Matthew Rhys

“A Beautiful Day”: Tom Hanks Learns He’s Lives in Fred Rogers’ “Neighborhood”

"A Beautiful Day": Tom Hanks Learns He's Lives in Fred Rogers' "Neighborhood"

When Fred Rogers passed in 2003, it was difficult to imagine who could ever fill his shoes or those cardigans. How about his sixth cousin? That's what Tom Hanks found out when traced his genealogy and discovered his lineage converges with the former host of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. Hanks plays Rogers in A Beautiful […]

perry mason

"Perry Mason": 7 More Join HBO's Matthew Rhys, Tatiana Maslany Series

Gotham's Chris Chalk and Shea Whigham (Homecoming) are set as series regulars on HBO's Perry Mason, a limited series written and executive produced by showrunners Rolin Jones and Ron Fitzgerald. In addition, Nate Corddry (Mom), Veronica Falcon (Queen of the South), Jefferson Mays (I Am The Night), Gayle Rankin (GLOW), and Lili Taylor (Chambers) are set for recurring roles. […]

'Perry Mason': Orphan Black Star Tatiana Maslany Joins HBO Limited Series

Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany has been tapped for a lead role in HBO's Perry Mason limited series, written and executive produced by showrunners Rolin Jones and Ron Fitzgerald. With television director, writer, and producer Tim Van Patten (Boardwalk Empire, The Sopranos, Game of Thrones) set to direct and executive produce, the upcoming project stars Matthew Rhys (The Americans) in the title role. […]

'Perry Mason' HBO Greenlights Limited Series; Tim Van Patten to Direct, EP

It's been awhile since anyone's seen the famed criminal defense attorney back in the courtroom and back on the case, but that's about to come to an end with television director, writer, and producer Tim Van Patten (Boardwalk Empire, The Sopranos, Game of Thrones) set to direct and executive produce HBO's Perry Mason. Written and […]

HBO's 'Perry Mason' Limited Series Casts Matthew Rhys in Lead

Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey are prepping a limited series for HBO under their Team Downey Banner about legendary TV character sleuth/criminal defense lawyer, Perry Mason. It was just announced that Emmy winning The Americans actor Matthew Rhys will play the lead. According to Variety, this version of Perry Mason is at a time in his life when he is "living […]

The Bleeding Cool TV Top 10 Best of 2018 Countdown: #7 The Americans

"Television is becoming a collage – there are so many channels that you move through them making a collage yourself. In that sense, everyone sees something a bit different." – David Hockney There was a time when working for television was labelled a "demotion," a professional death sentence for movie stars whose careers were on […]

Let's Talk About The Americans Season 6 Episode 6, "Rififi"

The 6th and final season of FX's Cold War era spy drama series The Americans continues with episode 6, "Rififi". Last week, Paige (Holly Taylor) got into a bar brawl and made us all proud. Elizabeth (Keri Russell) was pretty pissed off about it, for multiple reasons.  Philip Jennings (Matthew Rhys) finally did the deed with […]

The Americans

Let's Talk About 'The Americans' Season 6, Episode 3

Only three episodes into the final season of FX's The Americans, and the stakes are high.  Elizabeth Jennings (Keri Russell) has learned about the Star Wars project, and must make a move in order to prevent further danger to her daughter Paige (Holly Taylor).  Philip Jennings (Matthew Rhys) is struggling to keep out of the lifestyle, […]

Let's Talk About FX's 'The Americans' Season 6, Episode 2

FX series The Americans returned last week for the premiere of their 6th and final season, and it delivered with grandeur that's made the series a highlight of television drama. Seamlessly blending emotionally charged scenes with songs, reveals of newfound skills, and the ultimate protective mother move made s6e1 a highlight of the series, for me […]

Let's Talk About FX's 'The Americans' Season 6 Premiere

FX's cold war spy thriller series The Americans returns tonight for the premiere of their 6th and final season (*sobs). It's been a hell of a ride for the Russian couple- raising two children, balancing their relationship and missions, and trying to change their world by preventing the Americans from launching numerous deadly attacks back home. […]

The Americans

FX Releases Trailer for 6th and Final Season of The Americans

FX really struck gold with their Cold War spy drama The Americans. After five incredible seasons, the series was picked up for a 6th, which the cable network announced would be the final one.  Few shows are given such a grand opportunity to plan out the end, the exit, and I'm so glad this one did. […]

The Americans: Short Promo Surfaces For 6th And Final Season

One of the best surprises in a drama series came from FX in 2013 with their 80's-set spy show The Americans.  Starring Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys as a pair of married Russian spies posing as the all American couple in Washington DC, it was announced the highly acclaimed series would be ending after their 6th season. Fans were […]

The Americans Season 3 Pits Husband Vs Wife

The FX series The Americans returns next week for season 3 and as we see in the trailer, it pits husband vs wife in the decision on whether or not to tell their daughter who they really are. Philip Jennings (Matthew Rhys) doesn't want to tell Paige (Holly Taylor) that her parents are Russian sleeper spies […]

NYCC: The Americans Infiltrate New York "Commie Con"

Paul Gullas writes for Bleeding Cool: "This many people are here for The Americans?!". That was me on Friday afternoon,  exclaiming to some startled fans, half an hour before the panel for FX's spy thriller was due to start. It was a little surprising to see how long the line to get in was, winding […]