Ludi Lin is Ready to Show His Dark Side on ‘Kung Fu’

Actor Ludi Lin has always played the good guy. Whether it be as a Power Ranger or an Earthrealm warrior in Mortal Kombat, Lin has always been on the right side of the law.

Now, in The CW series Kung Fu, Lin is getting a taste at playing the bad boy aka the villain. Lin plays Kerwin Tan, a billionaire playboy and heir to the Tan fortune, who has been trying his whole life to impress his cold-hearted father. Kerwin’s father has been looking for the ancient weapons for years, but has struggled with finding all of them. Kerwin hopes by teaming up with Zhilan (Yvonne Chapman), he’ll be able to obtain the weapons and, therefore, show his father who is the real boss. 

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Mary Hollis Inboden and Eric Petersen on Their New Series, ‘Kevin Can F**K Himself’

Kevin Can F**K Himself stars Mary Hollis Inboden as Patty O’Connor and Eric Petersen as the protagonist husband, Kevin McRoberts. Patty is Allison’s tough, glass-half-empty neighbor who hides an intelligence and dissatisfaction that bonds her to Allison. Kevin is Allison’s husky and “lovable” man-child. The new dark comedy premiered June 13 on AMC+ and June 20 on AMC. The eight-episode series will continue to air on AMC+ one week ahead of the AMC linear airings on Sundays at 9 PM ET/PT.

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Danielle Panabaker Discusses Directing ‘The Flash’

On tonight’s new episode of The Flash, Danielle Panabaker will play triple duty as Dr. Caitlin Snow, Killer Frost, and as director of the episode. This will be Panabaker’s third time in the director’s chair after making her directorial debut in season five. I got a chance to speak with the actress/director recently about getting back behind the camera post-COVID and what it’s like to be the last remaining member of the original S.T.A.R. Labs team.

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Justin Lin on the Future of the ‘Fast Saga’ and Han’s Relationship with Shaw

With the upcoming release of the ninth installment of the Fast Saga F9, The Nerds of Color got to chat with director Justin Lin about the 20-year franchise and how the movies have evolved — including the theme of family.

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NOC Interview: Ilana Glazer on Her New Hulu Film, ‘False Positive’

Ilana Glazer portrays Lucy in False Positive, and also serves as both a co-writer and producer for the new movie. The Emmy Award winner is best known as the co-creator, writer, director, executive producer, and star of the critically acclaimed series, Broad City. The Hulu Original film premieres on Friday, June 25. Get ready because False Positive will definitely stick with you after you watch.

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NOC Interview: Sam Richardson Talks His New Film, ‘The Tomorrow War’

Sam Richardson stars in Amazon Studios’ The Tomorrow War! The new action sci-fi movie will be available to stream on Prime Video starting July 2. The actor is best known for his roles in Veep, Detroiters, and Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates. Some of Richardson’s most recent work includes Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K. and HouseBroken. Along with The Tomorrow War, he also has many other new upcoming projects such as Werewolves Within and The After Party.

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NOC Interview: Tiana Le on Disney+’s ‘Big Shot’

Tiana Le made her series regular debut as Destiny Winters in David E. Kelly’s new hit series Big Shot, which premiered on April 16. You might recognize the actress from her recurring roles on HBO’s Insecure, Amazon Prime’s Just Add Magic, and Netflix’s No Good Nick. The season 1 finale, as well as the entire first season, of Big Shot is now available to stream on Disney+.

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Nathanya Alexander on How ‘Genera+ion’ Speaks to Gen Z

The NOC is celebrating Pride month as loud as we can, and as part of that celebration, I got to sit down (virtually of course) with Nathanya Alexander, one of the stars of Genera+ion! Nathanya plays Arianna, the bold and perhaps a little too honest member of the gang. 

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NOC Interview: Reno Wilson Discusses All Things ‘Good Girls’

Reno Wilson portrays Stan Hill on NBC’s hit drama, Good Girls. The series is currently on season 4 and returns with new episodes on Thursday, June 24 with a two-hour summer premiere. You probably know Wilson from his time on Mike & Molly as Officer Carl McMillan or his television debut as Howard on The Cosby Show. He is also a very talented voice-over artist who brought characters in the iconic Transformers movie series to life.

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Danielle Nicolet Takes Center Stage on ‘The Flash’

The Flash has, since its inception, put a large focus on its supporting cast, many of whom have become part of “Team Flash,” aiding Barry Allen in his various adventures. Cecile Horton, played by the talented Danielle Nicolet, has increasingly become part of Team Flash, stepping far up from when she was on the outside looking in. In perhaps one of the most marked changes for a character on the show, it was eventually revealed that Cecile was also a metahuman, gifted with empathic powers and making her a strong asset to the team.

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NOC Interview: Gina Rodriguez Discusses Netflix’s ‘Awake’

Gina Rodriguez stars as Jill Adams in Awake, which premiered on June 9. The new Netflix film will take you on an intense journey with an incredible performance from Rodriguez, who plays a mother that will do anything to save her children. The actress is best known for playing the title role on Jane The Virgin, which earned her a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Television Series Musical or Comedy.

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Miranda Cosgrove, Jerry Trainor, and Nathan Kress Discuss the All-New ‘iCarly’ Series

Miranda Cosgrove, Jerry Trainor, and Nathan Kress have revived our favorite childhood series. The best part? It’s for the original fans! iCarly premieres Thursday, June 17 with the first three episodes on Paramount+. The remaining 10 episodes will drop weekly.

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NOC Interview: B.K. Cannon on the New Season of ‘Why Women Kill’

B.K. Cannon stars as Dee in the dark comedy, Why Women Kill. The show’s new season premiered with its first two episodes on June 3. The remaining episodes drop weekly on Thursdays on Paramount+. I got to ask Cannon about the time period of the second season, Dee’s storyline, what drew her to the character, the importance of the female lens, and so much more! Keep reading to find out what she shared.

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NOC Exclusive Interviews with ‘In The Heights’ Director Jon M. Chu and the Cast

For our review of the film, click here.

The anticipated release of WB’s In the Heights is set to release this week, but the long-lasting impact of the film will affect many BIPOC, especially those from the Latinx community, for a lifetime.

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Tamara Taylor and Danielle Moné Truitt Preview the ‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’ Season Finale

Law & Order: Organized Crime airs Thursday nights on NBC, and will be returning with a new season in Fall 2021. I got the chance to speak with Tamara Taylor and Danielle Moné Truitt, who both star in the new series, and ask them all my Organized Crime questions! The show premiered back in April and has already done some amazing crossovers with Law & Order: SVU. The season finale, titled, “Forget it, Jake; It’s Chinatown,” will premiere on June 3 at 10 PM ET.

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‘American Eid’ Director Aqsa Altaf on the Importance of Muslim Stories and Finding Her Voice

Disney’s Launchpad: Shorts Incubator — a filmmaking program dedicated to amplifying underrepresented voices — celebrates six directors in its inaugural year to create a story centered on the theme of ‘Discover.’

One of the voices came from Los Angeles-based filmmaker Aqsa Altaf who wanted to capture what it meant to be a Muslin American. Growing up in Kuwait by Pakistani and Sri Lankan parents in a Muslim home, Altaf realized there were not many stories surrounding Muslim stories, especially positive ones that celebrates the culture. Instead, Altaf only saw negative stereotypes of Muslims in the media. She wanted to change all of that and became fascinated with telling diverse stories that reflected on subject matters that are universal.

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NOC Interview: Joi McMillion, Oscar-Nominated Co-Editor of Barry Jenkins’ ‘The Underground Railroad’

Joi McMillion lives up to her name on a daily basis — you’ll rarely catch the Oscar-nominated editor with anything less than a smile. As the co-editor of Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight, Joi became the first black woman to be nominated for an Oscar for film editing and the proof is in the process. Joi and longtime friend and colleague Nat Sanders knew Barry from their time at FSU’s film program and have since established a long and successful working relationship together. After working on If Beale Street Could Talk, Joi took on a project she’s never worked on before: a television series on a streaming service.

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Culture House’s Raeshem Nijhon Talks About the Importance of Representation

The last several years have seen numerous fallouts from Hollywood industry titans with regard to representation and the arts. NBC cancelling the 2022 Golden Globes amid the problems the HFPA essentially created for itself is a reminder of the strides still to be had for the industry. Enter Raeshem Nijhon, executive producer and founder at Culture House, a black, brown, and women-owned premium film and TV production company.

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NOC Interview: Cameron Monaghan on All Things ‘Shameless’

Cameron Monaghan brought the character of Ian Gallagher to life on Showtime’s hit series, Shameless. The series aired for a total of 11 seasons after originally premiering in 2011. It ranked as the network’s no. 1 comedy, longest-running series, and had the youngest-skewing audience of any Showtime series. Monaghan also joined two legendary universes with roles in both Gotham and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, which I got to ask him about too!

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A Talk With Marc Bernardin About His Version of Peter Parker in ‘The Amazing Shutterbug’

With great power, comes great responsibility. A timeless phrase with a powerful meaning. While it didn’t originate in comics, it was the pages of The Amazing Spider-Man that solidified the adage, transforming it into one of the most iconic comic book lines of all time.

Even if you haven’t ingested a single piece of Spidey content, the famous line tied heavily to Pete’s Uncle Ben has probably been ingrained in your memory by now. The line has been a major part of Peter Parker’s life for years, guiding the troubled hero through his hardest moments and reminding him why he dons the suit every day. But what happens when you don’t have great power anymore? What would Peter Parker do if he never became Spider-Man?

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NOC Interview: Kuhoo Verma and Victoria Moroles Discuss Hulu’s ‘Plan B’

Kuhoo Verma and Victoria Moroles star in the Hulu Original film, Plan B. The upcoming teen comedy was directed by Natalie Morales and written by Prathi Srinivasan and Joshua Levy. Plan B premieres on May 28!

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NOC Interview: Nathaniel Ashton Talks Being Ben on ‘Cruel Summer’

Nathaniel Ashton portrays Ben on Freeform’s newest hit drama. I got to speak with the actor about all things Cruel Summer, including episode 6, “An Ocean Inside Me,” so beware: we will be getting into spoilers. New episodes of the psychological thriller air Tuesdays at 10 PM EDT/PDT on Freeform and are available the next day on Hulu.

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NOC Interview: Sarah Drew Talks Cindy’s Big Episode of ‘Cruel Summer’

Sarah Drew plays Cindy Turner in Freeform’s highly anticipated drama, Cruel Summer. I got to speak with the actress all about the new series and episode 6, “An Ocean Inside Me,” so beware: we will be getting into spoilers. New episodes of the series air Tuesdays at 10 PM EDT/PDT on Freeform and are available the next day on Hulu.

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