THE STRAIN: Carlton Cuse talks Season 3 – Interview

THE STRAIN - Season 3 poster | © 2016 FX

Carlton Cuse (LOST, BATES MOTEL, COLONY) is an executive producer and show runner on THE STRAIN. The FX Network series, now in its third season on Sunday nights, is based on a trilogy of books by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan, about a vampire apocalypse that begins in New York City. Both Del Toro and Hogan are also executive producers on the show, with Del Toro directing some episodes and Hogan writing and serving as show runner alongside Cuse. Season 3 picks up on Day 23 of the emergency, with elite troops trying to eradicate the voracious strigoi, which […]Read On »

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THE STRAIN: Natalie Brown/Richard Sammel talk Season 3 – exclusive interview

THE STRAIN | © 2016 FX

THE STRAIN begins its third season on FX Network Sunday, August 28, with Manhattan fully under the control of the Master. Based on the trilogy of novels by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan, who also created the television series, THE STRAIN presents us with the Master as an ancient strigoi, or vampire, who holds telepathic sway over an ever-increasing legion of bloodsuckers. Lined up against the Master are a small group of humans. Among those on the Master’s side are his longtime ally Thomas Eichorst, played by Richard Sammel, and newly-turned Kelly Goodweather, portrayed by Natalie Brown. Brown, a […]Read On »

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Corey Stoll contracts THE STRAIN – Exclusive Interview

Corey Stoll and Mia Maestro in THE STRAIN - Season 1| ©2014 Michael Gibson/FX

In FX’s new series THE STRAIN, Sunday nights at 10 PM, New York City is falling to a plague of bestial, fast-moving vampires under the control of a single Master. The series is based on the trilogy of novels by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, both of whom serve as executive producers on the show, with del Toro directing several episodes and Hogan writing some scripts. THE STRAIN has already been renewed for a second season. Among the few standing against the onslaught of monstrous change is Center for Disease Control epidemiologist Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, played by Corey Stoll. […]Read On »

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TV Review: THE STRAIN – Season 1 – “Night Zero” – Series Premiere

Corey Stoll as Ephraim Goodweather in THE STRAIN - Season 1 | ©2014 FX/Michael Gibson

Stars: Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Mia Maestro, Miguel Gomez, Kevin Durand, Richard Sammel, Jonathan Hyde, Pedro Michael Arce, Natalie Brown, Ben Hyland Writers: Guillermo del Toro & Chuck Hogan, based on the novels by Guillermo Del Toro & Chuck Hogan Director: Guillermo del Toro Network: FX, Sundays @ 10 PM Airdate: July 13, 2014 If you’re going to do a scary vampire series, do THE STRAIN. Director Guillermo del Toro and novelist Chuck Hogan, who collaborated on the trilogy of books on which this TV adaptation is based, have crafted a television version that is superbly creepy in both premise […]Read On »

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TV Review: BEING HUMAN – Season 4 – “House Hunting”

Kyle Schmid as Henry in BEING HUMAN "House Hunting" | © 2014 Philippe Bosse/Syfy

Stars: Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, Sam Huntington, Kristen Hager, Connor Price, Helen Colliander, Natalie Brown, Alison Louder, Deanna Russo, Kyle Schmid, Mary Catherine Harvey Writer: Lisa Randolph, adapted for U.S. television by Jeremy Carver & Anna Fricke, created for U.K. television by Toby Whithouse Director: Jeff Renfroe Network: Syfy, Mondays @ 9 PM Airdate: March 31, 2014 As BEING HUMAN ramps up to its series finale, we learn something in “House Hunting” that is startling, but makes total sense – the house isn’t haunted, it’s freaking evil. That’s right: Ramona (Helen Colliander) isn’t really the ghost of a murdered little […]Read On »

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TV Review: BEING HUMAN – Season 2 – “Partial Eclipse of the Heart”

Sam Huntington in BEING HUMAN - Season 2 - "Partial Eclipse of the Heart" | ©2012 Syfy/Philippe Bosse

Stars: Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, Sam Huntington, Dichen Lachman, Kyle Schmid, Natalie Brown, Deena Aziz, Susanna Fournier, Pat Kiely, Gianpaolo Venuta, Andreas Apergis, Kyle Gatehouse Writer: Lisa Rudolph, adapted for U.S. television by Jeremy Carver & Anna Fricke, created for U.K. television by Toby Whithouse Director: Adam Kane Network: Syfy, Mondays @ 9 PM Airdate: April 2, 2012 Setting aside that BEING HUMAN has managed to almost totally separate its leads once again (and when the show does that, we might as well be watching an anthology), the episode “Partial Eclipse of the Heart” gets to expected results in two […]Read On »

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TV Review: BEING HUMAN – Season 2 – “Don’t Fear the Scott”

Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath and Sam Huntington in BEING HUMAN - Season 2 - "Don't Fear the Scott" | ©2012 Syfy/Philippe Bosse

Stars: Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, Sam Huntington, Kristen Hager, Dichen Lachman, Kyle Schmid, Natalie Brown, Amber Goldfarb, Deena Aziz, Dusan Dukic, Martin Thibaudeau Writer: Chris Dingess, adapted for U.S. television by Jeremy Carver & Anna Fricke, created for U.K. television by Toby Whithouse Director: Paolo Barzman Network: Syfy, Mondays @ 9 PM Airdate: March 26, 2012 The title of BEING HUMAN’s new episode “Don’t Fear the Scott” is a play on “Don’t Fear the Reaper,” because Scott is what Sally’s (Meaghan Rath) Reaper (Dusan Dukic) – or possible figment of her imagination, the jury’s still out on that one – […]Read On »

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TV Review: BEING HUMAN – Season 2 – “When I Think About You, I Shred Myself”

Sam Witwer in BEING HUMAN - Season 2 - "When I Think About You, I Shred Myself" | ©2012 Syfy/Phillipe Bosse

Stars: Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, Sam Huntington, Kyle Schmid, Natalie Brown, Robert Naylor, Susanna Fournier, Jay Baruchel, Dusan Dukic, Gianpaolo Venuta Writer: Mike Ostrowski, adapted for U.S. television by Jeremy Carver & Anna Fricke, created for U.K. television by Toby Whithouse Director: Stefan Schwartz Network: Syfy, Mondays @ 9 PM Airdate: March 12, 2012 BEING HUMAN takes on the trappings of ‘80s horror with some of the developments in “When I Think About You, I Shred Myself.” While we may have suspected that all is not as it seems with Sally’s (Meaghan Rath) Reaper would-be mentor (Dusan Dukic), the revelation […]Read On »

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TV Review: BEING HUMAN – Season 2 – “I’ve Got You Under Your Skin”

DIchen Lachman in BEING HUMAN - Season 2 - "I've Got You Under My Skin" | ©2012 Syfy/Philippe Bosse

Stars: Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, Sam Huntington, Dichen Lachman, Kyle Schmid, Natalie Brown, Robert Naylor, Dusan Dukic, Alison Louder Writer: Nancy Won, adapted for U.S. television by Jeremy Carver & Anna Fricke, created for U.K. television by Toby Whithouse Director: Stefan Schwartz Network: Syfy, Mondays @ 9 PM Airdate: March 5, 2012 On the one hand, BEING HUMAN’s episode “I’ve Got You Under Your Skin” presents both Aidan (Sam Witwer) and Sally (Meaghan Rath) with enormous, weighty choices. On the other hand, these choices are almost entirely separate – albeit Sally confides in Aidan and he gives her advice – […]Read On »

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TV Review: BEING HUMAN – Season 2 – “All Out of Blood”

Sam Huntington in BEING HUMAN - Season 2 - "All Out of Blood" | ©2012 Syfy/Philippe Bosse

Stars: Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, Sam Huntington, Kristen Hagen, Natalie Brown, Susanna Fournier Writer: Chris Dingess, adapted for U.S. television by Jeremy Carver & Anna Fricke, created for U.K. television by Toby Whithouse Director: Paolo Barzman Network: Syfy, Mondays @ 9 PM Airdate: January 30, 2012 The BEING HUMAN episode “All Out of Blood” deals, per its title, with vampire Aidan (Sam Witwer) encountering some unplanned dietary problems, but the real strength here are some surprising and intriguing additions to the ghost mythology. On the downside, it’s becoming a matter of some suspense just how much more whining and sulking […]Read On »

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