENDS, but he’s got many other credits on both sides of the camera, including drama. Schwimmer directed the excellent feature film TRUST, about the fallout from an Internet predation incident. Now Schwimmer is playing the late Robert Kardashian in FX Network’s THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY, Tuesdays at 10 PM. Long before his daughters and ex-wife became reality TV stars, Kardashian was a close friend of Simpson (played in the miniseries by Cuba Gooding, Jr.). As depicted in the miniseries, Kardashian, a lawyer, […]Read On »

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THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: Sarah Paulson on playing Marcia Clark – exclusive interview

Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark in THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON | © 2016 Fx

In FX Network’s THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY, Sarah Paulson plays prosecutor Marcia Clark, who is both horrified and astonished to see what seems at first to be a slam-dunk murder conviction mutate into a media circus and a referendum on gender, race and class. At more or less the same time that Paulson was working on AMERICAN CRIME STORY, she was also working on her fifth season of FX’s AMERICAN HORROR STORY – playing a different character each year, she’s gleaned three Emmy nominations for the series. Both series come from executive producer Ryan Murphy. Florida […]Read On »

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