Ever since Jerry Orbach joined the cast, LAW & ORDER fans have waited every episode for the next great one-liner from Detective Lennie Briscoe. Here was a world-weary, acid-tongued cop who knew how to zing it. Ready to laugh, groan and roll your eyes at Briscoe’s street-smart-assery? You’ve got two choices. Tune in to LAW & ORDER on SundanceTV or read the below.
Harold listens to Brian’s final cassette, stolen from the police station. In a flashback, Brian and Harold hike to the lake and drink beer. After Harold passes out, Brian dictates a goodbye message to Jean. “I wanna be gone and not have to think anymore,” he says. He then swims into the lake and commits suicide.
SundanceTV’s acclaimed supernatural drama, THE RETURNED, has been honored with a Peabody Award, it was announced today. This is the fourth time that the network has been honored with a Peabody win–the first in 2005 for THE STAIRCASE, the second in 2008 for NIMROD NATION, and the third in 2010 for BRICK CITY. The 73rd Annual George Foster Peabody Awards will be hosted this year by Ira Glass and presented on May 19th at a ceremony held at New York’s Waldorf-Astoria.
SundanceTV announced it will co-produce a new original scripted mini-series, ONE CHILD. The four-hour series penned by Guy Hibbert (Complicit, Five Minutes of Heaven) and starring Katie Leung (Harry Potter) begins production in May in London and Taiwan and will air in late 2014. ONE CHILD crosses the world as a Chinese-born young woman adopted by British parents must struggle with who she really is in order to decide where her loyalty lies.
Booker Cole, co-star of LOREDANA, ESQ., digs into his past as a patrol officer for the LAPD and discusses what makes him an integral member of Loredana’s team.
SundanceTV: How did you meet Loredana?
BC: I met Loredana several years ago, while I was working as a patrol officer. I was dispatched to Loredana’s office to discuss a client issue. The client had been a victim of a crime in another jurisdiction. During our initial meeting I learned that she had been a police officer and she had a thorough understanding of what I could do. I was a licensed attorney at that time and was very impressed with the career transition she had made. Robert, her significant other, was also in the office when I met her. Rocco had not even been thought of yet. We all got along so well that we maintained contact over the years.
Thursday, April 3 at 9PM/8c, SundanceTV will broadcast THE RED ROAD’s eagerly anticipated finale. Wondering what to do until the episode airs? Consider the following…
This week’s episode is bedrock Loredana: Ferocious. Fangs out. Focused. And on fire!
Up first is Mike Mingolello. Mike is an old family friend of LD. Everyone calls him “Chunk.” (Don’t ask me. I don’t know why.) Late one night, LD gets a call from her brother Robert saying that Chunk has been arrested. (Rob says he doesn’t know what the charges are when he calls.) He needs our help. This is a first for Chunk. No prior arrests. Completely out of character. Anyway, LD and Robert bail Chunk out, and as they are walking away from the police station, Chunk gives his side of the story: Late last night, just off work, he stops by an ATM to get some cash. He then gets so spooked when he is approached by three guys that he pulls out his concealed firearm and chases the guys off. Well, the three guys decide to call the cops and when the cops arrive, Chunk gets spooked again and takes off. A police chase ensues and somehow a police officer is assaulted and a police dog is bitten! (He bit a canine with his canines!)
Phillip asks his dad Jack he set him up in Florida. After taking Phillip’s gun, Jack says it was because Phillip disobeyed him. After Jack eventually returns the gun, Phillip wipes his own prints off it then bags it.
Phillip meets Harold outside the Jensen house. Jean sees Harold take an envelope from Phillip. Harold later tells her the envelope is from a neighbor. Inside the envelope, Harold finds a marked up map.
SundanceTV: You began your career with the LAPD. What made you switch from cop to defense attorney?
LN: The LAPD was always just a stepping stone for me. My goal was always to be an attorney. I detoured into police work to experience criminal cases from the ground floor. When I was a cop I investigated crimes and arrested people. I acquired knowledge that my law books could never teach me. This past experience gives me an edge when dealing with clients and prosecutors, who experience crimes through the written words of police reports. I, on the other hand, have seen death, violence and blood. I was never sure if I would make it home at the end of my watch but I would do it all over again because I am a better attorney for it.
THE RED ROAD’s Nick Gomez gives an inside scoop on co-stars Jason Momoa and Tom Sizemore and talks about his experiences and other hits like The Walking Dead, Dexter, and G.I. Joe: Retaliation.
SundanceTV: How did your role on THE RED ROAD come about? What were you told about your character?
NG: I got a call from my agent about THE RED ROAD, and I put together an audition tape for the casting. The scenes that I got to audition with were the actual scenes that I did for that first episode I’m in, where I’m trying to break into the garage. What’s interesting is some characters just click and some don’t… I’ve done a lot of very hardened sort of men, prisoners. I’ve played a lot of bad guys, so I’m usually hurting somebody… But as an actor you’re always justifying what you’re doing and this was the easiest one to justify because even though I was doing something illegal, I completely clicked with why he was doing it. I completely understood a father doing whatever he had to because his son was hurt, so I really wanted to play this role. I wanted to play a character that had some built-in sympathy.
Need to get up to speed with THE RED ROAD? This weekend is your perfect opportunity. SundanceTV is having a marathon of all the episodes so far with back-to-back encores starting Sunday at 5pm/4c. Looking to extend that experience online? Consider the following.
Actor Kiowa Gordon (THE RED ROAD’s Junior) talks about his role in the Twilight franchise and his potential future as a pop singer.
Q: Your first movie role was in such a hugely popular franchise. Was all the attention around Twilight surreal? How did you deal with it?
A: Oh yeah, I was an 18 year old kid fresh out of high school. I just dealt with it one day at a time. I tried to stay close to old friends and family to keep me from going insane.
Q: You’re a member of the Hualapai Nation in Arizona. Can you talk about your connection to the tribe & where you grew up?
SundanceTV examines the world of sartorial knock offs in its fourth all new special hosted by ELLE Creative Director Joe Zee, REVEALING: TRUE OR FAUX airing Wednesday, April 16th at 9 pm ET/PT. Through a compelling social experiment and in-depth interviews with industry insiders, Zee reveals the truth behind New York’s thriving fashion black market.
Loredana Nesci. One tough ex-LAPD cop who is now one tough criminal defense attorney. She also happens to be my boss, my friend, my personal superhero, a pain in my ass, and the world’s greatest mom. Loredana loves to say that the legal system is a game – and when it comes to defending her clients, she plays to win. That’s it. That’s LD in a nutshell. You want her on your side.
Phillip, Mike and Junior steal medication from a nursing home pharmacy. Outside the station, Chief Mac leads a protest against the hit-and-run case. Captain Warren inquires about Jean. Harold says she’s in the hospital.
Actor Tom Sizemore (THE RED ROAD’s Jack Kopus) talks about what makes his character unique as well as some of the actors and directors that he’s worked with over his storied career.
Actress Allie Gonino (THE RED ROAD’s Rachel Jensen) talks about her most challenging scene and her volunteer work with The Thirst Project.
At an auto salvage yard, Harold replaces the bumper of Jean’s SUV and finds a scrap of cloth from the hit-and-run in the process. At home, Jean tells Harold her car hit a dog and promises not to drink again, though Harold says she wasn’t drunk. She claims, Rachel told her to take his gun.
Author: Nina Hämmerling Smith Plenty of big-name stars sank their teeth into juicy guest roles on Law & Order over its 20 seasons of case-busting and legal maneuvering. (Julia Roberts, Chevy Chase and Sharon Stone among them.) But it’s a truth all New York theater actors know that the series was often a very early…
New York – March 6, 2014 – SundanceTV announced today that the second season of its critically acclaimed scripted series RECTIFY will premiere on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 9:00pm ET/PT. The haunting story of a man released from prison after spending nearly two decades on death row, RECTIFY has been overwhelmingly well-received by critics and has landed on numerous year-end top ten lists in 2013.
During a traditional Native American ceremonial dance in the woods, tribe member Phillip Kopus (Jason Momoa) watches as police officer Harold Jensen (Martin Henderson) circulates a “missing person” flyer to the crowd. Jensen later questions locals about a missing NYU student.
Listed as the #1 new show to check out this season (IMDB), THE RED ROAD is ‘riveting’ (Playboy). In anticipation of the premiere, SundanceTV sat down with THE RED ROAD’s all-star cast for deeper look at the actors, the characters, and the tension that drives the series. The SundanceTV original series THE RED ROAD premieres tonight at 9PM
SundanceTV announced today that the second season of its critically acclaimed original series THE WRITERS’ ROOM hosted by Academy Award®-winning screenwriter (THE DESCENDANTS), comedian and actor (Community) Jim Rash, will premiere Monday, April 14 at 10:00 PM ET/PT.