FOSSE/VERDON: Executive producer and writer Joel Fields on new mini-series – Exclusive Interview

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FOSSE/VERDON, FX’s eight-part miniseries airing Tuesday nights, chronicles the complicated relationship between multi-award-winning director/choreographer Bob Fosse (played by Sam Rockwell) and Broadway musical star Gwen Verdon (played by Michelle Williams). FOSSE/VERDON moves back and forth in time between the night of Fosse’s death to his and Verdon’s work together and more. Thomas Kail and Steven Levenson created the series for television. Joel Fields won an Emmy for his writing on FX’s THE AMERICANS, as well as a Golden Globe as one of the show’s executive producers and show runners. (The series also earned a large amount of other awards over […]Read On »

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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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WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS: Natasia Demetriou takes a bite out of new FX comedy – Exclusive Interview

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FX’s new vampire mockumentary series WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, premiering Wednesday March 27, is based on the 2014 feature film. Both are created by Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement (Cori Gonzalez-Macuer also worked on the film script), and both revolve around small groups of vampires who believe they’re a lot cooler than they really are. However, in the TV version of WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, the story is set in Staten Island, New York, rather than the movie’s New Zealand, and we’ve got a whole new group of vamps (Clement and Waititi, who both starred in […]Read On »

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MAYANS M.C.: Co-creator Elgin James talks about the SONS OF ANARCHY spin-off – Exclusive Interview

MAYANS MC - Season 1 Key Art | ©2018 FX

MAYANS M.C. is a follow-up to the hit series SONS OF ANARCHY. Set a few years after the SONS series finale, MAYANS M.C., now in its first season on Tuesdays and renewed for a second, follows the Reyes brothers, E.Z. (JD Pardo) and Angel (Clayton Cardenas), as they try to survive gang life in Los Angeles. Kurt Sutter, who created SONS OF ANARCHY, felt that “as a white guy from New Jersey,” he needed a Latin-American partner to co-create MAYANS M.C. Sutter’s choice was Elgin James. James is actually of Dominican, Native American, black, and white ancestry, but he does […]Read On »

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THE AMERICANS: Costa Ronin on the sixth and final season- Exclusive Interview

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In the sixth and final season of THE AMERICANS, on FX Wednesday nights, the story has jumped ahead three years. We’re now in the mid-‘80s, when the Reagan/Gorbachev summit is about to get underway. Philip Jennings (Matthew Rhys) is no longer a K.G.B. operative, but his wife Elizabeth (Keri Russell) is as deeply involved in undercover work as ever, and is now also mentoring their college-student daughter Paige (Holly Taylor) as a K.G.B. spy. Costa Ronin plays Oleg Burov, who has also left the K.G.B. and is now living in Moscow with his wife and son. However, when old colleague […]Read On »

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AMERICAN CRIME STORY: Writer Tom Rob Smith on THE ASSASSINATION OF GIANNI VERSACE – Exclusive Interview

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FX’s Wednesday-night second installment of the AMERICAN CRIME STORY anthology drama series, THE ASSASSINATION OF GIANNI VERSACE, deals not only with the well-known event of the title, but of the murder spree that led up to it. Andrew Cunanan, played in the miniseries by Darren Criss, killed at least four other men – Jeffrey Trail, David Madson, Lee Miglin and William Reese – before attacking Versace, who is portrayed by Edgar Ramirez. Based in part on Maureen Orth’s nonfiction book VULGAR FAVORS, AMERICAN CRIME STORY argues that law enforcement was slow to track Cunanan due to the homophobia of the […]Read On »

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AMERICAN HORROR STORY: Eryn Krueger Mekash on make-up for CULT – Season 7- Exclusive Interview

AMERICAN HORROR STORY - CULT poster | ©2017 FX

AMERICAN HORROR STORY, Tuesdays on FX, is now in its seventh season. The series, created by Ryan Murphy & Brad Falchuk, has an anthology format, with each new season telling a different story, and a repertory cast of actors who come back in different roles, year after year. AMERICAN HORROR STORY has dealt with a haunted house, an alien-and-Nazi-plagued mental institution, rival witches’ covens, a small-time circus freak show, a hotel owned by a vampire and inhabited by the spirit of its serial killer builder and a menacing small town. This season, AMERICAN HORROR STORY: CULT, deals with a married […]Read On »

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THE STRAIN: Carlton Cuse talks about the series finale – Interview

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THE STRAIN wraps up its four-season run on FX this Sunday, September 17. Created by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan, based on their trilogy of novels, THE STRAIN tells of an infectious strain of vampires, the strigoi, led by an extremely powerful Master, who can jump from body to body. Near the end of Season 3, the Master had taken over the body of billionaire Eldritch Palmer, played by Jonathan Hyde, who had been financing the vampire’s world conquest for his own (now thwarted) reasons. The Master is opposed by a small but dedicated band of humans. Dr Ephraim […]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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FARGO: Brad Garrett on Season 2 of the FX series – Exclusive Interview

Brad Garrett in FARGO - Season 2 - "The Myth of Sisyphus" | ©2015 FX/Chris Large

Brad Garrett started out as a standup comedian. The very tall (6’8”) Los Angeles native went on to star as big brother to Ray Romano’s character in nine seasons of the sitcom EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND, followed by four seasons as the lead in the half-hour comedy ‘TIL DEATH, with all sorts of other TV, film and voice work before, after and in between. Now Garrett is doing something different by playing Kansas City gangster Joe Bulo in Season 2 of FX’s FARGO (Mondays at 10 PM) who encountered a very nasty ambush on last night’s episode. Series creator Noah Hawley […]Read On »

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