12:00pm PT by Kate Stanhope
AMC's 'Preacher,' 'Fargo' Boss Noah Hawley Added to ATX Festival
AMC's highly anticipated Preacher is one of several series headed to Texas for the 2016 ATX Festival, which is set to run June 9-12.
The comic book adaptation, from executive producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (This Is the End), will screen at the fifth annual event, as will Dead of Summer, the forthcoming summer-camp horror anthology series from Once Upon a Time creators Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz. The duo will be joined by co-creator Ian Goldberg for a post-screening panel. The season-three premiere of Tyrant, accompanied by a panel with exec producer Howard Gordon, and season two of The Jim Gaffigan Show, along with a panel featuring the star and creator, also will screen.
Also in attendance will be Fargo boss Noah Hawley, who will participate in a conversation moderated by outgoing House of Cards showrunner Beau Willimon.
The festival also will host a panel centered on first-time creators including Colony's Ryan Condal, The 100's Jason Rothenberg, Casual's Zander Lehmann and UnReal's Sarah Shapiro.
TV stunt performers and actors will also get the spotlight treatment to pull the curtain back on some of the biggest small-screen stunts. Participants include Adrianne Palicki (Agents of SHIELD) and Derek Phillips (Friday Night Lights), and experienced stunt performers Nick Benseman (Agent X), Nikki Tomlinson (The Walking Dead) and Torrey Vogel (Agents of SHIELD).
Additionally, Darren Star has signed on for the Younger panel, which joins other previously announced panels for UnReal and Casual.
As previously announced, the ATX Festival will play host to several reunions, including the casts of Friday Night Lights, Everybody Loves Raymond and State of Grace, as well as the writers behind The O.C. and The Shield. Other panels include a discussion with David Simon (The Wire) and Tom Fontana (Oz) moderated by Willimon; a live script reading of Fox's unproduced Big remake from the creators of Enlisted; and career retrospectives for Shondaland partner Betsy Beers and Bones' Hart Hanson. Additionally, seminal TV writer Norman Lear will receive the Achievement in Television eXcellence Award.