With its premiere on April 5, “American Odyssey” brings tv viewers through a series of twists and turns as Sergent Odelle Ballard (Anna Friel), lone survivor of a fatal massacre in North Africa, fights for her life with the help of a young boy Aslam in her attempt to get back home to her family in New York. On the other side of the Atlantic, activist Harrison Walters (Jake Robinson) and hacker Bob Offer (Nate Mooney) suspect that the slain soldier Ballard is actually alive. At the same time, attorney Peter Decker (Peter Facinelli) attempts to keep his family together while he continues to find clues to a corporate coverup and suppresses his guilt over the death of a person he feels responsible for.
Peter Facinelli took time to talk with reporters about his role as Peter Decker in NBC’s “American Odyssey”.
A team of American soldiers battles jihadists in North Africa and kills Al Qaeda’s top commander. However, celebration is short lived when the entire team is terminated soon after, except for one–soldier, mother, and wife Sergeant Odelle Ballard (Anna Friel). Unbeknownst to her family, Ballard survives the attack and is the only witness to the unit’s actual assassin: private military contractors Osela. As she struggles to find her way back to New York, former U.S. attorney turned corporate litigator Peter Decker (Peter Facinelli) is entangled with the same company that employed the jihadists and political activist Harrison Walters (Jake Robinson) befriends hacker Bob Offer (Nate Mooney) who claims to have discovered a massive industrial-corporate coverup that could threaten the entire country. Creators Adam Armus and Nora Kay Foster gave the scoop to reporters about “American Odyssey”.
Daredevil is “the man without fear”. Netflix’s first original live-action Marvel series, created by Drew Goddard, has nothing to fear as it gets picked up for season 2! Daredevil, created by writer-editor Stan Lee and artist Bill Everett, made his first appearance in Marvel Comics on April 1964. Over the years, this superhero has appeared in a movie, animated series, television, and video games. This time it would make an appearance streaming online. The 13 episode series debuted on April 10, 2015 to critical acclaim. Showrunners/executive producers Steven S. DeKnight and Jeph Loeb joined reporters to talk about Marvel’s “Daredevil“.
M. Night Shyamalan, at his best, has given us twisty horror (The Sixth Sense) and possibly the best superhero origin story so far (Unbreakable). While his love of twist endings may have led to some (much) less successful movies, he has always produced films that weren’t pale imitations of what was already out there.
His new event series for FOX, Wayward Pines (Thursdays, 10/9C) – based on the novels by Blake Crouch (which I have not read – premieres tomorrow night and, while it might evoke echoes of The Prisoner or Twin Peaks, is a different animal completely. Recently Shyamalan spoke with a group of bloggers/journalist about the event series and why he decided to do it. He was completely charming (check out the wexchange with the moderator at the end of the call) and engaging throughout.
Every superhero must have a friend. Even Daredevil. First there is goofy but brilliant attorney Foggy Nelson (Elden Henson), best friend and law partner of Matt Murdock. Then there’s Karen Page (Deborah Ann Woll), the faithful and organized receptionist for the law office of Nelson & Murdock. Elden Henson and Karen Page joined reporters to talk about Marvel’s “Daredevil”.
Meet Matt Murdock. A blind New York City attorney who becomes blinded during a tragic accident as a boy but becomes imbued with extraordinary senses. He fights for justice with more than just his legal expertise–he is the masked vigilante known as Daredevil. Netflix released Daredevil on April 10 to excited Marvel comics fans. It was met with an overzealous response–they have been picked up for season 2 just ten days after their premiere! Charlie Cox, who plays Daredevil, along with Rosario Dawson, who plays nurse Claire Temple joined reporters to talk about Marvel’s “Daredevil”.
When Gotham returns tomorrow night (FOX, 9/8C), James Gordon will face a new kind of threat – a serial killer called the Ogre – who’s never been properly investigated because he’s gone after the loved ones of any cop who’s tried.
Last week, Milo Ventimiglia took some time to chat with a group of bloggers/journalists about his guest-starring role on this week’s episode of Gotham (FOX, Mondays, 9/8C), Beasts of Prey.
“Gotham” is a prequel to the Batman series created by Bruno Heller. Thomas and Martha Wayne are murdered and new police recruit James Gordon (Ben McKenzie) is paired with veteran detective Harvey Bullock(Donal Logue) to solve this case. During his investigation, Gordon meets the Wayne’s only child Bruce (David Mazouz). Gordon gets entangled with Gotham’s villains and Mafia families, including mobstress Fish Mooney, Oswald Cobblepot, Don Carmine Falcone, and Salvatore Maroni. Eventually the young Bruce will grow up to be Batman. Robin Lord Taylor, who plays Oswald Cobblepot aka the future Penguin, took time to chat with Eclipse Magazine on his role and the series.
You know Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber, but do you know the DJ responsible for breaking them on the radio? It’s none other than award winning DJ, producer, digital media pioneer and entrapreneur Scott Keeney aka DJ Skee! DJ Skee took time to chat with Eclipse Magazine during the April 2 launch party in LA and discuss the premiere of his show Skee TV tonight on April 9 at 10:30pm/9:30c on Fuse TV!
Young war vet Matt Skokie is killed following a violent home invasion in Modesto, CA. Four suspects are brought to custody at the start of the series. As Russ Skokie (Timothy Hutton) and Barb Hanlon (Felicity Huffman) are forced to come together to bury their son, they discover their son may be far from innocent. As the series continues, the suspects are released but troubles continue to plague them and the Skokies, even as Matt’s wife Gwen, also a victim of the invasion, awakens from her coma. Surviving son Mark Skoki reveals to his mother that he’s engaged to a “person of color” who outranks him. That women is 1st Sgt Richelle Yoon, and she’s coming to Modesto from Germany. Gwendoline Yeo who plays Sgt Yoon, took time to chat with Eclipse Magazine about ABC’s latest hit crime drama “American Crime”!
Weird Loners (Tuesdays, 9:30/8:30C) premieres tonight. It’s a series about four individuals who find themselves unable to form satisfying long-term relationships for various and sundry reasons (usually having to do with them being, yes, a tad bit weird and maybe a bit on the offputting side).