Interview: ‘The Magicians’ Rick Worthy Talks Mental Illness, Dean Fogg, and His Ties

The set of Syfy fantasy series The Magicians is just as impressive and magical as it appears on the small screen. Sitting in the vintage-inspired, shabby-chic dining room of the Physical Kids Cottage under the lit TADA sign was surreal. It’s so nice to be on the set of a show that is an...

Josh Wakely, Creator of Netflix’s ‘Motown Magic’

New animated kids’ Netflix series Motown Magic effortlessly showcases the music of Motown while teaching the next generation. The Motown Sound, a culturally rich style of soul music, is credited with influencing music around the world. Josh Wakely (creator of the Emmy-winning Beat Bugs series) acquired the rights to the Motown music catalog to...

Angela Bassett, Voice of Shatter in ‘Bumblebee’

With Paramount Pictures’ Bumblebee, the Transformers saga enters new territory, and so does Angela Bassett. In a departure from her other roles, Bassett plays the villain — and she's undeniably good at it. The film's narrative is emotionally engaging and showcases the power of science and technological advancements as well as the power of bravery and...

Todd McFarlane Discusses The DVD Release of ‘Venom’

The complex anti-hero Venom, played by actor Tom Hardy, got his first shot at a live-action solo flick in October of this year. This week, Columbia Pictures released the film Venom on Digital. Todd McFarlane, along with David Michelinie, created the character, who made his first appearance in The Amazing Spider-Man #252 in May...

‘Mars’ TV Showrunners and Cast Discuss Season 2

The realities of space can be defined generationally and those realities are reflective in both movies and television.  Flash Gordon took Mark Twain’s a Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court to the planet Mongo and the court of Ming the Merciless. Star Trek launched a five-year mission that still continues decades years later with...

BGN Interview: Jovan Adepo on ‘Overlord’s’ Black WWII Soldier Private Boyce

The film Overlord was nothing at all like I expected. I think I was looking for something campier, more Stan Against Evil. What I got was a Saving Private Ryan type of film that mixes in a bit of Temple of Doom and Night of the Living Dead. That's Overlord. The film is full of standout performances, explorations of important tropes,...

María Gabriela de Faría on Her Anxiety and Playing Fan-Wielding Assassin on ‘Deadly Class’

María Gabriela de Faría is no stranger to the small screen. She’s an award-winning television actress who was also the star of telenovela La Virgen de la Calle, based on Jane the Virgin's Venezuelan predecessor. BGN chatted with the 26-year-old Venezuelan actress on the set of SYFY’s new show, Deadly Class, where she plays Maria Salazar....

Avia Fields of Netflix Animated Series ‘Motown Magic’

Avia Fields voices the role of Ben Love, the main character for the animated children’s series on Netflix entitled Motown Magic. Fields discovered her love of the arts at an early age when she was cast as the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz in her hometown in Alabama.  Her musical theater experience...

Comedian Amanda Seales Is Smart, Funny & Black

Amanda Seales has a strong hustle that is unmatched. The multi-hyphenate comedian/actress/producer is the creator of the digital game show Smart, Funny & Black, she stars as Tiffany on the HBO series Insecure, has a podcast called "Small Doses" and has a book coming out. On January 26th, her first hour-long comedy special on HBO I...

Barry Jenkins Credits A Black Girl Nerd for Leading Him to ‘Beale Street’

If Beale Street Could Talk is an unforgettable adaptation of James Baldwin’s novel of the same name. Director Barry Jenkins admits to being “obsessed with Baldwin” and his work. It’s an obsession that was spawned from a breakup and fueled by a desire to see the writer’s voice captured onscreen. BGN sat down with...