The Americans, Pretty Little Liars, and more panels added to ATX Television Festival
Get out your calendars, TV fans, because the ATX Television Festival has added some more panels to its lineup this year.
The Austin, Tex.-based festival announced Thursday it will now feature screenings of Fargo and Fear the Walking Dead, as well as an opening night showing of FX’s newest series, Snowfall. The former will be followed by a conversation with series producer-writer Noah Hawley, while the latter two will include discussions with the cast and producers.
Elsewhere, fans of The Americans can attend a discussion with showrunners Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields, and lovers of The Leftovers will be able to hear executive producers Damon Lindelof, Tom Perotta, and Mimi Leder discuss the series finale just days after its farewell on June 4.
Viewers who are sad Girls is ending will also be in luck as HBO Vice President of Programming Kathleen McCaffrey, cast members Alex Karpovsky and Ebon Moss-Bachrach, and casting director Jennifer Euston will be on hand for a panel, while Mark Duplass will be screening his new HBO show Room 104, followed by a Q&A.
ATX will also be holding its first Network Presidents panel at this year’s fest. President of NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke, Hulu Senior Vice President and Head of Content Craig Erwich, HBO President Casey Bloys, and FX President of Original Programming Nick Grad will all participate in a discussion about what it’s like defining a network brand, maintaining (and growing) an audience, and the changes in the way television content is produced and distributed.
Also included in the lineup is a panel featuring Marlene King and Lisa Cochran-Neilan, the executive producers of Pretty Little Liars and the new Freeform series Famous In Love, of which they will be screening the pilot episode, as well as an exclusive clip from PLL‘s penultimate hour. Other Freeform programming involves a screening of the season premiere of The Bold Type, followed by a Q&A with executive producers Sarah Watson and Holly Whidden.
Meanwhile, MTV will be hosting a panel about the history of its reality series, which will explore Real World and Jersey Shore, among others. Executive producers responsible for some of the network’s biggest series, including The Hills and The Challenge, will be in attendance.
truTV will also be present, showcasing its new game show Talk Show the Game Show, and premiere its new series I’m Sorry followed by a Q&A with the show’s stars Andrea Savage (also the co-creator) and Tom Everett Scott, and showrunner Joey Slamon and executive producer Jessica Elbaum.
In addition to some of the anniversary reunions slated for that weekend, ATX Festival will also host a 10-year reunion of ABC’s October Road that will see stars Odette Annable, Geoff Stults, Rebecca Field, Lindy Booth, Jay Paulson, and Evan Jones join creators Josh Appelbaum, André Nemec, and Scott Rosenberg as they look back on the series.
The ATX Television Festival will take place June 8-11 in Austin, Tex.