THE TERROR: Jared Harris & Tobias Menzies on being lost at sea – interview

Jared Harris as Francis Crozier in THE TERROR | © 2018 Nadav Kander/AMC

AMC’s new Monday night ten-part series THE TERROR is based on a novel by Dan Simmons, which is in turn based on real events. In 1848, two British Navy vessels, The Terror and The Erebus, voyaged towards the Arctic in search of the then-undiscovered Northwest Passage. The ships became trapped in the ice. Both were finally located in recent years (after the book was published, but before the series was made), but the fate of their crews is unknown. Simmons’ novel and the series, adapted by David Kajganich, imagine what might have happened to the men, combining historical observation with […]Read On »

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THE HANDMAID’S TALE: Actress Elisabeth Moss on the new Hulu series – Exclusive Interview

Ellisabeth Moss in THE HANDMAID'S TALE | ©2017 Hulu

Margaret Atwood’s novel THE HANDMAID’S TALE has been considered a classic of dystopian fiction since it was first published in 1985. It is set in a near-future where a quasi-religious, fascist government has taken over. The subjugation of women by men is absolute. Fertility is rare. Women who can bear children are taken by powerful men as “handmaids” who are impregnated in a ceremony that involves not only the men, but their infertile wives. THE HANDMAID’S TALE has been adapted as a 1990 film and a 2000 opera. Now it is a series on Hulu, starring Elisabeth Moss as June, […]Read On »

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NCIS: Michael Weatherly gives the Season 12 scoop – exclusive interview

Michael Weatherly stars in NCIS | © 2015 CBS

CBS’ NCIS, Tuesdays at 8 PM, is reported to be the most successful episodic series across the globe. It is a hit just about everywhere on the planet, and has spawned two popular spinoffs, NCIS: LA and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS. The potent blend of comedy, drama and likable characters make it a favorite for individual viewers and families alike. Still, at the end of the NCIS Season 11 finale in May, things looked dire for Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs, played by Mark Harmon – also an executive producer on both NCIS and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS – as he was […]Read On »

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12 MONKEYS star Aaron Stanford gives the scoop on Season 1 – exclusive interview

Aaron Stanford stars as James Cole in 12 MONKEYS | © 2015 Ben Mark Holzberg/Syfy

In Syfy’s 12 MONKEYS, Fridays at 9 PM, Aaron Stanford stars as James Cole. Cole is one of the few survivors on a disease-decimated Earth, and one of even fewer who are still remotely civilized. He’s sent back to 2015 by a small team of scientists to try to stop the plague from happening in the first place, but the mission goes awry, with the result that Cole must travel all over the temporal map in an effort to prevent both the epidemic and worse alternatives from occurring. 12 MONKEYS is based on the 1995 feature film of the same […]Read On »

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GIRLFRIENDS’ GUIDE TO DIVORCE creator chats about Season 1- exclusive interview

Lisa Edelstein stars as Abby in Bravo's GIRLFRIENDS' GUIDE TO DIVORCE | © 2015 Paul Drinkwater/Bravo

Marti Noxon began 2015 as a very busy executive producer, supervising post-production on two different TV series on two different networks. UN-REAL, which Noxon created with Sarah Gertrude Shapiro, is a satiric scripted look at a BACHELOR-style reality show, which will air on Lifetime later this year. Noxon also created GIRLFRIENDS’ GUIDE TO DIVORCE, currently airing on Bravo Tuesdays at 10 PM and renewed for a second season, which stars Lisa Edelstein as a romance advice expert navigating the end of her own marriage. Noxon’s previous credits include executive-producing the last two seasons of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER and more […]Read On »

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EMPIRE creator Danny Strong on the Season 1 scoop – exclusive interview

Terrence Howard stars as Lucious Lyon on Fox's EMPIRE | © 2015 Michael Lavine/FOX

Fox’s freshman series EMPIRE, Wednesdays at 9 PM, is already a hit, renewed for a second season. Set in the world of hip-hop, it tells the story of ailing music mogul Lucious Lyon, played by Terrence Howard. Lucious wants to know that his legacy will continue after he passes and is trying to decide which of his three sons should inherit the company he created. Eldest son Andre (Trai Byers) has the best head for business, but no musical talent. Youngest son Hakeem (Bryshere Y. Gray) has gifts, but he often squanders them on drugs and pay-to-play women. Middle son […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: MAGIC CITY creator Mitch Glazer talks Season 2

MAGIC CITY - Season 2 poster | ©2013 Starz

In MAGIC CITY, now in its second season on Starz Friday nights at 10 PM, things are more tense than ever for 1959-eraMiami hotel manager Ike Evans (Jeffrey Dean Morgan). He’s been to jail, he’s at odds with his not-so-silent partner Ben “the Butcher” Diamond (Danny Huston, who earned a Golden Globe nomination for his performance in first season), Ben’s boss Sy Berman (James Caan) has arrived on the scene, Ike’s wife (Olga Kurylenko) and sister-in-law (Kelly Lynch) are at odds and his sons are creating problems of their own. Additionally, the area is filling up with anti-Castro Cubans who […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: REVENGE star Gabriel Mann on Season 2

Gabriel Mann in REVENGE - Season 2 - "Identity" | ©2013 ABC/Vivian Zink

On REVENGE, the complex love-money-retribution drama now in its second season on ABC on Sunday nights at 10, Gabriel Mann plays Nolan Ross. Nolan is a complicated young man who – when they’re speaking to each other – tries to help heroine Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp) avenge the death of her father and other wrongs she perceives to have been committed by the wealthy Grayson clan. Nolan has had a tough year, what with losing his corporation and having his girlfriend kidnapped and murdered, but it sounds like the worse things get for the character, the better actor Mann likes […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: RECTIFY creator Ray McKinnon on the Sundance Channel series

RECTIFY | ©2013 Sundance Channel

In RECTIFY, an original six-hour dramatic series produced by and for the Sundance Channel, with a two-hour premiere Monday at 9 PM, Aden Young plays Daniel Holden. At age nineteen, Daniel was convicted of raping and murdering his girlfriend. He has spent the last nineteen years on death row, but his conviction is set aside on a technicality. RECTIFY follows Daniel for the first six days as he re-enters the world and the small-town family he left. Ray McKinnon, creator and one of the executive producers of RECTIFY, has a prolific career as an actor, including arcs in DEADWOOD and […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Director Robert Nathan on LUCKY BASTARD – Part 1

LUCKY BASTARD | ©2013 Vineyard Haven Pictures

Strange but true – there are Web sites where viewers can participate by having sex with adult industry professionals. Robert Nathan, making his feature directorial debut, and his writing/producing partner Lukas Kendall, have imagined a number of things that could easily go wrong in this scenario. The result is the “found footage” thriller LUCKY BASTARD, which opens theatrically Friday April 5. Nathan, a journalist and novelist as well as a writer/producer, was previously nominated for (among other honors) four Emmys and an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America. His TV credits include LAW & ORDER, ER and FAIRLY […]Read On »

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