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

Costa Ronin in THE AMERICANS | ©2018 FX

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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COUNTERPART: Cast talks spies from different worlds – exclusive interview

Nazanin Boniadi as Clare in COUNTERPART | © 2018 Starz

Starz’s COUNTERPART, now in its first season on Sunday nights and renewed for a second, is a combination of espionage thriller and speculative fiction. In the series created by Justin Marks, reality split in two 30 years ago. At first, the two mirrored each other, but now there are significant differences. Most people don’t know about the schism, which has its connecting point in a tunnel beneath Berlin in Germany. Those who do know are involved with either keeping the peace or trying to destroy it. Nazanin Boniadi and Sara Serraiocco (pronounced “Ser-ee-O-ko] play two very different spies from the Other […]Read On »

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PRISON BREAK: Robert Knepper talks iZOMBIE and Bill Paxton – exclusive interview

Robert Knepper at the FOX’s PRISON BREAK Advance Screening and Conversation

In Part 2 of ASSIGNMENT X’s exclusive interview with actor Robert Knepper, he talks about his new projects, working with the late Bill Paxton on last year’s miniseries TEXAS RISING and more about returning to his role as Theodore “T-Bag” Bagwell in Fox Network’s PRISON BREAK revival. ROBERT KNEPPER: I’ve got three or four other indie movies that are coming out soon – FRAT PACK, BADSVILLE … ASSIGNMENT X: You’ve talked about working on THE DATING GAME KILLER … KNEPPER: Oh, my God, what an intense project. Leslie Greif, who was my producer on TEXAS RISING, put this movie together […]Read On »

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PRISON BREAK: Star Robert Knepper on new Event Series – Part 1 – Exclusive Interview

Robert Knepper in PRISON BREAK: THE EVENT SERIES |© 2017 FOX/Brendan Meadow

PRISON BREAK ended its original four-season run in 2009, with one follow-up made for TV movie, 2009’s PRISON BREAK: THE FINAL BREAK, for good measure. Created by Paul Scheuring, PRISON BREAK deals with brothers Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller) and Lincoln Burrows (Dominic Purcell), who wind up taking turns having to break each other out of jail under harrowing circumstances. In their adventures, the form a team of loyal associates – plus the never-to-be-trusted but ever-fascinating serial killer Theodore “T-Bag” Bagwell, also known as Teddy, played by Robert Knepper. T-Bag turned out to be such a powerful character that Knepper wound […]Read On »

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TAKEN: Actor Clive Standen – interview

Clive Standen as Bryan Mills in TAKEN | © 2017 Ken Woroner/NBC

In NBC’s new TV series TAKEN, Clive Standen stars as Bryan Mills. Bryan Mills is, of course, that character with the skill set made famous by Liam Neeson in the TAKEN films. Executive producers Luc Besson and Alexander Cary introduce us to Bryan as a much younger and more vulnerable man, who rises to the occasion when he’s targeted by a drug cartel. This, coupled with Bryan’s response to a personal tragedy, bring him to the attention of a government agency run by Christina Hart (Jennifer Beals), who recruits him as an operative. These provide Bryan with the experiences that […]Read On »

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BILLIONS: Damian Lewis talks Season 2 – interview

Damian Lewis as Bobby Axe Axelrod in BILLIONS | © 2017 Jeff Neumann/SHOWTIME

In Showtime’s BILLIONS, now in its second season on Sunday nights, Damian Lewis stars as up from the streets but now very wealthy Wall Street businessman Bobby “Axe” Axelrod. Bobby has drawn the wrath of Deputy District Attorney Chuck Rhoades, played by Paul Giamatti. Their situation was considerably complicated by the fact that Chuck’s wife Wendy (Maggie Siff) has been Bobby’s professional advisor and coach. At the end of Season 1, Wendy separated from Chuck and quit her job with Bobby, disturbing both men. At the start of BILLIONS Season 2, Bobby embroils Chuck in a massive lawsuit, but the […]Read On »

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HOMELAND: The scoop on Season 6 from co-creator Alex Gansa – interview

Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison in HOMELAND | © 2017 Jo Jo Whilden/SHOWTIME

HOMELAND is now in its sixth season Sunday nights on Showtime. The Emmy-winning drama focuses on the worlds of Homeland Security and the C.I.A., as seen through the eyes of Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes, who has acquired two Emmys in the role). In HOMELAND Season 6, Carrie has left intelligence work behind her – sort of, she is secretly advising the U.S. President-Elect Elizabeth Keane (Elizabeth Marvel) – and is working in New York City as a lawyer with a social justice group. Carrie is currently trying to help a young man who is accused of fomenting terrorism, even though […]Read On »

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SUPERGIRL: David Harewood on playing a Martian superhero – exclusive interview

David Harewood stars as Hank Henshaw/J'onn J'onzz in SUPERGIRL | © 2016 Matthias Clamer/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc

In SUPERGIRL, on CBS Mondays at 8 PM, our heroine in her alter ego of newspaper executive assistant Kara Danvers, played by Melissa Benoist, works in a pretty swanky-looking high-rise. However, Kara’s adoptive sister Alex Danvers, played by Chyler Leigh, has a much cooler workplace, the literally underground headquarters of the Department of Extranormal Operations, aka D.E.O. When CBS allows the Television Critics Association press tour to visit the SUPERGIRL sets, the huge soundstage, with faux cave walls and intricate technology stations, is thrilling to see. It may be make-believe, but it still looks pretty impressive. In the SUPERGIRL universe, […]Read On »

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Howard Gordon on SECOND CHANCE, 24: LEGACY and more – exclusive interview

Rob Kazinsky stars as Jimmy Pritchard in SECOND CHANCE | © 2016 Justin Stephens/FOX

In SECOND CHANCE, on Fox Network Fridays at 9 PM, Rob Kazinsky plays former sheriff Jimmy Pritchard. Jimmy is in the unusual position of being a 75-year-old man (played in older form by Philip Baker Hall) in a 30-something body, courtesy of a science experiment conducted to save the life of a techno-genius’ dying sister. Resurrecting Jimmy is strictly a byproduct of this as far as his benefactors are concerned, but Jimmy is determined to get to the bottom of the conspiracy that killed his older self and is now threatening his police detective son (Tim DeKay). SECOND CHANCE was […]Read On »

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BILLIONS: Damian Lewis on his new Showtime series – Exclusive Interview

Damian Lewis in BILLIONS - Season 1 | ©2016 Showtime/James Minchin

In Showtime Network’s new drama BILLIONS, premiering Sunday, January 17 (the first episode is available for sampling on multiple platforms for free the weekend of January 15-17), Damian Lewis stars as Bobby Axelrod. Bobby, an up-from-the-working-class Wall Street hedge fund billionaire, is the king of his company. However, U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades, is making it his mission in life to take Bobby down. The London-born Lewis is no stranger to Showtime, having spent three seasons on HOMELAND as deeply conflicted, captured U.S. Marine-turned-terrorist-turned double agent Nicholas Brody, a role that earned him a Lead Actor Emmy Award. Since then, Lewis […]Read On »

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