Due to the restrictions on large public gatherings, the ninth edition of ATX Television Festival has gone virtual. ATX TV…from the Couch! features three days of programming, with panels happening one after another so you don’t have to miss a thing. There are a mix of current, upcoming and past favourites in the schedule, the festival has something for everyone. The virtual festival takes place June 5-7.
The festival is free to watch on ATX’s official YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/atxfestival
There is an option for viewers to donate to Direct Relief and The Actors Fund to aid in COVID-19 relief.
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The schedule isn’t complete as of yet but ATX has released the bulk of the programming:
A showcase for the upcoming HBO show Perry Mason is the headline panel, with stars Matthew Rhys, Tatiana Maslany, John Lithgow and the creators expected to attend.
Retrospectives on Justified and Scrubs both have impressive panelists. Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence and cast members Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke, John C. McGinley, and Judy Reyes reunite for the panel. While the Justified panel features creator Graham Yost alongside stars Timothy Olyphant and Joelle Carter.
The creators of Psych get together with cast members including leads James Roday and Dulé Hill to look ahead to the Peacock premiere of Psych 2: Lassie Come Home.
Other panels include ‘Inside the Writers Zoom Room’ with Dan Goor (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Beth Schwartz (Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow), Melinda Hsu Taylor (Nancy Drew) and Sera Gamble (Supernatural, YOU). ‘The End’ featuring creators talking about their shows that are ending this season, with Jason Rothenberg (The 100), Martin Gero (Blindspot), and Tanya Saracho (Vida). ‘Torchlighters’ highlights how women support each other in the industry with established creators spotlighting up-and-coming talent, with Marti Noxon (Sharp Objects), Jessica Rhoades (Dirty John), Tanya Saracho (Vida) and Nichelle Tramble Spellman (Truth Be Told).
Descriptions of all the panels and panelists can be found here. Guests are subject to change.
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