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Evil Star Herbers Wants Netflix to Save Series: "Snatch Up The Goods"
Herbers plays forensic psychologist Kristen Bouchard, a skeptic who's terrorized by a rival, Leland Townsend (Michael Emerson), who has a rooted interest in the occult Colter plays David Acosta, a Catholic priest in training trying to make sense of the phenomena he sees Mandvi plays Ben Shakir, a Muslim who, like Kristen, is also a[...]
The season three cliffhanger left with Leland Townsend (Michael Emerson) finally getting what he wants, becoming the father to the antichrist with Kristen (Katja Herbers), sort of Most of season three surrounded the mystery of Kristen Bouchard's missing egg she trusted with the RSM Fertility clinic While one path led to a pregnant mother from[...]
Evil: Michael Emerson on S03 Twist, Leland's Future, Season 4 & More
It's a feat that impresses star Michael Emerson, who's also played similar darker characters like Ben Linus in Lost, Cayden James in Arrow, and voiced the Joker in The Dark Knight Returns (2013) Among Leland's nefarious acts is trying to get Sister Andrea (Andrea Martin) out of the Catholic Church since she claims to see[...]
Evil Season 3 Episode 9 Review: Lots of Stock in Penultimate Episode
Without giving anything else major away, the shocking conclusion was likely telegraphed given the depths we see Leland (Michael Emerson) and Sheryl (Christine Lahti) are willing to go to carry their plans. Evil episode 9, season 3 streaming on Paramount+, 2022 Photo Credit: Elizabeth Fisher/Paramount+ While I feel we barely scratched the surface of Leland and Sheryl's[...]
Evil Season 3 Episode 8 Review: Tons of Emotions “Toyed” Around With
In fact, it has zero do with anything in the greater plot. One storyline thread that's showing a lot of potential, for now, is how much Leland (Michael Emerson) has the ear of Kurt on writing his book on spirituality Kurt seems rather aloof about how it potentially affects his body as he constantly seeks inspiration[...]
And his muse? None other than Leland Townsend (Michael Emerson), with Leland introducing him to some unconventional methods… including a candle, blood drops on his laptop, a toy, and a record of the French song "Alouette" to play. Photo Credit: Elizabeth Fisher/Paramount+ It gets pretty far out there in terms of the sequence that plays out, but[...]
Evil Season 3 Episode 6 A Depressing Social Media Commentary: Review
We also finally get a resolution between Leland (Michael Emerson) and Kristen's children, played by Brooklyn Shuck, Skylar Gray, Maddy Crocco, and Dalya Knapp, as far as the Animal Crossing-type of app they interact in Just when you think we get more of the cartoony supervillain vibes, the other shoe drops in regards to his[...]
As in my previous review, we're never really explained as to how Leland Townsend (Michael Emerson) gained so much influence within the church so quickly or any semblance of why as a newcomer, which last season just requested to be "exorcised" I'm sure at some point they'll reveal some blackmail scheme since Leland is in[...]
With themes surrounding the occult, paranormal, and surreal, the cast Katja Herbers, Mike Colter, Michael Emerson, and Aasif Mandvi opened up to Entertainment Weekly over which of those moments stood out. Mike Colter as David Acosta and Katja Herbers as Kristen Bouchard in EVIL Season 3, Streaming on Paramount+ Photo credit: Richard Phibbs/Paramount+ "There's one moment where[...]
CBS Releases Evil Season 2 Deleted Scenes for Home Release [Exclusive]
Image courtesy of Paramount+ Evil: An Awkward and Macabre Dinner After Sheryl leaves, Kristen reveals that her mother and Leland (Michael Emerson) broke up before Ben gags rhetorically asking if he's drinking what she handed him Kristen assured him that he'll get used to it before Ben reveals what Vanessa (Nicole Shalhoub) told him about the "game"[...]
Evil Star Michael Emerson on Fans Rediscovering Lost & POI
Michael Emerson is an actor who remains grateful for the fans he's had throughout his 30-year career While promoting his Paramount+ series Evil, I had a chance to speak to the actor about how his previous popular shows are finding a new generation of fans thanks to streaming Emerson played Ben Linus, the leader of[...]
Evil Star Michael Emerson Discusses Season 2, Leland's Journey & More
Actor Michael Emerson is the quintessential example of perfectly blending in work and fun into his profession with his role as the nefarious Leland Townsend on the Paramount+ series Evil With the supernatural horror series moving from its broadcast home on CBS to streaming platform Paramount+, the show was allowed to spread its demonic wings[...]
As for Michael Emerson's Leland Townsend, I credit the way creators Robert & Michelle King gave him a more centralized arc as a more fleshed-out character with a greater purpose than the simple impish "devil" vibes of the first season I'm also intrigued about what will happen in the long game for Christine Lahti's Sheryl[...]
Evil Star Christine Lahti on Mother-Daughter Relationship & More
Christine Lahti, who plays Sheryl Luria, might initially appear to have taken a back seat in the second season but came back in a huge way given the latest arc that sees her involved again with her former lover Leland Townsend (Michael Emerson) I spoke to the actress about her involvement with the supernatural series,[...]
Lost Star Michael Emerson Reflects on Legacy as Ben Linus on Series
Michael Emerson is grateful for his long-sustained career working in Hollywood for over 30 years Following his start in the TV movie Orpheus Descending in 1990, the actor came back to screen in 1997 in The Journey taking largely bit roles in films until landing his memorable stint on The Practice as William Hinks With[...]
Evil Star Michael Emerson on Exploring the Chaos of Leland Townsend
If there's one thing that actor Michael Emerson excels at is keeping the audience on their toes especially when he plays mischievous characters like on the Paramount+ series Evil As Leland Townsend, he's a thorn in forensic psychiatrist Kristen Bouchard's (Katja Herbers) side at first by undermining her work as a rival in her profession[...]
In addition to the supernatural elements they tackle, they also have to contend with the nefarious psychologist Leland Townsend (Michael Emerson), a mysterious sociopath who loves to play cat-and-mouse with their beliefs and convictions. Photo: Elizabeth Fisher/CBS ©2021 CBS Broadcasting, Inc All Rights Reserved Evil Season Two Developments Among Leland's exploits last and the current season is digging[...]
Evil Season Two Promo Reveals Date and More Supernatural Shenanigans
The next character introduction is Leland (Michael Emerson), who he calls his "friend" revealing that he'll allow himself to be exorcised The last character introduced is Ben (Aasif Mandvi) complimenting on his skepticism strength as we see a shot of George crawling on Ben's bed, putting his hand on Ben's chest and him responding with[...]
Leland Townsend (Michael Emerson) is not only stalking his rival Kristen but is also dating her mother (Christine Lahti) While Leland's nature isn't completely clear, Kristen has only scratched the surface of his true identity, yet we still don't the lengths of his dark influence other than he can talk to a goat demon While[...]
Evil Season Two Promo Reveals Date and More Supernatural Shenanigans
We finally see Leland (Michael Emerson) saying, "You are adorable" admiring the work of whoever wrote a message in blood before the title card and premiere date Evil season two premieres on June 20 on Paramount+. https://youtu.be/XPcLpfMaYMkVideo can't be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: Evil S2 | New Promo | Paramount+ (https://youtu.be/XPcLpfMaYMk) Bleeding Cool TV on Instagram:[...]
Highlights include exorcisms, bloody murder, creatures, and other supernatural phenomena as the three battle the likes of Leland (Michael Emerson) and the mysterious goat demon and their dark influence When we last left them at the conclusion of season one, the forensic psychologist and atheist found herself burned at the other end of a crucifix[...]
You say 'four months later,' then it's like, 'What happened? What did we miss?'" The second tease centers around the series' primary antagonist Leland Townsend (Michael Emerson), who was exposed from Kristen's investigative work into his past. Elizabeth Fisher/CBS ©2019 CBS Broadcasting, Inc All Rights Reserved "Leland comes to the church saying he needs an exorcism because[...]
Evil: Incel Clichés Underlie Missed Opportunity, Lazy Writing [OPINION]
Leland Townsend (Michael Emerson) witnesses the interaction and preys upon the young man's insecurities. Image courtesy of CBS How Series Handled Incel Culture Throughout Sebastian's arc, Leland systemically trains him in the world of incel culture For those who don't know what the term means, it's short for "involuntary celibate", a culture of misogynistic men festering within their[...]
Cayden James
The two new characters to the series were Cayden James, played by Michael Emerson, and Ricardo "the Dragon" Diaz, played by Kirk Acevedo And while Diaz pulled James's strings, they each had their time as the big bad and each had strong character moments. Diaz is scary and lethal, like a force of nature that is[...]
SundanceTV, AMC Networks Join for Series Adaptation of Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose
Co-written by Andrea Porporati (Il dolce e l'amaro, La Piovra), Nigel Williams and Giacomo Battiato (L'infiltré, Karol: A Man Who Became Pope), the project stars John Turturro (The Night Of), Michael Emerson (Lost, Person of Interest) and Rupert Everett (Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children). "SundanceTV and Sundance Now are proud to join Tele München Group on[...]
Cayden James
Let's shoot on over to Arrow and see what's up there. Pictured: Michael Emerson as Cayden James — Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW — © 2018 The CW Network, LLC All Rights reserved. Meet the Big Bad: Cayden James (Michael Emerson) was the head of Helix, a computer hacking group that were fighting corporate America He was captured by[...]
Arrow season 6
Dinah (Juliana Harkavy) is in a rage over Black Siren (Katie Cassidy) having killed Vincent (Johann Urb), while Cayden James (Michael Emerson) has decided the betrayal of Vincent is enough and he's going to detonate the bomb over the city at midnight He tells his cohorts Laurel, Anatoly (David Nykl), and Richard Dragon (Kirk Acevedo)[...]
All Rights Reserved. In what continues to be one of the best seasons since the first, Arrow had a strong episode with 'We Fall', showing the chess game that Cayden James (Michael Emerson) is playing — and that perhaps not all of the pieces are what he believes them to be. The episode starts with a handful[...]
Arrow Cayden James
Earlier this season on Arrow, we learned that Cayden James (Michael Emerson) had Black Siren (Katie Cassidy) plant a camera/bug in the bunker when she broke in and stole one of Mr Terrific's (Echo Kellum) experimental T-Spheres This is how James knew that the device he had sent Team Arrow to get in exchange for[...]
All Rights Reserved. While the team is broken apart, Oliver still has to deal with having been arrested for being Green Arrow, running the city and raising his son while trying to take on Cayden James (Michael Emerson), Black Siren (Katie Cassidy), and the team they've put together The trailer below is two minutes of pretty[...]