Showtime’s ‘Sleeper’ wakes up thesp

'Cell' breaks out

WHAT: Showtime’s “Sleeper Cell” preem Monday

WHO: Cast Michael Ealy, Oded Fehr, James LeGros, Henri Lubatti, Alexis Nesic, Blake Shields and Melissa Sagemiller, plus creators-executive producers Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris

WHERE: Westwood’s Crest Theater with an after-bash at Eurochow

FEAR FACTOR: “I would say enjoy, but I’m not quite sure that ‘enjoy’ is the right word,” Showtime’s Robert Greenblatt said of the 10-part drama series chronicling the inner workings of a Los Angeles-based Islamic terrorist group.

For Ealy, who plays a Muslim FBI agent infiltrating the cell, the show is much more than cheap thrills and chills. “Sure, it’s terrifying to watch a show about terrorists planning attacks on local landmarks. But that fear creates an awareness, and I’d much rather be aware than ignorant.”

More Scene

  • Hong Chau American Woman

    'Downsizing' Star Hong Chau on Men and #MeToo: 'I Don't Want to Tell Somebody What to Say'

    WHAT: Showtime’s “Sleeper Cell” preem Monday WHO: Cast Michael Ealy, Oded Fehr, James LeGros, Henri Lubatti, Alexis Nesic, Blake Shields and Melissa Sagemiller, plus creators-executive producers Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris WHERE: Westwood’s Crest Theater with an after-bash at Eurochow FEAR FACTOR: “I would say enjoy, but I’m not quite sure that ‘enjoy’ is the […]

  • Common Would Support Oprah for President

    Common Says An Oprah Presidency Would Bring America Back to 'Compassionate Leaders' That 'Care About Human Beings' (EXCLUSIVE)

    WHAT: Showtime’s “Sleeper Cell” preem Monday WHO: Cast Michael Ealy, Oded Fehr, James LeGros, Henri Lubatti, Alexis Nesic, Blake Shields and Melissa Sagemiller, plus creators-executive producers Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris WHERE: Westwood’s Crest Theater with an after-bash at Eurochow FEAR FACTOR: “I would say enjoy, but I’m not quite sure that ‘enjoy’ is the […]

  • SAG Awards Prep

    Sneak Peek at 2018 SAG Awards Post-Show Gala

    WHAT: Showtime’s “Sleeper Cell” preem Monday WHO: Cast Michael Ealy, Oded Fehr, James LeGros, Henri Lubatti, Alexis Nesic, Blake Shields and Melissa Sagemiller, plus creators-executive producers Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris WHERE: Westwood’s Crest Theater with an after-bash at Eurochow FEAR FACTOR: “I would say enjoy, but I’m not quite sure that ‘enjoy’ is the […]

  • grace and frankie lisa kudrow

    Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin Talk the Realities of Aging at ‘Grace and Frankie’ Season 4 Premiere

    WHAT: Showtime’s “Sleeper Cell” preem Monday WHO: Cast Michael Ealy, Oded Fehr, James LeGros, Henri Lubatti, Alexis Nesic, Blake Shields and Melissa Sagemiller, plus creators-executive producers Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris WHERE: Westwood’s Crest Theater with an after-bash at Eurochow FEAR FACTOR: “I would say enjoy, but I’m not quite sure that ‘enjoy’ is the […]

  • Sundance Parties

    Sundance 2018: The Insider's Party Guide

    WHAT: Showtime’s “Sleeper Cell” preem Monday WHO: Cast Michael Ealy, Oded Fehr, James LeGros, Henri Lubatti, Alexis Nesic, Blake Shields and Melissa Sagemiller, plus creators-executive producers Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris WHERE: Westwood’s Crest Theater with an after-bash at Eurochow FEAR FACTOR: “I would say enjoy, but I’m not quite sure that ‘enjoy’ is the […]

  • '12 Strong' film premiere

    '12 Strong': Chris Hemsworth Hopes Film Can Reduce 'Misconceptions' About Afghanistan

    WHAT: Showtime’s “Sleeper Cell” preem Monday WHO: Cast Michael Ealy, Oded Fehr, James LeGros, Henri Lubatti, Alexis Nesic, Blake Shields and Melissa Sagemiller, plus creators-executive producers Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris WHERE: Westwood’s Crest Theater with an after-bash at Eurochow FEAR FACTOR: “I would say enjoy, but I’m not quite sure that ‘enjoy’ is the […]

  • Guillermo del Toro, Greta Gerwig and

    Timothée Chalamet Says He'd Love to Work With Christopher Nolan or Guillermo del Toro

    WHAT: Showtime’s “Sleeper Cell” preem Monday WHO: Cast Michael Ealy, Oded Fehr, James LeGros, Henri Lubatti, Alexis Nesic, Blake Shields and Melissa Sagemiller, plus creators-executive producers Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris WHERE: Westwood’s Crest Theater with an after-bash at Eurochow FEAR FACTOR: “I would say enjoy, but I’m not quite sure that ‘enjoy’ is the […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content