Jake Robinson

Interview with Jake Robinson of NBC’s “American Odyssey”

In NBC’s American Odyssey, the tentacles of a conspiracy reach far beyond the dirt and dust of North Africa. When a U.S. military unit is murdered after uncovering proof of US companies funding jihadist activities, the lone surviver, Sgt. Odelle Ballard (anna Frield) becomes a wanted woman.  She’s hunted by a US. military contractor and Al Qaida.  In the US, an attorney also uncovers proof of the illegal funding of terrorist activities, but the deeper her hunts into the cover-up, the more his life crumbles around him. Finally, A young revolutionary, (Jake Robinson) discovers that Ballard is alive and through his efforts […]

Anna Friel
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5 Questions With … Anna Friel Of NBC’s “American Odyssey.”

Anna Friel is bleeding for her art, literally. To play the role of Sgt. Odelle Ballard, a U.S. soldier on the run in hostile territory, in NBC’s American Odyssey (Airing Sundays at 9pm ET/PT), Friel has undergone grueling military training and endured months of demanding shoots in Morocco’s dust and heat. The actress proudly boasts of the injuries she’s suffered to play her lionhearted character, and lists her bumps and bruises — including torn ligaments in her foot — without much complaint, reverent of her character’s dangerous experiences in her struggle to get home. “I’ve got to put on a […]

Peter Facinelli

Interview with Peter Facinelli of NBC’s “American Odyssey”

At January’s Television Critic’s Association (TCA) Winter Press Tour, I sat down with the stars of NBC’s American Odyssey (then called Odyssey), to chat about the character-driven drama. Peter Facinelli shared what drives his character, also named Peter. Below is our conversation, edited slightly for clarity. Is this the first time you’re playing a character named Peter? It is! Ironically, the actress playing my wife is Sarah Winter, and her character’s name is Sarah in the show. It’s very easy on set to be called by your character name. In American Odyssey, what drives Peter, your character? When I sat down to […]

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Take The Journey With NBC’s “American Odyssey”

In NBC’s action drama American Odyssey, an international conspiracy explodes when the lives of a female special forces soldier, a truth-obsessed corporate lawyer and a political activist collide. It’s a complex journey through global politics, corporate espionage and military secrets, involving three strangers who have only one thing in common — the truth. Hours after her unit assassinates al-Qaida’s leader, and Sgt. Odelle Ballard (Anna Friel) uncovers mysterious files on a computer within his compound, her unit is attacked and Ballard is the sole survivor. Now she is hunted by a Blackwater-esque American contractor for the information she’s saved on […]