SHADOWHUNTERS: Ed Decter on bringing THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS to TV – exclusive interview

Katherine McNamara stars as Clary Fray in Freeform's SHADOWHUNTERS | © 2016 ABC Family/Vu Ong

Freeform Network, formerly ABC Family, has brought Cassandra Clare’s best-selling urban fantasy series THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS to Tuesday night television as SHADOWHUNTERS: THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS. In SHADOWHUNTERS, Clary Fray (Katherine McNamara) learns that she has angelic blood and must join with other supernatural beings to fight demons in order to rescue her kidnapped mother. Executive producer Ed Decter (UNFORGETTABLE, THE CLIENT LIST, IN PLAIN SIGHT) adapted SHADOWHUNTERS for television. He talks about his supernatural series, its characters and more. AX: You’ve written some novels yourself – the OUTRIDERS and CHLOE GAMBLE series. Do you have any mixed feelings about adapting […]Read On »

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Jeffrey Reiner gets cozy in THE AFFAIR – exclusive interview

Dominic West and Ruth Wilson star in THE AFFAIR on Showtime | © 2014 Showtime

Showtime’s THE AFFAIR, Sundays at 10 PM, chronicles the growing relationship between Noah (Dominic West) and Alison (Ruth Wilson), both married to other people. In the drama created by Sarah Treem, we hear both their versions of events as the two are separately interviewed by police about a crime. The first season is ten episodes long, with two more seasons planned if all goes well. Jeffrey Reiner, one of THE AFFAIR’s executive producers, directed the series pilot as well as other episodes. Reiner has been a producer/director on many other series, including HELIX, AWAKE and FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS. Following an […]Read On »

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TV Review: HELIX – Season 1 – “274”

Peter Farragut (Neil Napier) turns himself in on HELIX "274" | (c) 2014 SyFy

Cast: Billy Campbell, Jordan Hayes, Kyra Zagorsky, Hiroyuki Sanada, Mark Ghanime, Neil Napier Writer: Misha Green Director: Steven A. Adelson Network: Airs on SyFy, Fridays @ 9 p.m. Original Telecast: Jan. 17, 2014 The problem of just a few infected on HELIX just got a hell of a lot bigger. “274” showed that the infection isn’t just contained to a half dozen or so individuals inside the research facility but nearly one-third of the entire facility is now in some sort carrying the infection But that just might be the tip of the preverbal iceberg. As we found out toward […]Read On »

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TV Review: HELIX – Season 1 – “Vector”

Dr. Jordan (Jordan Hayes) gets taken hostage by infected scientists in HELIX "Vector" | (c) 2014 SyFy

Cast: Billy Campbell, Jordan Hayes, Kyra Zagorsky, Hiroyuki Sanada, Mark Ghanime, Neil Napier Writer: Keith Huff Director: Brad Turner Network: Airs on SyFy, Fridays @ 9 p.m. Original Telecast: Jan. 10, 2014 HELIX furthered the depth of where this series is going with “Vector,” where a group of scientists get infected by Peter Farragut (Neil Napier) who is still running amok in the facility after escaping in the first episode. While the second episode focused mainly on finding the infected scientists, treating the scientists and above all else how and why Peter infected them, there was plenty of new questions […]Read On »

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TV Review: HELIX – Season 1 – “Pilot” – Season Premiere

Alan Farragut (Billy Campbell) investigates what's happening at the arctic complex in HELIX "Pilot" | (c) 2014 SyFy

Cast: Billy Campbell, Jordan Hayes, Kyra Zagorsky, Hiroyuki Sanada, Mark Ghanime, Neil Napier Writer: Cameron Porsandeh Director: Jeffrey Reiner Network: Airs on SyFy, Fridays @ 9 p.m. Original Telecast: Jan. 10, 2014 SyFy is back in the science business of science fiction with HELIX, a new series on the network with the backing of BATTLESTAR GALACTICA creator Ronald D. Moore. HELIX is a slick show. From the get-go, you can see the amount of money they spent bringing such a series to television with high production values, decent special effects and an interesting script that by the end of the […]Read On »

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