SERENGETI: Director-Producer John Downer talks about new wildlife Discovery series – Exclusive Interview

Elephants and zebra herds at waterhole in SERENGETI - Season 1 | ©2019 Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel’s new Sunday-night miniseries SERENGETI is unusual. This is not because it is set in the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, Africa, which contains large populations of many of the continent’s most notable wildlife; the network has aired many documentaries made there. However, SERENGETI is not a documentary, but rather a drama, created by Simon Fuller and directed by award-winning wildlife documentarian John Downer, both of whom are producers on the miniseries. Downer shot footage of real Serengeti lions, elephants, hyenas, baboons and other animals going about their lives, which has been edited into a storyline, narrated in the […]Read On »

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GEORGE TAKEI Interview: The actor chats THE TERROR: INFAMY & his new book THEY CALLED US ENEMY

George Takei as Yamato-San in THE TERROR: INFAMY - Season 2 | ©2019 AMC/Ed Araquel

George Takei is proof that you can take the actor out of STAR TREK, but sometimes STAR TREK is still within the actor. Takei has been world-famous for over fifty years for his portrayal of Starfleet’s Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu on the original STAR TREK series. Sulu was eventually given command of his own vessel, The Excelsior, in the STAR TREK film franchise. Takei has long since added to his considerable legacy by becoming an author and an activist, working ceaselessly to educate people about the internment of Japanese-Americans by the U.S. government during World War II, as well as for […]Read On »

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POSE: Angel Bismark Curiel on Season 2 and playing Lil Papi – Exclusive Interview

Angel Bismark Curiel as Lil Papi in POSE - Season 2 | ©2019 FX/Pari Dukovic

On FX Networks’ POSE, now in its second season on Tuesday nights and renewed for a third, Angel Bismark Curiel plays Lil Papi. Papi is a former street hustler and small-time drug dealer who has given up both to become part of the House of Evangelista, headed by “Mother” Blanca (Mj Rodriguez). Unlike most of his Evangelista family and friends, Lil Papi has modest ambitions, at least so far. Papi doesn’t want to be a parent, a business owner, or a star, and while he’s supportive of everyone’s activism on the part of gay men, transgender people and those with AIDS, […]Read On »

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ANIMAL KINGDOM: Shawn Hatosy on Season 4 and directing – Exclusive Interview

Shawn Hatosy directs behind the scenes on ANIMAL KINGDOM - Season 4 | ©2019 TNT/Eddy Chen

TNT’S crime drama ANIMAL KINGDOM is now in its fourth season on Tuesday nights, and has been renewed for a fifth. Based on the 2010 Australian feature film of the same name (it earned Jacki Weaver a Supporting Actress Oscar nomination), the TV version of ANIMAL KINGDOM is set in Oceanside, California. The Cody family, headed by matriarch Janice, nicknamed Smurf (Ellen Barkin), is engaged in a number of criminal enterprises. Since Janice’s sons all have issues, their work, to say nothing of their relationships, can be hazardous. Shawn Hatosy (pronounced HAT-oh-see) plays Smurf’s eldest son, Andrew “Pope” Cody. Pope […]Read On »

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POSE: Indya Moore on playing Angel in Season 2 of the ground-breaking series – Exclusive Interview

Indya Moore as Angel in POSE - Season 2 - "Love's In Need of Love" | ©2019 FX/Michael Parmelee

On FX’s POSE, now on Tuesday nights in its second season, Indya Moore plays Angel. In Season 1, set in 1987 New York, Angel left the House of Abundance headed by Elektra (Dominique Jackson) to join Blanca’s (Mj Rodriguez) newly-formed House of Evangelista. For awhile, Angel had her own apartment, courtesy of her status as the mistress of married young businessman Stan (Evan Peters), but it didn’t work out. Angel, sadder and wiser, returned to Blanca’s House. In Season 2, it’s now the ‘90s. Things are looking up for Angel, as her supermodel looks are paving the way for a […]Read On »

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LEGION: Navid Negahban chats the third and final season of the FX series – Exclusive Interview

Navid Negahban as Amahl Farouk in LEGION - Season 3 | ©2019 FX/Pari Dukovic

In LEGION, now in its third and final season on FX Monday nights, Navid Negahban plays Amahl Farouk. Farouk isn’t anybody’s garden-variety antagonist. He was once a Middle Eastern ruler with enormous psychic powers, but was defeated by X-Men founder Charles Xavier (Harry Lloyd). Farouk took revenge by inserting himself into the mind of Xavier’s then-infant son, who grows up to be super-powerful mutant David Haller (Dan Stevens). In Season 1 and part of Season 2, Farouk took on the form of David’s psych hospital buddy Lenny (Aubrey Plaza), and then possessed scientist Oliver Bird (Jemaine Clement). Farouk additionally appeared […]Read On »

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NOS4A2: Ashleigh Cummings confronts a sinister vampiric soul stealer on AMC series – Interview

Ashleigh Cummings as Vic McQueen in NOS4A2 - Season 1 | ©2019 AMC/Pari Dukovic

AMC’s NOS4A2, now in its first season on Sunday nights and renewed for a second, was developed for television by Jami O’Brien from the novel by Joe Hill. The series follows Massachusetts high school student Vic McQueen, played by Ashleigh Cummings. Vic has always been good at finding lost things. When her abilities lead her to the trails of missing children, Vic discovers that her gifts are supernatural. Soon, Vic comes up against fellow “strong creative” Charlie Manx (Zachary Quinto). Manx keeps himself young by feeding on the souls of children, who he then deposits (alive but soulless) into Christmasland, […]Read On »

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CITY ON A HILL: Jonathan Tucker gives the scoop on new Boston crime drama – Exclusive Interview

Jonathan Tucker as Frankie Ryan in CITY ON A HILL - Season 1 | ©2018 Showtime/Eric Ogden

Showtime’s Sunday night drama CITY ON A HILL is set in 1990s Boston. Rule-breaking FBI agent Jackie Rohr (Kevin Bacon) and erstwhile upstanding district attorney DeCourcy Ward (Aldis Hodge) join forces to track down the crime crew of Frankie Ryan, played by Jonathan Tucker. Frankie and his team specialize in robbing armored cars, but during their last job, Frankie’s brother Jimmy (Mark O’Brien) got hot-tempered and shot one of the guards, necessitating (in Frankie’s eyes) killing the other two witnesses. Now Frankie is trying to keep alive, solvent and free, while also tending to his marriage and three young kids. […]Read On »

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PEARSON: Gina Torres talks about Season 1 of her SUITS spin-off series – Exclusive Interview

Gina Torres is Jessica Pearson in PEARSON - Season 1 - "The Alderman"| ©2019 USA Network/Eddy Chen

SUITS fans need not despair. Yes, the series is in its last season, but its spinoff, PEARSON, premieres on USA Network Wednesday July 17. Daniel Arkin and Aaron Korsh (the former is a writer/executive producer on SUITS, the latter is that series’ creator) teamed up to develop a series around Gina Torres’s character Jessica Pearson. Pearson started out as the head of the New York law firm in SUITS, but left at the end of 2016-2017’s Season 6. PEARSON finds her working for the Mayor’s office in Chicago, where she faces issues with both work and family. In addition to […]Read On »

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LEGION: Rachel Keller talks Season 3 – Exclusive Interview

Rachel Keller is Syd Barrett in LEGION - Season 3 | ©2019 FX/Pari Dukovic

In LEGION’s third and final season, Mondays on FX, Dan Stevens’s powerful mutant David Haller is now running a cult. David is trying to repair his relationship with Rachel Keller’s character, Syd Barrett. Syd has the ability to switch bodies with anyone she touches, although she uses this talent sparingly. David and Syd were lovers, but David ruined things when he mind-wiped Syd so that she’d have sex with him. When Syd discovered this violation later, she rejected him. David wants Syd back, but won’t take responsibility for what he did. Instead, he just wants to use supernatural means to […]Read On »

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