BARKSKINS: Creator Elwood Reid on adapting Annie Proulx’s historical novel – Exclusive Interview

BARSKINS - Key Art | ©2020 National Geographic

BARKSKINS, the series premiering Monday, May 25, on National Geographic, is based on a small section of Annie Proulx’s sprawling 2016 novel. Executive producer Elwood Reid, who adapted BARKSKINS for television and wrote all eight of the episodes, begins in 1670s New France, the territory that will become modern-day Quebec, Canada. “Barkskins” is a term for indentured servants who are working for their freedom. In the series, these include determined Sel (Christian Cooke) and homesick Duquet (James Bloor), whose services are purchased by eccentric homesteader Trepagny (David Thewlis). The area is contested by the French government, the English Hudson Bay […]Read On »

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DEVS: Stephen McKinley Henderson on the science fiction miniseries – Exclusive Interview

Stephen McKinley Henderson as Stewart in DEVS |©2020 FX/Miya Mizuno

DEVS is a miniseries written and entirely directed by Alex Garland. All eight episodes are now streaming on FX on Hulu. DEVS concerns a mysterious tech company called Amaya. Amaya employee Lily (Sonoya Mizuno) rightly believes there is something suspicious about her boyfriend/co-worker Sergei’s (Karl Glusman) death. When Lily begins to investigate, she is on track to learn what it is that Amaya is actually doing. Stephen McKinley Henderson plays Stewart, one of the key associates of Amaya founder Forest (Nick Offerman). Henderson, originally from Missouri, has an extensive stage and screen career that includes the films LINCOLN, MANCHESTER BY […]Read On »

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WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS: Natasia Demetriou vamps it up in Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Natasia Demetriou as Nadja in WHAT WE DO IN SHADOWS - Season 2 | ©2020 FX/Pari Dukovic

WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS is back for its second season on Wednesday nights on FX. The horror comedy, based on the film of the same name from creators Jemaine Clement and Taiki Waititi, gives us more adventures with the group of vampire roommates, unliving together in a mansion on Staten Island. British actress Natasia Demetriou plays Nadja, the lone woman in the group, who turned and is married to Laszlo, portrayed by Matt Berry. Kayvan Novak is Nandor the Relentless, Mark Proksch is energy vampire Colin Robinson, and Harvey Guillen is their human familiar Guillermo. Last season, Nadja […]Read On »

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ALMOST PARADISE: Actress Samantha Richelle on Season 1 of the new action series – Exclusive Interview

Samantha Richelle in ALMOST PARADISE - Season 1 | ©2020 Electric Entertainment

In ALMOST PARADISE, in its first season Monday nights on WGN America and thereafter available on Amazon Prime, Samantha Richelle plays police detective Kai Mendoza. The series, created by Dean Devlin & Gary Rosen, is set and shot in the Philippines. Kai is the youngest detective on the force on the scenic island of Cebu. She is often paired with more senior detective Ernesto Alamares (Arthur Acuna). Both of the law officers find themselves alternately helped and annoyed by Christian Kane’s character Alex Walker, an American ex-DEA agent who thought he was retiring to Cebu, but can’t help himself when […]Read On »

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VIDA: Actress Roberta Colindrez on the third and final season – Exclusive Interview

Roberta Colindrez is Nico in VIDA - Season 3 | © 2019 Starz Entertainment, LLC/Kat Marcinowski

In Starz’s VIDA, now in its third and final season Sunday nights on Starz, the drama continues. East Los Angeles bar owner Emma (Mishel Prada) has broken up with her girlfriend Nico, played by Roberta Colindrez. Nico, an expert bartender and seemingly well-balanced person all through Season 2, failed to tell Emma that she was married, at least technically. Nico, heartbroken by Emma’s rejection over this revelation, has begun drinking heavily. Will the pair overcome their differences in VIDA’s remaining three episodes? For that matter, will Emma be willing to meet the father who abandoned her and her younger sister […]Read On »

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ALMOST PARADISE: Arthur Acuna on his new WGN America series – Exclusive Interview

Arthur Acuna in ALMOST PARADISE - Season 1 | ©2020 Electric Entertainment

WGN America’s ALMOST PARADISE, in its first season on Monday nights, is the first American-made series to be both set and shot in the Philippines. Christian Kane plays ex-DEA agent Alex Walker, who thinks he’s going to live as a retiree running a gift shop on the Filipino island of Cebu. However, when local law enforcement finds out about Alex’s past, he winds up getting involved with helping solve cases. Arthur Acuňa plays Cebu police detective Ernesto Alamares. Alamares is deceptively quiet, but capable of taking down a whole gang with his feet, fists, and a couple of sticks. Acuňa, […]Read On »

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A CONFESSION: Director Paul Andrew Williams discusses the new fact-based mini-series – Exclusive Interview

A CONFESSION - Season 1 | ©2020 Britbox

A CONFESSION, now streaming on Britbox, is based on real case that happened in Wiltshire, England, spanning 2003-2016. Well-respected police Detective Superintendent Steve Fulcher, played in the miniseries by Martin Freeman, was so committed to trying to locate a missing woman that he bent the rules. The fallout was catastrophic, affecting a murder case as well as Fulcher’s career. Paul Andrew Williams, whose other work includes THE COTTAGE, THE EICHMANN SHOW, BROADCHURCH, and WHITE DRAGON, directed all six episodes of A CONFESSION. He sits down to discuss his work on the miniseries. ASSIGNMENT X: Was directing all six episodes of […]Read On »

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WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS: Actor Mark Proksch on playing an energy vampire on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Mark Proksch as Colin Robinson in WHAT WE DO IN SHADOWS - Season 2 | ©2020 FX/Pari Dukovic

WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, the comedy about vampires in Staten Island created by Jemaine Clement, is now in its second season on FX on Wednesday nights (thereafter available on FX on Hulu). Mark Proksch plays Colin Robinson, a vampire unlike his housemates. Whereas Laszlo (Matt Berry), Nadja (Natasia Demetriou), and Nandor (Kayvan Novak) are all conventional blood-drinkers, Colin is an energy vampire, who feeds off human boredom. He preys on city council meetings and lines at the DMV; his idea of a banquet is sitting in the audience for a high school production of OUR TOWN, followed by […]Read On »

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ALMOST PARADISE: Actor-Producer Christian Kane on new series and SUPERNATURAL – Exclusive Interview – Part 2

Christian Kane in ALMOST PARADISE - Season 1 | ©2020 Electric Entertainment/WGN America

In Part 2 of our exclusive telephone interview with Christian Kane, he talks more about starring in and being a producer on the series ALMOST PARADISE, airing Monday nights on WGN America and then on Amazon and the Electric Now app, plus his guest appearance on SUPERNATURAL, his music, and more. ASSIGNMENT X: You star as Alex Walker and you’re a producer on ALMOST PARADISE, which is the first U.S.-made TV series to shoot in the Philippines. Between wearing those two hats, you said you have your fingers in a bunch of different things on the show, so what are […]Read On »

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VIDA: Creator Tanya Saracho gives the scoop on the third and final season – Exclusive Interview

VIDA - Season 3 Key Art | ©2020 Starz

VIDA is now in its third and final season, Sunday nights on Starz. The series concerns disparate sisters Emma (Mishel Prada) and Lyn (Melissa Barrera), who inherit their late mother’s lesbian bar in East Los Angeles. After a lot of consideration, the siblings decide to reopen the bar, rename it Vida (after their mom Vidalia), and add live music. Other main characters: Vida’s widow Eddy (Ser Anzoategui), who has learned that not only was she not legally married to Vida, but that Vida’s ex-husband is still alive; neighborhood Latinx activist Mari (Chelsea Rendon), whose father has thrown her out of […]Read On »

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