It’s that time of year again! After an epic season 10, ATX TV Festival returns with a season 11 full of news, surprises, panels, and great conversations that bring us closer to our favorite artists. So that you don’t miss anything, we bring you the highlights of day 2. Ready?
Let the fun begin!
Queer For Fear (Shudder)
To cap off the evening, Bryan Fuller, Steak House, and Nay Bever joined TV Guide’s Jim Halterman for the “Queer For Fear: Presented by Shudder” panel and an early viewing of the upcoming docuseries. Queer For Fear explored the role the LGBTQ+ community played in front of and behind the camera in the horror/thriller genre.
Representation matters. Little by little, Hollywood in general and the horror genre, in particular, are doing something about it. This panel was an example of this and it was good to remember where we came from to know where we are going…and everything we still have to achieve.
Another Time and Place: Constructing a Period Piece & The Last Note
From Outlander the period genre came into our lives to stay. Bridgerton cemented that love, but how do you get period pieces to be the way we’ve imagined them to be? This panel responded to that in a way that allowed us to see the work behind building the dream.
And…what would our shows and movies be without a soundtrack? The music gives life and emotion to the scenes to create a unique atmosphere…and it is not easy to hit the key to create a melody that is the letter of introduction to something special. It’s the music that stays with us after the credits.
Magic is built with small details, indeed.
Baron + Toluca
Co-creators and former “Roswell” cast members Brendan Fehr and Majandra Delfino joined the audience after the premiere screening to discuss the project, directing an independent pilot, and their plans for Baron & Toluca’s story. And…we love it! New fan here!
I Love That For You (SHOWTIME®)
Vanessa Bayer joined TV Guide’s Jim Halterman to discuss her new show, I Love That For You, to talk about the inspiration for the show following an advance screening of episode 7 and WHAT. AN. EPISODE. You are not ready!
It was great to find out a little more about the creative process of the show and how it came together. The team that comes together when creating a show, the brainstorming, and the way the team fits together… will always be unique.
The cast of Evil, Katja Herbers, Mike Colter, and Aasif Mandavi joined The Hollywood Reporter’s Daniel Fienberg for an early look at the season premiere and Q&A. And OMG!!! I wasn’t a fan of this show before, but after this episode…yeah, I have to watch the first two seasons. Who joins a marathon? It’s for science…
Tom Swift (The CW)
To celebrate the premiere of Tom Swift, the cast and crew joined Black Girl Nerds’ Jamie Broadnax for an advance screening of episode two and a Q&A about the creation of the show. It’s definitely a show I’m going to keep on my radar after having the opportunity to see it on ATX TV Festival Season 11. I wasn’t expecting the way it hooked me…and left me wanting more.
The Parenthood reunion featured creator Jason Katims, executive producer Lawrence Trilling, and cast members Monica Potter, Dax Shepard, Erika Christensen, and Joy Bryant. The cast reminisced on how they got cast, their favorite scenes from the series, and how what they learned from Parenthood has impacted their own personal lives.
Stay tuned tomorrow for the highlights of day 3 that comes with many surprises!