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“There’s an Evergreen Lesson for Liberals”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With the Cast and Showrunners of ‘Gaslit’

When it comes to pop culture source material, the Watergate scandal is the gift that keeps on giving. There have been countless books and movies based on different elements of that particularly surreal — at least when viewed through a pre-2016 election lens — moment in history, from All the President’s Men to Dick. And now, Gaslit enters the canon. The […]

How ‘Gaslit,’ ‘Impeachment: American Crime Story’ Makeup Pros Turned Sean Penn, Sarah Paulson Into Historical Figures

As Sean Penn’s prosthetic makeup and hair designer on Gaslit, Kazu Hiro had to turn the two-time Oscar winner into former U.S. Attorney General John Mitchell. That meant a full face of prosthetics. (Penn also wore a bodysuit to change his frame. “We wanted to make it look believable,” Hiro explains, “but not to pile […]

Critics’ Conversation: Finding Gems Beyond Spring TV’s True-Crime Glut

Small screens were flooded with fact-based dramas about murder and fraud, but standouts of the past few months included a luminous literary adaptation, comedies both silly and substantial and returning shows in fine, feisty form.

Julia Roberts and Sean Penn in Starz’s ‘Gaslit’: TV Review

Based on the podcast 'Slow Burn,' the drama focuses on the lesser-known stories around the Watergate scandal.

‘Gaslit’ Showrunner on How the Series Explores “Complicity and Why People Do Horrible Things”

New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art was transformed into the red — or, rather, yellow — carpet on Monday for the world premiere of Starz’s upcoming political thriller Gaslit, starring Julia Roberts and Sean Penn. The series — which also features Dan Stevens and Betty Gilpin — is described as a modern take on […]

Podcasts Are Hollywood’s Source Material Du Jour

Studios are hungrier than ever for intellectual property. Comic books drive the highest-grossing films (Spider-Man: No Way Home is currently flirting with $2 billion). Magazine articles spark bidding wars shortly after publication (see Netflix’s Inventing Anna, based on a New York magazine cover story). And books are regularly optioned before they’ve even hit the shelves. […]

Sean Penn Takes Swing at “Cowardly” Unions Over Lack of Hollywood Vaccination Mandate

Sean Penn on Thursday took a swing at Hollywood unions when he blasted leadership for pushback on production vaccination mandates. The Oscar-winning actor talked about the situation while a guest on The Late Show where he was promoting his upcoming film, Flag Day. “I think at the end of the day the problem is with […]

Sean Penn Demands Cast and Crew Get Vaccinated Before Returning to Work on ‘Gaslit’ Watergate Series

Sean Penn is refusing to return to work on Starz’s Watergate series Gaslit until all cast and crew on the production have had the COVID-19 vaccine, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The actor’s firm position on mandatory vaccinations comes on the heels of a big spike in virus cases as the highly contagious delta variant […]

Betty Gilpin to Star Alongside Julia Roberts, Sean Penn in Starz’s ‘Gaslit’

Betty Gilpin is returning to television. The GLOW actress has booked her follow-up TV regular role and will star alongside Julia Roberts and Sean Penn in Starz’s Watergate drama Gaslit. Based on Slate’s Slow Burn podcast, the series is a modern take on Watergate and tells the untold stories of the forgotten characters in the […]