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TV’s True Crime Obsession Is Reaching a Tipping Point

In Nanfu Wang’s docuseries Mind Over Murder, the town of Beatrice, Nebraska, is still struggling with a 38-year-old tragedy. Six people were convicted of raping and murdering a woman in 1985, but DNA evidence exonerated them decades later. The six-part HBO series chronicles the extended miscarriage of justice with a focus on the town’s unique […]

‘Reservation Dogs,’ ‘Abbott Elementary’ Among Sentinel Awards Honorees

Reservation Dogs, Abbott Elementary, Dopesick and Hacks are among the television series set to be honored at the 2022 Sentinel Awards. The gala event will celebrate 12 series from broadcast, cable and streaming that tackled powerful and timely topics including racism, mental health and abortion. Hollywood, Health & Society (HH&S), a program from the USC […]

Brutally Honest Emmy Ballot: “‘Pam & Tommy?’ Are You Kidding Me?”

Best Drama Series I thought that This Is Us went out with a bang and should’ve been in here. I would have preferred it to Squid Game, which was just too violent for me. Stranger Things has fallen off, and I bailed on Severance after episode two. (I know there are people who say it’s […]

Emmys: The Hollywood Reporter’s Critics Break Down the Frontrunners

DANIEL FIENBERG Emmy voters enjoy a good juggernaut. Two years ago, you had Succession, Schitt’s Creek and Watchmen thoroughly dominate the list of winners. Last year, even though Hacks snuck in with a couple of surprising and thoroughly not-surprising wins — all hail Jean Smart — The Crown, Ted Lasso and The Queen’s Gambit had […]

‘Dopesick’ Writer-Director Danny Strong Says the Show Was “a Collective Mission” to Honor Purdue Pharma’s Victims

Actor-writer-director Danny Strong is no stranger to celebrating on Emmys night. He earned two Emmys in 2012 for writing and producing HBO’s political drama Game Change, which followed his Emmy-nominated screenplay for the similarly ripped-from-the-headlines HBO film Recount in 2008. Since that double win a decade ago, Strong has gone on to co-create the Fox […]

‘Dopesick’ Star Kaitlyn Dever Says the Hulu Series Is “One of the Most Important Stories Impacting Our Culture”

In her relatively brief career, Kaitlyn Dever has amassed an impressive list of credits on her résumé. The 25-year-old first gained notice for her guest role as wayward teen Loretta McCready on the FX crime series Justified. She proved her comedic chops playing the youngest daughter of star Tim Allen on the ABC (and later […]

Danny Strong, Shonda Rhimes and Other Limited Series Showrunners on Their Emmy-Nominated Series

This year’s limited series race is a competitive one: three Hulu shows are up against titles from Netflix and HBO, and four of the nominees tell captivating and hard-to-believe true stories of greed, fraud and public humiliation. Creatives behind each nominated series — Dopesick‘s Danny Strong, The Dropout‘s Elizabeth Meriwether, Inventing Anna‘s Shonda Rhimes, Pam […]

The Emmys Embraced True Crime, With a Focus on Scams Over Murder

This Emmy season was stuffed with true-crime sagas, largely among the limited/anthology series. With that category’s top prize restricted to just five nominees, four of the series noms went to titles that examined high-profile crimes: Hulu’s Dopesick, The Dropout and Pam & Tommy, plus Netflix’s Inventing Anna. While fraud is at the center of each […]

“We Need for People to Understand Who the Villains Are”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With ‘Dopesick’ Team

Hulu’s limited series Dopesick, centered on the opioid epidemic in America and the pharmaceutical companies behind it, made a splash on the morning of the Emmys nominations announcement when it picked up six noms, including for outstanding limited series and lead actor. For THR Presents, powered by Vision Media, creator Danny Strong, writer and executive […]

Guest Column: How Creating ‘Dopesick’ Turned Me From Writer to Activist

Danny Strong, also the director of Hulu's Emmy-nominated limited series, explains how the show is helping to bring about a reckoning with Purdue Pharma and the 'greatest crime in U.S. history'

Taylor Kitsch on His New Series’ Inevitable Comparison to ‘Dopesick’: “We’re Not F***ing Around”

Taylor Kitsch, now starring opposite Chris Pratt in Amazon’s The Terminal List, next toplines a streaming series about the origins of the opioid crisis. While the premise sounds familiar to Hulu’s Emmy-nominated Dopesick, that doesn’t trouble the 41-year-old actor. “We’re fucking pumped about it and not nervous after Dopesick, not at all,” Kitsch told The Hollywood […]

“You Went to Therapy for That?”: Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Keaton, Oscar Isaac and the THR Drama Actor Roundtable

Oscar Isaac has just flown in from New York, where the Scenes From a Marriage and Moon Knight star was enjoying some much-deserved time off, and Succession’s Brian Cox will soon head to Miami for a documentary shoot. Loki’s Tom Hiddleston is about to go back into production, and The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey’s […]