TIME AFTER TIME: Kevin Williamson and Marcos Siega – interview

Freddie Stroma as H.G. Wells and Josh Bowman as John Stevenson in TIME AFTER TIME | © 2017 ABC/Bob D’Amico

ABC’s new Sunday night series TIME AFTER TIME is based on the cult classic 1979 film, about nineteenth-century science-fiction writer H.G. Wells chasing his erstwhile friend John Stevenson – aka Jack the Ripper – into the present and finding love with a modern woman. Kevin Williamson (the SCREAM films, DAWSON’S CREEK, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES) has adapted TIME AFTER TIME for television. He and his fellow executive producer, director Marcos Siega, talk about turning the story into a serial. Williamson also briefly talks about the series finale of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, which airs this coming Friday, March 10. ASSIGNMENT X: Although […]Read On »

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HEROES REBORN: Jack Coleman give the scoop on Season 1 – exclusive interview

Jack Coleman stars as Noah Bennett/HRG in HEROES REBORN | © 2015 Christos Kalohoridis/NBC

For four seasons, Jack Coleman played Noah Bennet, aka HRG (short for “Horn-Rimmed Glasses”) or “the man with the plan,” on NBC’s HEROES. Noah, adoptive father of the indestructible cheerleader Claire (played by Hayden Panettiere, now a regular on NASHVILLE), was an operative of a shadowy agency that co-opted people with superpowers. However, fatherly loyalty won out with Noah – usually. It was always hard to be sure of his motives, which was one of the things that made him such a memorable character. Pennsylvania native Coleman was a standout member of the large HEROES cast. His earlier career included […]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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TV Review: THE VAMPIRE DIARIES – Season 5 – “True Lies”

Nina Dobrev in THE VAMPIRE DIARIES - Season 5 - "True Lies" | ©2013 The CW/Annette Brown

Stars: Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Steven R. McQueen, Kat Graham, Zach Roerig, Candice Accola, Michael Trevino
  Writers: Kevin Williamson, Julie Plec, Brian Young, series created by Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec, based on characters created in L.J. Smith’s THE VAMPIRE DIARIES novels
  Director: Joshua Butler
  Network: The CW, Thursdays @ 8 PM Original Airdate: October 10, 2013 (Season 5 Episode 2) Life is changing for Elena and Caroline, or so they think on the latest episode of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES – “True Lies.” Their roommate Megan who was killed in the premiere was listed as cause of death […]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 Interview: BEING HUMAN stars Sam Huntington and Kristen Hager are werewolves in love

Sam Huntington in BEING HUMAN - Season 3 - "Always a Bridesmade, Never Alive" | ©2013 Syfy/Philippe Bosse

It’s been a big year for all of the characters in Season 3 of the U.S.version of BEING HUMAN, Mondays at 9 PM on Syfy (the season finale is tonight, April 8). Vampire Aidan (Sam Witwer) became immune to a vampire-killing virus and made his first new vampire in quite awhile. Sally (Meaghan Rath) was brought back to life, died again and is now once more a ghost. As for our werewolf couple, Josh, played by Sam Huntington, and Nora, played by Kristen Hager, they’ve been through the wringer. Josh killed the werewolf who made him, hoping it would cure […]Read On »

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Movie Review: WARM BODIES

WARM BODIES movie poster | ©2013 Summit Entertainment

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, Rob Corddry, Dave Franco, Analeigh Tipton, Cory Hardrict, John Malkovich Writer: Jonathan Levine, based on the novel by Isaac Marion Director: Jonathan Levine Distributor: Summit Entertainment Release Date: February 1, 2013 WARM BODIES takes some of the conventions of the vampire romance genre and applies them to the zombie genre with a gentle sense of humor and a metaphor that sort of works but could have used a little more oomph. It’s been about eight years since a plague swept through the world, turning most people into flesh-eating zombies and forcing the survivors […]Read On »

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