LUCIFER’s Tom Ellis: This Could Be the ‘Ultimate Redemption Story’
[caption id="attachment_85221" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Credit: Fox[/caption] What happened when Lucifer (Tom Ellis) needed a vacation from Hell? Well, in Fox's new drama, LUCIFER, he went to Los Angeles, opened a bar, and avoided the call to return. But when an acquaintance of Lucifer's gets killed he finds himself drawn into the investigation to find her killer. And with that, he has a new calling, of sorts: thanks to his uncanny ability to draw out secrets -- and his newfound fascination with Chloe, a detective who is immune to his ways -- he decides to consult with the LAPD. "For me, we were starting at a point where it was a character that, yes, everyone knows, but it could be a different world, at the beginning of a redemption story," Ellis told reporters on the show's Vancouver set (in the video below). "And this was like the ultimate redemption story; the most irredeemable character, how could he find redemption? And so that was my take on it." Though the devil could be a super serious character, "I just wanted it to be a fun take on it," he continued. "And he likes to have fun with people. And that was a huge selling point for me, and a huge kind of thing I tapped into, really: I didn't want to be Mr. Evil." Check out more from Ellis in the video below, as he discuses playing a recognizable figure, how the show is handling its comic origin, and more...
THE X-FILES Season 10 Premiere: ‘My Struggle’ Photos
THE X-FILES is returning to television for six episodes in 2016. The premiere finds Mulder and Scully in a very different place than viewers had previously seen them -- and they are brought together again by a mysterious stranger, Tad (played by COMMUNITY's Joel McHale). Check out the first photos from the season 10 premiere, "My Struggle"... [imagebrowser id=1248] Related: THE X-FILES Will Debut First Episode of Upcoming Revival at New York Comic Con Fox Boss on Giving THE X-FILES the Post-NFC Championship Game Slot THE X-FILES: Fox Sets January Premiere Date THE X-FILES’ 20th Anniversary: ALIAS and FRINGE Boss Jeff Pinkner Talks About Its Influence on His Work THE X-FILES’ 20th Anniversary: ARROW Executive Producer Andrew Kreisberg Talks About Its Influence on His Work THE X-FILES’ 20th Anniversary: HAVEN Co-Creator Sam Ernst Talks About Its Influence on His Work THE X-FILES’ 20th Anniversary: BONES Creator Hart Hanson Talks About Its Influence on His Work Follow @GiveMeMyRemote and @marisaroffman on Twitter for the latest TV news. Connect with other TV fans on GIVE ME MY REMOTE’s official Facebook page. And to be the first to see our exclusive videos by subscribing to our YouTube channel at youtube.com/givememyremotetv
SLEEPY HOLLOW: New Boss Clifton Campbell on Making Abbie and Ichabod Central, Bringing the Fun Back, and More
[caption id="attachment_88637" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Credit: Fox[/caption] SLEEPY HOLLOW is returning for its third season on October 1st...with quite a few changes in store. Tom Mison's Ichabod and Nicole Beharie's Abbie are still leading the way as humanity's best hope at avoiding a full-on apocalypse (with help from Lyndie Greenwood's Jenny), but the show lost Orlando Jones' Irving -- who exited the series over the hiatus -- as a vital ally. And since Team Witness defeated John Noble’s Henry and Katia Winter’s Katrina were killed off in the final episodes of the show’s second season, the show needed some new blood to fill their shoes. Enter Nikki Reed (who is playing Betsy Ross, Crane's former partner), Shannyn Sossamon (who is playing the show's new Big Bad, Pandora), Lance Gross (who is playing Abbie’s boss, Daniel Reynolds), and season 2 guest star Zach Appelman, (who played Corbin’s son, Joe), all of whom are now regulars on the drama. The series also changed bosses over the hiatus: Clifton Campbell joined the show, replacing departing showrunner Mark Goffman. "I saw there were a few things that [SLEEPY HOLLOW] very subtly needed to recalibrate to bring the fun back to the show, to bring the characters of Abbie and Crane front and center," Campbell acknowledged. I spoke with him about taking on the show, what's next for the Witnesses, the new Big Bad, building out a season-long flashback tale, and more...
BONES Bosses on Embracing the Past, the ‘Energizing’ Season 11, and the Game-Changing Midseason Finale
[caption id="attachment_88538" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Credit: FOX[/caption] BONES is starting its impressive 11th season with new bosses in charge -- but, thankfully, Jonathan Collier and Michael Peterson (the aforementioned showrunners) have been with the show for a bit, and have a vested interest in doing right by it. "We love the show," Peterson gushed over the summer. "We've been handed the most precious baby in the world, and we want to see her run for a long, long time. We love her. We're going to do whatever is best for her. We're not going to do it if it's not true to the characters, the story. I'd like to see her live as long as THE SIMPSONS lives." "We were handed something that was great, so we're deeply respectful of what [BONES creator] Hart [Hanson] and [longtime BONES showrunner] Stephen [Nathan] have done before us," Collier pointed out. "The DNA of the show is so good, they managed it so well. The first rule of thumb is do no harm. The second rule is keep it fresh, which was Hart's advice to us. Everything we're doing is with Hart and Stephen's blessing; we love them, we still lean on them for advice." The duo also received another important piece of feedback when it was announced they would be taking over showrunning duties.
CASTLE Post-Mortem: Alexi Hawley and Terence Paul Winter on the Castle-Beckett Twist: This Season Will be About the Journey of That Relationship
[caption id="attachment_88442" align="alignleft" width="300"] Credit: ABC/Richard Cartwright[/caption] [Warning: This post contains major, major, major spoilers for the CASTLE episode, "XX." If you have not watched the second hour of season 8, please go watch it now, and then come back to see what showrunners Alexi Hawley and Terence Paul Winter had to say about what went down.]
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