ALMOST PARADISE: Writer Kerry Glover on Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

Christian Kane in ALMOST PARADISE - Season 1 | ©2020 Electric Entertainment/WGN America

ALMOST PARADISE, Monday nights on WGN America and thereafter available on Amazon, is the first American-made TV series to be shot entirely in the Philippines. Created by Dean Devlin and Gary Rosen, the series stars Christian Kane as former U.S. DEA agent Alex Walker. Alex has moved to the island of Cebu in search of a peaceful retirement, but his crime-stopping instincts keep involving him with the local police department, primarily detectives Kai Mendoza (Samantha Richelle) and Ernesto Alamares (Arthur Acun͂a). Kerry Glover scripted the ALMOST PARADISE episode “Unbecalming,” where the police station is taken over by criminals at the […]Read On »

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ALMOST PARADISE: Actress Samantha Richelle on Season 1 of the new action series – Exclusive Interview

Samantha Richelle in ALMOST PARADISE - Season 1 | ©2020 Electric Entertainment

In ALMOST PARADISE, in its first season Monday nights on WGN America and thereafter available on Amazon Prime, Samantha Richelle plays police detective Kai Mendoza. The series, created by Dean Devlin & Gary Rosen, is set and shot in the Philippines. Kai is the youngest detective on the force on the scenic island of Cebu. She is often paired with more senior detective Ernesto Alamares (Arthur Acuna). Both of the law officers find themselves alternately helped and annoyed by Christian Kane’s character Alex Walker, an American ex-DEA agent who thought he was retiring to Cebu, but can’t help himself when […]Read On »

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ALMOST PARADISE: Arthur Acuna on his new WGN America series – Exclusive Interview

Arthur Acuna in ALMOST PARADISE - Season 1 | ©2020 Electric Entertainment

WGN America’s ALMOST PARADISE, in its first season on Monday nights, is the first American-made series to be both set and shot in the Philippines. Christian Kane plays ex-DEA agent Alex Walker, who thinks he’s going to live as a retiree running a gift shop on the Filipino island of Cebu. However, when local law enforcement finds out about Alex’s past, he winds up getting involved with helping solve cases. Arthur Acuňa plays Cebu police detective Ernesto Alamares. Alamares is deceptively quiet, but capable of taking down a whole gang with his feet, fists, and a couple of sticks. Acuňa, […]Read On »

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ALMOST PARADISE: Actor Christian Kane on his new action series – Exclusive Interview – Part 1

Christian Kane in ALMOST PARADISE - Season 1 | ©2020 Electric Entertainment

In ALMOST PARADISE, Monday nights on WGN America and thereafter available on Amazon Prime, Christian Kane stars as Alex Walker. Alex is an American former DEA agent, burned by his former partner and suffering from hypertension. He decides to retire to run a gift shop at an idyllic island resort in the Philippines. However, his expertise is noticed by the local police, who think he’d make a great consultant. Alex thinks he doesn’t want to be drawn back into law enforcement, but he finds he can’t stand idly by when criminals get active in his line of sight. ALMOST PARADISE […]Read On »

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ALMOST PARADISE: Co-creator Dean Devlin gives the scoop on the new Christian Kane series

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After the success of LEVERAGE and THE LIBRARIANS, Dean Devlin and actor Christian Kane continue their television partnership with the new WGN America action series ALMOST PARADISE. Devlin co-created (with Gary Rosen) and executive produces the new series which showcases Kane as Alex Walker, an ex-DEA agent on retirement in the Philippines who can’t seem to escape trouble. The ten-episode first season airs Monday nights at 10:00pm on WGN America and Devlin gives us the scoop on Season 1. ASSIGNMENT X: Can you talk a little about the plot of ALMOST PARADISE? DEAN DEVLIN: It’s about a superstar undercover ex-DEA […]Read On »

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UNDERGROUND: Aldis Hodge and Jurnee Smollett-Bell on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

The cast of UNDERGROUND | © 2016 WGN

In Season 2 of WGN America’s UNDERGROUND, which concludes Wednesday, May 10, things have gotten even more dangerous for the main characters. Escaped slave Rosalee, played by Jurnee Smollett-Bell, is now working in the Underground Railroad with Harriet Tubman, played by Aisha Hinds, to help other slaves flee to freedom. Meanwhile, Noah, played by Aldis Hodge, who changed his own plans to help Rosalee, has spent time in prison and nearly been executed, all of which has a major effect on him. Hodge and Smollett-Bell sit down to talk about their characters in UNDERGROUND’s second season, as well as what […]Read On »

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UNDERGROUND: Creators Misha Green and Joe Pokaski on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

The cast of UNDERGROUND | © 2016 WGN

Created by Misha Green and Joe Pokaski, UNDERGROUND is a drama that explores the early days of the Underground Railroad, which began before the American Civil War. The Underground Railroad helped enslaved Americans escape the South to the free states of the North and to Canada. Although UNDERGROUND deals primarily with fictional characters, including escapees Aldis Hodge’s Noah, Jurnee Smollett-Bell’s Rosalee and Alano Miller’s Cato, and Jessica De Gouw’s white convert to the cause Elizabeth, in Season 2, UNDERGROUND includes some notable historical figures. Chief among these is Underground Railroad “conductor” Harriet Tubman, played by Aisha Hinds, and black statesman […]Read On »

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OUTSIDERS: Actors David Morse and Ryan Hurst on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

The cast of OUTSIDERS Season 2 | © 2017 WGN

In WGN America’s OUTSIDERS, now in its second season on Tuesday nights, David Morse and Ryan Hurst play father and son, Big Foster Farrell and Li’l Foster Farrell. Both men are part of the Farrell clan, who live with their own customs and beliefs on Shay Mountain in the Appalachias, near the town of Blackburg, Kentucky. The Farrells have a lot of problems both within their own ranks – Big Foster murdered his mother (Phyllis Somerville) to become the clan leader, the Bren’in, only to have his younger wife G’winveer (Gillian Alexy) poison him and claim the position – and […]Read On »

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OUTSIDERS: Showrunner Peter Tolan on Season 2 – exclusive interview

The cast of OUTSIDERS Season 2 | © 2017 WGN

OUTSIDERS is now in its second season Tuesday nights on WGN America. The drama concerns a group of Kentucky mountain folk, the Farrells, clashing with the townies and the coal company below. Peter Tolan (co-creator of RESCUE ME), who executive produces and is a show runner on OUTSIDERS alongside series creator Peter Mattei, sits down to talk about what’s going on in Season 2 and where the story may go in future seasons. ASSIGNMENT X: Has the way that you and Peter Mattei approach the material changed any from Season 1? PETER TOLAN: I would say not really. I think […]Read On »

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UNDERGROUND: Jessica De Gouw & Alano Miller – exclusive interview

The cast of UNDERGROUND | © 2016 WGN

Jessica De Gouw and Alano Miller have both been giving interviews for hours already when they sit down with Assignment X to talk about Season 2 of WGN America’s Wednesday-night drama UNDERGROUND. However, both actors talk about the pre-Civil War series, concerning the Underground Railroad, with an energy and enthusiasm that belies their long day. De Gouw plays Elizabeth Hawkes, who is initially drawn into the abolitionist movement by her husband John (Marc Blucas), but who over the first season developed perhaps even more passion for the cause than her spouse has. Miller plays Cato, who bears visible scars inflicted […]Read On »

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