THE COMEY RULE – Writer-director Billy Ray and cast discuss new Showtime political miniseries – Interview – Part 2

Jeff Daniels as FBI Director, James Comey in THE COMEY RULE | ©2020 CBS Television Studios/SHOWTIME/Ben Mark Holzberg

In Part 2 of our coverage of the Showtime miniseries THE COMEY RULE, premiering in two parts, Sunday, September 27, and Monday, September 28, we hear more from writer/director Billy Ray and actors Jeff Daniels (who plays former FBI Director James Comey), Michael Kelly (who plays FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe), Jennifer Ehle (who plays Comey’s wife Patrice), Oona Chaplin (who plays FBI lawyer Lisa Page), and Steven Pasquale (as FBI agent Peter Strzok). Ray gives his reason for making the miniseries. “I felt that the Russians had had a profound and unhappy effect on our political process in 2016, […]Read On »

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THE COMEY RULE – Writer-director Billy Ray and cast discuss new mini-series – Interview – Part 1

THE COMEY RULE Key Art | ©2020 CBS Television Studios/SHOWTIME/Ben Mark Holzberg

THE COMEY RULE is a two-part miniseries premiering on Showtime on Sunday, September 27, and Monday, September 28. Based on former FBI Director James Comey’s nonfiction memoir A HIGHER LOYALTY, the project is adapted for television and directed by Billy Ray. Jeff Daniels plays Comey, who goes from being appointed as head of the FBI by then-President Obama (Kingsley Ben-Adir), to dealing with the complexities of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s use of unauthorized email servers, to the unorthodox expectations and demands of President-Elect Donald J. Trump (Brendan Gleeson), to the realization that there was collusion between Russian operatives and the […]Read On »

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PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS: Director Roxann Dawson on Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

Natalie Dormer as Magda, Rory Kinnear as Peter Craft, Nathan Lane as Lewis Michener, Lorenza Izzo as Santa Muerte, Daniel Zovatto as Tiago Vega, Kerry Bishé as Sister Molly, Michael Gladis as Charlton Townsend, Jessica Garza as Josefina Vega, Johnathan Nieves as Mateo Vega, Adriana Barraza as Maria Vega and Adam Rodriguez as Raul Vega in PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS - Season 1 |©2020 Showtime/Jim Fiscus

PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS has its entire first season now available via Showtime on Demand and Showtime through Amazon Prime. Like its predecessor, PENNY DREADFUL, PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS is created by John Logan and combines supernatural horror with history. With PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS, we’re in 1938 Los Angeles, where the nihilistic demon Magda (Natalie Dormer) adopts various guises to further murder and violence, opposed by her sister, the Angel of Death, or Santa Muerte (Lorenza Izzo). Most of the community is unaware of this clash, but they’re caught up in increasing tensions between the L.A.P.D., […]Read On »

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PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS: Adam Rodriguez on new series and the end of CRIMINAL MINDS – Part 2 – Exclusive Interview

Adam Rodriguez as Raul Vega in PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS - Season 1 - "Santa Muerte" |©2020 Showtime/Justin Lubin

In Part 2 of our exclusive interview with actor Adam Rodriguez, he talks more about his role as Raul Vega on Showtime’s Sunday-night supernatural drama PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS, which is set in 1938. Rodriguez also talks about the end of CRIMINAL MINDS, where he was a series regular for the final three seasons of its fifteen-season run, and guest-starring on an episode of ONE DAY AT A TIME. ASSIGNMENT X: Do you do anything different to play somebody who’s in the ‘30s? Is there a different attitude, or a different way you carry yourself? ADAM RODRIGUEZ: Yes, absolutely. […]Read On »

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PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS: Actor Adam Rodriguez on Season 1 – Part 1 – Exclusive Interview

Adam Rodriguez as Raul Vega in PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS - Season 1 |©2020 Showtime/Jim Fiscus

PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS, now in its first season Sundays on Showtime, is technically a spinoff of the original 2014-2016. Both series were created by John Logan, but where the first PENNY DREADFUL was set in 1890s London and the Old West, dealing with classical monsters, PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS is set in 1938 Los Angeles. There is Santa Muerte (Lorenza Izzo), the Angel of Death from Latin folklore, and her demon sister Magda (Natalie Dormer), who takes on many identities as she tries to inspire people to violence. However, most of the monsters in PENNY DREADFUL: CITY […]Read On »

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BLACK MONDAY: Paul Scheer on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Paul Scheer as Keith in BLACK MONDAY - Season 2 - "2" | ©2020 Showtime/Erin Simkin

Showtime’s dark comedy BLACK MONDAY begins its second season on Sunday, March 15. The first season of the series tracked the run up to the 1987 Wall Street crash. Season 2 picks up in the aftermath. Freewheeling trader Maurice “Mo” Monroe (played by Don Cheadle, one of BLACK MONDAY’s executive producers), who – in his version of events – caused the crash, is now hiding out in Florida. So is his erstwhile employee and friend Keith Shankar, played by Paul Scheer. Scheer, a native New Yorker, starred on seven seasons of the fantasy football comedy THE LEAGUE; he also served […]Read On »

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HOMELAND: Co-creator Howard Gordon gives the scoop on the final season and the status of a 24 reboot – Interview

Claire Danes in HOMELAND - Season 8 Key Art | ©2020 Showtime/Mark Seliger

HOMELAND launched its first season in 2011. The series, which won an Outstanding Drama Emmy, as well as two Outstanding Lead Actress Emmys, two Outstanding Writing Emmys and more, is now in its eighth and final season Sundays on Showtime. In its first years, HOMELAND was a cat-and-mouse tug of war between returned prisoner-of-war military hero Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis) and doggedly determined, bipolar CIA agent Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes), who was – correctly – convinced that Brody had been turned by his captors and was secretly a terrorist. Carrie managed to turn Brody back, they became lovers, and he […]Read On »

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THE L WORD: GENERATION Q: Jacqueline Toboni on Season 1 and the end of GRIMM – Exclusive Interview

Jacqueline Toboni as Sarah Finely in THE L WORD: GENERATION Q - Season 1 | ©2019 Showtime/ Kharen Hill

THE L WORD: GENERATION Q is in its first season on Showtime. The series, about a group of lesbian, queer and trans friends in Los Angeles, is a follow-up to Showtime’s earlier THE L WORD, which ran 2004 through 2009. Three of the original cast members – Jennifer Beals as Bette, Leisha Hailey as Alice, and Katherine Moennig as Shane – are reprising their roles. True to the GENERATION Q part of the title, there are some new faces as well. One of these is Jacqueline Toboni as Sarah Finley, who goes by her last name and works with Hailey’s […]Read On »

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THE L WORD: GENERATION Q: Leisha Hailey and Katherine Moennig on returning for the follow-up series – Exclusive Interview

Katherine Moennig as Shane McCutcheon in THE L WORD: GENERATION Q - Season 1 | ©2019 Showtime/ Kharen Hill

Showtime’s Sunday-night THE L WORD: GENERATION Q is a ten-years-later follow-up to the network’s long-running lesbian drama THE L WORD. Three of the original cast members are back: Jennifer Beals as now-politician Bette Porter, Katherine Moennig as heartbreaker Shane McCutcheon, and Leisha Hailey as upbeat Alice Pieszecki. They find themselves mentoring, arguing and becoming involved with some younger people, including characters played by Arienne Mandi, Sepideh Moafi, Leo Sheng, Jacqueline Toboni, and Rosanny Zayasw. Hailey was born in Okinawa, Japan. She has produced two documentaries. Her other acting roles include gigs on SUPERNATURAL, BOSCH and SILICON VALLEY. Moennig, originally from […]Read On »

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THE L WORD: GENERATION Q: Executive producer Ilene Chaiken on Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

Katherine Moennig as Shane McCutcheon, Arienne Mandi as Dani Nunez, Jennifer Beals as Bette Porter, Leisha Hailey as Alice Pieszecki, Leo Sheng as Micah Lee, Jacqueline Toboni as Sarah Finley and Rosanny Zayas as Sophie Suarez in THE L WORD: GENERATION Q | ©2019 Showtime/Kharen Hill

Showtime’s new THE L WORD: GENERATION Q is a follow-up to its highly successful THE L WORD, which ran for 2004-2009. Ilene Chaiken, who co-created the original THE L WORD with Michele Abbott and Kathy Greenberg is back with THE L WORD: GENERATION Q as one of the comedy/drama’s co-creators and executive producers. Her fellow EPs include three of the original leads, Jennifer Beals, Leisha Hailey, and Katherine Moennig, who all return as their original THE L WORD characters, a trio of lesbian friends working hard to succeed in Los Angeles. Chaiken’s other credits as a writer and/or producer include […]Read On »

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