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‘Monarch: Legacy of Monsters’ Star Wyatt Russell on Why He Waited to Work With Kurt Russell and ‘Thunderbolts’ Anticipation

[This story contains spoilers from Monarch: Legacy of Monsters episode six, “Terrifying Miracles.”] Monarch: Legacy of Monsters star Wyatt Russell has had several opportunities to work alongside his father Kurt over the years, but the younger Russell insisted on establishing himself on his own first. On the Chris Black- and Matt Fraction-created Monarch, the father-and-son […]

‘Lawmen: Bass Reeves’ Creator Chad Feehan on Exploring Good v. Evil in Season Finale and Where They Could Go Next

[This story contains spoilers from the season finale of Lawmen: Bass Reeves.] In the season finale of Lawmen: Bass Reeves, the audience witnessed a standoff between former Confederate soldier Esau Pierce (played by Barry Pepper) and the hero lawman Bass Reeves (Golden Globe-nominated David Oyelowo). While Esau seemed to see something admirable in Bass from […]

‘The Crown’: Imelda Staunton, Lesley Manville Reflect on the Gravity of Playing Queen Elizabeth and Princess Margaret in Season 6

[This story contains spoilers from episode eight, season six of The Crown, “Ritz.”] Throughout her lifetime, Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, was known for being a glamorous socialite — a persona that actress Lesley Manville brings to life in the final two seasons of Netflix’s The Crown. Yet in episode eight of the sixth and […]

How ‘Murder in Boston’ Director Jason Hehir “Trojan Horsed” a Social Justice Story Into True Crime

The third and final installment of HBO true-crime documentary series Murder in Boston: Roots, Rampage, and Reckoning airs Monday night — and, true to the genre, it unravels the facts around the 1989 killing of Carol Stuart with as much information and perspective as is available. But what those behind this hour of television also […]

‘The Gilded Age’ Finale: Denée Benton Loves That She Got “an Opportunity to Be Messy” in Season 2

[This story contains spoilers from the season two finale of The Gilded Age.] In HBO’s period drama The Gilded Age, the character of Peggy Scott (Denée Benton) offers a solitary glimpse into the life of the Black upper class in New York City in the 1880s. Yet in season two, that contextual lens is expanded […]

Peter Morgan Explains ‘The Crown’ Finale and Why the Series Ends in 2005

[This story contains spoilers about the ending of The Crown.] After seven years and six seasons, Netflix’s The Crown has come to an end at a point in time that audiences might not have initially expected. Having chronicled Queen Elizabeth II’s ascension to the throne beginning with her marriage to Prince Philip in 1947, the […]

Alan Ritchson on Doing His Own Stunts and Theme of ‘Reacher’ Season 2 (Don’t Mess With My Family)

[This story contains mild spoilers to the three-episode premiere of season two of Reacher.] During the three-episode opener of Reacher’s season two premiere, audiences found the nomadic muscle-bound former leader of an elite military unit in Lee Child’s best-selling novels trying to live the same discreet unnoticeable life as best as a 6-foot-5 Herculean-framed man […]

‘A Murder at the End of the World’ Star Emma Corrin Talks Reinventing the P.I. for a New Generation

[This story contains spoilers for A Murder at the End of the World through “Chapter 6: Crime Seen.”] From Lady Diana Spencer on The Crown to a hacker-sleuth named Darby Hart on A Murder at the End of the World, Emma Corrin’s latest role is a fitting left turn for the thriving actor. Co-created by […]

‘The Crown’ Casting Director Calls Elizabeth Debicki’s Performance as Princess Diana “Perfect”

Telling the story of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign in The Crown was always going to be a massive undertaking from a research perspective. But the decision to swap out the actors portraying key cast members every two seasons added an extra layer to the production, specifically, to Robert Sterne’s role as casting director. “I’m proud […]

Mandy Moore on Starring in ‘Dr. Death’ for First Post-‘This Is Us’ Job: “Couldn’t Make More of a Left Turn”

After six seasons at the front of This Is Us, Mandy Moore is embracing some darker fare with her new role in Peacock’s Dr. Death. In the second season of the anthology series — which follows up the Joshua Jackson-led first season with a new cast and new plot — Moore stars alongside Edgar Ramírez […]

‘Reacher’ Star Alan Ritchson on Hard-Fought Lesson That Changed His Life: “I Almost Didn’t Survive”

When it comes to red carpet interviews, one minute is fair, three minutes is great and 10 minutes, well, that just never happens. Alan Ritchson generously proved to be an exception to the rule on Wednesday night when the Reacher star spent a chunk of time speaking with The Hollywood Reporter inside L.A.’s Culver Theater, […]

GLAAD CEO: Why ‘Fellow Travelers’ Checks “Coveted and Rare Boxes” With LGBTQ Storytelling (Guest Column)

Every so often, a series comes along that changes the game for the LGBTQ community and educates the masses about who we are and the discrimination we too often face. Whether a series brings Black transgender women to the forefront of the conversation like Pose or reminds young people and families that queer youth exist […]

‘The Crown’: New Generation of Royals on Playing Princes and Kate Being “Launched Into Public Frenzy” in Season 6

Season six of The Crown continued its tradition of swapping out actors to portray members of the royal family. Yet in the sixth and final season, it’s the youngest generation of royals whose stories are being told by new faces, rather than the most central figure of the Netflix drama, Queen Elizabeth II — who […]

‘The Crown’: Dominic West on Season 6’s Diana Aftermath and Prince Charles Having Been Judged Too Harshly

[This story contains spoilers from part two, episode five of season six of The Crown, “Willsmania.”] The sixth and final season of The Crown introduced two new actors to portray Prince William during his teen and young adult years. Rufus Kampa, who starred in part one, and Ed McVey in part two, replaced Senan West, […]

Remembering Andre Braugher and Norman Lear: “Together They Could’ve Created a Hell of a Sitcom”

It’s rare that you get to work with legends. Rarer still that they live up to the title. So how lucky am I to have worked with two such people? I’ve been thinking a lot about Norman Lear and Andre Braugher since their sudden passing, and the qualities they shared that made them both legends […]

Barbra Streisand Named Recipient of 2024 SAG Life Achievement Award

Barbra Streisand is set to receive the 2024 SAG Lifetime Achievement Award at the 30th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, which will move to Netflix on Feb. 24. The award is presented annually to an actor who exhibits what the guild describes as the “finest ideals of the acting profession.” In Streisand’s case, it joins […]