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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THE ALIENIST: Executive Producer Rosalie Swedlin chats Season 1 of new TNT drama – Exclusive Interview

THE ALIENIST Key Art - Season 1 | ©2018 TNT

Caleb Carr’s best-selling novel THE ALIENIST has been adapted as a ten-part television series, airing Monday nights on TNT. THE ALIENIST deals with Dr. Laszlo Kreizler (Daniel Bruhl), a psychiatrist practicing in 1890s New York, who teams up with news illustrator John Moore (Luke Evans) and first NYPD female employee Sara Howard (Dakota Fanning) to track down a serial killer preying on child prostitutes. Rosalie Swedlin, one of THE ALIENIST’s executive producers, talks about how the project came together. ASSIGNMENT X: How did you find your director, Jakob Verbruggen, for THE ALIENIST?  Had you worked with him before? ROSALIE SWEDLIN: […]Read On »

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SCREAM QUEENS: Niecy Nash on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Niecy Nash in SCREAM QUEENS - Season 1 | ©2015 Fox/Jill Greenberg

Niecy Nash is a busy woman. Nominated two years in a row for Supporting Actress for her work in Showtime’s MOVING ON for her performance as Didi Ortley, a nurse at a geriatric care ward, Nash worked with Showtime again this year for a five-episode arc on MASTERS OF SEX. Nash is back for her second season as law enforcement maven Denise Hemphill on Fox Network’s Tuesday-night SCREAM QUEENS, created by Ian Brennan, Brad Falchuk and Ryan Murphy. Nash also just wrapped five seasons as Lolli Ballentine, wife of Cedric the Entertainer’s singing minister Boyce, on THE SOUL MAN. When […]Read On »

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LEGENDS show runner David Wilcox goes undercover – Interview

Morris Chestnut in LEGENDS - Season 1 | ©2014 TNT/Marco Grob

In TNT’s new series LEGENDS, Wednesdays at 9 PM, Sean Bean plays Martin Odum, an FBI agent who is uncannily gifted with “legends,” the term for long-term undercover identities. The trouble is not only that Martin has a tendency to become a little too absorbed in these identities, but also that he’s starting to question who he really is. The series, based on Robert Littell’s novel, was developed for television by Howard Gordon and David Wilcox. Wilcox, whose producing and writing credits include LAW & ORDER, FRINGE, LIFE ON MARS, 666 PARK AVENUE and THE FOLLOWING, is present at TNT’s […]Read On »

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THE LAST SHIP star Christina Elmore survives the epidemic – Exclusive

Chrstina Elmore star on THE LAST SHIP | © 2014 TNT

In TNT’s THE LAST SHIP from executive producer Michael Bay, Sundays at 9 PM, a worldwide epidemic has decimated the population. The captain, crew and scientists of the U.S. Navy destroyer Nathan James search the globe for a cure while fending off hostile individuals and nations. Christina Elmore, who made her feature film debut in FRUITVALE STATION, plays Lt. Alisha Granderson. THE LAST SHIP is her first series regular gig. Elmore is in attendance at an event hosted by TNT for the Television Critics Association, where she talks about her work aboard THE LAST SHIP. AX: Is this your first […]Read On »

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LEGENDS star Morris Chestnut talks the new thriller series – Exclusive

Morris Chestnut co-stars on LEGENDS | © 2014 TNT

In TNT’s new series LEGENDS, Wednesdays at 9 PM, Sean Bean stars as Martin Odum, an FBI agent whose long-term deep-cover assignments call for complex false identities known as “legends.” Morris Chestnut costars as FBI agent Tony Rice, who is with the division of transportation security. Due to some security camera footage, and because the higher-ups don’t want to “out” Martin, Tony believes Martin may have stabbed a man to death on a train platform and breaks the rules to investigate the truth. Chestnut’s most recent feature film outing, 2013’s THE BEST MAN HOLIDAY, saw the Southern California-born actor reprising […]Read On »

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THE LAST SHIP co-creator Steven Kane survives the apocalypse

Rhona Mitre stars as Rachel Scott in THE LAST SHIP | © 2014 TNT

In TNT’s THE LAST SHIP, in its first season Sundays at 9 PM and already renewed for a second season, the U.S.S. Nathan James is far from home base when a worldwide pandemic wipes out eighty percent of the planet’s human population. Commander Tom Chandler (Eric Dane) and his crew, plus a scientific team headed up by Dr. Rachel Scott (Rhona Mitra), are trying to find a cure while evading infection and hostile forces. THE LAST SHIP, based loosely on a novel by William Brinkley, comes from executive producer Michael Bay, who even directed parts of the pilot. Show runner […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Ian Anthony Dale on MURDER IN THE FIRST

Ian Anthony Dale in MURDER IN THE FIRST - Season 1 | ©2014 TNT/Doug Hyun

In TNT’s MURDER IN THE FIRST, Mondays at 10 PM, the San Francisco police homicide squad works on a number of cases, but always circles back to the investigation of the murder of a young woman who worked for a super-wealthy entrepreneur (Tom Felton). Ian Anthony Dale plays Detective Jim Koto. This is hardly Dale’s first go-round as law enforcement – he and fellow MURDER IN THE FIRST actor Taye Diggs previously played police partners in the series DAY BREAK. The Minnesota native also starred in the science-fiction series THE EVENT, has a recurring role on HAWAII FIVE-0 and appeared […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Raphael Sbarge on MURDER IN THE FIRST and ONCE UPON A TIME

Raphael Sbarge in MURDER IN THE FIRST - Season 1 - "Who's Your Daddy?" | ©2014 TNT/Doug Hyun

Actor Raphael Sbarge had an interesting first half of 2014. He commuted back and forth between Vancouver, where he plays psychologist – and former cricket – Archie Hopper in ONCE UPON A TIME, and San Francisco and Los Angeles, where he plays Detective David Volk in TNT’s new series MURDER IN THE FIRST, created by Eric Lodal and the prolific Steven Bochco (NYPD BLUE, L.A. LAW and HILL STREET BLUES are a few of his other inventions). MURDER IN THE FIRST, which airs Mondays at 10 PM, takes place in San Francisco, where the murder of the assistant of a […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Eric Dane commands THE LAST SHIP on TNT

Eric Dane in THE LAST SHIP - Season 1 | ©2014 TNT/Michael Muller

Probably not many people go from being a respected doctor to a U.S. Navy commander, but that’s where Eric Dane’s acting career has taken him. After the San Francisco native’s character Mark Sloane died on GREY’S ANATOMY, the actor was cast as U.S. Navy commander Tom Chandler in TNT’s THE LAST SHIP. THE LAST SHIP, which premieres on TNT Sunday, June 22 at 9 PM, takes us aboardChandler’s destroyer just as a deadly plague sweeps the globe.Chandler must deal with eager but rebellious scientists who want to research and cure the disease, crew members who would rather go back to […]Read On »

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