Category Archives: TV

Netflix’s new true crime series The Staircase: Five things you should know

The Staircase is a new true crime series streaming on Netflix. It will appeal to fans of Making A Murderer and The Jinx. A total of 13 episodes were released at different times and span the 16 years covering the trial of Michael Peterson, a man accused of killing his wife Kathleen on 9 December 2001 after her body was found in a pool of blood at the bottom of the stairs. The Iris’s Natalie Salvo has put together the top five things you should know about this program.... Continue Reading

Five Things We Learned From Hannah Gadsby’s Netflix Special Nanette

The best kind of comedy is the one that makes you laugh and cry. It’s the stuff that’s funny but also makes you stop and think. This is precisely the environment that Tasmanian-born comic, Hannah Gadsby’s final swansong, Nanette occupies. This award-winning show was filmed at the Sydney Opera House in 2018 and will premiere on Netflix this month. The Iris’s Natalie Salvo has put together the top five things she learned.... Continue Reading

Interview: Matt Ryan on Constantine, repeated resurrections and Supanova Comic Con and Gaming

Every now and then an actor lands a role that somehow becomes almost synonymous with their name and face, and you could probably say that of Matt Ryan. After completing a performing arts course and graduating from the Bristol Old Vic theatre school he moved through a variety of television and movie roles before landing a part on American TV series Criminal Minds. His character Mick Rawson ended up in a spin-off series Criminal Minds: Suspect Behaviour which then lead into him landing that synonymous role of John Constantine on the NBC series Constantine. ... Continue Reading

Interview: Lauren German on Lucifer, #SaveLucifer, TV network business and Oz Comic Con Melbourne

For some actors, a role comes along that becomes particularly special, and special for a number of reasons. For the last three years Lauren German has been working on Lucifer, as the lead co-star Chloe Decker. The show centres on the character of Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis), the devil, who decides to take a holiday from Hell to go to Los Angeles and run a nightclub. There he meets police detective Chloe Decker and soon joins forces with her to punish those committing wicked deeds. We covered an initial 6 Reasons Why You Should Be Watching Lucifer shortly after the show began airing in 2016. The show managed to complete three excellent seasons before Fox abruptly cancelled it. Currently visiting Melbourne, Australia for the first time for Oz Comic Con, we had a chat with her about the show, it’s shock cancellation and the social media campaign to save the show.... Continue Reading

Streaming service Stan flies by the 1 million subscriber mark, creating multi-year deals in the process

Online streaming service Stan has officially passed the 1 million subscriber mark, only 3 years after launch. As this number continues to grow rapidly, Stan shows no signs of slowing down, announcing various multi-year deals with powerhouse studios such as Lionsgate and MGM, while reinforcing Stan as the home of American studio Starz.... Continue Reading