Note from the editor: I have included interviews under exclusive if they are private or one-on-one or in person interviews. These were not part of press conference calls or group discussions. These are exclusives that are currently published here at SciFi Vision or as part of one of SciFi Vision's own podcasts, or in some early cases at Media Blvd. Magazine.

I also have chosen to include some interviews from press events that are only open to a select few and not the general press or public, such as convention press rooms and everything from the Syfy Digital Press Tours, set tours, etc. as although they are not entirely exclusive, they do contain exclusive photos and sometimes videos that no other site has (I have started to mark some of these as "Spotlight" as opposed to "Exclusive, but they still remain in this category"), or may be about my own experiences only at the events. Note that in a few specific cases, the set tours were exclusive and specifically for SciFi Vision.

All of the articles unless otherwise noted were written by me, Jamie Ruby, and are copyright © 2017 Sci-Fi Vision. If you would like to post an article on your own site, please let us know first. Please do not use any of the exclusive photos or videos on your own site without permission (it will usually be given). You can find the rest of our published articles, including both interviews and reviews under articles.

Exclusive: Lynn Collins on What's Next for The Walking Dead’s Leah

Lynn CollinsIn last week’s mid-season finale, The Walking Dead finally put an end to Pope (Ritchie Coster) when Leah (Lynn Collins) stabbed him in the neck. Leah had remained loyal to the Reapers up to this point - a loyalty that has sometimes been difficult for fans to understand. In an exclusive interview with SciFi Vision, Lynn Collins explained why she thinks Leah has stuck with the violent mercenaries for so long.

“When we see her in season ten and we meet her,” explained Collins, “the majority of that episode is her having a catharsis, because she's never got to speak about these horrifying moments where she loses her ‘sister’ and the sister's child and even Dog's mother…So, when she goes back into this culty militaristic religious extremism, I think it's because the alternative would be to be out on her own again with all of that pain.”

So, what changed Leah’s mind about Pope? “She believes that she's there to protect and love these people…I think when the house, the cabin, is set on fire and she's in it with Daryl (Norman Reedus), I think that's the first big wake up call for her where she's like, ‘Oh my God, I'm not safe here.’…So there's a lot going on in Leah's head, and she’s trying to navigate, is Daryl someone she can trust, and is Carver (Alex Meraz) someone she can trust? And if Pope can risk and sacrifice A, B, C and D, is he going to sacrifice her, which we already know he already tried. So, it's very complicated.”

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Michael Emerson Talks Evil Finale, Tonight on Paramount+

***Originally published at TV Tango***

Michael EmersonThe supernatural drama Evil follows psychologist Kristen Bouchard (Katja Herbers) who joins former journalist turned priest-in-training David Acosta (Mike Colter) and his colleague and contractor Ben Shakir (Aasif Mandvi) to investigate strange cases of possible miracles, possession, or other demonic forces to decide if they have a scientific explanation or are caused by something else.

The series was originally created by Robert and Michelle King for CBS, but moved to Paramount+ for the second season. The move ended up being a positive thing, as it allowed the series to tap into a darker and more twisted tone which really shifted in season two, also adding more humorous elements.

Michael Emerson plays the part of the evil Leland Townsend, who has been a thorn in the side of Kristen and the others from the beginning. After pretending to have a demon exorcised, at the end of the season, he is causing even more problems after being appointed by the church to talk to the group’s clients after his claims to have experience with being possessed and saved.

Emerson recently caught up with Jamie Ruby to talk about his work on the series, which was recently renewed for a season three. Be sure to catch the season two finale tonight on Paramount+

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Exclusive Video Interview: Christian Kane & Beth Riesgraf on the Return of Leverage: Redemption

Beth Riesgraf and Christian KaneLeverage, which premiered Thursday on IMDB TV, is a sequel to the original series and follows the Leverage team as they help those that are taken advantage of by the rich and powerful. The series stars Christian Kane as hitter Eliot and Beth Riesgraf, who also directed this season, as thief Parker.

Kane and Riesgraf recently talked to Jamie Ruby of SciFi Vision in an exclusive interview about working on the back half of the season, including Riesgraf directing, Eliot’s evolving relationship with the marshal, Maria Shipp (Andrea Navedo), the chemistry between all the characters, and more.

The two talked about getting back into the groove of the show. According to Kane, they all clicked again right away. “Dean Devlin, our boss, was very smart, and what he did was, the first scene up, we were all in the scene together. So, not only did we put these hats back on, we're playing these characters, and we'd already high fived and given each other a hug and been happy to be back together and did the table read, which was brilliant, but now we're standing there with these characters again, and how's it going to work? And I thought Dean was so fantastic and smart in thinking about, ‘Let's put them all in the first scene straight up, heavy dialogue, heavy content’…It was almost like trial by fire. I thought it was smart.

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Cast and Producers Tease New Series Ghosts, Premiering Tonight on CBS

CBSTonight, CBS premieres its new series Ghosts, which is an adaptation of the British series of the same name. The show follows couple Sam (Rose McIver) and Jay (Utkarsh Ambudkar), who are excited to learn they have inherited a large house in the country. However, when they check it out, not only is it in disrepair, but they soon discover it’s still inhabited by many of the previously deceased residents from over the years.

Cast members McIver, Utkarsh, Brandon Scott Jones, Richie Moriarty, Danielle Pinnock, Asher Grodman, Román Zaragoza, Sheila Carrasco, Rebecca Wisocky, Devan Chandler Long, and executive producers Joe Port and Joe Wiseman recently talked to the press about the series as part of the TCA summer press tour.

The cast talked to SciFi Vision about whether they believe in ghosts. Long told a story about something that happened to him. “I'm staying in an apartment that was this building from the 1800s, and it was haunted for the first two weeks. Nothing's happened recently, but the first [time] I was there, there was this old guitar in my place, and the guitar string popped off at 5:00 in the morning. Then, pretty much the next two weeks, every night I would go to sleep, and just weird, creepy noises would happen. Things would fall off counters, lights would [change]. It sounds ridiculous, but I was alone, and honestly, I freaked out a little bit. I told the cast, and I actually told my wife, and she said that I should introduce myself and say who I am and what I'm doing up here; it's a Canadian ghost. They're probably nice and forgiving, and maybe they would be cool with me. I did that, and…it's been cool ever since. But it was touch and go there for a little bit. I didn't sleep a lot the first couple of weeks.”

McIver said that she wasn’t sure if she believed in ghosts or not, but she’s open to it. “I haven't witnessed or experienced something myself, but a lot of people I love and trust have. I'm definitely open to it. I feel like there's vibes in places for sure, and this house has a vibe.”

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Exclusive Video Interview: Gina Bellman & Aleyse Shannon on the Return of Leverage: Redemption

Gina Bellman and Aleyse ShannonOctober 8th, Leverage: Redemption returns to IMDb TV. On the series, Gina Bellman plays the role of Sophie Devereaux, the head of the Leverage crew. When the rich and powerful take advantage of others, the Leverage team helps to provide the justice they seek. Newcomer to the team is Breanna Casey, hacker Alec Hardison (Aldis Hodge)’s sister, played by Aleyse Shannon.

Bellman and Shannon recently talked to Jamie Ruby of SciFi Vision in an exclusive interview about the second half of the season, some of the challenges they’ve faced, their favorite scenes, and more.

Bellman talked about getting back into the rhythm of the series and the natural chemistry that the cast has. “I've never been good at anticipating things, so I think I was quite nervous before I arrived in New Orleans. It’s like, ‘How's it gonna go? Are the rhythms still going to be there? Is it going to click?’ But then, as soon as I had my first fitting with Nadine Haders, we were like, ‘Oh yeah, that's Sophie.’

“…Then, we got into the read through, and just hearing everybody's voices and talking over each other, just the rhythms, it just felt like we fit in right away. I mean, [there are] some technical things, as an actor, to be able to learn those lines, so many lines, to so quickly learn the accents, jump from episode to episode to episode, never having advance copies of stuff, that stuff, you do need to get into a rhythm. It takes a little time. There's a little a little balancing act going on in the beginning.

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Exclusive Video Interview: Dean Devlin and Kate Rorick Talk Leverage: Redemption, Returning 10/8

Dean Devlin and Kate RorickThe Leverage crew join forces once again to take on the wealthy and corrupt and help out the worthy, taking on all new cons and adventures. The second eight episodes of Leverage: Redemption premiere October 8th on IMDb TV. SciFi Vision recently caught up with executive producers Dean Devlin and Kate Rorick to talk about the series, including why they didn't recast Timothy Hutton, the imporance of keeping the tone, a possible season two, and more.

Devlin never gave up on Leverage returning. “From the day that it was cancelled, I never gave up on the idea of bringing it back, and even if I wanted to give up on that idea, the fans weren't going to let me. I mean, Leverage has the most incredible fan base in the world, and not a day went by that I didn't get some DM saying, ‘When are you bringing it back?’ as though I could just bring it back.

“So, we tried a million different versions, different ideas on how to bring it back, but when Amazon announced that they were doing IMDb TV, it seemed like it might be a really good fit. I sat down with them a little over two years ago, and we started talking about it and exploring how [we could] do this together. What would make sense? What story would work?

“When we finally landed on Redemption, we got that green light that we were so desperate for, and we got to bring the show back, and it was incredibly satisfying.”

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Exclusive Video Interview: Aliyah Royale on Battling the CRM in The Walking Dead: World Beyond

Aliyah RoyaleTonight, The Walking Dead: World Beyond returns to AMC. Aliyah Royale stars as high school student Iris Bennet. At the end of last season, Huck (Annet Mahendru) took Hope (Alexa Mansour) back to the facility in New York, leaving her sister, Iris, behind with Felix (Nico Tortorella). She may have lost her sister for the time being, but Iris is as determined as ever, and with the campus colony destroyed, she’s not about to go down without a fight.

Thursday SciFi Vision caught up with Royale for an exclusive interview, and we talked about how the show has changed her life, how she’s adapted to the horror element, why Iris reacted the way she did in the premiere, how much she looks up to Julia Ormond, and more.

***The following interview contains spoilers for the second season premiere***

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Exclusive: Seth Gilliam Talks The Walking Dead & Father Gabriel's Faith

Seth GilliamSeth Gilliam plays the role of Father Gabriel on The Walking Dead, which aired tonight on AMC. This season Gabriel joined the mission with Maggie (Lauren Cohan)’s group to bring food and water back from Meridian to Alexandria, and recently, they have been hiding from Pope (Ritchie Coster) and the other Reapers.

Thursday, Gilliam talked to Jamie Ruby of SciFi Vision in an exclusive interview about tonight’s episode, why his character reacted how he did when he found the Reaper praying, Gabriel’s faith, what he finds challenging about the role, and more.

***This interview contains spoilers for 11.07***

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Julia Ormond, Annet Mahendru, & Alexa Mansour Talk The Walking Dead: World Beyond Season 2

The Walking Dead: World BeyondLast season, on The Walking Dead: World Beyond, Elizabeth (Julia Ormond) sent Huck (Annet Mahendru), who it was revealed was her daughter, to retrieve Hope (Alexa Mansour) and bring her back to their facility in New York. Although Huck betrayed her and she had to leave her sister, Iris (Aliyah Royale), Hope left with Huck so she wouldn’t kill her sister or their friends.

Ormond, Mahendru, and Mansour talked to the media last week about season two and what fans can expect.

Ormond talked to SciFi Vision about Elizabeth’s acceptance of all things she has been doing and turning a blind eye to. “My take is that Elizabeth is somebody who compartmentalizes what emotion she will show to what person. So, if something is bothering her profoundly, she would have trouble showing that to somebody she's intimate with, just because of her personality type. I think really what happens with Elizabeth is…what happens to her belief in what they're doing in season two.

“In season one, for me, she's utterly, utterly committed to an agenda that's necessary. They've identified that Hope actually has something that could be really critical to the survival of mankind - if she comes in with the right attitude…[and] doesn't bring in the anger; she goes along with the plan of what they're meant to be doing, and she's productive and effective in her time there.

“And I do think that it's not black and white, or I hope it's not black and white. It's more kind of gray. It's like she has to sign up for something that she's not happy about, but I think people do that in war all of the time. In the military, you accept that there are people who are going to die, and you accept the tragedy. I think we as a populace accept the tragedy of collateral damage. So, I don't think it's as much of a pivot as I wish it was in the world.”

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Joe Holt and Natalie Gold Talk The Walking Dead: World Beyond, CRM, & More

The Walking Dead: World BeyondLast season of The Walking Dead: World Beyond introduced the character of Dr. Lyla Bellshaw, played by Natalie Gold, who while working for the Civil Republic has been experimenting on empties. Dating Dr. Leo Bennett, played by Joe Holt, she revealed to the CRM information about his daughter, Hope (Alexa Mansour), who he believes is a genius. This is what caused Elizabeth (Julia Ormond) to send her daughter, Huck (Annet Mahendru), undercover to get Hope and bring her, with force if necessary, to their facility in New York.

Holt and Gold recently spoke to journalists about season two of the series, how their characters feel about each other, and more.

The two actors talked about their relationship on the series and confirmed they had real feelings for each other, however, with Lyla working for the CRM, there are trust issues. Gold talked to SciFi Vision about the questions it leaves. “I think I kind of love the way that season one ends and teases that up, because those are all the questions. [Can] we trust Lyla? Does she have ulterior motives? What are her ulterior motives? It became kind of clear in season one by the end of that episode and that monologue that she has that she really wants to go and tell Leo, and she ends up not telling him that she's kind of the catalyst for this whole thing starting. It's because Leo came to Lyla and said, ‘I have this daughter who's brilliant,’ and Lyla obviously then told her higher ups.

“So, I think that this season is kind of a great exploration for Lyla's character, her push and pull between her love for Leo and her real belief in the greater good. What's the balance? How much is one life worth versus hundreds of thousands of lives and the work that she's doing? So, it'll all be explored in season two.”

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