HANNIBAL: Creator Bryan Fuller on the cult series adapted from the Thomas Harris novels – Exclusive Interview – Part 2

HANNIBAL | ©2013 NBC

This story was originally posted on ASSIGNMENT X  on July 3, 2015 and is being reprinted to highlight the series re-airing on Amazon Prime. HANNIBAL originally ran on NBC for three seasons, 2013-2015. It is now available in its entirety on Amazon Prime. Executive producer Bryan Fuller, who has adapted Thomas Harris’ novels about the charismatic, cannibalistic serial killer of the title, played here by Mads Mikkelsen, told various news outlets at the time of the show’s cancellation that “NBC has allowed us to craft a television series that no other broadcast network would have dared,” expressing his gratitude to […]Read On »

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HANNIBAL: Creator Bryan Fuller on the three-season TV series – Exclusive Interview – Part 1

HANNIBAL Season 3 Key Art | ©2014 NBC

This story was originally posted on ASSIGNMENT X  on June 17, 2015 and is being reprinted to highlight the series re-airing on Amazon Prime. HANNIBAL, the three-season series adapted by executive producer Bryan Fuller from Thomas Harris’s novels (as well as the films based on them, including MANHUNTER and THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS), is now streaming in its entirety on Amazon Prime. CBS is currently airing a whole new take on the novels, CLARICE, on Thursday nights, which refers to but never names the serial killer, who helped Clarice Starling (played on the show by Rebecca Breeds) capture a […]Read On »

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THE GOOD FIGHT: Co-creator Robert King on Season 4 – Exclusive Interview

Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart in THE GOOD FIGHT - Season 4| ©2020 CBS/Robert Ascroft

THE GOOD FIGHT premieres its fourth season Thursday, April 9, on CBS All-Access. Spun off from THE GOOD WIFE, THE GOOD FIGHT is set in the world of law and politics. Christine Baranski stars in THE GOOD FIGHT, reprising her GOOD WIFE role as Diane Lockhart, a white lawyer who, in THE GOOD FIGHT’s opening episode, joined a predominantly black law firm. Married writers/executive producers Robert King and Michelle King created THE GOOD FIGHT with Phil Alden Robinson. The duo previously created THE GOOD WIFE, as well as CBS’s EVIL, which is due back for its second season in the […]Read On »

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THE PATH: Actress Michelle Monaghan – exclusive interview

Michelle Monaghan as Sarah Lane in The Path | © 2017 HULU

In Hulu’s THE PATH, now streaming its full second season and renewed for a third, Michelle Monaghan plays Sarah Lane. Sarah is a true believer in Meyerism, a self-help philosophy with its own community. Sarah is so devoted to the cause that, even though they have children together, when her husband Eddie (Aaron Paul) begins to question Meyerish, she leaves him and takes up again with former lover Cal Roberts (Hugh Dancy). When Cal takes up the reins of Meyerism after its founder first vanishes and then dies, Sarah is there to help him run things. Monaghan has had plenty […]Read On »

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THE PATH: Actor Hugh Dancy on Season 2 and possible HANNIBAL Season 4 – Exclusive Interview

Hugh Dancy in THE PATH - Season 2 | ©2017 Hulu

With its first two seasons now available and a third due next year, the Hulu original drama THE PATH examines the dynamics of a spiritual organization, Meyerism, in a state of flux. In the series created by Jessica Goldberg, Eddie (Aaron Paul) has left Meyerism. Eddie’s wife Sarah (Michelle Monaghan) has stayed with the organization and left him for the group’s new leader, longtime adherent Cal Roberts, played by Hugh Dancy. Cal thought he was temporarily in charge while Meyerism’s founder Dr. Stephen Meyer (Keir Dullea) was absent, but events have taken a turn. England-born Dancy has a wide variety […]Read On »

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THE PATH: Creator Jessica Goldberg on new series – Exclusive Interview

THE PATH poster - Season 1 | ©2016 Hulu

THE PATH is now streaming all of its ten-episode first season on Hulu, where it premiered and has been renewed for a second year. Created by Jessica Goldberg, THE PATH concerns a religion, Meyerism, born in the twentieth century. Eddie Lane (Aaron Paul) has his doubts, but his wife Sarah (Michelle Monaghan) is a staunch adherent, who also has a past with Meyerism’s current leader, Cal Roberts (Hugh Dancy). Goldberg, who was previously a writer/producer on PARENTHOOD, CAMP and DECEPTION, makes herself available for questions during an event held in Malibu by NBC/Universal for many of its networks. AX: How […]Read On »

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HANNIBAL: Bryan Fuller on HANNIBAL Season 3, endings and what Season 4 could be – Exclusive interview

HANNIBAL Season 3 Key Art | ©2014 NBC

NBC has announced that Season 3 of HANNIBAL, Thursdays at 10 PM, will be its last. Executive producer Bryan Fuller, who has adapted Thomas Harris’ novels about the charismatic, cannibalistic serial killer of the title, played here by Mads Mikkelsen, has told various news outlets that “NBC has allowed us to craft a television series that no other broadcast network would have dared,” expressing his gratitude to the network while suggesting that he’s open to making a fourth series for another outlet. In Part 2 of our exclusive telephone interview, Fuller hints about how Season 4 might work, along with […]Read On »

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HANNIBAL’S Bryan Fuller gives the scoop on Season 3 – exclusive – Part 1

Hugh Dancy stars as Will Graham in HANNIBAL | © 2015 Brooke Palmer/NBC

At the end of Season 2 of NBC’s HANNIBAL last year, title character and stylist cannibal/serial killer/psychiatrist Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) escaped into the rainy night, leaving our heroes – FBI profiler Will Graham (Hugh Dancy), FBI Behavioral Unit director Jack Crawford (Laurence Fishburne) and FBI agent Alana Bloom (Caroline Dhavernas) – all critically wounded. Season 3, Thursdays at 10 PM, picks up with Hannibal in Italy, accompanied by his own psychiatrist, Bedelia Du Maurier (Gillian Anderson), while the other protagonists struggle to put themselves and the search for Hannibal back together. Executive producer Bryan Fuller (creator of PUSHING DAISIES […]Read On »

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Movie Review: LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY’S RETURN

LEGENDS OF OZ movie poster | ©2014 Clarius Entertainment

Rating: PG Stars (voices): Lea Michele, Dan Aykroyd, Kelsey Grammer, Jim Belushi, Martin Short, Oliver Platt, Bernadette Peters, Hugh Dancy, Megan Hilty Writers: Randi Barnes and Adam Balsam, based on the book DOROTHY OF OZ by Roger Stanton Baum, based on THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ by L. Frank Baum Directors: Daniel St. Pierre and Will Finn Distributor: Clarius Entertainment Release Date: May 9, 2014 If your only exposure to Oz has been the 1939 MGM musical, you’ve missed the terrific children’s book that inspired it, THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ by L. Frank Baum. Baum wrote twelve-and-a-half more Oz […]Read On »

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Interview with HANNIBAL star Mads Mikkelsen – Season 2 Scoop

Mads Mikkelsen as Hannibal Lecter in HANNIBAL on NBC | © 2014 Brooke Palmer/NBC

Writer Thomas Harris’ creation Hannibal Lecter, first introduced as Hannibal Lektor in the novel RED DRAGON, has been played on film by a number of actors – first Brian Cox in MANHUNTER, then Anthony Hopkins in his Oscar-winning turn in SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, followed by HANNIBAL and the MANHUNTER remake RED DRAGON and finally by Gaspard Ulliel (and, as the child Hannibal, Aaran Thomas) in the Hannibal-as-a-young-man prequel HANNIBAL RISING. Producer/show runner Bryan Fuller has adapted HANNIBAL for television. Now in its second season on NBC, Fridays at 10 PM, HANNIBAL chronicles the adventures of the brilliant cannibalistic serial […]Read On »

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