Interview: Kevin Williamson chats THE FOLLOWING Season 2

Shawn Ashmore, Kevin Bacon, Connie Nielsen, Valorie Curry, Sam Underwood and James Purefoy in THE FOLLOWING - Season 2 - "Resurrection" | ©2014 Fox/Frank Ockenfels

On Fox’s THE FOLLOWING, now in its second season Monday nights at 9 PM, it’s a year after the events of Season 1. Profiler Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) is no longer with the FBI and he’s trying to put his life back together after tangling with serial killer/cult leader Joe Carroll (James Purefoy). Ryan is brought in to consult on what may be a new set of serial murders, unaware that Carroll is not as dead as he appeared to be after his charred remains were identified. Series creator/show runner Kevin Williamson (writer of the SCREAM films, creator of DAWSON’S […]Read On »

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TV Review: DRACULA – Season 1 – “Pilot” – Series Premiere

Jonathan Rhys Meyers in DRACULA - Season 1 | ©2013 NBC/Nino Munoz

Stars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Jessica De Gouw, Thomas Kretschmann, Victoria Smurfit, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Nonso Anozie, Katie McGrath Writer: Cole Haddon, created by Cole Haddon Director: Steve Shill Network: NBC, Fridays @ 10 PM Original Airdate: October 25, 2013 By now, so many writers, directors, actors et al have had a go at Bram Stoker’s creation that saying something is about Dracula is about as helpful as saying the characters wear shoes. In what is being billed as a limited series, NBC’s new DRACULA, developed by Cole Haddon – who also scripted the premiere – takes a number of elements from […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: THE ORIGINALS star Charles Michael Davis talks about Marcel

Charles Michael Davis in THE ORIGINALS - Season 1 | ©2013 The CW/Mathieu Young

In the new vampire show THE ORIGINALS, a spin-off from THE VAMPIRE DIAIRES, Charles Michael Davis stars as Marcel, a vampire sired by Klaus Mikaelson (Joseph Morgan), one of the original vampires, hence the name In the first episode, “Always and Forever”, it opens where Klaus returns to New Orleans, a city that was built by Klaus and his family, but Marcel is now the King of the Quarter after the Mikaelson’s had to leave the city so their father wouldn’t find them. Sitting down with Charles at the CBS/CW/Showtime TCA Party in August to talk about his character and […]Read On »

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TV Review: THE ORIGINALS – Season 1 – “Always and Forever” – Series Premiere

Daniel Gilles in THE ORIGINALS - Season 1 - "Always and Forever" | ©2013 The CW/Bob Mahoney

Stars: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt, Charles Michael Davis, Phoebe Tonkin, Daniella Pineda Writers: Julie Plec & Michael Narducci, series created by Julie Plec, based on characters created in L.J. Smith’s THE VAMPIRE DIARIES novels Director: Chris Grismer Network: The CW, Tuesdays @ 8 PM Original Airdate: Thursday, October 3 at 9 PM (special premiere timeslot) The good news for fans of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES who will watch the premiere of its spin-off, THE ORIGINALS – the opening episode, “Always and Forever,” is almost all new material, rather than simply a reworking of the DIARIES episode “The Originals,” which […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Julie Plec vamps on THE ORIGINALS and THE VAMPIRE DIARIES

Daniel Gillies as Elijah, Phoebe Tonkin as Hayley, Charles Michael Davis as Marcel, Joseph Morgan as Klaus, and Claire Holt as Rebekah in THE ORIGINALS - Season 1 | ©2013 The CW/Mathieu Young

Julie Plec has her hands full executive-producing series for the CW. She’s still on THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, the series she and Kevin Williamson developed from L.J. Smith’s novels, now entering its fifth season Thursdays at 8 PM. Plec is also one of the executive producers on THE TOMORROW PEOPLE, a thorough going revamp of a British series about teenagers with some powers that may indicate a change in human evolution, which premieres next Wednesday at 9 PM. Last but not least, Plec is both creator and executive producer on THE ORIGINALS, the VAMPIRE DIARIES spin-off that premieres Thursday October 3 […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the 2013 PaleyFest Previews: Fall TV – The CW

Robbie Amell, and Mark Pellegrino at the CW night - showcasing THE TOMORROW PEOPLE at The Paley Center For Media Celebrates the Fall TV Season | ©2013 Sue Schneider

The Paley Center for Media once again is hosting the celebration of the Fall TV Season with the 2013 PALEYFEST PREVIEWS: Fall TV at their Beverly Hills digs. On September 7th it was a night with the CW showcasing one of their new shows THE TOMORROW PEOPLE, which is a story of several young people from around the world who have special powers and who represent the next stage in human evolution. Walking into the Paley Center, were stars: Robbie Amell (ARROW’S Stephen Amell’s cousin), Mark Pellegrino (SUPERNATURAL, LOST) and Executive Producers – Greg Berlanti, Julie Plec, Danny Cannon and […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: THE ORIGINALS star Joseph Morgan gives the scoop on THE VAMPIRE DIARIES spin-off

Charles Michael Davis, Claire Holt and Joseph Morgan at the CBS/CW/Showtime Summer 2013 Television Critics Party | ©2013 Sue Schneider

At this year’s CBS/CW/Showtime Summer Television Critics Party, ASSIGNMENT X was able to catch up with Joseph Morgan who stars as Klaus Mikaelson on the new CW show THE ORIGINALS, which is a spin-off for the hit show THE VAMPIRE DIARIES. In the new series, Klaus, along with his brother Elijah (Daniel Gillies) vow to reclaim what was once Klaus and his families city…New Orleans, and along with his sister Rebekah (Claire Holt) they will get it back – the power, the city and his family. Of course, there will be obstacles…Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) owns the city. Marcel has […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the CBS / The CW / SHOWTIME TCA Party

The Originals Cast - Charles Michael Davis, Claire Holt, Joseph Morgan, Leah Pipes, Danielle Campbell and Phoebe Tonkin at the CBS/CW/Showtime Summer 2013 Television Critics Party | ©2013 Sue Schneider

On July 29th a big party was held by CBS/The CW/Showtime for the Television Critics Annual Summer Press Tour at The Event, which is actually the upper parking lot where the department store Robinson’s/May in Beverly Hills used to be. Taking pictures before heading inside it was quite a turnout of stars from the three networks of their new shows and returning shows of the three networks CBS, The CW and Showtime. I probably missed a few as I went in as soon as the cast from the CW new show THE ORIGINALS, a spin-off from THE VAMPIRE DAIRIES walked […]Read On »

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News: The CW gives the scoop on THE VAMPIRE DIARIES spin-off THE ORIGINALS – TCA 2013

Joseph Morgan in THE VAMPIRE DIARIES - Season 3 - "Before Sunset" | ©2012 The CW/Annette Brown

It was recently announced that The CW is creating a spin-off to their popular THE VAMPIRE DIARIES series and now The CW President Mark Pedowitz has revealed some more details about what will be called THE ORIGINALS. At today’s The CW Winter 2013 session, Pedowitz revealed that THE ORIGINALS will focus on Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and the Original family of vampires and this is going to be a backdoor pilot that will be part of DIARIES. Phoebe Tonkin will also be reprising her role of Hayley. “If you have something you can incubate and get it on the air, it’s […]Read On »

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