VIDA: Creator Tanya Saracho on new Starz comedy – Exclusive Interview

VIDA - Season 1 Key Art| ©2018 Starz

VIDA is Starz’s new Sunday-night series set in East Los Angeles. Twentysomething sisters Lyn (Melissa Barrera) and Emma (Mishel Prada) come home upon hearing news of death of their mother Vidalia – Vida for short. Lyn and Emma don’t get along with each other, and Emma was barely on speaking terms with Vida. It comes as a big shock to both young women that Vida left behind a spouse they didn’t know about, and more, that widow Eddy (Ser Anzoategui) is a woman. All three of them have inherited Vida’s neighborhood bar, which has over the past few years become […]Read On »

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ASH VS EVIL DEAD: Ray Santiago and Arielle Carter-O’Neill on Season 3 – Exclusive Interview

Arielle Carver O'Neill in ASH VS EVIL DEAD - Season 3 | ©2018 Starz

There are some new developments in Season 3 of ASH VS EVIL DEAD, Sundays on Starz. Ash (Bruce Campbell) and his friends are still fighting Deadites and demons. However, longtime Ash sidekick Pablo, played by Ray Santiago, finally comes into his own as a powerful warlock, or, as the dialogue puts it, a “Brujo Especiale.” Ash also discovers he has a teenaged daughter, Brandy Barr, played by Arielle Carver-O’Neill. Initially dismayed to learn her dad is the town weirdo, Brandy gradually begins to appreciate and even emulate Ash’s skill at fighting fiends. Santiago is a native New Yorker who has […]Read On »

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HOWARDS END: Matthew Macfadyen chats new miniseries – Exclusive Interview

Matthew Macfadyen is Henry Wilcox in HOWARD'S END - Miniseries| ©2018 Starz

E.M. Forster’s novel HOWARDS END was adapted as a feature film in 1992, winning Oscars for lead actress Emma Thompson, the screenplay adaptation by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala and art direction. The story, set in 1910 England, deals with gender and class prejudices. Now Starz is bringing forth a four-part miniseries adaptation of HOWARDS END, which premieres Sunday, April 8. Matthew Macfadyen (pronounced, he explains, Mac-fad-ee-an) stars as Henry Wilcox, a wealthy man who falls in love with independent-minded Margaret Schlegel, played by Hayley Atwell, at the same time Margaret’s sister Helen (Philippa Coulthard) develops feelings for working-class activist Leonard Bast […]Read On »

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ASH VS EVIL DEAD: Bruce Campbell talks Season 3 – exclusive interview

Bruce Campbell as Ash in ASH VS EVIL DEAD | © 2018 Starzz

ASH VS EVIL DEAD, now in its third season on Starz Sunday nights, represents a very particular sort of career triumph for its star Bruce Campbell. By now, the origin story has gained folklore status: in 1979, Campbell and his friends, director Sam Raimi and Robert Tapert, then young men in Michigan, raised $350,000 to make a low-budget horror film, THE EVIL DEAD, which was released in 1981, starring Campbell as inadvertent demon-summoner Ash Williams. The trio went on to make EVIL DEAD II (1987) and its studio-sponsored follow-up ARMY OF DARKNESS. The friends also came together to make the […]Read On »

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COUNTERPART: Cast talks spies from different worlds – exclusive interview

Nazanin Boniadi as Clare in COUNTERPART | © 2018 Starz

Starz’s COUNTERPART, now in its first season on Sunday nights and renewed for a second, is a combination of espionage thriller and speculative fiction. In the series created by Justin Marks, reality split in two 30 years ago. At first, the two mirrored each other, but now there are significant differences. Most people don’t know about the schism, which has its connecting point in a tunnel beneath Berlin in Germany. Those who do know are involved with either keeping the peace or trying to destroy it. Nazanin Boniadi and Sara Serraiocco (pronounced “Ser-ee-O-ko] play two very different spies from the Other […]Read On »

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ASH VS EVIL DEAD: Dana DeLorenzo & Lindsay Farris give the scoop on Season 3 – exclusive interview

Dana DeLorenzo as Kelly Maxwell in ASH VS. EVIL DEAD | © 2018 Starz

ASH VS EVIL DEAD, the Starz series that continues the EVIL DEAD franchise, is back with new demons, new energy and new splatter for its third season starting Sunday, February 25. Bruce Campbell is back as none-too-bright evil-fighting hero Ashley Williams, the role he originated in the first EVIL DEAD (1981) and played in two sequels. Ash got two full-time sidekicks in the first episode of the ASH VS EVIL DEAD series. Dana DeLorenzo plays Kelly Maxwell, who starts out as an average young woman who has become progressively more badass over the life of the show (Ray Santiago plays […]Read On »

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COUNTERPART: Actress Olivia Williams talks secrets in her new Showtime series – exclusive interview

Olivia Williams as Emily Burton Silk in COUNTERPART | © 2018 Showtime

The premise of Starz’s Sunday-night speculative-fiction drama COUNTERPART is that, 30 years ago, reality split and created a second universe that was at the time identical to our own. Only a privileged few know about this. They are headquartered in a complex that sits above the underground tunnel in Berlin that joins the two dimensions, which have since taken different paths. Olivia Williams plays two different versions of Emily Silk. This world’s Emily is in a coma after an accident. Her devoted husband, Howard Silk (J.K. Simmons), comes to see her every night at the hospital. Howard, a low-level functionary, […]Read On »

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COUNTERPART: Justin Marks, Gary Gilbert and Jordan Horowitz chat Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

COUNTERPART Key Art Season 1 | ©2017 Starz

Starz’s new science-fiction spy drama COUNTERPART is launching its first season Sunday, January 21, but the series has already been picked up for Season 2. Created by Justin Marks (writer of the 2016 remake of THE JUNGLE BOOK), COUNTERPART introduces us to Howard Silk, played by J.K. Simmons. Howard has spent the last thirty years working for a multinational company in Berlin without ever knowing exactly what he, or it, is doing. One day, Howard is summoned to meet his Other – and is shocked to find himself sitting across from an identical “Other” Howard Silk. It turns out that […]Read On »

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THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE: Actress Louisa Krause on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Louisa Krause is Anna Greenwald in THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE - Season 2 | ©2017 Starz

The second season of THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE, which has its finale on Starz this Sunday, December 17, is divided into two parts. Each half is written and directed by one of the series co-creators, Lodge Kerrigan and Amy Seimetz. Louisa Krause stars as Anna Greenwald, who offers “the girlfriend experience,” GFE for short, in Kerrigan’s portion of Season 2. The GFE involves a woman selling services of full companionship, as well as sex, to clients who can pay for it and who she deems acceptable. Anna’s life becomes exponentially more complicated when she falls in love with Washington, D.C. power […]Read On »

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THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE: Carmen Ejogo on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE - Season 2 Key Art| ©2017 Starz

In Season 2 of Starz’s Sunday-night drama THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE, each hour-long segment contains two separate stories. The title of THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE, which is adapted from the film of the same name made by series executive producer Steven Soderbergh, refers to a business arrangement with women who offer not just sex but a facsimile of romance to their wealth clients. One half of this season of THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE. The other half, written and directed by series co-creator Amy Seimetz, follows ex-GFE practitioner Bria Jones, an Englishwoman who is under federal witness protection in New Mexico. British actress Carmen […]Read On »

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