Exclusive: Nico Tortorella Talks Series Finale of The Walking Dead: World Beyond

***The following interview contains spoilers for the series finale***

Nico TortorellaTonight on AMC, The Walking Dead: The World Beyond came to a close with its series finale. Nico Tortorella, who plays the character of Felix, had quite a big fight scene in the episode with Lieutenant Newton (Robert Palmer Watkins), which the performer said was their favorite part of shooting the entire series. “There was a lot of work that went into it,” said Tortorella, “weeks of fight training and choreography. Steven Ho who was [on] one of our stunt teams was an original Ninja Turtle. The guy who was Robert Palmer Watkins’s stunt double was also Captain America’s stunt double, like all of these stunt legends in this room. And we worked our asses off on that fight. There were so many moving parts.”

They added that since the two of them picked the choreography up quickly, more walkers were added to the scene. The double-sided S-pole that Tortorella got to use was their favorite, even if it was heavy with steel rebar running through it. “There were a few numbers where I flick it up in the air and catch it that in one hundred plus degree heat in leather head to toe with a pending tornado; it wasn't the easiest thing to accomplish, but all [that] being said, I'm so thrilled with how it came out. I think there's such a focused energy from both of us that is really, really strong.”

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Stars Mansour, Cantu, Cumpston, & Ormond Talk The Walking Dead: World Beyond Finale

***The following interview contains spoilers for the season finale, 2.10. Please watch it before reading.***

The Walking Dead: World Beyond
Tonight AMC airs the series finale of its spinoff series, The Walking Dead: World Beyond. In the finale, the group finally makes it beyond the reach of the CRM, but some are injured and others lose their lives.

Nicholas Cantu, who stars as Elton on the series, told Jamie Ruby of SciFi Vision during a recent roundtable interview that was satisfied with his ending, even his character losing an arm after being bit by a walker. “I'm still so jazzed about that,” said the actor. “When we got to film that; [it] was like the little blue sleeve CGI stuff. That was so fun. That was like sci-fi zombie stuff. I was like, ‘Yeah, lost an arm. That's apocalyptic. I love it.’ That was great.”

Julia Ormond, who plays Elizabeth Kublek of the CRM, talked to the site a bit about the last scenes of her character, who really didn’t get a resolution. “I don't think they really resolved her getting what she deserved, but I think it left it sort of kind of open ended, and I think the stuff caught up with her that was kind of surfacing anyway for her.”

Kublek made a lot of immoral choices during the series, which according to the actress, was a difficult part of the character to connect to, especially because she herself is a pacificist and doesn’t believe in war. On the series, however, it’s about limited resources. The actress told SciFi Vision, “I think once I got to the point of, ‘Oh, this is a completely new world, a post-apocalyptic world means there are very few human beings left.’ So, instead of having to just defend the boundary of your nation, or the ethics and value system of your nation around the world, in a war, your boundary is now we have to protect the human race…[I]t's not even a huge shift for soldiers who are defending something to shift into ‘We are now going to start committing genocide,’ because as soon as you work out [that] there're only limited resources, you switch to the patterns of behavior that you've seen throughout communities in The Walking Dead. One community is out to kill the others, because they understand that there are limited resources.”

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Exclusive Video Interview: Jackie Sorkin Talks Candified: Home for the Holidays

Jackie SorkinCandified: Home for the Holidays premieres today on Hulu. Across four episodes, Candy Queen Jackie Sorkin and her team of artists take on the challenge of designing a life-size house, including both the exterior and interior, made entirely out of candy, all in time for the holidays.

According to Sorkin, her love for candy started as a child. “Really, things transitioned for me when I first watched the movie Willy Wonka,” said the artist in an exclusive interview with Jamie Ruby of SciFi Vision. “I was so taken with the movie, the creativity, the Oompa Loompas, Willy Wonka himself, Charlie. I identified with Charlie, the kid that didn't have a lot, who had a big dream. He just kept going and believing and good things happened to him. He wasn't perfect, but in the end, he got the whole chocolate factory. I think that as corny as that sometimes is, I feel like that came true for me.”

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Exclusive: Fear the Walking Dead’s Colman Domingo on Victor Strand’s Path to Leadership

***This interview contains spoilers for 7.07***

Colman DomingoThis season of Fear the Walking Dead viewers have felt that Strand has become much more ruthless, murdering people without thought. According to Colman Domingo, who stars as Victor Strand in the series, his character has always rode a fine line and been the antihero. “I think, in many ways, he has suppressed his own instincts,” the actor told Jamie Ruby of SciFi Vision in an exclusive interview, “but when he's let his own instincts thrive, he's seen the success of it.

“…Now, with this fallout, it's an opportunity for a clean slate. He just doing the math. He's like, ‘Well, I've done all these things, and I'm still a survivor. There must be a good reason for it. Why don't I decide to explore what it's like to do things the way I see fit and to have a civilization the way I believe it should operate, and not suppress it?’

“…So, this is the first time we see him living under his own operating systems, and it’s thriving. It may be harsh…[but] it's a working civilization, and he’s absolutely the head of it. The way he's doing it, it's very complicated, but the thing that he knows, is, at the day, it's working.”

The actor does believe, however, that Strand is being affected by his actions, even if he doesn’t think he is, and we will see how that plays out this season.

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Exclusive: The Walking Dead: World Beyond's Anna Khaja Takes a Stand Against the CRM

***The following interview contains spoilers for 2.08***

Anna KhajaRecently on The Walking Dead: World Beyond, Indira, played by Anna Khaja, lost her son, Dev (Abubakr Ali), when he was killed by CRM soldiers, which led to them attacking the community at the Perimeter in tonight’s episode of the series. According to Khaja, who talked to Jamie Ruby of SciFi Vision in an exclusive interview, Indira realizes now that she has to choose a side. “[T]he CRM are not people to gently be dealt with,” said the actress. “They're not an organization to be accepted in any way. Now, she's out for revenge. Now she's going to do what's right. It's what Dev would have wanted. It's what her people stand for. It's what she's always said she stands for. So, that's it. Now, she has nothing to lose. She already lost the greatest thing in her life. Now, she's all in. She has to protect her people, do whatever it takes to protect them.”

According to Khaja, Indira is ready to fight now. “She's ready to join forces with the kids, and everyone's going to come together, but we just don't know how.”

She also said that although Indira is worried for her people, she can’t help but be eager to move against them. “I think that she doesn't like being under the CRM’s thumb, and that she wants to see them go. She wishes someone would take them down. So, I think she's in a position of secret excitement, but really, really scared.”

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Exclusive: The Walking Dead World Beyond’s Jelani Alladin on How This Character’s Death “Shakes Will to his Core”

***The folowing interview contains spoilers for 2.08***

Jelani AlladinIn this week’s episode of The Walking Dead: World Beyond, “Returning Point”, Will is deeply affected by the death of Indira (Anna Khaja)’s son, a young man who he didn't know very well. Why was Will so moved? Actor Jelani Alladin thinks that for Will, Dev (Abubakr Ali)’s death “symbolizes the death of humanity of [the CRM], that they simply no longer care. No matter who it is or who you are,” Alladin told Scifi Vision, “they will kill you if they feel like you’re a threat, and that shakes Will to his core.”

For the actor, Dev’s death also raises real-life issues. “On top of that, you add another person of color being taken out of this world. I think that is the connection that I personally was invested in. How do you go to a mother and tell them that their son has just been shot, killed? And reflecting all the things that we went through in the year of 2020, bringing all of that into the mix? I was like, ‘The police, the threat, this huge organization just innocently took your son, and I couldn't do anything about that. I don't even know how to begin to apologize to you or have the words to say I'm sorry.’”

In our interview, Alladin discussed how Will’s feelings prompt him to initiate a shootout with the CRM. In The Walking Dead universe, selfless risks don’t always end well - especially when they are out of character. And Alladin thinks “it is wildly not in Will’s character to actually take that risk.

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Exclusive Video Interview: Tatiana Maslany Talks Orphan Black: The Next Chapter

Tatiana MaslanyBBC America’s cult hit Orphan Black, which followed the intertwined lives of genetically identical human clones, all played by actress Tatiana Maslany, ended its original run in 2017. The story, however, continued in 2019 when the first season of an all-new audio series, Orphan Black: The Next Chapter, was realeased, with Maslany not only voicing all the clones, but narrating the entire story.

Realm Media recently released the premiere episode of season two, this time with the actress being joined by fellow actors Kristian Bruun, Evelyn Brochu, and Jordan Gavaris who reprised their original roles. The performers, who met up for a Zoom panel last Thursday, however, each did their parts on their own.
 
Although it’s a bit different using just her voice to play the clones in the book series and she’s acting by herself, according to Maslany, who recently talked to Jamie Ruby of SciFi Vision in an exclusive video interview, it still just relies on your imagination. “[It’s] a very creative space to play in,” said the actress, “even though it isn't necessarily back and forth, you're sort of generating your own thing.”

Maslany said that the character of Alison was the easiest to access after so long and that Sarah is “always kind of there,” but she also enjoys getting to play new clones. “[I]t was really fun to get to explore these new characters like Blythe and Vivi…it's fun to play these new roles and see kind of what new characterizations I can bring to them, or mannerisms, even if it's just vocal.”

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Video Interview: Madeleine Madden & Zoë Robins Talk Wheel of Time, Now on Prime Video

The Wheel of TimeToday, one of the most popular epic fantasy series, The Wheel of Time, comes to Prime. Set in a world where only women are allowed to perform magic, Moraine (Rosamund Pike) of the powerful Aes Sedai travels to the small town of Two Rivers in search of the Dragon Reborn, who legend says will either save or destroy the world. There, she starts a dangerous journey with five candidates of the prophecy.

With the book series being so popular, fans, of course, have their own expectations of what the characters have been like. Madeleine Madden, who plays Egwene, one of the candidates, told SciFi Vision during a roundtable interview that regardless, the fan base has been a positive. “Of course, the series has a very passionate and loyal fan base,” said Madden, “which has really embraced us, and…we have used [it] multiple times as a wonderful resource to help us with our characters or with the story in general. Of course, people have expectations in their heads, and they're very loved characters, but, we, from my point of view, have been very embraced by the community. I think people are just very excited for this show to finally be made and to be on our screens so soon. So, it's been a real joy for us, and I know I can speak for all of the actors that have worked on this, have worked their butts off and given it their all. So, I think people will be really happy with [our] portrayal of these characters.”

Madden told journalists that Egwene is a privilege to play. “I got my my audition to play Egwene, and I had three scenes that were incredibly different. One showed her more softer romantic side, one showed her more eager, determined to learn side, and then one her really strong, steely side, and I just thought, ‘Wow, this is a really fleshed out character and a really strong woman that it would be an honor to play.’

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Video Interview: Alex Vincent and Christine Elise Talk Chucky

ChuckyIn the new Syfy/USA series Chucky, the murderous doll turns up at a yard sale and wreaks havoc in Hackensack, New Jersey. While the series centers on new characters, several stars of the seven-film Child’s Play franchise are also in the cast. Among them are Alex Vincent and Christine Elise, who are slated to reprise their roles as Andy and Kyle. The pair Zoomed with journalists this week for a spoiler-free chat.

Vincent is excited about the series’ focus on teen protagonists. “I do think that the inclusion of the kids around that age, which is a new demographic, a new audience for us, is fantastic,” Vincent told SciFi Vision, “because these kids grew up with Chucky being something that their parents loved, and now it's something relevant to their time as well.”

Elise noted that the diverse and inclusive characters are also drawing new fans to the franchise. This time around, Chucky’s unfortunate owner is a gay teen dealing with a difficult family and a vicious school bully.

“A friend of mine…has twin boys that are in eighth grade, one of whom is gay,” she said. “…His mind is blown that we've got a gay kid as the lead in the show, and not as a sidekick or a tertiary character. Now he thinks I’m the coolest person on earth. It's speaking to kids that haven't felt spoken for, and I think that's a really important thing, and I think it's going to bring a big new demographic to us because of that.”

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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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