THE PASSAGE: Director Jason Ensler chats about the Season 1 finale – Exclusive Interview

THE PASSAGE - Season 1 - “Stay in the Light / Last Lesson” | ©2019 Fox/Erika Doss

In the two-hour first-season finale of THE PASSAGE on Fox, Monday, March 11, things change a lot for the characters, and for the whole world. Nobody is willing to say exactly what those changes are – nobody wants to give spoilers – but everybody agrees something monumental happens. In the television adaptation of Justin Cronin’s trilogy of novels, we know that government experiment Project Noah has gone terribly wrong, resulting in people becoming vampire-like Virals. Young Amy Bellafonte (Saniyya Sidney) has been exposed to the virus, but she is different from the other Virals. Former special agent Brad Wolgast (Mark-Paul […]Read On »

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THE PASSAGE: Creator Liz Heldens on Season 1 and THE ORVILLE Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

McKinley Belcher III, Brianne Howey, Jamie McShane, Saniyya Sidney, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Caroline Chikezie, Vincent Piazza, Emmanuelle Chriqui and Henry Ian Cusick in THE PASSAGE - Season 1| ©2019 Fox/Michael Lavine

THE PASSAGE and THE ORVILLE are both genre shows on Fox Networks, but the commonality would seem to end there. THE PASSAGE, in its first season on Monday nights, is based on a trilogy of novels by Justin Cronin. In THE PASSAGE, an experiment designed to help human health has had catastrophic results, leading to a breed of vampire-like Virals. Ten-year-old Amy Bellafonte (Saniyya Sidney) is infected with the virus, but unlike the adults, she has no bloodlust, only some very special abilities. THE ORVILLE, in its second season on Thursday nights, is the creation of Seth MacFarlane, who also […]Read On »

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THE PASSAGE: Mark-Paul Gosselaar chats about new Fox virus series – Exclusive Interview

Mark-Paul Gosselaar in THE PASSAGE - Season 1 | ©2019 Fox/Michael Lavine

In Fox’s freshman Monday-night drama THE PASSAGE, a scientific project meant to cure a virus has gone very wrong in every possible way. Experiments on death-row inmates have been expanded to include a child, Amy Bellafonte (Saniyya Sidney). Mark-Paul Gosselaar plays Brad Wolgast, a soldier tasked with bringing Amy to the secret scientific base. Wolgast rebels and has become Amy’s protector, trying to get her away from the project and the experimental subjects, who have essentially become telepathic vampires. Wolgast doesn’t let Amy’s new connection to the bloodthirsty “Virals” scare him off. Gosselaar has been acting for most of his […]Read On »

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THE PASSAGE: Saniyya Sidney discusses new Fox genre series – Exclusive Interview

Saniyya Sidney in THE PASSAGE - Season 1 | ©2019 Fox/Michael Lavine

In Fox’s Monday-night drama THE PASSAGE, Saniyya Sidney stars as ten-year-old Amy Bellafonte. Adapted from Justin Cronin’s trilogy of novels, THE PASSAGE explores what happens when an intended vaccine for a worldwide flu pandemic winds up turning human experimental subjects into telepathic “virals” (because most of the characters can’t bring themselves to say the word “vampire”). With no family, and because children seem to weather the vaccine better than adults, Amy is brought in as a test subject. After being given the vaccine, she develops abilities, but she is not like the other virals. Sidney began her onscreen career as […]Read On »

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THE PASSAGE: Executive Producer Jason Ensler and actor Caroline Chikezie on new horror series – Exclusive Interview

THE PASSAGE - Season 1 - Key Art | ©2019 Fox

THE PASSAGE, new on Fox Monday nights, is based on a millennia-spanning trilogy of novels by Justin Cronin. When a scientific expedition to Bolivia goes disastrously wrong, one of the scientists, Dr. Tim Fanning (Jamie McShane), comes back with a virus that has the potential to wipe out humanity. Pre-teen Amy Bellafonte (Saniyya Sidney) may be the key to a cure, but at the cost of her freedom and perhaps even her life. Caroline Chikezie (pronounced chick-E-zee) plays Dr. Major Nichole Sykes, a medical and military official tasked with trying to contain the plague by any means necessary. Originally from […]Read On »

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Movie Review: FENCES

FENCES movie poster | ©2016 Paramount Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson, Saniyya Sidney Writer: August Wilson, based on his play Director: Denzel Washington Distributor: Paramount Pictures Release Date: December 16, 2016 When the late August Wilson’s play FENCES opened on Broadway in 1987, it proceeded to win Tony Awards for pretty much everything – Best Play, Best Actor (James Earl Jones), Best Featured Actress (Mary Alice) and Best Direction (Lloyd Richards). The 2010 revival proceeded to win Best Revival of a Play, Best Actor for Denzel Washington and Best Actress (upgraded from Featured) for Viola […]Read On »

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