THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: Director John Singleton on helming the courtroom drama – exclusive interview

Cuba Gooding Jr. as O.J. Simpson in THE PEOPLE VS OJ SIMPSON | © 2016 FX

Director John Singleton and actor Cuba Gooding Jr. both made their names with 1991’s BOYZ N THE HOOD. The influential film was Singleton’s feature directorial debut, earning him Oscar nominations for both directing and his original screenplay. Although Gooding had previous movie and TV roles, it was his performance as L.A. teen Tre Styles that propelled him to stardom. Now Singleton and Gooding are working together again on FX Network’s limited series THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON, Tuesdays at 10 PM. Gooding stars as the real-life football celebrity turned murder suspect of the title; Singleton directed the episode “The Race […]Read On »

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THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: Courtney B. Vance on playing Johnnie Cochran – exclusive interview

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

FX Network’s THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY, Tuesdays at 10 PM, is a ten-episode drama about the famous ’90s court case that had racism, sexism, celebrity and courtroom game-playing on full public view. One of the more memorable participants in those events was the late defense attorney Johnnie Cochran, who epitomized the combination of canny strategy and showmanship. Whatever Cochran privately thought about Simpson’s innocence or guilt, he saw the case as an opportunity to spotlight police abuse of African-Americans. Cochran is portrayed in the miniseries by Courtney B. Vance. Vance, a veteran of stage (Tony winner […]Read On »

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THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: Larry Karaszewski – exclusive interview

The infamous white bronco chase during THE PEOPLE V. OJ SIMPSON | © 2016 FX

In 1994, if you were alive, in America and had access to the news, you knew that former football star O.J. Simpson was accused of killing his wife, Nicole Simpson Brown, and her friend Ronald Goldman. You probably also knew about the highly-publicized trial that ensued. FX Network’s THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY is a 10-episode exploration of the trial and the events surrounding it, starring Cuba Gooding Jr. as Simpson, John Travolta as defense lawyer Bob Shapiro, Sarah Paulson as prosecutor Marcia Clark, David Schwimmer as Simpson’s friend and attorney Robert Kardashian and Courtney B. Vance […]Read On »

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FARGO: Jean Smart talks about the fun in Floyd’s look – interview

Jean Smart as Floyd Gerhardt in FARGO | © 2015 Chris Large/FX

Actress Jean Smart can still be seen in reruns in her five-season stint as sweet Southern interior decorator Charlene Frazier Stillfield on the comedy DESIGNING WOMEN, won a Supporting Emmy for her work on SAMANTHA WHO?, earned another two Emmys for her guest work on FRASIER and was nominated twice more for her dramatic work on 24 as troubled U.S. First Lady Martha Logan. Now Smart is playing a very different sort of character in Season 2 of FX Network’s FARGO, Mondays at 10. Criminal matriarch Floyd Gerhardt is perhaps the least glamorous role Smart has undertaken. “Hours and hours […]Read On »

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AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL: Chloe Sevigny on her role on the new season – interview

Chloe Sevigny stars as Alex Low in AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL | © 2015 Doug Hyun/FX

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL, on FX Network, Wednesdays at 10 PM, is actress Chloe Sevigny’s second season with the scary repertory series created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. Sevigny previously costarred in Season 2, AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM as Shelley, a young woman wrongly institutionalized and eventually mutilated at the hands of the asylum’s chief doctor. Sevigny, originally from Springfield, Massachusetts, won a Golden Globe for her work on the HBO series BIG LOVE, where she played sister-wife Nicolette Grant for five seasons. Sevigny was also nominated for an Oscar for her work in BOYS DON’T CRY. She’s also […]Read On »

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FARGO: Zahn McClarnon on criminal family values – Exclusive Interview

Zach McClamon is Ohanzee Dent in FARGO - Season 2 | ©2015 FX/ Mathias Clamer

In Season 2 of FX Network’s FARGO, Mondays at 10 PM, Zahn McClarnon plays Hanzee Dent, who has all of the responsibilities and none of the advantages of being an adopted son of the Gerhardt criminal family. FARGO is adapted for television by Noah Hawley, based on the film of the same name, takes the general concept and atmosphere of the 1996 feature film, but has different characters, different eras and different plots for each season. This season, we’re in 1979 Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Luverne, Minnesota, where the Gerhardts are clashing with a mob from Kansas City, Missouri, […]Read On »

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FX NETWORK: CEO John Landgraf talks all things FX – Exclusive Interview

THE STRAIN - Sesaon 2 Key Art | ©2015 FX

FX Network and FX Productions’ CEO John Landgraf made perhaps the most quoted statement of the year regarding the state of television viewing when he told the Television Critics Association in August, “I long ago lost the ability to keep track of every scripted television series, as I know you do, even though we all do this for a living professionally, but this year, I finally lost track of the ability to keep track of every programmer [network] who is in the scripted programming business.” Landgraf’s conclusion, shared even by many viewers who aren’t in the business: “This is simply […]Read On »

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FARGO: Bokeem Woodbine on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Brad Mann and Bokeem Woodbine in FARGO - Season 2 - "The Gift of the Magi" | ©2015 FX/Chris Large

In Season 2 of FX’s FARGO, Mondays at 10 PM, a small-town diner massacre in 1979 is compounded by the accidental hit-and-run killing of a dim-bulb son of a local mob family, who are at odds with a bigger mob from Kansas City. Bokeem Woodbine (CROOKLYN, PANTHER, THE ROCK, SAVING GRACE, RIDDICK) plays Kansas City enforcer Mike Milligan, who works with Brad Garrett’s Joe Bulo in trying to muscle in on the Gerhardt clan. Woodbine, a native New Yorker, sounds ecstatic about his current gig. “Mike Milligan is a gift from the actor gods. Any actor could have stepped into […]Read On »

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THE BASTARD EXECUTIONER: Lee Jones chats about Season 1 – exclusive interview

Lee Jones stars as Wilkin Brattle in the FX show THE BASTARD EXECUTIONER | © 2015 Ollie Upton/FX

In THE BASTARD EXECUTIONER, now in its first season on FX Network Tuesdays at 10 PM, Lee Jones plays Wilkin Brattle. Wilkin is a soldier in fourteenth-century Wales who wants a peaceful village life, but a combination of personal catastrophe and an apparently supernatural message cause him to accept a position as traveling executioner under the command of scheming politician Milus Corbett (Stephen Moyer). Jones, an Australian actor, traveled halfway round the world for BASTARD EXECUTIONER, created by Kurt Sutter (SONS OF ANARCHY). In a conversation during FX Network’s portion of the Television Critics Association press tour, Jones talks about […]Read On »

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FARGO: Jeffrey Donovan talks about his role in Season 2 – exclusive interview

Jeffrey Donovan stars as Dodd Gerhardt in FARGO Season 2 | © 2015 Chris Large/FX

Season 2 of FX’s FARGO, Mondays at 10 PM, is not entirely unconnected to Season 1. In the series created by Noah Hawley, which takes its title and tone but no characters from the Coen Brothers’ 1996 feature, bad things just keep happening in Sioux Falls, North Dakota, and Luverne, Minnesota. In Season 2, it’s 1979, and State Police officer Lou Solverson (played by Patrick Wilson; the older version of the character was played by Keith Carradine in Season 1) is looking into a mystifying incident that involves both local and out-of-state criminals. One of the town’s bad men is […]Read On »

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