CHICAGO MED: Executive Producer Matt Olmstead also talks FIRE and P.D. – Exclusive Interview

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As he did with his LAW & ORDER franchise of old, executive producer/creator Dick Wolf is steadily expanding his CHICAGO empire. In 2012, CHICAGO FIRE premiered on NBC. It begins its fifth season Tuesday, October 11. Its first spinoff, CHICAGO P.D., premiered in 2014; it is now in its third season on Wednesday nights. CHICAGO MED, another spinoff about the hospital that serves the fire and police departments on the other two series, has begun its second season on Thursday nights on NBC. Matt Olmstead, who is an executive producer on all three series, co-created CHICAGO P.D. and CHICAGO MED […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: CULT star Robert Knepper on his CW thriller – Part 1

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The CW’s CULT, created by FARSCAPE’s Rockne S. O’Bannon and playing Friday nights at 9 PM, is a hard show to describe but a fun one to watch for those who are into mind-bending thrillers. In the world of CULT, there is a CW TV series called CULT, which stars Robert Knepper’s character, actor Roger Reeves, as charismatic but dangerous cult leader Billy Grimm. Roger may or may not be aware that the show seems to be affecting some of its viewers, including the brother of journalist Jeff Sefton (Matt Davis). Jeff teams up with CULT production assistant Skye (Jessica […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: BREAKOUT KINGS captures PRISON BREAK creators Matt Olmstead & Nick Santora

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In A&E’s new scripted action drama series BREAKOUT KINGS, airing Sundays at 10 PM, two United States Marshals, played by Laz Alonso and Domenick Lombardozzi, enlist/coerce the aid of three convicts (Jimmi Simpson, Malcolm Goodwin, Serinda Ryan) in recapturing prison escapees. Matt Olmstead and Rick Santora, who worked as a team for four years on PRISON BREAK, are the creators/executive producers of BREAKOUT KINGS and talk to us about why they are returning to jail with their storytelling. ASSIGNMENT X: What is the genesis of BREAKOUT KINGS? MATT OLMSTEAD: For me on PRISON BREAK, probably year two or three, Santora […]Read On »

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TCA 2011: T-Bag (Robert Knepper) from PRISON BREAK will appear on BREAKOUT KINGS

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One of the most exciting bits of news coming out of the Winter TCA Press tour today – Robert Knepper’s T-Bag character from PRISON BREAK will appear on A&E’s new series BREAKOUT KINGS from the producers and creator of PRISON BREAK. How cool is that? The new series features a crack team of U.S. Marshals using expert “breakout” criminals to help them capture other prisoners on the run. That’s where T-Bag figures in. “The character T-Bag breaks out of Fox River prison and our guys chase him,” confirms executive producer Nick Santora, but says don’t expect to see a PRISON […]Read On »

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