Archer (Thursdays, 10/9C) returns to FX this evening. Earlier I had the opportunity to sit in on a conference call Q&A session with Executive Producer Matt Thompson. Not unlike a lot of folks we talk with, Thompson doesn’t like to give too much away about what’s coming up in his show – but he does have fun talking about behind the scenes stuff (it’s almost awe-inspiring how many guest stars come to the show as a result of the sharing of alcohol at industry parties, for instance).
To be fair, Thompson is really good at teasing upcoming events of Archer (he could write tags for Marvel’s SHIELD, no problem). So we get to learn that some favorite characters (Bionic Barry, and sexy/deadly Katya) are returning and that we are finally going to meet Pam’s sister. We also learn about the importance of continuity – and the strange forms it takes.
It’s one of the more entertaining Q&As I’ve done. See what I mean following the jump.
Continue reading Archer’s Matt Thompson Talsk Season Six – Continuity, Drinking, The Baby, Drinking and ISIS No More!
FX’s hit series Sons of Anarchy closes down shop tomorrow night (10/9C) for the last time and late last week, Jimmy Smits took part in a conference call Q&A session to talk about the final season of Sons Of Anarchy and how Nero had gone from a character with a few episodes to making it to the end, ‘but maybe not the end end.’
Smits, who has several memorable roles over the years – from NYPD Blue’s Det. Bobby Simone to Dexter’s sociopathic Miguel Prado – talked about how he came to SOA and how pleased he was to have made such a substantial contribution to series’ mythology.
Continue reading Sons Of Anarchy’s Jimmy Smits Teases Series Finale And Nero’s Journey!
Conan O’Brien has scored a real coup for his TBS late night talksho – the cast of Sons of Anarchy will appear on the show on Tuesday, November 11th.
It’s the first time the show’s cast has appeared together – along with series creator Kurt Sutter – on a talk show. For more details, follow the jump.
Continue reading CONAN’s Coup: Sons of Anarchy Cast November 11!
FX’s Sons Of Anarchy is back for season 7! This season begins ten days later with Jax in jail on a parole violation and dealing with the loss of the woman he loved. He then plans for complete and merciless retribution with the support of the outlaw motorcycle club (MC). The illegal arms business hidden behind the guise of the automotive shop continues to be driven by the seduction of money, power, and blood. As the last season of this popular show, be prepared for anything.
Jax tries to ally with Ron Tully (Marilyn Manson), a shot caller for Aryan Brotherhood who is currently incarcerated by trying to meet Leland Gruen (Brad Carter), the right hand of Ron Tully. I had the opportunity to chat with Brad about his current role on “Sons Of Anarchy” and his upcoming role on “Ascension”.
Continue reading Brad Carter chats about FX’s “Sons Of Anarchy”
Triple Tony Award-winner Frank Langella is joining FX’s The Americans in a recurring role. He will play the former handler of Elizabeth and Philip Jennings, who comes out of retirement to play that role once more.
Season Three of The Americans is planned for January, 2015. For more, follow the jump.
Continue reading Frank Langella Cast for Key Role On The Americans!
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.
Continue reading American Horror Story: Freak Show – Siamese Twins and Killer Clowns!
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.
Continue reading The Strain cast chats with EM – Corey Stoll, Mia Maestro, David Bradley, Richard Sammel, Natalie Brown, Ben Hyland
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.
Continue reading The Strain’s Kevin Durand on His Stoic Exterminator Hero!
“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 Recap of FX’s The Bridge set visit – Creator Elwood & actors Emily Rios & Nathan Phillips chat with EM
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.
Continue reading Showrunner Carlton Cuse chats about The Strain