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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VALLEY OF THE BOOM: Bradley Whitford chats about new mini-series – Exclusive Interview

Bradley Whitford in VALLEY OF THE BOOM | ©2019 National Geographic

VALLEY OF THE BOOM, premiering on National Geographic on Sunday, January 13, is a miniseries chronicling the wild early days of the Internet. Bradley Whitford, who won a Supporting Actor Emmy for his work as Josh Lyman on THE WEST WING and a second Emmy for his guest turn on TRANSPARENT, plays Jim Barksdale. This interview combines a one on one discussion with quotes from Whitford during a cast and writers/producers Q&A session for VALLEY OF THE BOOM. ASSIGNMENT X: Are you playing a real person, or a composite? BRADLEY WHITFORD: I’m playing a real person named Jim Barksdale. He […]Read On »

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FRESH OFF THE BOAT: The young cast of Hudson Yang, Forrest Wheeler and Ian Chen on the new season – Exclusive Interview

Hudson Yang in FRESH OFF THE BOAT - Season 4 | ©2017 ABC/Bob D'Amico

ABC’s comedy FRESH OFF THE BOAT, now in its fifth season, is based on the childhood of celebrity chef Eddie Huang. Eddie’s parents, restaurant owner Louis (Randall Park) and novelist Jessica (Constance Wu), are immigrants from Taiwan, who at the beginning of FRESH OFF THE BOAT, set in the ‘90s, move their family from Taiwanese community in the Washington, D.C. area to a largely white area in Florida. On the series, Eddie, played by Hudson Yang, is now a teenager. His younger brothers Emery, played by Forrest Wheeler, and Evan, played by Ian Chen (who will soon be seen in […]Read On »

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GOD FRIENDED ME: Javicia Leslie discusses new CBS dramedy – Exclusive Interview

Javicia Leslie in GOD FRIENDED ME - Season 1 | ©2018 Warner Bros. Entertainment / Jeff Riedell

In CBS’s Sunday night freshman dramedy GOD FRIENDED ME, atheist Miles Finer (Brandon Micheal Hall) is friended on social media by someone claiming to be the Almighty. The new friend makes suggestions to the skeptical Miles on who else to befriend and how to help people. Miles’s loving sister Ali is played by Javicia Leslie. Ali is a psychotherapist and a lesbian. The latter is challenging to the siblings’ father, Pastor Arthur Finer (Joe Morton), who likewise has trouble dealing with Miles’s beliefs. Leslie was born in Germany and raised in Maryland. Her credits include regular roles on HELLO CUPID […]Read On »

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THE GIFTED: Skyler Samuels on Season 2 of the Marvel mutant series – Exclusive Interview

Skyler Samuels as Esme Frost in THE GIFTED - Season 2 | ©2018 Fox /Justin Stephens

In the first season of Fox Networks’s THE GIFTED, now in its second season on Tuesday nights, Skyler Samuels recurred, and recurred, and recurred. In Season 2, Samuels and her characters – identical mutant sisters Esme, Sophie, and Phoebe Frost – have been upped to series regulars. In THE GIFTED, which is set in the universe of Marvel Comics’s THE X-MEN, the telepathic Frost sisters can not only read minds, but put thoughts into the minds of others. They are part of the Inner Circle, a group of powerful mutants who want war with ordinary humans (as opposed to the […]Read On »

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THE ORVILLE: Actors Mark Jackson and J. Lee chat chartering space with Seth MacFarlane – Exclusive Interview

Mark Jackson is Isaac on THE ORVILLE - Season 1 | ©2017 Fox Broadcasting Co. /Noah Schutz

THE ORVILLE is now boldly orbiting Thursday nights on Fox Network in its second season. Created by Seth MacFarlane (who also executive produces and stars as Captain Ed Mercer), THE ORVILLE chronicles the adventures of the title spaceship and her interspecies crew. Two of THE ORVILLE’s cast are hanging out together, as their characters sometimes do. Mark Jackson plays Isaac, an artificial life form from another world, and J. Lee portrays John LaMarr, one of the ship’s pilots. Lee, originally from St. Louis, Missouri, has done voice acting on some of MacFarlane’s animated series, including FAMILY GUY, AMERICAN DAD, and […]Read On »

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THE GIFTED: Actors Jamie Chung and Blair Redford talk Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Jamie Chung as Blink/Clarice Fong in THE GIFTED - Season 2 | ©2018 Fox/Justin Stephens

In Fox Network’s series THE GIFTED, which just returned for Season 2 , Jamie Chung and Blair Redford play one of the show’s power couples. Make that superpower couples. Chung’s Clarice Fong, aka Blink, can open portals that allow travel from one place to another. Redford’s John Proudstar, aka Thunderbird, is an ex-Marine who is almost indestructible and has super-strength and heightened senses. In the X-MEN-derived series, developed for TV by Matt Nix, both John and Clarice are part of the Mutant Underground, the more pacifistic mutant organization operating in secrecy during a period of human intolerance. (The more violent, […]Read On »

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RUNAWAYS: Series creators Stephanie Savage & Josh Schwartz give the scoop on Season 2 – Interview

RUNAWAYS - Season 2 Key Art | ©2018 Hulu/Marvel

RUNAWAYS premiered its second season this week on Hulu. Based on a series of graphic novels by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona, RUNAWAYS is set in the Marvel Comics Universe. Six well-off Los Angeles teenagers (Rhenzy Feliz, Lyrica Okanu, Virginia Gardner, Ariela Barer, Gregg Sulkin, Allegra Acosta) discover that each of them has special abilities. At about the same time, they learn that all of their parents (Angel Parker, Ryan Sands, Brittany Ishibashi, James Yaegashi, Annie Wersching, Kip Pardue, Brigid Brannagh, Kevin Weisman, Ever Carradine, James Marsters) are involved in some very sinister activities. This causes the six adolescents […]Read On »

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GOD FRIENDED ME: Actor Joe Morton discusses Arthur’s motivations – interview

Joe Morton as Father Finer in GOD FRIENDED ME | © 2018 David Giesbrecht/CBS

In CBS’s freshman Sunday night comedy/drama GOD FRIENDED ME, someone claiming to be the Almighty friends New York resident Miles Finer (Brandon Micheal Hall). Miles is an atheist, so he doesn’t believe the account belongs to God, but he can’t deny that whoever it is makes some very helpful suggestions about what Miles should be doing. Miles’ belief system and the sexuality of Miles’ sister Ali (Javicia Leslie) are both challenges for their very traditional father, Reverend Arthur Finer, played by native New Yorker Joe Morton. Morton has just come off six years in his Emmy-winning role on SCANDAL as […]Read On »

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MAGNUM P.I.: Actor Zachary Knighton talks being Rick in the new series – exclusive interview

Zachary Knighton as Orville of the CBS drama MAGNUM PI | © 2018 Karen Neal/CBS

The original MAGNUM P.I., about a private investigator (played by Tom Selleck) in Hawaii, ran for eight seasons on CBS, 1980 through 1988. CBS has had a lot of success rebooting two other successful older series, HAWAII FIVE-0 and MacGYVER, both co-developed and executive produced by Peter M. Lenkov. It therefore seemed natural for the network to tap Lenkov to co-develop and executive producer a new edition of MAGNUM P.I.  In the update of MAGNUM P.I., the title hero is now an Afghanistan war veteran played by Jay Hernandez. However, some things are the same: Magnum is still living in […]Read On »

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