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American Horror Story: Freak Show – Siamese Twins and Killer Clowns!

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American Horror Story: Freak Show (FX, Wednesdays, 10/9C) is built around a once proud freak show that has settled into the community of Jupiter, Florida in hopes of building a destination attraction that can survive the inroads being made by television. Things are complicated by a series of gruesome murders that may, or may not, be connected with the show.

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The Strain cast chats with EM – Corey Stoll, Mia Maestro, David Bradley, Richard Sammel, Natalie Brown, Ben Hyland

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Season 1 of “The Strain” came to a close yesterday.  For those who eagerly wait for next year’s season 2, let’s take a walk down memory lane with a collection of interviews from several of the cast members.  During a roundtable discussion with several reporters/bloggers including myself, I had the opportunity to chat with  Corey Stoll, Mia Maestro, David Bradley, Richard Sammel, Natalie Brown, and Ben Hyland.  Check out the interviews of this talented group of actors as we recall this summer hit.

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Writer/creater Chuck Hogan chats about FX’s The Strain

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Executive producer/writer Chuck Hogan wrote the original vampire trilogy “The Strain” with executive producer/writer/director Guillermo del Toro.  The Strain was the first book in 2009 followed by The Fall (2010) and The Night Eternal (2011).  In 2012, FX ordered a pilot episode of the tv adaptation of the book.  And the rest is history.  Chuck Hogan talks about the progression from book to tv . . .

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The Strain’s Kevin Durand on His Stoic Exterminator Hero!

THE STRAIN -- Pictured: Kevin Durand as Vasiliy Fet. CR.  Frank Ockenfels/FX

The Strain’s (FX, Season Finale Tonight, 10/9C) Kevin Durand is probably best known for playing villains – like Lost’s Martin Christopher Keamy – though he always brings something interesting to roles that fall on the positive side. The Strain’s Vasiliy Fet is one of the most interesting characters he ever played – smart, educated, a good judge of character and definitely a man who likes to work alone – yet recognizing when it’s a good idea to work in a group.

 

The day after last week’s episode, Durand spoke with a group of journalists/bloggers about playing Fet – everything from Fet’s appraisal of Dutch and Epraim, to the way his accent subtly alters depending on who he’s around (more Ukraine with his parents; more New York in a bar getting a drink). He doesn’t just sound like he’s excited to talk about the show and his character, he says exactly that. The result is a lot of fun.

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Recap of FX’s The Bridge set visit – Creator Elwood & actors Emily Rios & Nathan Phillips chat with EM

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“The Bridge” finally had its season finale “Jubilex” yesterday.  Season 2 was darker and grittier.  It deviated from the original Bridge series and took chances on being more than just a serial killer story. Evil continued to abound in both in the US and across the border in Mexico.  It is an imperfect world where people want the unreachable perfect solution. Let me take you back to June 26 when I had the lovely opportunity to visit the set and chat with creator Elwood Reid and cast members Demien Bichir, Diane Kruger, Matthew Lilliard, Emily Rios, and Nathan Phillips.   Continue reading

Showrunner Carlton Cuse chats about The Strain

 

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Producer/screenwriter Carlton Cuse first read “The Strain” horror book trilogy in 2009 and became an instant fan.  When he was approached by  Guillermo del Toro to adapt the book series for tv, it was an absolute yes. However, this was not going to be just another vampire tv show.  It was unique in itself.  Months were spent in preparation for the pilot, and shooting of the series before premiering in July 13,2014.  Carlton talks about how “The Strain”, just like “Indiana Jones And the Last Crusade”,  is an adventure story–with horror elements.

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Guillermo del Toro chats about The Strain

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In 2009, Guillermo del Toro joined forces with Chuck Hogan and published the first installment of the vampire horror trilogy “The Strain”.  Fast forward to July 13, 2014, where the  first episode of “The Strain” premieres on FX.  Sunday night tv at 10 pm was occupied with vampires that eerily enough, seek those they love. With Del Toro’s success as a director, writer, producer, and novelist, and his eye for details, it was not a surprise that “The Strain” was a summer success.

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FX Orders Second Season of Tyrant!

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FX’s series Tyrant has given a second season order of 13-episode.

The story of an unassuming American family drawn into the inner workings of a turbulent fictional Middle Eastern nation, Tyrant was, initially, the source of some controversy, but critical response was extremely good and the show quickly built a solid audience.

Production for season two has been scheduled to begin next spring for a summer 2015 return. For more, follow the jump.

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Sons Of Anarchy Post-Show – Anarchy Afterwood – Debuts Tonight!

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Immediately following tonight’s final season debut of Sons of Anarchy, Anarchy Afterword (11:50/10:50C) will air live – hosted by comedian Chris Franjola and featuring interviews with series creator Kurt Sutter and series stars Charlie Hunnam and Katey Segal. Anarchy Afterword will also air live on FX following the series finale on December 9th.

Besides airing live twice on FX, Anarchy Afterword will be available online following four additional episodes during the season. For details, Follow the jump.

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