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Exclusive Video Interview: Star Christoph Waltz, Showrunner Basgallop, & Director Shakman on Bringing The Consultant to Life

The ConsultantToday, the dark comedic thriller, The Consultant, based on the novel by Bentley Little of the same name, comes to Prime Video. With their old boss gone, Regis Patoff (Christopher Waltz) is hired at the app-based gaming company, “Compware,” as the new consultant. The series follows the employees adjusting to their new sinister boss and the challenges that they face which could be deadly. 

In the series, Waltz plays a fantastically creepy character, but the actor doesn’t look at him as good or evil. “I don't evaluate the darkness or lightness of a character,” Waltz told SciFi Vision during a recent interview. “I just read the script and find what I can do, because a good script makes the character readable through behavior, and that's what what I'm there for.”

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Exclusive: Madison Wolfe on Playing Tessa in Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches

Madison WolfeIn tonight’s all-new episode of Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches, things come to a head for Tessa (Madison Wolfe), who has been captured by Keith and the group, and Lasher (Jack Huston) is nowhere to be found. 

Recently, the actress spoke with SciFi Vision about working on the series. She had been familiar with Anne Rice from the beginning, as she’s from New Orleans, which she feels helped her connect to the character and the family. ‘[H]er novels are kind of legendary around here, super popular throughout the city,” Wolfe told the site. “So, I did know about her stories and the whole Anne Rice universe, as they call it. So, when I got the audition, I was super stoked. It was so cool working on a project that in a way I had grown up hearing about.”

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Exclusive Video Interview: Sadie Laflamme-Snow Teases What’s to Come on The Way Home

The Way HomeIn Hallmark’s The Way Home, after teen Alice Dhawan (Sadie Laflamme-Snow) is expelled from school and her mother, Kat Landry (Chyler Leigh), loses her job, she uproots them to her estranged grandmother Del (Andie MacDowell)’s farm in Port Haven, Canada. After finding out that her father’s girlfriend has moved in with him, leaving her no place else to go, Alice runs off. She ends up at a pond on the family property, and angry, throws the bracelet that her father gave to her mother (which she regifted to her) into the water. Regretting it, she reaches for it and falls into the pond, only to be pulled out in 1999 by a teen girl she later finds out is her mother in the past.

The series takes place in both timelines as Alice befriends her mother in 1999 and learns more about why her family is fractured. 

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Exclusive Video Interview: Hello Tomorrow! Stars Hank Azaria, Haneefah Wood, & Dewshane Williams

Hello Tomorrow!Today, the new series Hello Tomorrow! premiered on Apple TV Plus. Set in a retro version of the future, the series follows Jack Billings (Billy Crudup), an ambitious traveling salesman, who along with coworkers Shirley (Haneefah Wood), Eddie (Hank Azaria), Herb (Dewshane Williams), and later, Joey (Nicholas Podany), sells lunar timeshares. His hope and faith in a brighter future inspires those he works with and brings in excited customers to BrightSide, but that hope could become dangerous. 

Azaria, Wood, and Williams recently spoke with SciFi Vision about the upcoming series, and one of the things they talked about was what first attracted them to the roles.

For Azaria it was about the humor in the character. “I liked how funny this guy is in the face of really nasty circumstances, often self-inflicted,” Azaria told SciFi Vision. “I'm always drawn to characters like that who are in a lot of pain and find a way to mask it with humor. This was a definite new twist on that for me.”

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Exclusive Video Interview: Creators Talk Hello Tomorrow! and its Retro Style

Hello Tomorrow!Today, Apple TV Plus premieres its new series, Hello Tomorrow! The series, which is set in a retro-future, centers around ambitious traveling salesman Jack Billings (Billy Crudup), who, along with his team, is selling timeshares from the moon. His faith in the future inspires his fellow BrightSide coworkers and excites their customers. However, Jack will learn that hope can be a very powerful thing, but it can also be very dangerous. 

According to Lucas Jansen, who along with Amit Bhalla created the series, the idea for it first came when producer Ryan Kalil showed them vintage training videos for salesmen from the 1950s. “They were full of these hokey reenactments,” he told SciFi Vision during a recent interview. “…They were so innocent and sort of inspiring in that way. They're just like a pure lucid encapsulation of this American Dream, that we work hard, and we sell each other things, and we all get happier. But at the same time, [it’s] also really eerie and grim, because these people are completely deluding themselves that they're not caught in the gears of this sort of hulking capitalist thing that’s going to maybe…[wring] all of the joy and humanity out of you. So, that paradox to us was inspiring. Like, what does the salesman tell themselves to make themselves a great salesman?”

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Exclusive Video Interview: Stars Billy Crudup & Nicholas Podany Talk Hello Tomorrow! Premiering Today

Hello Tomorrow!Today, Hello Tomorrow! Premieres on Apple TV Plus. The series takes place in a retro-future world and centers around a group of traveling salesmen, led by Jack Billings (Billy Crudup), selling lunar timeshares. An ambitious salesman, Jack’s faith in the future inspires his coworkers and excites his customers, but hope can be a very dangerous thing. 

Star Crudup was drawn to the unique world of the series. “There's something so authentic and rich about Amit [Bhalla] and Lucas [Jansen]'s writing and about their creation of a very original but very familiar world,” the actor told SciFi Vision. “…I couldn't help but be intoxicated by it. I wanted to see and understand and live in the world that they had created on the page, and I couldn't imagine that I would ever get an opportunity like this in my career. So, it was an easy one to jump into for me.”

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Exclusive Video Interview: Jorge Garcia Talks Condor’s Nest, Lost, & More

Jorge GarciaIn the film Condor’s Nest, a decade after Nazi Germany has fallen, American pilot Will Spalding (Jacob Keohane) travels to South America to track down the Nazi Colonel who executed his crew during the war. During his travels he encounters bar owner Hipolito, played by Jorge Garcia. The actor recently spoke with SciFi Vision about working on the film, using an accent, how he lost his luggage right before filming, what he looks for in a script, his thoughts on returning for a Lost reunion, if he still is in contact with the cast, what it was like to have action figures, and much more. Watch the full interview and read the transcript below. Be sure to check out the film Condor's Nest, currently available on Demand.

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Exclusive Video Interview: Jackson Rathbone Talks Condor’s Nest, Twilight, & More

Jackson RathboneIn the film Condor’s Nest, a decade after the fall of Nazi Germany, American pilot Will Spalding (Jacob Keohane) searches South America for the Nazi Colonel (Arnold Vosloo) who executed his crew during WWII. The film also stars Jackson Rathbone as Nazi Fritz Ziegler. Rathbone recently talked to SciFi Vision in an exclusive interview about working on the film, connecting with the dark side of the character, affecting a German accent, hanging out with castmate Michael Ironside, and much more, as well as about working on a huge franchise like the Twilight films and if he still sees his costars. Watch the full interview or read the transcript below and be sure to check out the film.

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Exclusive: Michael Jacobs on Directing the Star-Studded Maybe I Do

Maybe I DoMichael Jacobs has been an icon on TV and in movies for years. He has directed many television shows and movies, including Boy Meets World and The Torkelsons, bringing many generations fond childhood memories.

Now he is back and better than ever with a brand-new movie called Maybe I Do, starring William H. Macy, Susan Sarandon, and Diane Keaton. It is a twist on the typical romantic comedy and has been something that has been years in the making. He began working on it as a play and eventually decided to make it into a movie.

“It’s been gestating a long time, because it ran as a play,” Jacobs told SciFi Vision. “I had started writing this idea when I was about nineteen years old. I think I was in a relationship, and I had said, ‘I love you,’ and they said, ‘How do you just say that?’ It seems so simple for ‘I love you’ to come out of your mouth when you're a kid, and you don't know what you're talking about. I sat down, and I started to write this. It was a relationship comedy that was based on this young woman who thought that the relationship was farther down the road and was surprised to find out that her partner was reticent and then finds out that the reticence comes from the fact that we are offshoots of our upbringing. I wrote the idea, and it ran on Broadway.”

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The Last of Us Pulls on Our Heartstrings Again

“Endure and Survive” - 1.05 - Recap & Review

The Last of UsLast night, the fifth episode of The Last of Us premiered on HBO. The episode, through flashbacks of the Kansas City QZ, shows how Fedra fell, taken over by Kathleen (Melanie Lynskey) and her group, and how they killed any collaborators. Ten days later, the timeline meets backup with the cliffhanger from last week with Joel (Pedro Pascal) and Ellie (Bella Ramsey) being held at gunpoint by eight-year-old Sam (Keivonn Woodard), who it’s revealed is deaf, and his older brother Henry (Lamar Johnson). It’s eventually revealed that Kathleen is after the two because Henry turned the leader of the resistance, Kathleen’s brother, into Fedra in order to get life-saving medicine for Sam.

Henry knows a way out but needs Joel’s help in getting them out of the city. Eventually Ellie convinces Joel to help and they join forces. Henry has reason to believe that Fedra secretly cleared the tunnels beneath the city of the infected, unbeknownst to Kathleen, making it unlikely the militia would go down there after them.

The four emerge from the tunnel only to be shot at by a sniper. Joel leaves them to hide while he takes care of the sniper. Revealing that the sniper was a lookout, Kathleen and her people arrive and she tries to flush them out. However, before Kathleen can get her revenge, we find out where the infected had relocated, as a truck is pulled into a big hole, and all the infected come crawling out, attacking everyone. 

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