Starz Cancels MAGIC CITY After Two Seasons

by     Posted 1 year, 25 days ago

magic-city-season-2-jeffrey-dean-morgan-slice

This coming Friday’s season two finale of the drama series Magic City will also act as the show’s series finale.  Starz announced today (via THR) that it has opted not to move forward with a third season of the Jeffrey Dean Morgan-fronted show, which takes place in 1959 Miami and centers on the owner of a glamorous hotel.  The series suffered from low ratings and mixed critical reception throughout its run, so Starz’s decision isn’t necessarily surprising.  Spartacus still remains the only Starz original series to last longer than two seasons, but the network has plenty of new offerings in the coming months.  The Michael Bay­-produced pirate drama Black Sails begins in January and Battlestar Galactica showrunner Ronald D. Moore’s adaptation of the Diana Gabaldon series Outlander just received a series order.  Moreover, David S. Goyer‘s period series Da Vinci’s Demons was renewed for a second season.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan Talks MAGIC CITY Season 2, How the Chemistry of the Cast Has Evolved, Upping the Intensity, and More

by     Posted 1 year, 69 days ago

magic-city-season-2-jeffrey-dean-morgan-slice

In Season 2 of the Starz drama series Magic City, Ike Evans (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) will risk everything in a life-and-death battle to rid his Miramar Playa Hotel of the mob and Ben “The Butcher” Diamond (Danny Huston).  But, Ike’s dangerous plan to defeat Ben will have him pitting Ben’s boss, Sy Berman (James Caan), against him, sending Ike down a path that will begin to tear the Evans family apart.

During this exclusive interview with Collider, actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan talked about how excited he was to return for Season 2, how exhausting it is to shoot almost a full hour in nine days, that the intensity will be even great this season, what sort of relationship his character will have with both Danny Huston’s and James Caan’s characters, how the chemistry with the cast has evolved, what the Evans’ family dynamic will be like, and that he’s hoping for a Season 3.  Check out what he had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

New Trailers for DA VINCI’S DEMONS and Season 2 of MAGIC CITY, Plus STARZ Announces the Start of Production on BLACK SAILS

by     Posted 1 year, 235 days ago

da-vincis-demons-trailer-magic-city-trailer-slice

STARZ handed out a few announcements today for the following shows:

  • The premiere of Da Vinci’s Demons will be Friday, April 12, 2013 at 9pm ET/PT.  The network also released a new trailer for the series from David S. Goyer (co-writer of The Dark Knight Trilogy) starring Tom Riley (Monroe).
  • The second season of Magic City, featuring the addition of James Caan (The Godfather), can also be previewed in a new trailer.
  • The new series Black Sails, produced by Michael Bay and Platinum Dunes with Neil Marshall (Game of Thrones) set to direct the first episode, has officially begun production in Cape Town, South Africa.

Hit the jump to watch the trailers for Da Vinci’s Demons and Magic City, along with the press release for Black Sails.

Steven Strait Talks AFTER and MAGIC CITY Season 2

by     Posted 1 year, 348 days ago

steven-strait-after-slice

The sci-fi thriller After, from writer/director Ryan Smith, tells the story of two bus crash survivors, Freddy (Steven Strait) and Ana (Karolina Wydra), who awake to discover that they are the only people left in their small town.  As strange events begin to unfold, they form an unlikely alliance and start to question whether the town they know so well is really what it seems, or if there is something else behind what is happening to them.

During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor Steven Strait talked about how he came to be involved with the film, what drew him to the story and character, the experience of collaborating with both his director and co-star, and how fun and liberating it is to work with green screen.  He also talked about what fans can expect from Season 2 of his Starz drama series Magic City, and how much he’s been enjoying the luxury of getting to explore a character in the long-term.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan Talks THE POSSESSION, MAGIC CITY Season 2, the James Gunn-scripted PURE, His Fondness for Television, and More

by     Posted 1 year, 363 days ago

jeffrey-dean-morgan-the-possession-slice

“Tommy – do you mind if I smoke?”

“I don’t care.”

“…Well, even if you did, you’re not filming this… so tough shit.”

And thus began my interview with Jeffrey Dean Morgan, the effortlessly charming and hilariously blunt actor behind such memorable roles in film (Watchmen, The Losers) and television (Grey’s Anatomy, Supernatural).  There’s just something down right likable about the guy – and it aids him when asked to play even the darkest of characters or moments.  In the much-better-than-you-think The Possession, Morgan stars as Clyde, a neglectful father trying to rectify his fraught relationship with his daughters after a messy divorce.  Of course – when an evil demon-in-a-box possesses his youngest daughter, said rectifying becomes, well, much more difficult.  It’s a very strong performance that helps elevate The Possession over your typical exorcism and/or horror film.

In the following interview with Jeffrey Dean Morgan, he discusses his distaste for most horror films (and why The Possession is the exception to the rule), his penchant for playing absentee fathers and his upcoming slate of projects (including Magic City Season Two, the James Gunn scripted Pure, and the Chloe Moretz co-starring The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea).  For the full interview, hit the jump.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan Talks RED DAWN, WATCHMEN, BEFORE WATCHMEN, THE POSSESSION, MAGIC CITY, and More

by     Posted 2 years, 36 days ago

Jeffrey-Dean-Morgan-Before-Watchmen-Possession-interview-slice

While I’ve interviewed many people over the past seven years, Jeffrey Dean Morgan is one my favorites.  No matter where and when we talk, he’s always brutally honest and willing to have fun.  Which brings me to last week at Comic-Con.  When my scheduled interview had to be changed at the last minute, Morgan was the one who suggested meeting up after he’d finished his press for the day so we could have an extended conversation.  Needless to say, I immediately said yes.

During  the interview we talked about his thoughts on Before Watchmen, Watchmen‘s extended cut, his upcoming horror movie The Posession (here’s the first trailer) which also stars Kyra Sedgwick, and Natasha Calis, Red Dawn, Magic City, what it’s like to film on location in Miami, being at Comic-Con, and The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea with Jessica Biel and Chloe Moretz.  Hit the jump to watch.

 

Steven Strait MAGIC CITY Interview

by     Posted 2 years, 146 days ago

Magic City Steven Strait

The new Starz drama series Magic City, created by writer/executive producer Mitch Glazer and premiering on April 6th, takes place in 1959 at the luxurious Miramar Playa Hotel, during the tumultuous time when Havana fell to Castro’s rebels. Ike Evans (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) is the star of his Miami hotel, but to finance his dream, he sold his soul to mob boss Ben “The Butcher” Diamond (Danny Huston). Ike’s wife Vera (Olga Kurylenko), a former showgirl, and his three kids, which include sons Stevie (Steven Strait) and Danny (Christian Cooke), think he’s an honorable man, but nothing at the Miramar Playa is what it seems.

During this exclusive interview with Collider, actor Steven Strait talked about how he came to be a part of Magic City, his vision for the role of Stevie, the father-son relationship, his extensive research of the time period, and how amazing this ensemble has been to work with. Check out what he had to say after the jump:

Jeffrey Dean Morgan Talks MAGIC CITY and THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA

by     Posted 2 years, 149 days ago

jeffrey-dean-morgan-magic-city

The new Starz drama series Magic City, created by writer/executive producer Mitch Glazer and premiering on April 6th, takes place in 1959 at the luxurious Miramar Playa Hotel, during the tumultuous time when Havana fell to Castro’s rebels. Ike Evans (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) is the star of his Miami hotel, but to finance his dream, he sold his soul to mob boss Ben “The Butcher” Diamond (Danny Huston). Ike’s wife Vera (Olga Kurylenko), a former showgirl, and his three kids, which include sons Stevie (Steven Strait) and Danny (Christian Cooke), think he’s an honorable man, but nothing at the Miramar Playa is what it seems.

During this exclusive interview with Collider, the always charming and gracious Jeffrey Dean Morgan talked about how he initially thought the show was a mini-series but that he got hooked before realizing otherwise, how different it is to play the lead on a show that he actually get to survive until the end of the season on, how much he enjoyed working with Danny Huston and the phenomenal ensemble, and how he’s become a workaholic, juggling movies during the hiatus of Magic City, which has already received a second season order. He also talked about his next film, The Devil in the Deep Blue Sea, which he starts in New Orleans in April with Chloe Moretz and Jessica Biel, and how he hopes to do The Rut after Season 2 of the show. Check out what he had to say after the jump:

Olga Kurylenko Talks MAGIC CITY and Working for Terrence Malick on His Next Movie

by     Posted 2 years, 153 days ago

olga-kurylenko-magic-city

The new Starz drama series Magic City, created by writer/executive producer Mitch Glazer and premiering on April 6th, takes place in 1959 at the luxurious Miramar Playa Hotel, during the tumultuous time when Havana fell to Castro’s rebels. Ike Evans (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) is the star of his Miami hotel, but to finance his dream, he sold his soul to mob boss Ben “The Butcher” Diamond (Danny Huston). Ike’s wife Vera (Olga Kurylenko), a former showgirl, and his three kids, which include sons Stevie (Steven Strait) and Danny (Christian Cooke), think he’s an honorable man, but nothing at the Miramar Playa is what it seems.

During this exclusive interview with Collider, actress Olga Kurylenko talked about how she got her role on Magic City before even doing the chemistry test with co-star Jeffrey Dean Morgan, portraying a real and loving marriage on the show, the incredible wardrobe for the time period, how she generally prefers taking more time with her work than the quick pace of television, and how she’s even more excited to do Season 2 because she knows what to expect. She also talked about working with director Terrence Malick, for his as-yet-untitled feature with Ben Affleck and Rachel McAdams, how you never know what you’re going to be doing because he likes to be spontaneous, and how he took each of the actors in the film out for drive to talk about their characters. Check out what she had to say after the jump:

Danny Huston Talks New Starz Series MAGIC CITY and Playing Poseidon in WRATH OF THE TITANS

by     Posted 2 years, 154 days ago

magic city danny huston

The new Starz drama series Magic City, created by writer/executive producer Mitch Glazer and premiering on April 6th, takes place in 1959 at the luxurious Miramar Playa Hotel, during the tumultuous time when Havana fell to Castro’s rebels. Ike Evans (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) is the star of his Miami hotel, but to finance his dream, he sold his soul to mob boss Ben “The Butcher” Diamond (Danny Huston). Ike’s wife Vera (Olga Kurylenko), a former showgirl, and his three kids, which include sons Stevie (Steven Strait) and Danny (Christian Cooke), think he’s an honorable man, but nothing at the Miramar Playa is what it seems.

During this exclusive interview with Collider, actor Danny Huston talked about how he came to be a part of Magic City, how much he enjoys playing a character that has no good to him, the research that he did for the role, and how factual the show actually is, with creator Mitch Glazer having grown up around there. He also talked about what attracts him to projects now, how much fun he had playing Poseidon in Wrath of the Titans, and how he’s hoping to direct again soon. Check out what he had to say after the jump.

Click Here