The stars of Waking the Dead on their new prequel drama – and why the show could be coming back to TV

Sue Johnston, Claire Goose, Holly Aird, Wil Johnson and creator Barbara Machin spill the secrets of the crime drama’s revival. Waking the Dead was a show that went before its time. In 2011, when the final episode aired, it was still pulling in seven million viewers, proof that the audience certainly hadn’t grown tired of its groundbreaking mix of police procedure, psychology and forensics. There … Continue reading The stars of Waking the Dead on their new prequel drama – and why the show could be coming back to TV

BBC’s Waking the Dead is coming back… but there’s a twist

BBC One’s popular police procedural drama Waking the Dead is making a comeback – but not in the way you’d expect. Rather than a full TV series, series creator Barbara Machin has written a new five-part story called ‘The Unforgiven’ that will air on Radio 4 and explore how the Cold Case Unit first came together. The prequel series will feature a new case set … Continue reading BBC’s Waking the Dead is coming back… but there’s a twist

How Outlander Has Avoided The Stereotypes Of Its Source Material

With Outlander Season 3 introducing the first characters/actors of color, this article is so timely. Many have wondered how they would be portrayed on the show, including me (Vida). Tyrese Coleman tackles the touchy subject of stereotypes/caricatures found in the book characters of Dr. Joe Abernathy (played by Wil Johnson) and Mr. Willoughby (played by Gary Young) by comparing them to the version we now … Continue reading How Outlander Has Avoided The Stereotypes Of Its Source Material

Blacklanderz Convos! Outlander S3 Epi5

Blacklanderz Convos! Outlander S3 Epi5 – Freedom & Whiskey  Directed by Brendan Maher      Written by Toni Graphia   This conversation is between Blacklanderz Lorinda, Jean and Vida. Edited by Vida. FEAR | FAITH | CHANGE | ELATION Lorinda:  As I viewed Freedom & Whisky, I watched friends and family help each other conquer their fears, have faith to face their fears and finally accept the … Continue reading Blacklanderz Convos! Outlander S3 Epi5

Outlander | Blacklanderz Interview with Wil Johnson: Insight into Dr. Joe (EXCLUSIVE)

Wil Johnson made his American debut when his character, Joe Abernathy, stepped onto the screen in Outlander S3 Epi 3, All Debts Paid. Being the first Black (‘Negro’) male in Harvard Medical School’s anatomy class and Claire Randall, being the first female, the two quickly became confidants and forged a lasting friendship. There are interviews of Wil discussing specific scenes from Outlander and even one that found … Continue reading Outlander | Blacklanderz Interview with Wil Johnson: Insight into Dr. Joe (EXCLUSIVE)

Blacklanderz Convos! Outlander S3 Epi4

Blacklanderz Convos! Outlander S3 Epi4 – Of Lost Things Directed by Brendan Maher      Written by Toni Graphia   T: Aww! He’s making a Sawny! It’s an adorable, yet gripping way to start the episode. This conversation is between Blacklanderz Iris (has not read the books), Marva and Tami. Edited by Vida – Again, she interrupts here and there; she just can’t help herself! 2nd … Continue reading Blacklanderz Convos! Outlander S3 Epi4

BTS Photos: Outlander S3 Epi3

So, David Berry took over the Outlander Starz IG account. See Behind the Scene photos. ~Enjoy! @caitrionabalfe preps to be a girl boss. [And yes, Wil Johnson . . . watching.] Playing a little game of ‘I Spy, Mac Dubh’ to pass the time. –@mrdavidberry What’s the secret to playing John Grey? These two women from costume and make-up, who have the tough job of … Continue reading BTS Photos: Outlander S3 Epi3

Outlander death: How Joe Abernathy actor prepped for that pivotal scene

When Wil Johnson, as Joe Abernathy, was preparing to tell Claire (Caitriona Balfe) that her husband Frank died in a car crash, Outlander director Brendan Maher gave the English actor a much-appreciated bit of advice: Don’t rush the news. Play it in “real time, not actor time,” Johnson told Outlander Live! on EW Radio. I was so nervous doing it because of the magnitude. There are only … Continue reading Outlander death: How Joe Abernathy actor prepped for that pivotal scene

Blacklanderz Convos! Outlander S3 Epi2

Blacklanderz Convos! Outlander S3 Epi2 – Surrender Directed by Jennifer Getzinger      Written by Anne Kenney Evelyn: The posting of the wanted poster sets the tone of the episode. The Redcoats are hunting for Red Jaime!   WANTED: The Dunbonnet! This conversation is between Blacklanderz Cathy, Vida and Evelyn. Edited by Vida. RESILIENCE | DETERMINATION | SELF-DISCOVERY Cathy: This is my first time watching the … Continue reading Blacklanderz Convos! Outlander S3 Epi2