From first looks (HBO's 'Sharp Objects') to reunions ('Felicity'), the schedule is packed with prestige.
HBO kicks things off June 7 with its Sharp Objects premiere and panel (star Amy Adams, director Jean-Marc Vallee, showrunner Marti Noxon). Other debuts include Hulu's Castle Rock (a clip of the Stephen King anthology will be screened); FX's Sons of Anarchy spinoff Mayans MC (also a first-look clip); Hulu's The First (a first look at Beau Willimon's Sean Penn drama); ABC's Whiskey Cavalier (with star Scott Foley and showrunner Bill Lawrence); Lifetime's Greg Berlanti drama You (with star Penn Badgley); and OWN's Love Is.
ATX is perhaps best known for its reunions — 2015's Gilmore Girls gathering even helped spur a Netflix revival. This year, the main event is June 10's 20-year Felicity reunion featuring stars Keri Russell, Scott Speedman, Scott Foley, Tangi Miller, Amanda Foreman, Ian Gomez, Greg Grunberg and Rob Benedict alongside director-producer Lawrence Trilling. June 8 will see a thirtysomething reunion as well as a Nash Bridges writers room discussion featuring heavy hitters Carlton Cuse, Shawn Ryan, Glen Mazzara and more.
Topics being explored this year include the casting process (with the Casting Society of America); abortion (with Hollywood Health & Society); depictions of the military (with Student Veterans of America); an exploration of social issues, cultures and ethnicities (sponsored by the TV Academy); immigration (with the ACLU); and a critics throwdown. Also not to be missed: Marcy Carsey (Roseanne, The Cosby Show, A Different World) will discuss her career and take home the ATX award of excellence June 8.
This story first appeared in the June 6 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.