Basket of News, February 26, 2016

 Posted by on February 26, 2016 at 7:30 am  Media-Web-News
Feb 262016

Mad Men‘s Christina Hendricks talks about her new role on Sundance’s Hap and Leonard, which is starting to get good reviews. It’s probably a relief to be in a comedy, since working in an emotionally draining movie, Dark Places, was tough for her.

Basketcase Gregg found an older interview (from May, when finale madness kept the Basket busy) with Patrick Fischler (Jimmy Barrett) that’s still worth reading.

In this New York Times interview with Maggie Siff about Billions, she discusses Mad Men and Sons of Anarchy.

Aaron Staton (Mad Men‘s Ken Cosgrove) has a new show on BBC.

Homeland’s Mandy Patinkin has been cast in Penelope Cruz’s next movie.

Rhea Seehorn talks about her role as Kim Wexler on Better Call Saul.

The Walking Dead and Better Call Saul are mentioned in this article about AMC and Wall Street.

Here’s an interesting feminist analysis of Lori Grimes hate from The Walking Dead fans.

Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira talk about their new romance on The Walking Dead.

Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman talks his new series, Five Year.

Jon Bernthal of The Walking Dead joins the cast of Baby Driver–Jon Hamm is already on board.

Jessica Paré has been cast in a pilot for Amazon.

Peyton List (Mad Men‘s Jane Sterling) will be starring in a television adaptation of the movie Frequency.

Palm Springs Modernism Week features Mad Men times two.

Mad Men writer Jonathan Igla is quoted in this article about the Scripter Awards.

There’s a Mad Men Retrospective app for Google Play.

Jon Hamm rescued a humminbird. Not making this up.

Product mentions on TV shows–that were not product placements–accidentally cause a spike in business. Three Basket of Kisses shows are mentioned.

Our awards post is updated with the results of the Costume Guild of America Awards.

Basketcase Hollis found Breaking Bad‘s Bryan Cranston talking about his first credited role:

Basket of News is compiled by Deborah Lipp, Polly Draper, and Basketcases like you in the comments.


  2 Responses to “Basket of News, February 26, 2016”

  1. Hap and Leonard debuts on the Sundance Channel next Wednesday (M2rch 2nd).
    Dave Davies gave notice of that series when he interviewed Joe R. Lansdale on Fresh Air last week. Lansdale wrote a series of mystery novels with Hap and Leonard as characters. Lansdale did a character sketch and read a couple paragraphs from his latest Honky Tonk Samurai”

    Transcript and Audio here.

    Good News that Joan, uh, Christina has a role on that series!

  2. […] Hendricks has a new TV show (Hap and Leonard), so she’s doing the interview rounds: The Observer and Sepinwall both weigh in. […]

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