MADIBA: Orlando Jones on the Mandela miniseries – exclusive interview

Orlando Jones as Oliver Tambo in MADIBA | © 2017 Marcos Cruz/BET

Orlando Jones has had a long and extremely varied career, encompassing film, TV and stage, drama, comedy and stand-up. He’s even played a few real people before, including Bobby Seale in the 2011 film THE CHICAGO 8. Now the actor from Alabama has tackled playing the late former African National Congress (ANC) president Oliver Tambo in MADIBA, the BET miniseries that rolls out in three two-hour blocks on successive Wednesdays, starting February 1. “Madiba” is the Xhosa clan name often still used to refer to the late Nelson Mandela, the first post-apartheid President of South Africa, who had a law […]Read On »

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LIMITLESS: Executive producer Alex Kurtzman the CBS series, SLEEPY HOLLOW and Universal’s MONSTER UNIVERSE – Interview

Jake McDorman as Brian Finch n LIMITLESS - Season 1 | © 2015 CBS/John Paul Filo

In the 2011 film LIMITLESS, Bradley Cooper played Eddie Morra, an ordinary man who gained extraordinary mental acuity, thanks to NZT, a (fictional) neuro-enhancement drug that lets the human brain access one hundred percent of its power. In the new CBS series LIMITLESS, Tuesdays at 10 PM, Eddie – still played in a recurring role by Cooper, who is one of the series’ executive producers – is now a senator, who is guiding Jake McDorman’s character Brian Lynch, who is enabled by NZT to help the FBI solve crimes. Alex Kurtzman (of FRINGE, TRANSFORMERS and the new STAR TREK films) […]Read On »

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SLEEPY HOLLOW star Orlando Jones on the Season 2 finale – interview

Orlando Jones stars as Captain Frank Irving on SLEEPY HOLLOW | © 2015 David Johnson/FOX

It’s been an eventful season for all of the characters on Fox’s SLEEPY HOLLOW, which has its second-season finale Monday, February 23 at 9 PM. Things have been especially hairy for Orlando Jones’ character Frank Irving. The erstwhile police chief of the small, supernaturally-beset town of Sleepy Hollow started Season 2 in jail for a murder actually committed by his temporarily demon-possessed little girl. Then Frank got a lawyer – Henry Parish (John Noble) – who Frank had no way of knowing was allied with the demon Moloch. Henry got Frank transferred to a mental institution and then tricked him […]Read On »

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SLEEPY HOLLOW star Orlando Jones on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Orlando Jones in SLEEPY HOLLOW - Season 2 | ©2014 Fox/David Johnson

In Fox’s SLEEPY HOLLOW, now in its second season Mondays at 9 PM, all of the characters have problems. Ichabod (Tom Mison) wakes up after two hundred and fifty years to discover his wife Katrina (Katia Winter) is trapped in Purgatory, and that their beloved son Henry despises them both and is actually the Horseman of War (John Noble). Detective Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie) learns that her childhood terrors were real and her old friend Andy (John Cho) is now a minion of the demon Moloch. Arguably, the most beset figure of all is Orlando Jones’ Frank Irving. Formerly chief […]Read On »

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The scoop on SLEEPY HOLLOW Season 2 – Mark Goffman and Heather Kadin interview

Tom Mison and Nicole Beharie in SLEEPY HOLLOW - Season 2 - "The Kindred" | ©2014/Fred Norris

Fox’s SLEEPY HOLLOW returns for its second season Monday, September 22, at 8 PM. The resumption of the series created by Phillip Iscove and executive producers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman can’t come soon enough for viewers who saw Season 1 end with multiple cliffhangers. Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison), a Revolutionary War soldier who woke up in present-day upstate New York, was trapped in a coffin; his good friend and fellow Witness to the Apocalypse police lieutenant Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie) was stuck in Purgatory; Ichabod’s wife Katrina (Katia Winter) was kidnapped by the Headless Horseman; Ichabod and Katrina’s son […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from SLEEPY HOLLOW at the 31st Annual Paleyfest

Tom Mison and the Headless Horseman at the 31st Annual Paleyfest | ©2014 Sue Schneider

Every year THE PALEY CENTER FOR MEDIA holds THE PALEYFEST. This year was their 31st Annual PALEYFEST and was held at the Dolby Theatre (where the Academy Awards are held) in Hollywood. The Dolby is a huge theatre and it was filled by fans from top to bottom…screaming fans! The press was in the main lobby where the stars came to have their pictures shot and talk to the many electronic and print press about their show. On March 19rth the stars and Executive Producers of FOX’s hit show SLEEPY HOLLOW was the showcase TV show.  Walking into the lobby […]Read On »

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TV Review: SLEEPY HOLLOW – Season 1 – “Bad Blood” – Season Finale

Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) searches for clues in the season finale of SLEEPY HOLLOW | © 2014 Brownie Harris/FOX

Stars: Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, Orlando Jones, Katia Winter, John Cho, John Noble, Lyndie Greenwood, Derek Mears, Laura Spencer, Victor Garber, Clancy Brown Writers: Alex Kurtzman & Mark Goffman, series created by Phillip Iscove & Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci & Len Wiseman Director: Ken Olin Network: Fox, Mondays @ 9 PM Original Airdate: January 20, 2013 The first season of SLEEPY HOLLOW ends with a huge bang worthy of its excellent set-up, with plot threads from Ichabod (Tom Mison) and Katrina’s (Katia Winter) son to the triumphant fist bump to just about every word said by Henry Parish (John […]Read On »

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TV Review: SLEEPY HOLLOW – Season 1 – “The Indispensable Man”

Andy Brooks (John Cho) returns in SLEEPY HOLLOW | © 2014 Brownie Harris/Fox

Stars: Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, Orlando Jones, Katia Winter, John Cho, John Noble, Jill Marie Jones, Amandla Stenberg, Derek Mears, Brennan Brown, Louis Herthum, Patrick Gorman Writers: Damian Kindler & Heather V. Regner, story by Sam Chalsen, series created by Phillip Iscove & Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci & Len Wiseman Director: Adam Kane Network: Fox, Mondays @ 8 PM Original Airdate: January 20, 2013 In “The Indispensable Man,” the first episode/half of SLEEPY HOLLOW’s first-season finale, we’ve got Ichabod (Tom Mison) and Abbie (Nicole Beharie) grappling with temptation and mistrust due to a map, and Captain Irving (Orlando Jones) […]Read On »

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TV Review: SLEEPY HOLLOW – Season 1 – “The Vessel”

Ichabod (Tom Mison) tries on modern day clothes on SLEEPY HOLLOW "Vessel" | © 2014 Brownie Harris/FOX

Stars: Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, Orlando Jones, Katia Winter, Lyndie Greenwood, Nicholas Gonzalez, Jill Marie Jones, Amandla Stenberg, David Fonteno, Nydia McFadden, Clancy Brown Writer: Melissa Blake, story by Mark Goffman & David McMillan, series created by Phillip Iscove & Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci & Len Wiseman Director: Romeo Tirone Network: Fox, Mondays @ 9 PM Original Airdate: January 13, 2013 THE EXORCIST, which celebrates its fortieth anniversary this year, has become a very tough film to reference respectfully. After all, what was utterly terrifying in its first release has been so thoroughly parodied (and elsewhere so poorly ripped […]Read On »

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TV Review: SLEEPY HOLLOW – Season 1 – “The Golem”

Tom Mison in SLEEPY HOLLOW - Season 1 - "The Golem" | ©2013 Fox/Brownie Harris

Stars: Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, Orlando Jones, Katia Winter, John Noble, Erin Cahill, Jill Marie Jones, Amandla Stenberg, David Fonteno, Derek Mears, Kathleen York Writers: Mark Goffman & Jose Molina, story by Alex Kurtzman , series created by Phillip Iscove & Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci & Len Wiseman Director: J. Miller Tobin Network: Fox, Mondays @ 9 PM Original Airdate: December 9, 2013 So far, SLEEPY HOLLOW has maintained a good balance between huge, crazy, entertaining mythic plot twists and identifiable human emotions and behavior. However, with “The Golem,” the show dumps just a little too much on our […]Read On »

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