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Tears and Therapy With ‘Squid Game’ Star Jung Ho-yeon, Sandra Oh and THR’s Drama Actress Roundtable

“She’s so beautiful even when she cries,” said Emmy Rossum. The Angelyne star was seated next to Squid Game breakout Jung Ho-yeon, whose face was lined with tears as she reflected on her meteoric and anxiety-ridden rise at The Hollywood Reporter‘s Drama Actress Emmy Roundtable in late April. The model turned actress said she’d been […]

‘Dopesick,’ ‘Insecure’ Among TV Academy Honors Recipients

The Television Academy has announced the recipients of its 15th Television Academy Honors, recognizing programs and their producers who have used the power of television to fuel social change. The seven programs recognized this year are Black and Missing, Dopesick, Insecure, It’s a Sin, Reservation Dogs, Taste the Nation: Holiday Edition and The Year Earth […]

USC Scripter Awards: ‘The Lost Daughter’ and ‘Dopesick’ Named Best Adaptations

The Lost Daughter and Dopesick took top honors at the 34th annual — and second virtual — USC Libraries Scripter Awards on Saturday night. The Scripter Awards celebrate the best printed-word-to-screen adaptations. Both authors and screenwriters were celebrated. Therefore, The Lost Daughter screenwriter Maggie Gyllenhaal and Elena Ferrante, the author of the novel of the same […]

“I Wanted It to Be Honest and Real”: Acting Contenders Share Tales From the Sets of Their TV Series

ELLE FANNING (The Great) The first season of Hulu’s historical comedy was all about Catherine the Great’s rise to power, and the second begins with her grabbing the crown from her husband, Peter (Nicholas Hoult). “The second season is asking the question, ‘Once you have the power, what are you going to do with it?’ […]

‘Scenes From a Marriage,’ ‘Dopesick,’ ‘Cowboy Bebop’ Showrunners on Adapting Source Material for TV

SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE Original: 1973 Sveriges Television miniseries Current: 2021 HBO limited series When Ingmar Bergman’s six-episode series depicting the end of a marriage hit Swedish TV screens in 1973, it was considered so impactful that the country’s rising divorce rates were partially blamed on the portrait of a couple in crisis. (Its subsequent 167-minute theatrical […]

‘Dopesick’ Star Rosario Dawson Grateful for the Show’s Human Depiction of the Opioid Crisis

Hulu’s limited series Dopesick takes a look at the opioid crisis in the U.S. from various points of view: from Purdue Pharma, the company owned by the Sackler family, which pushed OxyContin onto the general public while hiding its highly addictive nature; the doctors who prescribed the pill to their patients, who believed it to […]

TV Critics’ Conversation: From ‘Succession’ to ‘Squid Game,’ It’s a Season of Haves and Have-Nots

DANIEL FIENBERG In mid-October, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings did an earnings interview dressed in one of the trademark teal tracksuits from the South Korean sensation Squid Game. Were you to stage a snapshot for television in the fall of 2021, you couldn’t contrive a more perfect image: a billionaire executive wearing a costume from a […]

‘Dopesick’ Team Hopes Hulu Series Will Create “Empathy Towards Addiction”

In Hulu’s new series about the opioid epidemic, Dopesick, Rosario Dawson and Peter Sarsgaard play crusading federal officials digging through evidence to go after OxyContin manufacturer Purdue Pharma. But in terms of what attracted the actors to the project, Dawson, Sarsgaard and a number of other stars were driven by personal connections. Both Dawson and […]

‘Dopesick’ Showrunner Danny Strong on the Thrills of Going Solo

Danny Strong was all of 8 years old when he began sending letters to what was then the William Morris Agency. A latchkey kid in Manhattan Beach, he’d watched Silver Spoons and Diff’rent Strokes, thinking, “I should be on TV.” By 10 or 11, he’d found a kindred spirit in Quentin Tarantino, then just a […]

Events of the Week: ‘The Tender Bar,’ Women in Film Honors and More

As Hollywood events return to full force in New York and Los Angeles amid the coronavirus pandemic, here’s a look at the week’s biggest premieres, parties and openings, including The Tender Bar, Dopesick, Women in Film Honors and the New York Film Festival. The Tender Bar Ben Affleck and George Clooney reunited at Sunday’s L.A. […]

Michael Keaton in Hulu’s ‘Dopesick’: TV Review

Beth Macy's book about the opioid epidemic receives star-studded treatment — Michael Keaton, Peter Sarsgaard, Kaitlyn Dever, Rosario Dawson, Michael Stuhlbarg — in a limited series.

Michael Keaton Says His Batman Suit Still Fits After 30 Years

He’s Batman. Michael Keaton dropped by The Late Show on Tuesday, mainly to discuss his new Hulu limited series, Dopesick, but host Stephen Colbert could not help himself and asked the Oscar-nominated actor about reprising his most iconic role. Keaton said his work as Bruce Wayne/Batman in the upcoming Flash film had concluded and added […]