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“It’s Like a Monster Movie”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With ‘All In’ Directors Lisa Cortes and Liz Garbus on Voter Suppression

Like the tides, the right to vote has ebbed and flowed dating back to Reconstruction in the wake of the Civil War. Stacey Abrams — one of the Democratic party’s brightest stars who was key in…

“Suddenly It Was a Free-for-All”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With Steve James About ‘City So Real’

On the surface, City So Real, the latest documentary from Steve James and the Chicago-based collective Kartemquin Films, is about the 2019 Chicago mayoral election. But in typical fashion, James (Hoop…

‘We Started Marching With This Story and Doors Opened’: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With Ethan Hawke on Adapting ‘The Good Lord Bird’

When Ethan Hawke first read James McBride’s bestselling book The Good Lord Bird about the radical abolitionist John Brown, he was so taken with it that he wanted to give everyone he knew a copy…

“The Show Is a Dystopia:” ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With ‘The Boys’ Team

[This story contains spoilers for The Boys season two.] The Boys, Amazon’s zeitgeisty superhero series, has been hailed for being so in touch with current events that it borders on predicting…

“For Me, the Story Was a Family of Overcoming”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With Cynthia Erivo, Courtney B. Vance and the Creators of ‘Genius: Aretha’

Genius: Aretha, as in Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, is the latest limited series from Nat Geo to portray the life of a tectonic talent whose gifts, like those of Picasso in a previous…

“It Was a Want, a Must and a Need”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With Steve McQueen and His ‘Small Axe’ Creative Team

For Steve McQueen, creating Small Axe — his landmark BBC/Amazon five-part anthology film series set within London’s West Indian community between the 1960s and 1980s — came from a burning desire…

“My Hope Was to Recontextualize the Way We View My Ancestors”: THR Presents the Key Creative Team Behind ‘The Underground Railroad’

“My hope was to recontextualize the way we view my ancestors,” says Barry Jenkins, the showrunner and director of Amazon’s 10-part limited series The Underground Railroad, adapted from…

“We Wanted It to Feel Like a Show That Has a Life”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With Jean Smart, Hannah Einbinder and ‘Hacks’ Creators

In HBO Max’s Hacks, two comic generations collide in the form of an established Vegas stand-up (Jean Smart as Deborah Vance) whose act is getting rusty, and a would-be TV comedy writer…

“This Is a Story That People Thought They Knew”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With the ‘Allen v. Farrow’ Creators

When Allen v. Farrow released earlier this year on HBO, the four-part docuseries — which was filmed in secret over three years — revealed new evidence, including several bombshells, about…