Z NATION: DJ Qualls chats Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

DJ Qualls in Z NATION - Season 2 - "The Murph" | ©2015 Syfy/Oliver Irwin

Actor DJ Qualls is at Amazon Studios’ section of the Television Critics Association to talk about his new Amazon Prime series THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE. The pilot, about an alternate history where Germany and Japan won WWII, debuted last year; the rest of the series becomes available in November. Our conversation with Qualls about HIGH CASTLE will run when the series premieres. Meanwhile, his Syfy series Z NATION, about a fast-running zombie apocalypse, is returning for its second season Fridays at 10 PM. Qualls plays Simon Cruller, aka Citizen Z, who’s been trying to keep scattered survivors informed […]Read On »

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KILLJOYS: Creator Michelle Lovretta tracks space bounty hunters – Exclusive Interview

Hannah John-Kamen as Dutch in KILLJOYS - Season 1 - "The Sugar Point Run" | ©2015Syfy/Woroner/Temple Street Releasing Limited

In Syfy’s KILLJOYS, Fridays at 9 PM, a trio of bounty hunters – Dutch (Hannah John-Kamen), D’Avin (Luke McFarlane) and John (Aaron Ashmore) – who actually get along with each other track down wanted criminals throughout the solar system in their sentient spaceship, while the possibility of war brews around them. Michelle Lovretta, who previously created LOST GIRL, devised KILLJOYS and serves as show runner and one of the executive producers. She answers some questions about her new outer space adventure. ASSIGNMENT X: When did you start developing KILLJOYS? MICHELLE LOVRETTA: Good things take time to develop, so that’s my […]Read On »

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12 MONKEYS star Amanda Schull on Season 1 – exclusive interview

Amanda Schull stars as Cassandra Railly in the SyFy series 12 MONKEYS | © 2015 Ben Mark Holzberg/Syfy

In Syfy’s series 12 MONKEYS, which has its first-season finale Friday, April 10 at 10 PM and will be back next year with Season 2, Aaron Stanford stars as James Cole, who travels from a plague-devastated 2040 back to 2015. In the 1995 feature film TWELVE MONKEYS, adapted from the French short film LA JETEE, the past could only be observed. However, in the television version, adapted by Travis Fickett and Terry Matalas, time can be changed, and Cole hopes to prevent the apocalypse with the help of initially skeptical 2015 virologist Dr. Cassandra Railly, played by Amanda Schull. Schull […]Read On »

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12 MONKEYS star Kirk Acevedo talks time travel – exclusive interview

Kirk Acevedo as Ramse in the SyFy series 12 MONKEYS | © 2015 Ben Mark Holzberg/Syfy

In Syfy’s Friday-night 12 MONKEYS, adapted from the 1995 Terry Gilliam film, which was in turn adapted from the French short LA JETEE, the human race is almost wiped out by a virus in 2015. In 2040, James Cole (Aaron Stanford) is sent back to 2015 to try to change history. Cole and Jose Ramse, played by Kirk Acevedo, start out as best friends in 2040, but as Jose realizes that Cole’s efforts could prevent Jose’s family from existing, the relationship turns to one of enmity. Acevedo is no stranger to science-fiction and primates – last summer, he appeared as […]Read On »

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12 MONKEYS co-star Noah Bean talks Season 1 – exclusive interview

Aaron Stanford stars as James Cole in SyFy's 12 MONKEYS | © 2015 Ben Mark Holzberg/Syfy

In Syfy’s 12 MONKEYS, Fridays at 9 PM, a plague wipes out humanity in 2015. Almost three decades later, unreliable time travel has been invented, and a small group of scientists send James Cole (Aaron Stanford) into the past to try to prevent the outbreak from happening. Cole teams up in the present with Dr. Cassandra Railly (Amanda Schull). This, at least initially, is of great alarm to Railly’s ex-fiancé Aaron Marker, played by Noah Bean. Bean previously worked with 12 MONKEYS co-creators Travis Fickett and Terry Matalas (the TV version is based in part on an original work by […]Read On »

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12 MONKEYS star Aaron Stanford gives the scoop on Season 1 – exclusive interview

Aaron Stanford stars as James Cole in 12 MONKEYS | © 2015 Ben Mark Holzberg/Syfy

In Syfy’s 12 MONKEYS, Fridays at 9 PM, Aaron Stanford stars as James Cole. Cole is one of the few survivors on a disease-decimated Earth, and one of even fewer who are still remotely civilized. He’s sent back to 2015 by a small team of scientists to try to stop the plague from happening in the first place, but the mission goes awry, with the result that Cole must travel all over the temporal map in an effort to prevent both the epidemic and worse alternatives from occurring. 12 MONKEYS is based on the 1995 feature film of the same […]Read On »

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12 MONKEYS showrunners give the scoop on Season 1 – exclusive interview

Aaron Stanford stars as James Cole in SyFy's 12 MONKEYS | © 2015 Ben Mark Holzberg/Syfy

On Syfy’s 12 MONKEYS, Fridays at 9 PM, the world’s population has been almost wiped out by a devastating plague and most of the survivors are vicious to the point of being bestial. A small group of scientists send James Cole (Aaron Stanford) back in time to 2015, just before the plague breaks out, in the hopes that he can prevent it from spreading and thus change history. 12 MONKEYS is based on the 1995 feature film TWELVE MONKEYS, directed by Terry Gilliam from a screenplay by David Webb Peeples & Janet Peeples, which is itself based on the French […]Read On »

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ASCENSION co-creator Philip Levens talks about the Syfy series – Interview

ASCENSION Key Art | ©2014 Syfy

In Syfy’s six-hour, three-night event ASCENSION, which concludes Wednesday December 17, the eponymous spacecraft launched from Earth back in 1963 as a secret project meant to save the human race from nuclear war. The inhabitants of Ascension, now in their fiftieth year of space travel, are halfway to the nearest habitable planet; the older voyagers who are alive now will be very old if they survive to reach their destination. No one has had contact with Earth since shortly after launch and consequently doesn’t know if the world even exists any more. The people aboard Ascension are still very much […]Read On »

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TV Review: ASCENSION – Season 1 – “Night One”

A female who was murdered on board the spaceship ASCENSION gets sent off into space in "Night 1" | © 2014 Syfy

Cast: Gil Bellows, Tricia Helfer, Brandon P. Bell, Brian Van Holt, Andrea Roth, Jacqueline Byers, Emily Vanderhaus, Ryan Robbins, PJ Boudousque, Ellie O’Brien Writers: Adrian Cruz, Philip Levens, Melody Fox Director: Mairzee Alams Network: Airs on SyFy, Monday @ 9 p.m. Original Telecast: December 15, 2014 ASCENSION is an interesting mix of THE TRUMAN SHOW meets BIOSHOCK meets TWIN PEAKS meets DOCTOR WHO. If you are unfamiliar with BIOSHOCK, it is an award winning video game based on an idea that a slew of rich people disgusted with the way America was turning broke off from the Union in the […]Read On »

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ASCENSION star Brian Van Holt lifts off – Exclusive Interview

Brian Van Holt as Captain William Denninger in ASCENSION | ©2014 Syfy/Diego Uchite

Syfy’s miniseries ASCENSION, which runs in three two-hour blocks this week, is set in space – in the present. In creator Adrian Cruz’s premise, President Kennedy secretly authorized a project to send a number of people on what will be a hundred-year mission to reach the nearest inhabitable planet, which will be the salvation of the human race if Earth is destroyed by the nuclear threat that then seemed imminent. It’s now fifty years into the journey. The population aboard the Ascension has reached six hundred, though no one aboard has any contact with Earth or indeed even knows if […]Read On »

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