Grief & The Messiness of Loss

Grief & The Messiness of Loss

Date: Saturday, June 8

TV has often told deeply affecting stories of loss, death, and trauma, but rarely has it leaned into its unique ability to linger in the messy, uncomfortable business of grief. Recently a number of series have turned their focus to this universal experience, ranging from animated to comedy to horror, from freshman series to established ones and from broadcast networks to digital platforms. Hear from the creatives behind these stand-out episodes & seasons as they discuss their varied approaches to depicting grief, survivors, and a shared catharsis with viewers.

Panelists: Kit Steinkellner (Sorry For Your Loss), Meredith Averill (The Haunting of Hill House), Julie Plec (Legacies), Carina Adly MacKenzie (Roswell, New Mexico)

Moderator: Daniel Fienberg (Chief Television Critic, The Hollywood Reporter)