OUTSIDERS: Actors David Morse and Ryan Hurst on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

The cast of OUTSIDERS Season 2 | © 2017 WGN

In WGN America’s OUTSIDERS, now in its second season on Tuesday nights, David Morse and Ryan Hurst play father and son, Big Foster Farrell and Li’l Foster Farrell. Both men are part of the Farrell clan, who live with their own customs and beliefs on Shay Mountain in the Appalachias, near the town of Blackburg, Kentucky. The Farrells have a lot of problems both within their own ranks – Big Foster murdered his mother (Phyllis Somerville) to become the clan leader, the Bren’in, only to have his younger wife G’winveer (Gillian Alexy) poison him and claim the position – and […]Read On »

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OUTSIDERS: Showrunner Peter Tolan on Season 2 – exclusive interview

The cast of OUTSIDERS Season 2 | © 2017 WGN

OUTSIDERS is now in its second season Tuesday nights on WGN America. The drama concerns a group of Kentucky mountain folk, the Farrells, clashing with the townies and the coal company below. Peter Tolan (co-creator of RESCUE ME), who executive produces and is a show runner on OUTSIDERS alongside series creator Peter Mattei, sits down to talk about what’s going on in Season 2 and where the story may go in future seasons. ASSIGNMENT X: Has the way that you and Peter Mattei approach the material changed any from Season 1? PETER TOLAN: I would say not really. I think […]Read On »

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OUTSIDERS: Interview with actors Kyle Gallner, Christina Jackson and Francie Swift

The cast of OUTSIDERS Season 2 | © 2017 WGN

In WGN America’s OUTSIDERS, now in its second season on Tuesday nights, the title term has various meanings. The Farrell clan, who have lived in isolation on a Kentucky mountaintop, view everyone else as outsiders. The people in the small town below view the mountainfolk as outsiders. And both groups view representatives of the mining company that wants to raze the mountain as the ultimate outsiders. Actors Kyle Gallner, Christina Jackson and Francie Swift between them play characters who are representatives of all three groups. Gallner’s Hasil (pronounced “Hassle”) is a young mountain man whose curious nature brings him down […]Read On »

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OUTSIDERS: Peter Mattei creator previews Season 2 – exclusive interview

Joe Anderson as Asa, Gillian Alexy as G'winveer and Ryan Hurst as Lil Foster in OUTSIDERS | © 2016 WGN

WGN America’s OUTSIDERS ended its first season last year with the isolated mountain Farrell clan of Kentucky confronting an armed contingent of law enforcement from the world below. Also, Big Foster Farrell (David Morse) had apparently been killed by his son Asa (Joe Anderson). Big Foster’s young apparent widow G’winveer (Gillian Alexy) was set to inherit his position as leader of the community. Season 2 begins Tuesday, January 24, with an apparent clash between the Farrells and the law, but the outcome may not be what we expect. Peter Mattei, who created OUTSIDERS, previews what is to come. ASSIGNMENT X: […]Read On »

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WGN AMERICA’S OUTSIDERS: Gillian Alexy, David Morse, Thomas M. Wright – exclusive interview

Gillian Alexy as G'Winveer in OUTSIDERS | © 2016 WGN America

In WGN America’s OUTSIDERS, the drama created by Peter Mattei airing Tuesday nights, the Farrell clan lives in a remote area of the Appalachian Mountains in Kentucky, as their families have for hundreds of years. A mining company is trying to force Wade Houghton, played by Thomas M. Wright, sheriff of the nearest small town, to get the Farrells off the mountain, but Wade is reluctant to do so. Meanwhile, Big Farrell, played by David Morse, has attempted to violently wrest leadership of his community from his mother. G’winn, the Farrell healer played by Gillian Alexy, is dealing both with […]Read On »

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OUTSIDERS: Peter Mattei & Peter Tolan reveal details on new WGN series – exclusive interview

Joe Anderson as Asa, Gillian Alexy as G'winveer and Ryan Hurst as Lil Foster in OUTSIDERS | © 2016 WGN

In WGN America’s new drama series OUTSIDERS, premiering Tuesday, January 26, an isolated community of people in the Appalachias wants to be left alone to go their own way, just as their forebears have for over two hundred years. There are problems brewing without and within. A mining company wants to evict the community residents and blow up the mountaintop to get to the coal beneath, and Big Foster, played by David Morse, has managed to put his mother in a coma in his quest to take over the leadership of the Farrell clan. Peter Mattei, who created OUTSIDERS, and […]Read On »

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