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 3. Ready?
Let the fun begin!
“Walker: Independence” (The CW)
Actor and executive producer of the series, Jared Padalecki, moderated a fun and captivating panel with the upcoming cast Kat McNamara, Matt Barr, and Justin Johnson-Cortez about what is called to be the new phenomenon of the network.
Jared will always have our hearts thanks to Supernatural and Kat have our hearts thanks to Arrow but seeing them together in this project…they work really well and you’re going to love them. We can not say more.
“Station Eleven” (HBO)
A conversation with the creative team behind the critically-acclaimed series Station Eleven, based on the best-selling novel by Emily St. John Mandel, will dive into the creative and logistical process of bringing an episode to life, from pre-production to post-production to screen. Through this panel, we discover how magic is created and how ideas take shape with work, determination, and enthusiasm.
“Westworld” (HBO/HBO MAX)
Series creators and cast Lisa Joy, Alison Schapker, Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, Luke Hemsworth, Angela Sarafyan, and Aurora Perrineau graced the stage, and the event ended with a surprise appearance from none other than series alum James Marsden! A panel by and for fans of the show that engages those who have never seen it before. And that’s saying a lot.
Creating a Critical Mass of Muslim Talent Behind and in front of the Camera (MPAC(R) Hollywood Bureau) And Telling Authentic Immigrant Stories on Television (Hollywood, Health & Society and Define American)
Representation matters. And these panels show us, once again, how much it does. Hollywood is finally including more and more diversity in its shows or movies… but it’s not just about that. It’s not just about a character, it’s about the way that character is portrayed.
The way of telling the stories, of giving authenticity to a different history and culture, is the key. The way of counting must be accurate because many children see themselves reflected in that character. And they deserve to see their reality on screen.
These panels are about that, about the importance of listening to the show.
Justified Creatives Reunion (FOX)
We return to Harlan County with the creative team behind the acclaimed modern western Justified, based on the works of Elmore Leonard. Seven years after the finale, creator/showrunner/executive producer Graham Yost (“Slow Horses”) and the prolific writers, producers, and directors that made the modern western so unique will reunite for a conversation about the room’s collaborative process, the enduring creative partnerships that resulted, and their careers following the series.
A Conversation on Consent
Necessary panel and more if it has two of the stars of Flowers in the Attic: The Origin who are such sweethearts. Hollywood has come a long way when it comes to showing consent on-screen and teaching what it means to consent. A panel to celebrate what has been achieved (in which the Me Too movement has a lot to do) and reflect on what remains to be achieved.
Stay tuned tomorrow for the highlights of day 4 that comes with many surprises!