Geektown Radio 215: ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Emmy-Nominated Production Designer Mark Worthington, TV News, Film News & UK Air Dates!

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20 Aug 19

Geektown Radio 215: ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Emmy-Nominated Production Designer Mark Worthington, TV News, Film News & UK Air Dates!

On the Geektown Radio podcast this week, Ross joins me to chat about all the latest gaming, tv & film news and air date info. We also have an exclusive interview with ‘The Umbrella Academy’s fabulous Emmy-nominated production designer, Mark Worthington.

Mark Worthington has previously been nominated seven times for an Emmy and is a four-time Art Directors Guild Awards winner for his work on FX Networks’ ‘American Horror Story’ and ABC’s ‘Ugly Betty’. This year, he adds an eighth Emmy nomination for his spectacular work on Netflix series ‘The Umbrella Academy’.

In the interview, we discuss his approach to taking such a stylised graphic novel as ‘The Umbrella Academy’, and bringing it to screen in live-action. We also talk about his favourite sets and creating the various diverse looks, from the grandeur of Academy itself, to Vanya’s apartment, to the craziness of Griddy’s Donuts and The Commission. Along with ‘The Umbrella Academy’, Mark also worked on Season 1 of ‘Star Trek: Discovery’. As he is a big Trek fan himself, I couldn’t miss the opportunity to discuss his work on the series, along with working with original showrunner, Bryan Fuller.

More recently, Mark worked on the pilot episode of the hugely anticipated upcoming HBO series ‘Watchmen’, CBS All Access series ‘Why Women Kill’, and is currently working on Marvel’s ‘WandaVision’ series for Disney+. Along with 4 seasons of ‘American Horror Story’ and ‘Ugly Betty’, his previous tv credits include Fox’s ‘Scream Queens’ & ‘Backstrom’, ABC’s ‘Once Upon a Time’ and ‘Lost’. His film credits as an art director include ‘Legally Blonde 2’, ‘Austin Powers in Goldmember’, ‘U.S. Marshals’ and ‘Tombstone’. He also worked on a little movie I adore called ‘Freaked’ by Alex Winter (the half of Bill & Ted that isn’t Keanu Reeves), so that also comes up in the interview!

Also On This Week’s Show:

  • I’m joined by Ross to review the movies, games and tv series we’ve been watching over the past few weeks.
  • We take a look at all the latest tv & film news, including all the renewals & cancellations.
  • We give you our recommendations for the upcoming TV in the next 7 days.

Geektown Radio 215: ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Emmy-Nominated Production Designer Mark Worthington, TV News, Film News & UK Air Dates!

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