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WORLDS APART Star Trek: Strange New Worlds ’ Anson Mount, Rebecca Romijn, and Ethan Peck BEST OF THE WEST Isabel May turns in a superstar-making performance in 1883 . PLAYING CATCH-UP Your guide to the must- stream shows of 2022

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1883 ’s Isabel May Goes from Home On the Range to Superstardom

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I F YOU EVER WANT TO QUESTION YOUR OWN BRAVERY, think about what it would be like to explore a place that very few people have ever seen before. There are those of us who delight in the discovery of the new and unknown. And then there are those of us who admire the people in that group but, when it comes down to it, feel a lot more comfortable staying at home where things are safer, thank you very much. I thought about this question a lot when I sat down to watch both of the shows featured on our covers this month. Whether it’s the new galaxies and characters Anson Mount, Rebecca Romijn, and Ethan Peck discover in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds or the cattle thieves and Lakota who lie in wait for Isabel May and her family in 1883 , it takes an incredible amount of courage to even think about making those expeditions. The good news is that no matter which group you fall into, you can enjoy our stars’ journeys from the comfort of your couch and in the pages of this issue. Both “space, the final frontier” and the

actual frontier of Strange New Worlds and 1883 share a remarkable ability to transport you to new places and to make you care deeply about their characters. So—full transparency here—as someone who had to hide under a pillow during a certain rattlesnake encounter in 1883 and who gets mildly overwhelmed just thinking about the enormity of space, let me encourage you to go along for the ride with both of these incredible shows. They’re worth the trip. And for more summer fun, check out our guide to the best shows to catch up on this season, plus all the hot fashion, TV flash- backs, and your favorite stars’ family photos. Enjoy!

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“We have always wondered what was up there. I think that Star Trek taps into that specific dream. It’s something that’s a deeply primordial part of ourselves.” — ANSON MOUNT , STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS

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T’S ONE OF THE BIGGEST WHAT-IFS IN SCI-FI HISTORY: What if the original Star Trek pilot episode shot in

1965 had been picked up instead of rejected? That episode, “The Cage,” starred Jeffrey Hunter as the dashing Cap- tain Pike, Majel Barrett (later Barrett-Roddenberry, after she married the series’ legendary creator, Gene Roddenberry) as his trusted Number One, and Leonard Nimoy as a Vulcan officer named Spock.

Rebecca Romijn, and Ethan Peck, respectively, the new adven- tures of these groundbreaking Federation originals quickly cap- tured the imagination of both longtime Trekkies and neophytes discovering the depth of the show’s mythology. Now this trio of adventurers—along with a crew of both new and familiar characters—is ready to boldly go where they should have gone more than a half century ago. Star Trek: Strange New Worlds premiered on Paramount+ Thurs- day, May 5, 2022, and its first 10-episode season is set to run through July 7. The second season began shooting this past January. “Our approach to this show was very classic,” explains Strange

While that episode (currently available on Paramount+) is now considered a classic, at the time executives found it too heady and demanded a new pilot. Star Trek: The Original Series and the adventures of Captain Kirk and his famous crew were born. Captain Pike and his cohort—save, of course, for Nimoy’s Spock, who would become one of the most indelible characters in television history—were consigned to Starfleet lore. That was until January 2019, when Pike, Number One (now named Una), and a deeply troubled Spock restarted their inter- galactic journey with a thrilling season-long arc on the Para- mount+ series Star Trek: Discovery . Played by Anson Mount,

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powers that be had been talking about a Pike show even before Sea- son 1 of Discovery . Thankfully, they never shared any of that with me, or I

New Worlds co-showrunner Henry Alonso Myers. “We asked ourselves a simple question: “If Gene Roddenberry were doing this show today, with a modern sensibility, modern budgets, and a modern approach to character, what would it be? This is not a reinvention. It’s a reimagining for today’s sensibility.” In other words, if the warp drive isn’t broke, why fix it? “The Original Series tapped into this magical formula,” says Romijn. “This show is all about embracing that Original Series tradition with its amazing mix of levity and horror, science and social issues, and just good, breezy fun. That’s exactly what we are shooting for here.” We sat down with Mount, Romijn, and Peck to talk about the enormity of taking on these legendary characters, the friend- ship among the three of them, and the surprises in store this season and beyond. “I’ve never had a response to my work like the one that I had after Discovery ,” says Mount. “I hope we can live up just a bit to audience expectations and the trust they have placed in us.” Did you have any idea that Strange New Worlds was in store for you after you finished these characters’ season-long arc during the second season of Discovery ? AM: There were no official plans for the show after that—at least that we knew about. I came to find out later that the

would not have known what to do with myself. I realized the other day that it’s three years ago this month that I first got the call where they said, “I think we got a show going.” Three years, my friend, three years … My life has changed in every conceiv- able way over that time. RR: I would like to think that when my character ordered a cheeseburger with habanero sauce during her first scene on Discovery , I knew I would be playing her for years to come. But that definitely was not the case. But there was a magical moment when Anson, Ethan, and I walked onto the Enterprise bridge set for the first time during Discovery , and we all had this intense physical reaction. We started to look around and say, “What is happening? They didn’t build this set just for a one- off, did they? Really? Would they do that?” We had no inkling of what was to come, but standing on the physical set of the Enterprise bridge, it started to all feel very possible. I turned to the guys and was like, I would do this. Would you do this? That was a magical moment. After that, you could really start to envision what was to come. EP: I had a recurring role on Season 2 of Star Trek: Discovery ,

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and the possibility of that becoming something more regular was little more than a wonderful dream. After we fin- ished on Discovery , Anson and I did a convention tour that I saw as the two of us unofficially campaigning for the existence of Strange New Worlds . I think that it contributed to its genesis; at least I hope it did. We put a lot of time and care into each convention. Still, when I was told that the show was going forward, I couldn’t believe it. I was floored. I still am. Star Trek fans are deeply invested not just in this show but also in each of your char- acters. Is that ever daunting? RR: The pressure is always there to make them happy, but it is a welcome pressure. It is part of our job to protect these

EP: This fandom is fervent and definitely had that same pres- surizing effect on me, especially in the beginning. Not only do I want to do a good job for myself—I am a recovering perfection- ist—but I want to do well by them. My main focus is on deliver- ing a performance with integrity and authenticity. I will never be Leonard Nimoy—he is inimitable. But I am trying to create something true to both Nimoy’s invention and my own. The

legacy characters in much the same way that the show’s fans want them protected. But to do that, we also have to have some artistic liberty on the side. It always makes for an interesting balance: On the one hand, we are caretakers of these great char- acters, and on the other, making our own creative decisions and hoping that the fans who love these characters as much as we do are pleased with the outcome.

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Were any of you intimidated by taking on characters that had already had such signifi- cant cultural impact? RR: I watched that original pilot episode, and I appreci- ated Majel Roddenberry and everything she did with the character. What was put into my head was that because Star Trek had been a Desilu produc- tion and Lucille Ball had been very involved with bringing Star Trek to the world, Lucy was in love with that initial Star Trek pilot because there had been a female first officer. She felt that that was an enormously important thing. Of course, that pilot was rejected. As a result, the character was pretty much

just a blank slate. All we had was 14 minutes of screen time to work with. We know that she works well with the captain and is very good at her job. So that really gave the writers and me an opportunity to flesh her out. AM: Pike is older now than when Jeffrey Hunter first created him. He’s a bit more established in who he is and the captain he wants to be. Obviously, huge changes occur at the end of Season 2 of Discovery that affect how we start this show. Dealing with those events becomes a very intricate part of the first season.

fans became just further inspiration for me to really dig deep. AM: Star Trek fans are never a burden. Their love for the fran- chise is a responsibility and, more particularly, a privilege. They literally changed my life. Not only did it provide me with a great job at a time when that is not an easy thing to get as an actor, but it also provided me the wherewithal to start a family. As often as I can, I try to say thank you.

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EP: To be perfectly honest, I was completely terrified about taking this on. I experienced absolute terror while I was on Discovery , and then there was a whole new batch of it when we started Strange New Worlds . They had laid out things on this show that Spock had never done before. There’s no blueprint for what he experiences. So to carve that out on my own with- out the guidance of Nimoy was a huge challenge. Honestly, I had no idea how I was going to do it. It has been a really long journey in terms of accepting and understanding this role and the impact it has had on my life. Being the keeper of this char- acter is such a huge deal. Rebecca, Number One has a big secret that’s revealed early on in Strange New Worlds. How did that affect the way you play her? RR: Oh, it’s a big one, isn’t it? She is very good at her job, but she also likes to make sure people are intimidated by her as a way to keep them at a distance. It is her way of hiding her secret. This level of shame that she carries as part of Starfleet— and Una is someone who loves Starfleet more than just about anyone—was really the most exciting layer to play. I had a lot of fun with that. Anson, are you anything like Captain Pike? AM: I’ll let you know when I figure out who he is! I will say that there are certain roles that you have to really stretch to fill, while there are others where the person just happens to be closer to your skin. This is definitely one of those. It is weird to me that I went to acting school to learn how to be like different people, and suddenly people are responding the most to some- one who is just closer to me than I have ever done before. Ethan, how do you begin that process of playing the world’s most famous Vulcan? EP: There is a culling of my expressions, responses to things, and sense of humor that occurs before I go on set. I have to do this process of withdrawing all of that within myself—which is not the same as detaching from it. Spock is a deeply emotional person, but it is so contained and controlled. That process has become more nuanced over time as I have become more comfortable with the character. I have found more and more emotional life within that little chamber inside of him. It seems to become brighter with my further experiences playing the character. For Anson and Rebecca, has playing these leadership fig- ures affected your own ability to lead? AM: Whether you like it or not, being number one on the call sheet is a leadership position. Pike is definitely a better leader

than I am, and I try to learn from him. I was fortunate that I had the great opportunity to learn from Sonequa Martin-Green when I worked on Discovery . She is a tremendous leader on that set. I don’t think that anybody really feels like a natural born leader. If they do, they are probably a tremendous a**hole. To be a good leader, you need to have a sense of doubt and deep humility. RR: I like to think that I have become a much better leader due to this show—my six dogs really listen to me now! Actually, that’s not true: Only three out of the six dogs have started to lis- ten to me. The other three still don’t give a crap what I have to tell them. I try the best I can to be a leader, but in truth I’m only successful at it when playing this character. How should we expect these characters’ relationships to change throughout Strange New Worlds ’ first and second seasons? RR: The captain and Una regard each other as best friends, but we still don’t know what our backstory is. We have talked about the possibility that we are exes who can speak straight to each other. You know, those people in your life where you can read each other like a book? I think these two have that. Those are the people you can trust the most. AM: I am not the guy to ask about the on-screen relation- ships—I take my cues from the writers. But I can tell you about the off-screen relationships: I could not be luckier to have this group of actors to work with. It was clear pretty early on when we were making Discovery that Ethan, Rebecca, and I generally had the same sense of humor. We would really enjoy spending more time together if we had the opportunity. We hang out together in the off-season. After we finished shooting pickups last fall, Ethan and I drove to Detroit together just because

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“The world shared among the three of us is really spectacular. It is something that I may never have with anyone else.” — ETHAN PECK

neither of us had seen Detroit before. This past weekend, we hung out with Rebecca and her family at the park. I genuinely enjoy the people I work with on the show, and I know enough not to take that for granted. RR: It’s true. Anson, Ethan, and I have been in this together going on three years now. It has felt like the longest pregnancy in history! We have created this extraordinary friendship between the three of us, which we have extended to the rest of this cast, all of whom we adore. EP: I now share this incredible bond with Anson and Rebecca that has evolved from Discovery to Strange New Worlds . The world shared among the three of us is really spectacular. It is something that I may never have with anyone else. That is just so unique—to become family with the people you work with. That is what this is to me, family. Ethan, the early episodes of Strange New Worlds hint at a more romantic side of Spock. Can we expect to see more of that? EP: There is a lot more exploration of Spock’s human side on this show than we have ever seen before. That, of course, includes human nature. Many of us are sexually compelled, and he is no different. I think it is a part of him that we will encounter in the series based on the amount of time we spend with him within his inner chambers. People will really be sur- prised and amused by what they discover there. Why do you think Star Trek has lasted so long and had such a lasting cultural impact? EP: I can speak to the ongoing appeal of Spock. We are all try- ing to find this comfortable place between logic and emotion,

between being human and Vulcan. It is something we all struggle with within our own lives. He is such a unique, lasting character because he shows us so much about ourselves. He gives us a lot to hold on to. RR: This show is as relevant now as it was in the ’60s when Gene Roddenberry created it—almost more so. And it is not even just in our country, but internationally. What it stands for has never been more relevant. I’m a mother now, sharing it with my daughters, and I was introduced to the Original Series by my mother when I was 8 years old. It carries on a conversa- tion that has been vital across generations. It helps to explain what is going on in the world through vibrant storytelling. That’s a real gift that Star Trek just keeps delivering. Sure, you can enjoy the show just as shallow entertainment, but it’s designed to have a takeaway at the end of every episode, some- thing that sparks a conversation and often asks you to take a different point of view. AM: Part of the joy of Star Trek is in the joy of exploration with a sense of empathy rather than a colonial or empirical perspec- tive. When asked about space exploration, the vast majority of people on this planet say that, yeah, we should be engaged in space exploration. Why? Why do we have that as a species? Something in us is called to turn around and walk away from the campfire and into the dark forest to see what’s out there. We often assume that the sum total of human endeavor is based on greed. I disagree with that. I think that one of the main reasons we first walked out beyond the firelight was because it was the best way to look at the stars. We have always wondered what was up there. I think that Star Trek taps into that specific dream. It’s something that’s a deeply primordial part of ourselves.

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As Elsa Dutton, the heroine and narrator of 1883 on Paramount+, Isabel May turns in a superstar- making performance. By Mara Reinstein

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“I felt very fortunate with 1883 because it was [made by] a creator who genuinely loved and cared deeply about his work,” says May.

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IN THE VERY FIRST SCENE OF THE VERY FIRST EPISODE OF 1883 , you watch Isabel May’s character, Elsa Dutton, get shot by an arrow. For the rest of the harrowing Paramount+ Western that serves as a prequel for the smash drama Yellowstone , you sit in suspense, waiting to learn her fate. While you know things probably aren’t going to turn out so well for Elsa, the wily and wild teen daughter of James and Margaret (Tim McGraw and Faith Hill) who narrates the journey of a wagon caravan traveling westward in search of land and freedom, May is so compelling in the role that you convince yourself that frontier medicine just might be much better than you remember from Little House on the Prairie . This girl has to make it. Before hitting the plains, the 21-year-old Santa Monica, California, native made her debut in Alexa & Katie , the tween favorite 2018–20 Netflix sitcom in which two BFFs band together after one of them receives a cancer diagnosis. (May’s character shaves her head in support.) She also popped up in two seasons of Young Sheldon as the girlfriend of the kid genius’s older brother, Georgie. Befitting her 1883 character, May exudes an old soul, no-B.S. vibe. She says she enjoys bouncing between the East and West Coasts and doesn’t know where she lives right now because “I’m 21, and it’s fun to be nomadic with no ties, even though

it’ll get old shortly, I assume.” Asked about her weekend plans on this late Friday afternoon, she replies, “I’m doing stuff with my family. I’m not cool enough to have a cool response, but maybe one day.” Until then, she talks 1883 and beyond.

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Isabel May as Elsa, of the Paramount+ original series 1883 , with her horse Lightning

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From left: Faith Hill, Isabel May, and Tim McGraw at the world premiere of 1883 in Las Vegas in December 2021; Elsa near the end of the long journey west; May on the red carpet

[ 1883 creator] Taylor Sheridan has said that he wrote the role for you after you impressed him in your audition for The Mayor of Kingstown . IM: I mean, it’s rather strange to think about that, let alone say it aloud. But yeah, I guess he did.

Did he ever say why you inspired him? IM: He told me, “When I watched you, I saw hope.” That’s what this story in 1883 needed because it’s so bleak. We’re seeing this story through this girl’s eyes, and she needed to be full of optimism and spirit. That made me happy because I’d rather seem like a hopeful person than a cynical one. Was he right? Are you a hopeful person? IM: Oh, very. Very . I can feel like a cynic, sure, but it’s easy to be cynical. I prefer to be an optimist. It’s a lot harder to be an optimist, and I like to take the harder route. How important is that trait when you’re a young actress and constantly trying out for that next part? IM: Sometimes you just have to walk with faith and not sight, you know? Someone said that to me recently. I’m not necessarily a religious person, but I just found that to be a nice way to think, and I trust in that. Something will happen as long as I stay focused and work hard. You have to be hopeful, but so much is out of your hands.

What kind of relationship did you build with Tim and Faith on location? IM: It’s almost like they became my mom and dad. I looked up to them quite a bit because they worked really, really hard and had a smile on their faces the whole time. No matter what, they expressed gratitude and respect. And when they were on the set, they weren’t husband and wife—just co-workers who were in this with everybody else. They also have three wicked smart and talented daughters around my age, and I look up to each one of them. They’ve both been successful in several fields for decades. Did they offer you any advice? IM: They did, but not about acting. Faith is a businesswoman, and she handles herself very well and is extremely eloquent.

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“Sometimes you just have to walk with faith and not sight.”

She gave me some advice about how to operate and carry myself as a young woman in Hollywood. She’s been working in the entertainment industry for 30 years, and the industry is tough! With 1883 , you had to present and deal with some heady themes yourself. What were your takeaways? IM: You know, it’s so complicated. There are all these moral conundrums between right and wrong. And as a young person, I think about that quite a lot and I’m not really sure what to make of so much that’s happening in the world. It’s so confusing. And when you find yourself as an actor and as an artist playing those things out in a different era, it feels very real and relevant even though it’s fiction. Every day I’d ponder my character’s conversations and interactions on a bigger playing field. I still think about it. Where do you go from here personally and professionally? IM: Well, look, it’s always about trying to find a project and work that has meaning and value. That’s particularly difficult as a young actor. I felt very fortunate with 1883 because it was [made by] a creator who genuinely loved and cared deeply about his work. So to find another story like this one is my dream. I feel like there are a lot of things being made with no passion behind it. The motivation is off. It’s going to be an interesting ride!

From top: (l. to r.) McGraw, Hill, May, Dawn Olivieri, and Emma Malouff as the Dutton party in 1883 . May channeling the Carnaby Street vibe in a colorblock mod mini dress and boots

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PLOT: Come for the sparkling sun and surf, stay for the savvy of Jane Tennant, a soccer mom who is also the first female special agent in charge of NCIS Hawai‘i. Tenacious and smart, Tennant has risen through the ranks by pushing back against sexism in a system that has consistently pushed back against her. Along with her team of talented specialists, Tennant balances duty to family and country while investigating unsolved murders, kidnappings, and various mysteries around the Navy and Marines.

PLAYERS: Vanessa Lachey Jane Tennant, head honcho of NCIS Hawai‘i Noah Mills Jesse Boone, former big city homicide detective, expert interrogator, and Tennant’s sometimes confidant Yasmine Al-Bustami Lucy Tara, a junior member of Tennant’s team who does whatever it takes to get the job done Alex Tarrant Kai Holman, the new kid on the team and the only native Hawaiian Jason Antoon Ernie Malik, the resident cyber-intelligence expert

Zoom meetings. Dinner prep. Homework oversight. Lacrosse carpool. Life has a way of hijacking your ability to hunker down and binge-watch really good television. That’s where summer comes in. With (hopefully) less on your to-do list, and an air-conditioned family room calling your name, now’s the time to tune in to Paramount+ and catch up on CBS’s new and returning dramas, as well as its breakout comedy of the year. Here’s your guide to the must-stream shows of 2022.

FAVORITE SCENE: “It has to be during the series finale, for the sole reason that everyone was in one space together and it was literally a big ol’ party. It was a beautiful way to wrap up the year.” —Yasmine Al-Bustami

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From left: Vanessa Lachey, Noah Mills, and Alex Tarrant put a stop to trouble in paradise on NCIS: Hawai‘i.

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CSI: VEGAS

PLOT: The high-tech series that ran for 15 seasons and spawned several spinoffs is back, this time in Las Vegas, the city where it all began. Facing an existential threat that could bring down the entire crime lab and release thousands of convicted killers onto Sin City’s streets, a team of brilliant investigators (both new and familiar faces from the original CSI ) unite, deploying cutting-edge forensic techniques to crack cases and catch bad guys.

FAVORITE SCENE: “Episode 6: There’s a creepy clown motel— complete with dead clowns!—an ominously

squalid and rattling narcotic- dispensing ice cream truck, origami, and a cast of bountifully quirky characters, including a serial killer! Quite a lot for our CSIs to juggle! Brilliantly penned, shot, lit, directed,

PLAYERS:

Paula Newsome Maxine Roby, head of the Las Vegas crime lab William Petersen Gil Grissom, quick-witted forensic entomologist who ran the lab in the original series Jorja Fox Sara Sidle, Grissom’s partner in crime solving and beyond

Wallace Langham David Hodges, former lab tech turned expert witness Matt Lauria Joshua Folsom, a high- level investigator who typically takes the lead on the crime of the week Mandeep Dhillon Allie Rajan, a hard- working level-II CSI born in India and educated in the U.S.

From left: CSI Vegas ’ Matt Lauria, Paula Newsome, and Mandeep Dhillon

and edited! ” —Matt Lauria

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SHOW: FBI

FBI

FAVORITE SCENE: “We had about 20

minutes of sunlight left to film the scene where O.A. finds Sunny in the Season 4 crossover [featuring FBI , FBI: Most Wanted , and FBI: International cast members]. We were in the most beautiful mansion on a little lake outside Budapest. We got the shot in one or two takes and got to watch the sun set.” —Zeeko Zaki

Jeremy Sisto Jubal Valentine, assistant special agent in charge who coordinates the movement of field agents from the team’s high-tech offices Alana De La Garza Isobel Castille, the quick-thinking special agent in charge John Boyd Stuart Scola, an Ivy League– educated Wall Streeter turned FBI agent Katherine Renee Turner Tiffany Wallace, whose NYPD background is often an asset in the field

PLOT: A fast-paced drama about the inner workings of the Federal Bureau of Investigation—and the reason the FBI franchise was born. PLAYERS: Missy Peregrym Maggie Bell, a seasoned investigator who’s in charge of the team while out in the field Zeeko Zaki Omar Adom “O.A.” Zidan, a New Yorker, military vet, and Muslim whose fluent Arabic comes in handy

FBI ’s Zeeko Zaki and Missy Peregrym

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FBI: MOST WANTED

PLOT: This first FBI spinoff follows the Fugitive Task Force, which tracks and takes down notorious criminals on the bureau’s— you’ve got it—Most Wanted list. PLAYERS: Dylan McDermott Remy Scott, leader of the Fugitive Task Force

Julian McMahon Jess LaCroix, the former leader of the Fugitive Task Force who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. Keisha Castle-Hughes Hana Gibson, a special agent with a sharp sense of humor and the team’s master of data mining

Roxy Sternberg Sheryll Barnes, an ex-NYPD detective with elevated street smarts thanks to undercover gang work in the Bronx Alexa Davalos Kristin Gaines, a Navy vet turned tireless special agent

Miguel Gomez Ivan Ortiz, whose street-cop instincts are key to his undercover work

Dylan McDermott takes charge on FBI: Most Wanted .

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FBI: INTERNATIONAL

PLOT: The third iteration of the FBI brand follows savvy operatives from the FBI’s elite International Fly Team. Based in Budapest (where the show shoots), the Fly Team travels the globe, tracking and de-escalating threats against American citizens in exotic locales. PLAYERS:

FAVORITE SCENE: “It was in Episode 7, but it didn’t make the final cut. The Fly Team was in Prague and had to pay this madame for information. We had a scene where we all had to pool our money together to pay her, and we could not get through the scene without cracking up. It just escalated every time we did a take, and it still makes me giggle thinking about it.” —Heida Reed

Luke Kleintank Scott Forrester, a cool-headed agent and leader of the International Fly Team Heida Reed Jamie Kellett, a special agent on the Fly Team who develops an even more special relationship with one of her co-workers Vinessa Vidotto Cameron Vo, a West

Point grad and the newest member of the group Carter Redwood Andre Raines, a background in accounting makes this special agent the brainiac of the bunch Christiane Paul Europol agent Katrin Jaeger, a tough-as-nails liaison between the Fly Team and local police

From left: FBI Inter- national ’s Carter Redwood, Heida Reed, Luke Kleintank, and Vinessa Vidotto

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PLOT: Inspired by the 2019 BBC series of the same name, Ghosts stars Rose McIver and Utkarsh Ambudkar as city dwellers who inherit a country estate that they decide to turn into a B&B. The hitch? The manse is inhabited by unwelcoming guests—the many lively spirits of deceased residents who now call it home. PLAYERS: Rose McIver Samantha, the upbeat estate owner who sees dead people Utkarsh Ambudkar Jay, Samantha’s skeptical husband who doesn’t see dead people Brandon Scott Jones Isaac, the Revolutionary War captain

Richie Moriarty Pete, the overly optimistic scoutmaster whose archery accident has stayed with him Danielle Pinnock Alberta, a Prohibition-era lounge singer Asher Grodman Trevor, a Wall Street bro caught with his pants down Román Zaragoza Sasappis, a Native American from the 1500s Sheila Carrasco Flower, the sweet hippy from the ’60s Rebecca Wisocky Hetty, the onetime lady of the house Devan Chandler Long Thorfinn, a Viking explorer

FAVORITE SCENE: “My favorite moment is the prom scene from the episode ‘Attic Girl.’ You can see the love between Sam and Jay. I’m a rom-com sucker, so to be able to be a part of that moment was really special.” —Utkarsh Ambudkar

Ghosts ’ Rose McIver and Utkarsh Ambudkar. Back row, clockwise from bottom left: Danielle Pinnock, Devan Chandler Long, Sheila Carrasco, Asher Grodman, Brandon Scott Jones, Richie Moriarty, Román Zaragoza, and Rebecca Wisocky

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