VIDA: Creator Tanya Saracho gives the scoop on the third and final season – Exclusive Interview

VIDA - Season 3 Key Art | ©2020 Starz

VIDA is now in its third and final season, Sunday nights on Starz. The series concerns disparate sisters Emma (Mishel Prada) and Lyn (Melissa Barrera), who inherit their late mother’s lesbian bar in East Los Angeles. After a lot of consideration, the siblings decide to reopen the bar, rename it Vida (after their mom Vidalia), and add live music. Other main characters: Vida’s widow Eddy (Ser Anzoategui), who has learned that not only was she not legally married to Vida, but that Vida’s ex-husband is still alive; neighborhood Latinx activist Mari (Chelsea Rendon), whose father has thrown her out of […]Read On »

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VIDA: Melissa Barrera and Mishel Prada on the final season – Exclusive Interview

Melissa Barrera and Mishel Prada in VIDA - Season 3 | ©2020 Starz

The third and final season of VIDA begins on Starz Sunday, April 26. In the series created by Tanya Saracho, free-spirited but overly impulsive Lyn Hernandez, played by Melissa Barrera, is finally learning how to act responsibly. Her older sister Emma, played by Mishel Prada, has spent years being cool and controlled, but is now learning how to open up to others. In Season 1, The siblings reunited after years apart when their mother Vida died, leaving her lesbian East L.A. bar to the two young women. Barrera, originally from Monterrey, Mexico, starred in numerous Spanish-language television series, as well […]Read On »

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ARCHIE COMICS: CEO Jon Goldwater on TV series RIVERDALE, KATY KEENE and CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA – Exclusive Interview

ARCHIE COMICS - 80th Anniversary Edition | CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA - Part 3 | ©2020 Archie Comics

ARCHIE Comics is a huge brand in multiple mediums. Besides the actual comic books still in publication, plus the cartoon and feature film adaptations, the ARCHIE-verse currently has three live-action series on the air. RIVERDALE, chronicling the adventures of Archie (played by K.J. Apa) and his friends (and enemies), is now in its fourth season on The CW on Wednesday nights. The RIVERDALE spinoff KATY KEENE, which brings Riverdale resident Josie McCoy (played by Ashleigh Murray) to New York to stay with her title friend (played by Lucy Hale) is in its first season on The CW on Thursday nights. […]Read On »

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KATY KEENE: Actor Jonny Beauchamp on Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

Jonny Beauchamp as Jorge Lopez in KATY KEENE - Season 1 | ©2019 The CW/JSquared Photography

The CW’s Archie-Comics-derived, RIVERDALE spinoff KATY KEENE is now in its first season on Thursday nights. The title heroine (Lucy Hale), an aspiring designer, lives with three roommates: aspiring singer Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray), aspiring promoter Pepper Smith (Julia Chan), and aspiring Broadway performer Jorge Lopez, played by Jonny Beauchamp. Jorge has a cabaret gig as his female alter ego, Ginger. Beauchamp, originally from Puerto Rico, has played transgender and cross-dressing characters before, as Angelique in Showtime’s PENNY DREADFUL and as Ray/Ramona in the film STONEWALL. His other credits include the features THIRSTY, NERVE, and BLACK WAKE. At a Q&A […]Read On »

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KATY KEENE: Actress Katherine LaNasa on the new RIVERDALE spin-off – Exclusive Interview

Katherine LaNasa as Gloria Grandbilt in KATY KEENE - Season 1 | ©2019 The CW/JSquared Photography

KATY KEENE, spun off from RIVERDALE (both of which are adapted from the Archie Comics series), is in its first season on Thursdays on The CW. Katy (Lucy Hale) is a young aspiring fashion designer in New York who works at the upscale Lacy’s department store. One of Katy’s bosses there is the imperious and demanding Gloria Grandbilt, played by Katherine LaNasa. LaNasa, a former ballet dancer and choreographer in addition to being an actress, is originally from New Orleans. Her other series regular and arc credits include FUTURE MAN, The CW’s DYNASTY, IMPOSTERS, DEVIOUS MAIDS, SATISFACTION, LONGMIRE, DECEPTION, TWO […]Read On »

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KATY KEENE: Actor Zane Holtz on the new Archie Comics TV adaptation – Exclusive Interview

Zane Holtz as KO Kelly in KATY KEENE - Season 1 | ©2019 The CW/JSquared Photography

KATY KEENE, which premieres on The CW Thursday, February 6, is a spinoff of RIVERDALE, a fellow adaptation of an Archie Comics property. Set in New York City, KATY KEENE follows its aspiring fashion designer title character (Lucy Hale), her good friend, fresh from Riverdale, aspiring singer Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray), their roommate, aspiring Broadway performer Jorge (Jonny Beauchamp) and his drag persona Ginger, plus all those in their orbit. The show is not only upbeat, but has musical numbers. Katy Keene’s boyfriend is K.O. Kelly, an up-and-coming boxer who (as we see in the premiere) is willing to sacrifice […]Read On »

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NANCY DREW: Tunji Kasim talks playing a mechanic, murder suspect and boyfriend – Exclusive Interview

Tunji Kasim as Nick in NANCY DREW - Season 1 | ©2019 The CW/Miller Mobley

NANCY DREW, The CW’s freshman Wednesday-night series based on the long-lived small-town mystery novels, is set in Horseshoe Bay, Maine. Sleuth Nancy (Kennedy McCann) has just returned to town after some time away. Tunji Kasim plays Nancy’s boyfriend, mechanic Ned “Nick” Nickerson, who has moved to Horseshoe Bay from Florida. But when Kasim talks in real life, he sounds less like someone from the Sunshine State than like OUTLANDER’s Jamie Fraser. “I’m Scottish,” Kasim explains, “Scottish and Nigerian.” Kasim was seen earlier this year in the feature films THE GOOD LIAR, opposite Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen, and THE KILL […]Read On »

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RIVERDALE: Skeet Ulrich on Season 4 and playing Jughead’s dad – Exclusive Interview

Skeet Ulrich as FP Jones in RIVERDALE - Season 2 | © 2017 The CW Network/ J Squared

Adapted by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa from the venerable ARCHIE Comics, RIVERDALE is now in its fourth season Wednesday nights on The CW.  This season devoted its opening episode to memorializing the character of Fred Andrews, Archie’s father, who had been played by Luke Perry. Perry died unexpectedly on March 19 of this year. He was mourned by his colleagues, who used the episode to honor Perry. Unlike the wholesome characters of the comics, Archie (K.J. Apa) and his friends in the picturesque town of Riverdale are constantly solving murders, hooking up, and fending off gangs, cults and corruption. The scene is […]Read On »

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PEARSON: Eli Goree chats about the new SUITS spin-off – Exclusive Interview

Eli Goree is Derrick Mayes in PEARSON - Season 1 | ©2019 USA/Richie Knapp

In USA’s freshman Wednesday-night series PEARSON, spun off from the network’s long-running SUITS, Gina Torres reprises her role as Jessica Pearson. No longer a New York City lawyer, Pearson has moved back to her home town of Chicago to become a fixer for the mayor’s office. Here, Pearson encounters mayoral aide Derrick Mayes, played by Eli Goree. Derrick is an idealist, who is eager to assist Pearson in breaking rules, so long as he thinks it’s for a good cause. Goree [pronounced Gore-AY], originally from Canada, has had a strong few years as an actor, with recurring roles on BALLERS, […]Read On »

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RIVERDALE: Mädchen Amick gives the scoop on Season 3 and that TWIN PEAKS revival ending – Exclusive Interview

Mädchen Amick as Alice Cooper in RIVERDALE - Season 2 | ©2018 The CW/Marc Hom

In Season 3 of the ARCHIE comics-based RIVERDALE, Wednesday nights on The CW, the seemingly idyllic small town continues to rival Twin Peaks if not Castle Rock in its dark secrets. Among the new developments, Mädchen Amick’s character Alice Cooper, mother of Betty (Lili Reinhart), Polly (Tiera Skovbye), and the late (or not) Chic (Hart Denton), appears to be coming under the spell of a cult. Amick, who played Shelly Briggs in both the original and revival series of Twin Peaks, also starred in Witches of East End, Freddie, the reboot of Fantasy Island and the horror feature Sleepwalkers, talks […]Read On »

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