THE STRAIN Comic-Con Panel Recap: Guillermo del Toro and Company on the Show’s Violence; Upcoming Seasons

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With two episodes having already aired, the popularity of The Strain is undeniable.  This series, created and executive-produced by Guillermo del Toro, introduces a new take on vampire lore that is not only original and interesting, but seriously terrifying.  This show is not messing around, it’s trying to scare the hell out of you.  On Sunday at Comic-Con,  FX presented a special panel and sneak peek of the third episode of The Strain, with series creators del Toro and Chuck Hogan, showrunner Carlton Cuse and cast members Corey StollDavid BradleyMia MaestroSean AstinKevin DurandJonathan HydeRichard Sammel, Natalie BrownKevin DurandMiguel GomezBen Hyland, and Jack Kesy.

During the panel they talked about what it was like adapting the book into a television series, the look of the vampires, where del Toro came up with the idea of the worms and what the casting process for the show was like.  Hit the jump for The Strain Comic-Con Panel recap.

Comic-Con: Marvel’s AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Clark Gregg, Cast and Producers Talk Season 2, Existing within the MCU, AGENT CARTER Connections, and More

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Shortly after the Marvel TV panel at Comic-Con on Friday, I was able to participate in a roundtable interview with cast members Clark Gregg, Brett Dalton, Chloe Bennet, Iain de Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge, and executive producers Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen, Jeph Loeb, and Jeffrey Bell. If you watch Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., you know there was a huge revelation about Brett Dalton’s character, Grant Ward. Many had wondered if Dalton would be returning for season two, but with his appearance at Comic-Con and having participated in interviews for the show, it’s safe to assume that he will be back. Also, with the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, S.H.I.E.L.D. has all but been completely obliterated.

During the roundtable interviews, the actors and producers talked about how The Winter Soldier will affect the show going forward, when the rest of the Avengers will discover that Agent Coulson is still alive, the show’s relationship to the new ABC series Marvel’s Agent Carter, and so much more.  Hit the jump to read the full interviews.

Comic-Con: MARVEL’S AGENT CARTER Cast and Producers Talk Period Setting, AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Crossover, Easter Eggs, and More

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To say that Marvel’s Agent Carter, the next addition to the Marvel television universe on ABC, is highly anticipated is pretty much an understatement. With the popularity of Hayley Atwell’s character in both Captain America: The First Avenger and Captain America: The Winter Solider, not to mention the awesome One Shot Marvel produced, it’s not hard to get excited at the aspect of a whole show centering around Peggy Carter. While at San Diego Comic Con promoting the new show, I was able to sit down to a round table interview with Hayley Atwell herself and also Executive Producers Louis D’Esposito, Stephen McFeely, Christopher Markus, Michele Fazekas, and Tara Butters to discuss what is in store for Agent Carter.

During the conversation, they talked a lot of what the portrayal of Carter in her daily life, living a double life to her friends and family, the possibilities of a crossover with Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and easter eggs, whether or not Carter might have a new love interest, how excited they are to be doing a period piece, and Carter’s personal relationship with a surprising character. Read the full interview after the jump.

HALO: NIGHTFALL Trailer and Comic-Con Panel Recap: Web-Series Leads Directly Into HALO 5

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Today at San Diego Comic-Con, fans were treated to a special first look at Halo: Nightfall, the live-action digital series from executive producer Ridley Scott and writer/director Sergio Memica-Gezzan.  Available in November, the movie is set after the events of Halo 4, placing the story in the “present” in terms of the game’s present timeline, and shows the story leading up the events of Halo 5: Guardians, due to release on Xbox One this December.

Hit the jump to watch the Halo: Nightfall trailer and to read my full Comic-Con panel recap.

Kevin Chapman, Sarah Shahi, and Amy Acker Talk PERSON OF INTEREST Season 3

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At Comic-Con last week, I was able to participate in roundtable interviews with Kevin Chapman, Sarah Shahi, and new series regular Amy Acker for Person of Interest season three.   Chapman talked about Fusco’s role in the show and where he was at the end of season two, Shahi talked about what it’s like to do stunt scenes and a possible all ladies team up episode, and Acker discussed Root’s expanded role, and so much more.  Hit the jump to watch the interviews.

Executive Producer Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman Talk PERSON OF INTEREST Season 3

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At Comic-Con last week, I was able to participate in roundtable interviews with Person of Interest executive producer/creator Jonathan Nolan and executive producer Greg Plageman.  Nolan and Plageman talked about what the real life implications of Prism means for the role of The Machine, how The Machine functions as a benevolent AI, the relationship between Finch and The Machine, Reese and Finch’s friendship, and what possibly guest starts might be returning in season three.   Hit the jump to watch the interviews.

Michael Emerson and Jim Caviezel Talk PERSON OF INTEREST Season 3 at Comic-Con

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Shortly after their panel at Comic-Con, I was able to participate in a roundtable interview with Michael Emerson and Jim Caviezel (who joined the interview in progress) for Person of Interest.  They talked about what’s coming up in season 3, revealing more of their back-stories, the relationship between Harold Finch and John Reese, the similarities between Root (Amy Acker) and Finch, Finch’s worries about the machine and what it might do, and a lot more.  Hit the jump to watch.

Comic-Con: PERSON OF INTEREST Panel Recap; Cast and Crew Discuss the NSA Prism Effect and Announce Amy Acker as Series Regular

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Having just started production on their third season this last week, the producers and cast of Warner Bros’ Person of Interest took the time out of what is sure to be an action-packed season to present a panel at this year’s Comic Con.  The series is one of TV’s most watched dramas, but in light of the recent leak about the NSA project Prism, the title sequence’s opening line “You are being watched,” might have a completely new meaning this season.

Executive Producers Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman were joined by stars Jim Caviezel, Michael Emerson, Kevin Chapman, Sarah Shahi, and, along with the announcement that she is now also a series regular, Amy Acker.  During the panel they discussed how the leak of NSA’s Prism might affect the show, what it’s how the character’s motivations have changed since the first season, and what the future might have in store for The Machine.  Read more after the jump.

Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman Talk PERSON OF INTEREST Season 2, Plans for Season 3, and More

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With season two coming to a close, CBS’s hit drama Person of Interest is not pulling any punches: Root’s reappearance coupled with a virus that could permanently cripple the machine, continuing troubles with HR and the new threat of organization known as Decima, there is a lot at stake in the final episode.

The other day we landed an exclusive interview with executive producers Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman.  They talked about the machine’s role in season two, their plans for season three and beyond, as well as a little about the season two glitches and what fan favorite characters might be returning next season.  The second season finale of Person of Interest airs tonight. Hit the jump for the interview.

George Blagden Talks VIKINGS, His Relationship with Ragnar Lothbrok, Being Capture by the Vikings and His New Place in Their Culture

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A little after the Vikings panel Saturday morning at WonderCon last weekend, I had the opportunity to join a roundtable discussion with actor George Blagden, who plays Athelstan, the captured English monk who is brought to live as a slave by the Vikings who raid is monastery.  Blagden talked a lot about his relationship with Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel), the Viking who captured him, and about his new place in the Viking culture.  Hit the jump for what he had to say.  Vikings airs on the History Channel Sundays at 10pm.

Katheryn Winnick Talks VIKINGS, Battling in Harsh Weather, Women in Viking Society, and More

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Possibly one of the most interesting characters to come out of History Channel’s new series Vikings is that of Lagertha, a Shieldmaiden played by the lovely Katheryn Winnick. Even though she is a mother of two, she goes and fights alongside her husband, Ragnar, and frankly might actually be more of a badass then he is.  The cast of Vikings stopped by WonderCon last Saturday to talk about what’s to come for the second half of season; battling in harsh weather conditions, the challenges her character faces in upcoming episodes, and the standing of women in the Viking society.  Hit the jump for the interview.

Creator/Executive Producer Jeff Davis Talks TEEN WOLF Season 3, Danny’s New Love Interest, the Mysterious Alpha Pack, and More

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Shortly before the Teen Wolf panel at WonderCon, I was able to participate in a roundtable interview with creator/executive producer Jeff Davis discussing the upcoming third season. Davis teased about Danny’s new love interest and Lydia’s increased involvement in the story. He also talked about Stiles and Lydia’s relationship in the coming storyline, and revealed a little more about the mysterious alpha pack that will be threatening Beacon Hills.  Season three of MTV’s Teen Wolf premieres Monday, June 3rd. Click here for the Teen Wolf panel recap and hit the jump for the interview.

Dylan O’Brien Talks TEEN WOLF Season 3, His Character’s Motivations, How He’s Grown Since the First Season, and More

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The cast of MTV’s Teen Wolf stopped by WonderCon on Saturday to give fans a taste of what is to come in the show’s much anticipated third season. Before the panel, I was able to sit down for a roundtable interview with star Dylan O’Brien, who plays the much loved “Stiles” Stilinski on the show, to discuss what’s new in Beacon Hills.  O’Brien hinted at a lot of secrets being revealed about Deaton and the Argents, as well has his new relationship with Lydia.  He also talked about the possibility of collaborating with creator/executive producer Jeff Davis to write a full episode of the show sometime in the future.  Hit the jump for what he had to say.  Season three of MTV’s Teen Wolf premieres Monday, June 3rd.

Travis Fimmel Talks VIKINGS, What’s Coming Up in the Second Part of the Season, Shooting Battle Scenes in All Sorts of Weather and His Favorite Episode

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On Saturday three of the main stars dropped by WonderCon to discuss History Channel’s new hit show, Vikings. The show follows the exploits of Ragnar Lothbrok, a Viking warrior who invests in a new and faster boat that will be able to take him across the open ocean to find new land and treasure.  I was able to sit down with Travis Fimmel, who plays Ragnar, at a roundtable interview to talk about what is to come for the second part of the season. Fimmel told us about what is was like to shoot the battle scenes in all kinds of weather, what’s in story for his character’s future, and a lot more.  Hit the jump for what he had to say.  Vikings airs on the History Channel Sundays at 10pm.

Tyler Posey Talks TEEN WOLF Season 3, New Characters, the Development of His Character, and More at WonderCon

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With MTV’s Teen Wolf returning with new episodes June 3rd, the cast stopped by WonderCon for a first look at what’s to come in its third season.  Before the panel started, we were able to participate in a roundtable interview with Tyler Posey.  He talked about the new cast members, his relationship with his mother on the show, how his character has matured over the last few seasons and a lot more.  Hit the jump to either read or watch the interview.   And if you missed it, click here for our Teen Wolf WonderCon panel recap.

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