SUPERNATURAL ACADEMY: Showrunner Gillian Horvath on the new Peacock animated series – Exclusive interview – Part 1

SUPERNATURAL ACADEMY Key Art - Season 1 | ©2022 Peacock

SUPERNATURAL ACADEMY is a new animated series, based on the bestselling books by Jaymin Eve. The series, produced by 41 Entertainment, is now streaming its first season of sixteen half-hour episodes on Peacock. In SUPERNATURAL ACADEMY, twin sisters Jessa (voiced by Larissa Dias) and Mischa (voiced by Gigi Saul Guerrero) were separated shortly after their birth by their parents, Jonathon (voiced by Alessandro Juliani) and Lienda (voiced by Barbara Kottmeier) for reasons we learn during the show. Now sixteen, Jessa is enrolled in the Supernatural Academy in Stratford, happy about her wolf shifter powers and good friends with many of […]Read On »


TV Review: SLEEPY HOLLOW – Season 1 – “Sanctuary”

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

Stars: Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, Orlando Jones, Katia Winter, Lyndie Greenwood, Erin Cahill, Jill Marie Jones, Amandla Stenberg, Craig Trow Writers: Damian Kindler & Chitra Elizabeth Sampath, series created by Phillip Iscove & Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci & Len Wiseman Director: Liz Friedlander Network: Fox, Mondays @ 9 PM Original Airdate: November 25, 2013 Fans of the EVIL DEAD films will know it when they see it, and CABIN IN THE WOODS aficionados are familiar with the terms Angry Molesting Tree. Well, they’ve got one right in SLEEPY HOLLOW, causing problems for our heroes and their families past and […]Read On »


Exclusive Interview: HELL ON WHEELS star Christopher Heyerdahl talks The Swede

Christopher Heyerdahl in HELL ON WHEELS - Season 2 | ©2012 AMC/Frank Ockenfels

HELL ON WHEELS is both the title and the setting of AMC’s drama, Sunday nights at 9 PM, about the muddy post-Civil War settlement where the first U.S. transcontinental railroad is being built in 1865. The place is full of crime, murder and desperate characters. One of the hardest-luck cases in this hard-luck environment is Christopher Heyerdahl’s character Thor Gunderson, known to all as “the Swede,” even though he’s really Norwegian. In Season 1, the Swede was head of security in the encampment, but in Season 2, he’s been demoted to collecting the bodies of the dead. Heyerdahl hails from British […]Read On »


TV Review: FALLING SKIES – Season 1 Finale – “Mutiny”/”Eight Hours”

Connor Jessup and Noah Wyle in FALLING SKIES - Season 1 - "Eight Hours" | ©2011 TNT/Ken Woroner

Stars: Noah Wyle, Moon Bloodgood, Will Patton, Drew Roy, Maxim Knight, Connor Jessup, Sechelle Gabriel, Mpho Koaho, Peter Shinkoda, Colin Cunningham and Sarah Carter Writers: Joe Weisberg (“Mutiny”)/Mark Verheiden (“Eight Hours”) Directors: Holly Dale (“Mutiny”)/Greg Beeman (“Eight Hours”)August 7, 2011 After a strong start, a soft middle and a very cool homestretch, FALLING SKIES has proven to be the thinking man’s science-fiction TV series. It’s more about the strategy of combat and little victories and less about full-out weekly alien/human war. After all, the series began AFTER the aliens had already wiped out most of earth with only a small […]Read On »


TV Review: EUREKA – Season 4 – “Glimpse”

Niall Matter in EUREKA - Season 4 - "Glimpse" | ©2011 Syfy/Eike Schroter

Stars: Colin Ferguson, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Joe Morton, Erica Cerra, Neil Grayston, Niall Matter, Kavan Smith, Felicia Day, Wil Wheaton, Stan Lee Writer: Ed Fowler Director: Michael Robison Network: Syfy, Mondays @ 8 PM Airdate: July 25, 2011 Once again, multiple plates are spinning in an episode of EUREKA. In “Glimpse,” Jo (Erica Cerra) and Zane (Niall Matter) are grappling with their relationship – with Jo wanting to call things off even though they’ve had six weeks of “last times” – and Jack (Colin Ferguson) and Allison (Salli Richardson-Whitfield) are dealing with more subtle nuances of their romance. Meanwhile, Fargo (Neil […]Read On »


TV Review: FALLING SKIES – Season 1 – “Sanctuary Part 1”

A Mech attack in FALLING SKIES - Season 1 - "Sanctuary Part 1" | ©2011 TNT/Ken Woroner

Stars: Noah Wyle, Moon Bloodgood, Will Patton, Drew Roy, Maxim Knight, Connor Jessup, Sechelle Gabriel, Mpho Koaho, Peter Shinkoda, Colin Cunningham and Sarah Sanguin Carter Writer: Joel Anderson Thompson Director: Sergio Mimica Gezzan Network: TNT, Sunday nights Original Telecast: July 17, 2011 It looks like the first of an actual two-parter has finally jostled FALLING SKIES from its free-fall the last couple of weeks. After some pretty rote and by-the-numbers storytelling, “Sanctuary Part 1” actually shakes the show up a bit and does some interesting things that lead to a somewhat surprise ending. The episode gets started with the arrival […]Read On »


TV Review: ALPHAS – Season One Premiere – “Pilot”

Ryan Cartwright, Laura Mennell, Malik Yoba, David Strathairn, Warren Christie and Azita Ghanizada in ALPHAS - Season 1 | ©2011 Syfy/Justin Stephens

Stars: David Strathairn, Malik Yoba, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada, Ryan Cartwright, Laura Mennell Writers: Zak Penn & Michael Karnow Director: Jack Bender Network: Syfy, Mondays @ 10 PM (note: pilot episode is 90 minutes) Airdate: July 11, 2011 Shows about people with special abilities come in all flavors. ALPHAS is much lower-key than HEROES or even SANCTUARY, while still having a solid grounding in science-fiction. Moreover, the characters created by Zak Penn & Michael Karnow are engaging on their own and in their interactions. David Straithairn as neurologist/psychiatrist/team leader Lee Rosen is so unassumingly erudite and supportive that you pretty […]Read On »


Exclusive Interview: Syfy chief Mark Stern on the future of EUREKA, WAREHOUSE 13, SANCTUARY and THREE INCHES

Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly in WAREHOUSE 13 - Season 2 - "Secret Santa" | ©2010 NBC Universal

ASSIGNMENT X recently got a few moments alone with Syfy Channel’s President of Original Programming Mark Stern to ask him about a few Syfy series, namely SANCTUARY, EUREKA and WAREHOUSE 13, plus the much-discussed THREE INCHES pilot. Here’s what he had to say. ASSIGNMENT X: SANCTUARY just started up the second half of its third season. Is that on track for perhaps another season, or are you looking at how Season Four does? MARK STERN: They’re working on this [fourth] season, they just started, so we’re really early. We’re just starting to get that first batch of scripts together. AX: […]Read On »

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