ATX TV Festival 2020: 'Parenthood' & 'Justified' Reunions & More
Season 9 of the ATX Television Festival is looking back at a few memorable dramas.
The festival has announced the first wave of programming for the event taking place June 4-7, 2020, in Austin, Texas.
It's time to revisit Parenthood, with a live script reading and panel conversation in celebration of the 10 years that have passed since the series premiere. Creator/executive producer Jason Katims, writer/executive producer David Hudgins, and cast members Peter Krause, Lauren Graham, Monica Potter, Erika Christensen, Mae Whitman, and Craig T. Nelson will be in attendance.
There will also be a Justified reunion for the 10th anniversary of its series premiere, as the writers room — creator/executive producer and ATX Advisory Board member Graham Yost and writer/producers Fred Golan, Dave Andron, Benjamin Cavell, Chris Provenzano, Taylor Elmore, VJ Boyd, Ingrid Escajeda, Gary Lennon, and Wendy Calhoun — gather for a conversation about the collaborative process, the enduring partnerships that resulted, and their careers after the modern western.
TV viewers tend to know what they like.
The festival will also feature a retrospective for Oz, which was HBO's first original one-hour drama when it premiered in 1997. It will take a look at its unique narrative structure and include a conversation with series creator/executive producer Tom Fontana and cast members Lee Tergesen and Dean Winters.
Attendees will be able to check out a screening of the unaired pilot for L.A. Confidential, based on the neo-noir novel by James Ellroy. (It was previously adapted as a feature film in 1997.) The pilot was produced by New Regency, Liongstate, and CBS TV Studios for CBS during the 2018 season and follows three homicide detectives, a female reporter, and a Hollywood actress as they cross paths in 1950s Los Angeles. After the screening, series creator/executive producer Jordan Harper, executive producer Anna Fricke, and executive producer/director Michael Dinner will participate in a Q&A conversation.
ATX has also announced that showrunner/executive producer/director/actor Gloria Calderon Kellett (One Day at a Time), creator/executive producer/director Tanya Saracho (Vida) and Lauren Whitney (President, Television, Spyglass Media Group) have joined its Advisory Board.
"'Excited' is not a strong enough word to describe our feelings on the addition of our new Advisory Board members, Gloria, Tanya, and Lauren," festival co-founders and co-executive directors, Caitlin McFarland and Emily Gipson, said in a statement. "Each of them has brought and continues to bring a distinct, unique voice and value to ATX, and we cannot wait to work with them on building programming and growing the festival together."
These series may be over, but they will stream on our devices (and in our hearts) forever.
Calderon Kellett, Saracho, Whitney, and co-showrunner/executive producer Meredith Averill (The Haunting of Hill House) will also be panelists at the festival. Additional participants will be announced at a later date.
For more information, including how to attend, visit the official website.
ATX Television Festival, June 4-7, 2020