CITY ON A HILL: Jonathan Tucker gives the scoop on new Boston crime drama – Exclusive Interview

Jonathan Tucker as Frankie Ryan in CITY ON A HILL - Season 1 | ©2018 Showtime/Eric Ogden

Showtime’s Sunday night drama CITY ON A HILL is set in 1990s Boston. Rule-breaking FBI agent Jackie Rohr (Kevin Bacon) and erstwhile upstanding district attorney DeCourcy Ward (Aldis Hodge) join forces to track down the crime crew of Frankie Ryan, played by Jonathan Tucker. Frankie and his team specialize in robbing armored cars, but during their last job, Frankie’s brother Jimmy (Mark O’Brien) got hot-tempered and shot one of the guards, necessitating (in Frankie’s eyes) killing the other two witnesses. Now Frankie is trying to keep alive, solvent and free, while also tending to his marriage and three young kids. […]Read On »

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SNEAKY PETE: Actress Margo Martindale on Season 1 – Interview

Margo Martindale in SNEAKY PETE - Season 1 | ©2017 Amazon

In Amazon’s series SNEAKY PETE, now streaming its first season and picked up for a second, Margo Martindale plays bail bonds company proprietor and family matriarch Audrey. Audrey’s problems include a husband (Pete Gerety) with serious health issues, a single-mother granddaughter (Marin Ireland) who’s not very good at the family business and grandson Pete (Giovanni Ribisi) who has returned home after a twenty-year absence. Pete poses a whole series of other problems, because he’s actually a con artist named Marius. Marius is trying to avoid an angry crime boss named Vince, played by Bryan Cranston, who co-created SNEAKY PETE with […]Read On »

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KINGDOM: Actor Jonathan Tucker on the series finale – Exclusive Interview

KINGDOM | © 2017 Audience Network

In KINGDOM, which had its series finale Wednesday August 2 on Audience Network after three seasons, Jonathan Tucker plays Jay Kulina. Jay is a mixed martial arts fighter who is a master of self-sabotage – he battles with alcohol, drugs and his Los Angeles gym owner/promoter father Alvy (Frank Grillo), not necessarily in that order. Tucker, originally from Massachusetts, has played a wide variety of roles in films and television. His credits include the 2003 remake of THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, IN THE VALLEY OF ELAH, a series lead in THE BLACK DONNELLYS and arcs on PARENTHOOD, HANNIBAL and JUSTIFIED, […]Read On »

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SNEAKY PETE: Star Marin Ireland and executive producer Graham Yost on Season 1 – Interview

Marin Ireland and in SNEAKY PETE poster | ©2017 Amazon/CBS

In Amazon’s SNEAKY PETE, now streaming its entire first ten-episode season and renewed for a second, Giovanni Ribisi plays a con artist named Marius Josipovic. When Marius is in prison, his cellmate Pete (Ethan Embry) talks lovingly of the grandparents he hasn’t seen in twenty years. Upon release, Marius impersonates Pete and winds up in the family bail bonds business. He is frequently teamed with Pete’s cousin Julia, played by Marin Ireland. Julia doesn’t realize that Marius isn’t really Cousin Pete; she also doesn’t know much about the bail bonds game herself. SNEAKY PETE was created by Bryan Cranston, who […]Read On »

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THE LAST MAN ON EARTH: Mary Steenburgen on being drunk in the apocalypse – exclusive interview

Mary Steenburgen as Gail on Season 2 of THE LAST MAN ON EARTH | © 2016 Noah Schutz/FOX

In Fox Network’s half-hour comedy THE LAST MAN ON EARTH, now in its second season Sundays at 9:30 PM, Will Forte’s Phil Miller survives a disease-created apocalypse to find he’s not entirely alone after all. Mary Steenburgen plays Gail Klosterman, one of the people Will encounters in his travels. Arkansas native Steenburgen, who won an Oscar for her acting in MELVIN AND HOWARD, has recently had arcs on ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK and JUSTIFIED. She stops for a short chat about her work on an Earth where most life is gone, yet comedy continues. AX: What is your character […]Read On »

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LAST MAN STANDING: Kaitlyn Dever chats about Season 5 – interview

Kaitlyn Dever stars as Eve Baxter on the ABC show LAST MAN STANDING | © 2016 ABC/Craig Sjodin

In the ABC half-hour comedy LAST MAN STANDING, now running on Friday nights in its fifth season, Tim Allen stars as Mike Baxter. Out in the world, Mike is a macho writer and sporting goods store owner, but his home life is filled with his wife Vanessa (Nancy Travis) and their three daughters. Kaitlyn Dever plays youngest Baxter daughter Eve. Dever has been acting professionally since age thirteen. She’s appeared in feature films including BAD TEACHER, J. EDGAR and SHORT TERM 12, and recurred as teenaged Kentucky marijuana entrepreneur Loretta McCready throughout the run of JUSTIFIED. On the LAST MAN […]Read On »

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HANNIBAL: Bryan Fuller on PUSHING DAISIES, AMERICAN GODS and more – Part 3 – Exclusive Interview

Creator and writer Bryan Fuller at WonderCon 2011 | ©2011 Assignment X/Peter Brown

In the final part of Assignment X’s exclusive interview with Bryan Fuller about HANNIBAL (NBC, Thursdays at 10 PM), the series executive producer/show runner/creator – adapting from Thomas Harris’ novels – talks about fan reaction, food as a narrative theme and more. ASSIGNMENT X: Is there anything about the fan reaction to HANNIBAL that has surprised you? BRYAN FULLER: I am not surprised and more titillated [laughs]. I’m surprised in the sense that you’re surprised when you make a new friend and they’re somebody who likes the same things that you do. And a lot of the fan reaction has […]Read On »

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WAYWARD PINES: Carla Gugino on her Fox mystery series – exclusive interview

Carla Gugino in WAYWARD PINES - Season 1 | ©2015 Fox/James Minchin

In Fox’s ten-hour miniseries WAYWARD PINES from executive producer M. Night Shyamalan, Thursdays at 9 PM, Carla Gugino plays U.S. Secret Service Agent Kate Hewson. When Kate disappears, her partner Ethan Burke (Matt Dillon) goes searching for her and winds up in the small town of Wayward Pines, Idaho. Kate is there – except she’s apparently been here for twelve years, while Ethan has only been here overnight. Kate isn’t Gugino’s first role as a federal agent. She starred in the title role of the TV series KAREN SISCO, based on the character Elmore Leonard created in his novel OUT […]Read On »

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JUSTIFIED: Actor Jacob Pitts talks the final season – Exclusive Interview

Jacob Pitts is Deputy U.S. Marshal Tim Gutterson | ©2015 FX/Robert Zukerman

At the end of six seasons, FX’s JUSTIFIED, adapted by Graham Yost for television from Elmore Leonard’s novella FIRE IN THE HOLE, is blazing its way into the sunset on Tuesday, April 14. For the entirety of JUSTIFIED, Jacob Pitts has played U.S. Deputy Marshal Tim Gutterson, arguably the most level-headed and laid-back member of that branch of law enforcement in Harlan County, Kentucky. Tim’s colleague Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant) is prone to disobeying orders and boss Art Mullen (Nick Searcy) is prone to getting exasperated, but Tim tends to roll with whatever is going on around him while still […]Read On »

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JUSTIFIED: Nick Searcy talks the final season – exclusive interview

Nick Searcy stars as Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal Art Mullen on JUSTIFIED | © 2015 Prashant Gupta/FX

As JUSTIFIED, now in its sixth and final season on FX, Tuesdays at 10 PM, closes in on its series finale, things have really gone all to hell in Harlan County, Kentucky. U.S. Deputy Marshal Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant) stood by astonished while his confidential informant Ava Crowder (Joelle Carter) shot her fiancé Boyd (Walton Goggins) and drove off with ten million dollars that Boyd had extorted out of big-time weed dealer Avery Markham (Sam Elliott). Now Boyd has escaped from the hospital, Ava’s on the run and Raylan is in even more trouble than usual. Meanwhile, Raylan’s erstwhile boss […]Read On »

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