HANNIBAL: Creator Bryan Fuller on fan reaction, theme and more – Exclusive Interview – Part 3

Hugh Dancy, Laurence Fishburne and Mads Mikkelsen in HANNIBAL - Season 1 | ©2013 NBC/Robert Trachtenberg

This story was originally posted on ASSIGNMENT X  on July 9, 2015 and is being reprinted to highlight the series re-airing on Amazon Prime. In the final part of Assignment X’s reprint of our exclusive interview with Bryan Fuller, which originally ran July 9, 2015, the HANNIBAL executive producer/show runner/creator – adapting from Thomas Harris’ novels – talks about fan reaction, food as a narrative theme and more. The series ran for three years, 2013-2015, on NBC, and is now available in its entirety on Amazon Prime. AX: Is there anything about the fan reaction to HANNIBAL that has surprised […]Read On »

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HANNIBAL: Creator Bryan Fuller on the cult series adapted from the Thomas Harris novels – Exclusive Interview – Part 2

HANNIBAL | ©2013 NBC

This story was originally posted on ASSIGNMENT X  on July 3, 2015 and is being reprinted to highlight the series re-airing on Amazon Prime. HANNIBAL originally ran on NBC for three seasons, 2013-2015. It is now available in its entirety on Amazon Prime. Executive producer Bryan Fuller, who has adapted Thomas Harris’ novels about the charismatic, cannibalistic serial killer of the title, played here by Mads Mikkelsen, told various news outlets at the time of the show’s cancellation that “NBC has allowed us to craft a television series that no other broadcast network would have dared,” expressing his gratitude to […]Read On »

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HANNIBAL: Creator Bryan Fuller on the three-season TV series – Exclusive Interview – Part 1

HANNIBAL Season 3 Key Art | ©2014 NBC

This story was originally posted on ASSIGNMENT X  on June 17, 2015 and is being reprinted to highlight the series re-airing on Amazon Prime. HANNIBAL, the three-season series adapted by executive producer Bryan Fuller from Thomas Harris’s novels (as well as the films based on them, including MANHUNTER and THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS), is now streaming in its entirety on Amazon Prime. CBS is currently airing a whole new take on the novels, CLARICE, on Thursday nights, which refers to but never names the serial killer, who helped Clarice Starling (played on the show by Rebecca Breeds) capture a […]Read On »

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YOUNG ROCK: Actor Bradley Constant on new NBC comedy – Exclusive Interview

Bradley Constant as Dwayne 15 yrs in YOUNG ROCK - Season 1 |©2021 NBC/Mark Taylor

YOUNG ROCK is NBC’s new half-hour Tuesday night comedy, based on the real life of Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock. By now, everybody who hasn’t been dwelling under a rock knows Johnson as a star wrestler turned star movie actor. YOUNG ROCK explores Johnson’s less-famous formative years. Johnson appears as himself in flashforwards to 2032, when he’s being interviewed, by Randall Park (also playing himself) during a presidential run. Johnson serves as narrator, while three different actors portray him at younger ages: Adrian Groulx is ten-year-old Dwayne, Uli Latukefu plays him at eighteen, and Bradley Constant plays Johnson at age […]Read On »

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NURSES: Actress Natasha Calis on new NBC medical drama – Exclusive Interview

Natasha Calis as Ashley Collins in NURSES - Season 1 | ©2021 NBC/Matt Barnes/eOne

NURSES is airing its first season Tuesday nights on NBC. Season 2 wrapped shooting in October, 2020. The medical drama deals with the nursing staff at the busy (fictional) St. Mary’s Hospital in down Toronto, Canada. Natasha Calis plays nurse Ashley Collins, dedicated to her patients and loyal to her friends. Calis began acting at the age of seven, with a live-action role in THE CHRISTMAS CAPER. Soon after, Calis was voicing characters in animated BARBIE and DINOSAUR TRAIN programs. Other credits include leads in the films THE POSSESSION, THE HARVEST, and HEARTBEAT, and in the series THE FIRM and […]Read On »

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Actor Patton Oswalt talks Comedy Special, AGENTS OF SHIELD, A.P. BIO and more – Interview

Patton Oswalt in MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. - Season 7 - "Know Your Onions" | ©2020 ABC/Mitch Haaseth

Patton Oswalt is as prolific as ever. The actor/comedian/writer won a writing Emmy for his 2016 Netflix comedy special PATTON OSWALT: TALKING FOR CLAPPING, and was nominated for a second writing Emmy for his 2018 special PATTON OSWALT: ANNIHILATION. Oswalt is now back with a new Netflix special that premiered in May, PATTON OSWALT: I LOVE EVERYTHING. Meanwhile, A.P. BIO, the comedy series in which Oswalt plays cheerful high school principal Ralph Durbin, is moving from NBC to the network’s new Peacock streaming platform for its third season. Ralph is blissfully unaware of how much biology teacher Jack Griffin (Glenn […]Read On »

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COUNCIL OF DADS: Actress Sarah Wayne Callies on new drama – Exclusive Interview

Sarah Wayne Callies as Robin Perry in COUNCIL OF DADS - Season 1| ©2020 NBC/Jeff Lipsky

NBC’s COUNCIL OF DADS is on Thursday nights in its first season. The feel-good drama, created by Tony Phelan and Joan Rater, is about a family that loses one member, only to gain many more. In the pilot, Scott Perry (Tom Everett Scott), having received a cancer diagnosis, asks the three men he trusts most – Anthony (Clive Standen), Larry (Michael O’Neill), and Oliver (J. August Richards) – to be there for his family and serve as substitute dads after his death. This occurs partway through the first episode. Sarah Wayne Callies plays Dr. Robin Perry, Scott’s wife/widow and mother […]Read On »

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COUNCIL OF DADS: J. August Richards on new NBC drama series and 20th anniversary of ANGEL – Exclusive Interview

J. August Richards at the January 2020 Press Tour Portrait Studio promoting COUNCIL OF DADS - Season 1 | ©2020 NBC/Maarten de Boer

NBC’s COUNCIL OF DADS premieres on Tuesday, March 24. In the ten-episode first season, gravely ill Scott Perry (Tom Everett Scott) gets his three best friends to promise to help Scott’s wife Robin (Sarah Wayne Callies) to help raise the couple’s five children in the event of his death. Each episode focuses on a different milestone occasion during a crucial year. J August Richards plays Oliver, who is not only Scott’s friend, but also Robin’s pal from their college days and now Scott’s oncologist. Richards is a multi-hyphenate who earned Daytime Emmy nominations for his writing, directing and guest-performing work […]Read On »

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ZOEY’S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST: Choreographer Mandy Moore on NBC’s musical dramedy – Exclusive Interview

ZOEY'S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST - Season 1 Key Art | ©2020 NBCUniversal

In the musical dramedy ZOEY’S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST, in its first season on Sunday nights at 9 PM on NBC, Jane Levy plays Zoey. Zoey is a young computer tech exec at a firm in San Francisco. Her beloved father (Peter Gallagher) has a debilitating disease that has robbed him of the ability to speak, and her mother (Mary Steenburgen) is so devoted to him that she’s becoming exhausted. When Zoey has a routine MRI, there’s an earthquake. After this, Zoey discovers that she now has the ability – whether she wants it or not – to know people’s innermost emotions, […]Read On »

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LINCOLN RHYME: HUNT FOR THE BONE COLLECTOR: Russell Hornsby discusses Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

Russell Hornsby as Lincoln Rhyme in LINCOLN RHYME: HUNT FOR THE BONE COLLECTOR - Season 1 | ©2019 NBC/Virginia Sherwood

NBC’s LINCOLN RHYME: HUNT FOR THE BONE COLLECTOR, now in its first season on Friday nights, is based on the detective novels by Jeffery Deaver. Russell Hornsby stars as the NYPD detective of the title. Lincoln was rendered quadriplegic by the serial killer known as the Bone Collector (Brian F. O’Byrne) and now has mobility only in one hand. Despite this, Lincoln is determined to track down the murderer. He now has the aid of new NYPD detective Amelia Sachs (Arielle Kebbel) and technology that lets her be Lincoln’s eyes and ears in the field. At the same time, Lincoln […]Read On »

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