CHILDHOOD’S END: Screenwriter Matthew Graham on adapting the classic novel – Interview

Charles Dance in CHILDHOOD'S END | © 2015 Syfy

Arthur C. Clarke’s 1953 novel CHILDHOOD’S END has been regarded as a science-fiction classic for six decades now. For about the same amount of time, it has been regarded as unfilmable, even though Stanley Kubrick’s cinematic adaptation of another of Clarke’s novels, 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, has received near-universal acclaim and despite the fact that CHILDHOOD’S themes of an alien race arriving on Earth with tangible benefits (an end to war, disease and poverty) but dubious motives have been disseminated throughout countless other books, films and TV series. Syfy Channel has finally accepted the challenge and produced a three-part miniseries […]Read On »

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COMPLICATIONS: Jason O’Mara plays doctor in new USA series – interview

Jason O'Mara as Dr. John Ellison in COMPLICATIONS | © 2015 Bob Mahoney/USA Network

In USA’s COMPLICATIONS, Thursdays at 9 PM, Jason O’Mara plays ER doctor John Ellison. The premise of the Matt Nix-created series hinges on what happens when John violently intervenes in a drive-by shooting to save the life of a little boy. Turns out the child is the son of a grateful gang lord, a situation that pulls the reluctant John into the city’s underworld. O’Mara, a native of Dublin, Ireland, has done a lot of work in U.S. film and television. He was part of the BAND OF BROTHERS ensemble, and starred in IN JUSTICE as a lawyer and the […]Read On »

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INTRUDERS actor John Simm on the new BBC America series – Exclusive Interview

John Simm in INTRUDERS - Season 1 | ©2014 BBC America/Cate Cameron

In the new BBC America series INTRUDERS, John Simm plays Jack Whelan, whose wife Amy (Mira Sorvino) begins acting very strangely, then disappears completely. Jack’s search for Amy leads him to some very strange phenomena. The series has been adapted from Michael Marshall Smith’s novel by Glen Morgan (of THE X-FILES and FINAL DESTINATION), who is also the show runner and one of INTRUDERS’ executive producers. This is Simm’s first job in the U.S. and his first American character. Originally from Yorkshire and raised in Lancashire, he’s a U.K. film and television veteran, with leading roles in the miniseries STATE […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview with STAR-CROSSED showrunners Meredith Averill and Adele Lim

Aimee Teegarden as Emery and Matt Lanter as Roman star in STAR-CROSSED | © 2014 Skip Bolen/The CW

In STAR-CROSSED, on the CW Mondays at 8 PM, it’s been ten years since the Atrians, an alien race, landed on Earth. They were at first quarantined, but now humans are tentatively allowing them to integrate on a limited basis. Nine Atrian teens are attending a human high school. Atrian youth Roman (Matt Lanter) and human adolescent Emery (Aimee Teagarden), who originally met under dramatic circumstances as children, find themselves drawn together, despite a lot of pressure from both peers and their elders. STAR-CROSSED series creator Meredith Averill (whose previous writer and/or producer credits include THE GOOD WIFE, LIFE ON […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Jason O’Mara rolls the VEGAS dice

Jason O'Mara in VEGAS | ©2012 CBS/Lorey Sebastian

In VEGAS, Dennis Quaid plays farmer-turned-Las Vegas sheriff Ralph Lamb, who has to team up with casino owner/gangster Vincent Savino, played by Michael Chiklis, in the first-season finale, CBS, Friday May 10 at 9 PM. Jason O’Mara plays Jack Lamb, Ralph’s brother and now a deputy sheriff who has become romantically entangled with mob boss’ daughter Mia Rizzo, played by Sarah Jones. This situation has cost Jack dearly. As VEGAS is set in 1960-61, this marks the third TV series in a row that’s seen O’Mara playing a period role. He previously starred in the U.S. remake of LIFE ON […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Jason O’Mara is on firm TERRA NOVA

Stephen Lang and Jason O'Mara in TERRA NOVA - Season 1 - "Resistance" | ©2011 Fox/Brook Rushton

Jason O’Mara stars as ex-cop Jim Shannon in Fox’s TERRA NOVA, which has its two-hour season finale tonight at 8 PM. Jim breaks out of prison in his present, the year 2049, so that he can accompany his surgeon wife (Shelley Conn) and their three children on a one-way journey to Earth’s past 85 million years ago. Terra Nova is the name of the colonists who have come here to escape a fatally polluted world, with the hope of making a new start for themselves and for humanity. TERRA NOVA isn’t O’Mara’s first acting gig as an American time traveler. […]Read On »

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Wonder Con 2011: TERRA NOVA producer Brannon Braga chats about the anticipated Fox series

Landon Liboiron, Shelley Conn, Jason O'Mara, Alana Mansour and Naomi Scott in TERRA NOVA - Season 1 | ©2011 Fox

The hotly anticipated Fox series TERRA NOVA (debuting in the fall) made its convention debut at WonderCon 2011 in San Francisco today. While ASSIGNMENT X was trapped in press conferences that ran over its allotted time, we sadly missed the panel presentation which we were dying to see. However, ASSIGNMENT X spoke with TERRA NOVA executive producer Brannon Braga recently and here’s part of the conversation about the series in this previously unreleased conversation. In TERRA NOVA, actor Jason O’Mara plays a settler and Stephen Lang plays a military commander in a team that travels back to the dinosaur era […]Read On »

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