By Jesus “Solly” Olivares
The Virtual Press Conference with the cast of TV One’s new thrilling film “MONTROSS: BLOOD RULES.”
- DAWN HALFKENNY (ROBYN)
- RICHARD BROOKS (CORDELL “DELL” MONTROSS SR)
- VICTORIA ROWELL (“Elaine Montross” and DIRECTOR)
- RENELLE NICOLE (“MONTY”)
- JASON RYAN from TV ONE PROGRAMMING/PRODUCTION
- SHELÉA FRAZIER (NIA MONTROSS)
- NYREE WRIGHT (SVP OF PUBLIC RELATIONS, TV ONE)
TV One’s SVP of Public Relations Nyree Wright was the moderator.
The Hollywood Times was able to ask a question during the Virtual Press Conference. Here is that clip:
Family Secrets Never Stay Buried. In this digital-exclusive, watch the stars of TV One’s newest thriller chat about the makings of the film and what you can expect! “MONTROSS: BLOOD RULES” premiered Saturday, October 1 at 8/7c only on TV One!
Watch this behind the scenes video
“Montross: Blood Rules” is a well done, if slightly overdramatic, film. The actors brought their A game. If you like films about family secrets, corruption, and power dynamics this gem is up your alley.
Spoilerish warning…I’m not going to talk about the specific plot details because I don’t want to ruin it. I am going to talk about one scene without context.
There is one scene that will stick with me for a long time. The scene where Uncle Teddy and Robin are sitting in a prison cell and he’s threatening to expose her is nothing short of phenomenal. The acting and writing in that scene gave me “Better Call Saul” vibes. Anyway, “Montross: Blood Rules” gets a 9/10 from me. It is actually pulling double duty as they set up a lot at the end of the film. I think as well as being a good film, it does a really good job of being an extended pilot if TV One or Paramount plus picks it up for a series. I’m excited to see where they take the characters from here on out.
ABOUT MONTROSS: BLOOD RULES
When attorney Robyn Montross finally returns to her hometown of Evansdale at her father’s request, she begins to unravel the web of lies that has secured her family’s power and prominence in the community for generations. Consumed by guilt, Robin can’t hide from her past – and is forced to face the dark secret that has haunted her for years.
ABOUT TV ONE
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