Earlier today, ATX Television Festival announced the first wave of panels and programming for year seven of the festival.
One of the main panels for season seven will feature a conversation between Blown Deadline producing partners David Simon and Nina K. Noble, celebrating 20 years of groundbreaking HBO series together, including The Wire, The Deuce, Treme, Generation Kill, Show Me a Hero, and The Corner. Simon and Noble will be joined by veteran cast member Clarke Peters to discuss their decades-long partnership.
OWN will hold two screenings and Q&As for two of their series. One of the two featured is Queen Sugar, from creator/executive producer Ava DuVernay, which returns for a third season this summer. The other show from OWN featured at ATX is new hour-long dramedy Love Is ___, from creators/executive producers Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil, which will also debut this summer. Cast and producers for both panels will be announced at a later date.
Paramount Network will hold a screening and Q&A of their upcoming new series American Woman from executive producer John Wells, with cast members Alicia Silverstone, Mena Suvari, Jennifer Bartels, and co-executive producer Kyle Richards.
Freeform will host a panel on the “Evolution of Millennial Programming,” featuring a conversation with programming executives and show creators about the network’s push to bridge the generational gap between Millennial and Generation Z viewers through an inclusive, powerful, and smart slate of current and upcoming series, like The Bold Type, grown-ish, The Fosters, Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger, and more.
In addition, Freeform will also present a season two premiere screening and Q&A for The Bold Type, with attending cast and producers to be announced at a later date.
Comedy Central’s hit series Drunk History will return to ATX with an interactive panel featuring creator and host Derek Waters, special guests from the show (to be announced at a later date), and an early look at the remainder of the series’ fifth season.
AT&T AUDIENCE Network will hold a screening and Q&A of their new spy thriller series Condor, which is based on the novel Six Days of the Condor by James Grady, and screenplay Three Days of the Condor by Lorenzo Semple Jr. and David Rayfiel. The series will follow a young CIA analyst (Max Irons), who stumbles onto a terrible but brilliant plan that threatens the lives of millions. Participating cast and producers will be announced at a later date.
ATX will also feature a screening of the independent pilot Everyone is Doing Great, followed by a Q&A with writer/director/actor James Lafferty and writer/actor Stephen Colletti, who will discuss their decision to take a non-traditional approach to producing and shopping the series. The pilot is a half-hour comedy, from executive producers Ian & Eshom Nelms, Michelle Lang, and Johnny Derango, which follows struggling actors Seth (Colletti) and Jeremy (Lafferty), who enjoyed relative success from ‘Eternal,’ a hit television vampire drama, and five years later are trying to reclaim their previous level of success and relevance, while awkwardly navigating the perils of life and love amidst a humorously painful coming of age.
First time panelists and writers/actors/comedians Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher, of the original comedy Take My Wife on Seeso, will also join the festival for panel discussions and programming.