QUIZ: Creator James Graham and actress Sian Clifford on new fact-based mini-series – Exclusive Interview

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QUIZ, the three-part miniseries debuting on American TV on AMC Sunday, May 31, is based on a real incident. In 2001 England, Charles Ingram won the million-pound jackpot on the ITV quiz show WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE. There was an ensuing scandal that resulted in Ingram, his wife Diana and her brother Adrian Pollock, all being brought up on criminal charges for “procuring the execution of a valuable security by deception,” i.e., winning by cheating. James Graham, who had previously done a play on the subject, wrote and is an executive producer on QUIZ. The miniseries explores not […]Read On »

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PRODIGAL SON: Co-creator Chris Fedak on the rest of Season 1- Exclusive Interview

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PRODIGAL SON returns for the final episodes of its first season beginning Monday, April 20. Incarcerated serial killer Martin Whitly (Michael Sheen) has told his son, former FBI profiler/current NYPD consultant Malcolm Bright (Tom Payne), that Sophie (Anna Ellinsfeld), “the girl in the box,” assumed to be one of Martin’s victims, was actually set free. Malcolm believes his father, but should he? And if Martin is telling the truth, what did happen to the young woman? And what is going to happen with the budding relationship between Malcolm’s mother/Martin’s ex-wife Jessica (Bellamy Young) and her possibly homicidal new beau (Dermot Mulroney)? […]Read On »

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PRODIGAL SON: Co-creator Sam Sklaver on the second half of Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

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Fox’s PRODIGAL SON returns for the back half of its first season on Monday, March 16. The series concerns NYPD consultant Malcolm Bright (Tom Payne), who excels at understanding the criminal mind, and his family: wealthy socialite mother Jessica (Bellamy Young), ambitious broadcast news reporter sister Ainsley (Halston Sage), and brilliant serial killer father Martin Whitly (Michael Sheen), who has been locked up – with privileges – in a psychiatric hospital for the past several decades. When PRODIGAL SON left off at its midseason break, Martin was in the hospital, recovering from being stabbed in the heart by Malcolm, who […]Read On »

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GRACE AND FRANKIE: Sam Waterston on Season 6 of the Netflix comedy series – Exclusive Interview

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Netflix’s comedy GRACE AND FRANKIE premieres its sixth and penultimate season on Wednesday, January 15. Created by Marta Kauffman & Howard J. Norris, GRACE AND FRANKIE deals with what happens when Grace Hanson (Jane Fonda) and Frankie Bergstein (Lily Tomlin) are both left by their law partner husbands, who have fallen in love with each other and get married. Frankie’s now-ex-husband Sol Bergstein is played by Sam Waterston; Martin Sheen plays Robert Hanson, Sol’s now-husband and Grace’s ex. Waterston, a native of Massachusetts, was nominated for a Best Leading Actor Oscar for his performance as real-life reporter Sydney Schanberg in […]Read On »

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EVIL: Co-creator Robert King talks Season 1 and THE GOOD FIGHT – Exclusive Interview

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In CBS’s series EVIL, now in its first season on Thursday nights and renewed for a second, faith and science both come into play in examining some very scary incidents. Katja Herbers plays forensic psychologist Dr. Kristen Bouchard, mother of four young daughters. Kristen leaves her job consulting for the court system when she is recruited by Catholic Church assessor David Acosta (Mike Colter). David is tasked with investigating whether certain situations are supernatural events or have natural, albeit complex, explanations. David believes in the supernatural; Kirsten does not. Even more skeptical is the third member of their team, technical […]Read On »

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PRODIGAL SON: Former THE WALKING DEAD star Tom Payne talks new thriller series – Exclusive Interview

Tom Payne as Malcolm Bright in PRODIGAL SON - Season 1 | © 2019 Fox Media LLC/David Giesbrecht

In Fox’s Monday-night drama thriller PRODIGAL SON, Tom Payne plays the title character, Malcolm Bright. Malcolm is a profiler of murderers, hired as a consultant at the NYPD after he’s fired by the FBI. When PRODIGAL SON begins, Malcolm hasn’t spoken to his father, Martin Whitly (Michael Sheen), in ten years. This is because Martin, a brilliant doctor, has murdered at least twenty-three people (maybe more). Martin has been locked up at a psych hospital since Malcolm, as a child, called the police on his dad. But solving some cases and saving lives requires expertise that Martin is uniquely qualified […]Read On »

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PRODIGAL SON: Creators Chris Fedak and Sam Sklaver on new thriller series – Exclusive Interview

Frank Harts, Keiko Agena, Aurora Perrineau, Lou Diamond Phillips, Michael Sheen, Tom Payne, Bellamy Young and Halston Sage in PRODIGAL SON - Season 1 | ©2019 Fox Media LLC/Mark Seliger

Fox Network’s Monday-night thriller series PRODIGAL SON is the creation of executive producers/show runners Chris Fedak and Sam Sklaver. The title of PRODIGAL SON refers to NYPD homicide consultant, profiler Malcolm Bright (Tom Payne). Malcolm has a lot of deep-rooted psychological problems stemming from the fact that his father, Martin Whitly (Michael Sheen), is a prolific serial killer, now incarcerated in a mental institution. Malcolm’s problems get worse when he finds that the best way to solve cases is often to consult Dad. Adding to the level of difficulty are Malcolm’s horrified, wealthy mother Jessica (Bellamy Young) and his ambitious […]Read On »

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PRODIGAL SON: Lou Diamond Phillips talks about his new thriller series – Exclusive Interview

Diamond Phillips as Gil Martinez in PRODIGAL SON - Season 1 - "Q&A" | © 2019 Fox Media LLC/David Giesbrech

Fox’s PRODIGAL SON, in its first season on Monday nights, has just received a full-season pickup. Malcolm Bright (Tom Payne), a profiler consultant to an NYPD homicide task force, is the son of notorious, incarcerated serial killer Martin Whitley (Michael Sheen). Lou Diamond Phillips plays Malcolm’s boss, NYPD Lieutenant Gil Arroyo, who arrested Martin when Malcolm was a boy and has served as the young man’s surrogate father ever since. Phillips, born in Subic Bay in the Philippines, has played plenty of law enforcement characters, and pretty much every other type of character, in films and television over a career […]Read On »

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PRODIGAL SON: Aurora Perrineau on new cop profiler series – Exclusive Interview

Aurora Perrineau in PRODIGAL SON - Season 1 - "Fear Response" | ©2019 Fox Media LLC/Eric Liebowitz

In Fox’s new Monday-night dramatic thriller PRODIGAL SON, former FBI agent-turned-NYPD profiler Malcolm Bright (Thomas Payne) has special insight into the minds of serial killers. This is at least partly because his father is incarcerated serial killer Martin Whitley (Michael Sheen). Aurora Perrineau plays NYPD homicide detective Dani Powell, who frequently winds up working with Bright, even though she is initially skeptical of his abilities and motives. Perrineau can currently be seen in the Emmy-winning miniseries WHEN THEY SEE US. Some of her other credits include the films EQUALS, JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS, PASSENGERS, and TRUTH OR DARE, and two […]Read On »

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THE GOOD FIGHT: Actor Michael Sheen on THE GOOD WIFE spin-off and GOOD OMENS – Interview

Michael Sheen as Roland Blum in THE GOOD FIGHT - Season 1 | ©2018 CBS Interactive, Inc. All Rights Reserved/Justin Stephens

Actor Michael Sheen is having a GOOD time right now. On CBS All-Access, Sheen joins the cast of the legal drama THE GOOD FIGHT as the (figuratively) devilish lawyer Roland Blum; on Amazon, Sheen stars as the (literally) angelic Aziraphale opposite David Tennant in the six-part adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s celestial doomsday comedy GOOD OMENS. Sheen, originally from Wales, has a wide-ranging career. He made his Broadway debut in the title role of AMADEUS. Onscreen, Sheen has portrayed real-life figures British Prime Minister Tony Blair (in THE DEAL, THE QUEEN, and THE SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP), sex researcher Bill […]Read On »

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