Video Interview: Carlton Cuse & Meredith Averill Talk Locke & Key Season 2 & Adapting for TV

Locke & KeyRecently Netflix released the second season of its series Locke & Key. In the second season, the Locke family are put to the test as demon Gabe (Griffin Gluck) seeks to forge his own keys and turn the whole town against them.

Being based on a comic series, the show runners of Locke & Key have had to decide what to pull from the source material and what to add and adapt. Showrunners Carlton Cuse and Meredith Averill talked to SciFi Vision during a recent roundtable interview about their process. “It’s not a super didactic process,” said Cuse, “It’s a much more intuitive one. Meredith and I obviously have read the comics multiple times and have digested this rich and wonderful world that Joe [Hill] and Gabriel [Rodriguez] have created. Then, we are telling our story and we know that there are certain things that we both loved in the comic books, and we want to see those things at various points, but how and when that happens, it's kind of more organic how that unfolds…So, it's something that's organically evolved as we make the episodes and as we think about what we're going to do next.”

Both Cuse and Averill agreed that that process is a very collaborative one between the two of them and Hill and Rodriguez.

Cuse also told the site that he doesn’t feel that there was anything from the original story that they wanted to adapt that they had to leave out. “I don't think we feel like we missed anything. I think that certainly in season two and season three, the stuff that we really liked and responded to in the comics that fit in to the way our story was unfolding, we stuck it in there. The comics are their own thing and they're fantastic, but I think that we've utilized them [well] for our storytelling.”

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Exclusive: The Walking Dead: World Beyond's Joe Holt & Natalie Gold Talk Trust, Betrayal, & More in 2.07

***The following interview contains spoilers for 2.07***

Joe Holt and Natalie GoldIn tonight’s all-new episode of The Walking Dead: World Beyond, after Felix (Nico Tortorella) stole a vial from the lab from Dr. Lyla Bellshaw, played by Natalie Gold, the base goes into lockdown as they try to find the culprit. Dr. Leo Bennett, played by Joe Holt, gets called into questioning by Jadis (Pollyanna McIntosh), who, along with Huck (Annet Mahendru), interrogates him.

During the interrogation, when Jadis reveals to Leo that Lyla told the CRM about his daughters, Iris (Aliyah Royale) and Hope (Alexa Mansour), he finds out about more of the lies she’s been telling. Holt talked a bit about what Leo was feeling in that moment with Jamie Ruby of SciFi Vision in an exclusive interview. “[J]ust being duped is one level.” said Holt. “It’s just embarrassing to be duped. Being duped by someone who you loved is a different level. And now that brings in a lot of hurt, because, was anything she said ever true? Did any of this mean anything, or was all of this just puppeteering?”

He added, however, that for Leo, what matters is the safety of his daughters. “As this is being revealed, it's this myriad of issues. Sure, there's the ego of being duped, but it's also, what does this mean for Hope and Iris? Does this mean they're in greater danger now?”

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Exclusive: Aisha Tyler on Playing Fear the Walking Dead’s "Post-Apocalyptic Cowgirl," Mickey

***The following interview contains spoilers about 705***

Aisha TylerFear the Walking Dead
 continued its run of fantastic guest stars this week with Aisha Tyler as Mickey, a tough survivor who meets Dwight (Austin Amelio) and Sherry (Christine Evangelista) on the road. Tyler (Archer, Criminal Minds) has directed episodes of Fear and The World Beyond, but this is the first time she has acted in the franchise.

In an exclusive interview, SciFi Vision asked Tyler, a TWD superfan, how she felt about being asked to play Mickey.

“It was really wonderful, she said. “It was incredibly flattering, first of all, and then the delight of getting a really extraordinary character, someone really special…[F]or me, this character was really one of a kind. The fact that they were willing to entrust me with her, with this character and with this extraordinary arc, was just a delight.”

As a character, Tyler told SciFi Vision, Mickey had it all. “She had all the stuff that the nerd in me was excited about and then all this other stuff that the actor in me was excited about.”

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Exclusive: Fear the Walking Dead’s Evangelista on Strand, the Dark Horses, & More

***The following interview contains spoilers for 7.05***

Christine EvangelistaOn tonight’s episode of Fear the Walking Dead, “Till Death,” Sherry (Christine Evangelista) and Dwight (Austin Amelio) are the latest survivors to visit Strand (Colman Domingo)’s tower. Like others before them, the couple are skeptical of Victor’s leadership. In an exclusive interview, SciFi Vision talked about the episode with Christine Evangelista, the actress who has played Sherry in the TWD franchise since 2015.

“I think Sherry comes into this highly sensitive and alert,” Evangelista explained, “given what happened to her in the past and how deeply affected she was by it…I think it's just this very visceral gut reaction to say that this is not right. This is not the person that we thought that we knew, and something's happening here and we have our guard up. Yes, it is this safe haven for these people, when the outside world is so deadly, but so was the Sanctuary.”

Strand wants Sherry and Dwight to track someone down, but when they catch up with Mickey (guest star Aisha Tyler), the Dark Horses have a change of heart.

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Doctor Who: Flux - Once, Upon Time - 13.03 - Review

***The following review contains spoilers for 13.03, so please watching it before reading***

Doctor Who: FluxWhen we last left the Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) and company, Swarm (Sam Spruell) had replaced the faulty Mouri with Yaz (Mandip Gill) and Vinder (Jacob Anderson) to fix the time stream, but as humans they wouldn’t have survived time flowing through them. The Doctor, thinking fast, replaces another Mouri with herself, so she can absorb most of the time stream. She can’t contain it all, but she is at least, for the most part, able to hide Yaz and Vinder (and Dan [John Bishop]) within their own time streams. However, as the universe keeps shifting around them, they keep moving and some of their memories become corrupted. The Doctor must not only fix time and save her friends but try to attain her missing memories and figure out who created the Flux.

Tonight’s episode of Doctor Who, “Once, Upon Time,” had a lot of action and it never slowed down, however, it was to the detriment of the story. Like the premiere episode, so many different things were shoved into it that a lot of the episode did not make a lot of sense, and I still can’t break it all apart without a rewatch.

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Doctor Who Next Time Trailer: Village of the Angels - 13.04 - 11/21/21

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13.04 - "Village of the Angels"
Next Time Trailer


Here’s your first look at what’s happening next time in ‘Village of the Angels’.

Below is a trailer from the thirteenth season episode of Doctor Who, "Village of the Angels." Doctor Who airs Sundays at 8/7c on BBC America. Check it out below.

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Exclusive Video Interview: Henry Lloyd-Hughes & Thalissa Teixeira Star in Ragdoll on AMC+

RagdollOn AMC+’s six-part new thriller series Ragdoll, based on the novel by Daniel Cole, the police discover that six people have been murdered and dismembered, their body parts sewed together into one creepy body nicknamed the “Ragdoll.” When DS Nathan Rose, played by Henry Lloyd-Hughes, DI Emily Baxter, played by Thalissa Teixeira, and DC Lake Edmunds (Lucy Hale) investigate the case, the serial killer taunts them by sending a kill list of his next victims, which includes Rose.

The actors didn’t read the novel prior to shooting, because the timeline and certain things, such as the order of the victims, were different from the script and it could become confusing, according to the stars of the series. “I [started to] plow into it at the same time as I was getting hit with scripts,” said Lloyd-Hughes to Jamie Ruby in an exclusive interview with SciFi Vision, “and the structure of the both of them [doesn’t] necessarily line up perfectly. So, [I] started to slightly, even by Ragdoll standards, get myself into a bit of a tangled web. At which point, I thought Freddie [Syborn]'s evil vision was more than enough for my child brain to deal with, and so I stuck to the script, as they say.” The actor added that he has, however, started to read it now after the fact.

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Video Interview: Josha Stradowski & Marcus Rutherford Star in The Wheel of Time, 11/19 on Prime Video

The Wheel of TimeAdapted for television by Rafe Judkins, The Wheel of Time, based on the best-selling fantasy novels by Robert Jordan, is set in a world where magic exists but only women are allowed to wield it. The story follows Moiraine (Rosamund Pike) of the powerful Aes Sendai, who goes on a perilous journey with five young men and women from Two Rivers, to determine which one is the prophesied Dragon Reborn who will either save or destroy the world. The series premieres November 19th on Prime Video.

There is a lot of content in the books, so the actors have to strike a balance between looking a head and working moment to moment in the script, according to Josha Stradowski, who stars as Rand, one of the five candidates. “I guess it's trying to find the balance between [it],” said the actor to Jamie Ruby of SciFi Vision during a roundtable interview, “because even if you're far ahead in the books, you just can always use bits and pieces that you find. You just use that as inspiration, and although it might be a little bit farther plot-wise, I think you can still use it. It's just a matter of finding that balance and make sure that it works for you; don't let it confuse you in any way.”

Stradowski told SciFi Vision that he found commonality with his character when it came to the way he views things. “I think, for me, what I appreciate in Rand and [what] was maybe easier to connect with was that he really appreciates a life in nature and a more simple life. Which doesn't mean that it's at the surface or without complexity, but I kind of feel I'm in the same headspace as Rand in that way.”

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Video Interview: Griffin Gluck & Hallea Jones Talk Locke & Key Season 2

Locke & KeyOn season two of Locke & Key, the demon Dodge has taken on the form of a student at Matheson Academy, Gabe, played by Griffin Gluck, in order to get closer to Kinsey (Emilia Jones) and both recover the keys and hopefully make one of his own. He is helped by Eden, played by Hallea Jones, who at the end of last season was struck with demonic Whispering Iron and possessed.

During a recent roundtable with the press, the two talked to Jamie Ruby of SciFi Vision about where they drew inspiration for their portrayals from besides the script. Gluck said that he watched interviews as well as a lot of television and movies to find characters who would be considered psychopaths. “I watched a lot of interviews with evil characters, and I think one that I sort of might not necessarily have drawn a lot from, but got really inspired [by], was actually Christian Bale in [American Psycho]… I think Gabe is very much a psychopath as much as he is a demon. He's just he's dead inside, and I think he's uncomfortable with emotion. I find that to be terrifying…I remember just watching a lot of TV, a lot of movies, and just finding characters that had really just psychopathic behaviors and trying to emanate that in any way I could.”

For Jones, it was Regina George in Mean Girls for season one and also Megan Fox in Jennifer’s Body for season two.  “Regina George was my season one for sure influence, and of course I wanted to make Eden not Regina George like as much as possible, but there's only so many ways that you can spin the popular mean girl. So, with season two, it was nice to combine the Jennifer's Body perspective as well. I mean, Megan Fox is just iconic, just point blank, period, so it was fun to kind of like be like, ‘How crazy can I go?’ She's such a great icon for that kind of blood-loving crazy girl thing.”

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Exclusive: Pollyanna McIntosh Talks Jadis's New Purpose on The Walking Dead: World Beyond

***This interview contains major spoilers for 2.06***

Pollyanna McIntoshRecently, more crossover elements were added from the flagship series to The Walking Dead: World Beyond, when the character of Jadis, played by Pollyanna McIntosh, was revealed to be working as an officer of the Civil Republic. Jadis, also known as Anne on The Walking Dead, was the leader of the Scavengers that took a wounded Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) away on a CRM helicopter never to be seen again.

Still, not a lot is known about the character and her agenda. According to McIntosh, who talked to Jamie Ruby of SciFi Vision in an exclusive interview on Friday, she does believe in the cause “for the good of humanity,” but Jadis still does what is best for Jadis. “At the end of the day,” said the actress, “we've seen that before, but she does have feelings, and she does really, really want the best that civilization can have…She's seen the world much more than most people in this new universe of The Walking Dead: World Beyond have seen it…She's now like, ‘This is my new purpose.’ This is what what she wants for the world. So, I do believe it's for the greater good, but are some people are going to have to suffer in the meantime? Sure. And is she going to try and make sure she suffers as little as possible? Sure.”

Fans were surprised that Jadis took the last name Stokes, which comes from the character of Father Gabriel (Seth Gilliam), a priest on The Walking Dead that she had a romantic relationship with. The actress said that the idea of Jadis being Mrs. Stokes is a really funny nod to the fan base. “It's just fun for the fandom to go, ‘Oh, did you notice that that's her name?’…[T]he reasons why, people can make their own. I think there's just enough for people to go their own ways with things, and then they might find they were right, or they were wrong and there's something more exciting afoot. But I think that the nod to Gabriel really is such a genius thing. It's like, ‘I'm not going to give away my own name, and I'm going to remember my past and honor it, but I'm also going to remember that, that way madness lies.’ ”

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