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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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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KINGDOM: Actor Frank Grillo talks the Audience show’s final season – exclusive interview

Frank Grillo stars in KINGDOM | © 2017 DirecTV

In AT&T Audience Network’s KINGDOM, now in its third and final season Wednesday nights on DirecTV, there are no crowns or thrones – and not many rules, either. In Byron Balasco’s scripted series about the world of mixed martial arts, aka MMA, the fights are all out. Frank Grillo stars as Alvey Kulina, a semi-retired MMA fighter who has opened his own gym in Los Angeles and works as a trainer, but is pulled back into the game by his sons (played by Nick Jonas and Jonathan Tucker) and his own ambitions. Grillo, a native New Yorker, has had roles […]Read On »

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COOPER BARRETT’S GUIDE TO SURVIVING LIFE: Star Meaghan Rath talks Fox comedy – exclusive interview

Meaghan Rath in COOPER BARRETT'S GUIDE TO SURVIVING LIFE |©2016 Fox/Rebecca Cabage

In COOPER BARRETT’S GUIDE TO SURVIVING LIFE, Fox Network on Sundays, Jack Cutmore-Scott plays the title character. Cooper and his friends have just graduated from college and have some wild adventures. Meaghan Rath plays Kelly Bishop, a young woman whose own unpredictability sometimes helps along the craziness – and whom Cooper would like to guide into his own life. Rath spent four years on Syfy’s BEING HUMAN as the alternately upbeat and panicked ghost Sally Malik. More recently, the actress has had recurring roles on KINGDOM, BANSHEE, SECRETS & LIES and NEW GIRL. ASSIGNMENT X: Had you been looking to […]Read On »

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FEAR THE WALKING DEAD: Scares, subtext and plotlines in Season 1 – Part 2 – exclusive interview

Lexi Johnson as Gloria after eating dinner on FEAR THE WALKING DEAD | © 2015 Justin Lubin/AMC

In Part 2 of our exclusive interview with AMC’s FEAR THE WALKING DEAD director/co-executive producer Adam Davidson, he talks about scares, subtext and more. AX: How often do you actually want to go for a hard scare where there’s a visual shock, versus something that’s scary but presented mundanely, like a zombie seen at a distance? ADAM DAVIDSON: There isn’t any mathematical equation, it really comes down to storytelling. [There’s a scene in the pilot in the high school] that wasn’t intended as a scare moment, but when we staged the scene and I started shooting, I was like, “This […]Read On »

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FEAR THE WALKING DEAD: The Scoop on Season 1 – Part 1 – exclusive interview

Lexi Johnson as Gloria having a bit of a snack on FEAR THE WALKING DEAD | © 2015 Justin Lubin/AMC

Created by THE WALKING DEAD comics originator Robert Kirkman and Dave Erickson, AMC’s FEAR THE WALKING DEAD, which premieres Sunday, August 23, is set in the same universe but a little earlier. We’re in urban/suburban Los Angeles, where a large blended family of a high-school English teacher (Cliff Curtis), his high-school guidance counselor girlfriend (Kim Dickens), her two teenaged children (Alycia Debnam-Carey, Frank Dillane) and the teacher’s ex-wife (Elizabeth Rodriguez) and adolescent son (Lorenzo James Henrie), are all caught up in the early stages of a mysterious epidemic. Adam Davidson, who directed the FEAR THE WALKING DEAD pilot and then […]Read On »

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