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THE AMAZING RACE

THE AMAZING RACE

ATX will feature a panel for CBS’ Emmy Award-winning reality series “The Amazing Race,” which celebrates its 20th Anniversary this year. The conversation will feature Host and Executive Producer Phil Keoghan, as well as fan-favorite teams from across the series’ impressive 32 season run. Koeghan and the Racers will give fans a behind-the-scenes look into their time on the show, and discuss the series’ lasting impact on both viewers and their own lives.

Panelists: Phil Keoghan (host/executive producer), Rob Frisbee & Brennan Swain (Season 1 Winners), Tamara (Tien-Jan) “Tammy” Jih & Victor Jih (Season 12 Winners), Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran (All-Stars and three-time competitors), Amy DeJong & Maya Warren (Season 25 Winners)

SURREALESTATE presented by SYFY

SURREALESTATE presented by SYFY

SYFY will present a first-look conversation for their new summer series, SurrealEstate. The 10-episode series from SYFY and Blue Ice Pictures follows real estate agent Luke Roman (Rozon) and his elite team of specialists research, investigate, and attempt to ‘fix’ haunted and possessed homes – all while dealing with demons of their own. SurrealEstate premieres Friday, July 16, at 10 p.m. EST on SYFY.

Panelists: Tim Rozon (cast), Sarah Levy (cast)

THE BIG LEAP

THE BIG LEAP

FOX will premiere their new dramedy The Big Leap, a modern tale about second chances, chasing your dreams and taking back what’s yours. From creator/executive producer Liz Heldens, director/executive producer Jason Winer and executive producer Sue Naegle, the show revolves around a group of diverse, down-on-their-luck characters attempting to change their lives by participating in a potentially life-ruining reality dance show that builds to a live production of “Swan Lake.” Attendees will get an early look at the pilot episode of the series, which was recently picked up to series, followed by a Q&A with cast and creatives.

Panelists: Liz Heldens (creator/executive producer), Jason Winer (executive producer/director), Scott Foley (cast), Teri Polo (cast), Ser’Darius Blain (cast), Simone Rescasner (cast)

UFO

UFO

SHOWTIME® will premiere UFO, a four-part docuseries from Bad Robot exploring our fascination with unidentified flying objects, and how government and other forces operate in the shadows manipulating the truth to bend it to their own agendas. Following a screening of episode one, creatives and featured experts (?) will join for a panel discussion about the making of the series, as well as its central questions: why do we believe what we believe? And what if the truth really is out there?

WORK IN PROGRESS: A Conversation on Queer Storytelling

WORK IN PROGRESS: A Conversation on Queer Storytelling

ATX will feature “Work In Progress: A Conversation on Queer Storytelling” with the cast and creatives of the acclaimed SHOWTIME® original series Work In Progress. The panel will feature creatives and cast who will discuss the collaborative process of shaping Seasons 1 & 2; creating during the pandemic; and the intersection of comedy, queerness, and mental health.

Panelists: Abby McEnany (creator/executive producer/writer/cast), Lilly Wachowski (showrunner/executive producer/writer/director), Samantha Irby (consulting producer/writer), Yance Ford (director), Celeste Pechous (cast)

THE GOOD FIGHT

THE GOOD FIGHT

Paramount+ will screen the season five premiere of the critically-acclaimed drama The Good Fight, followed by a conversation with creatives and cast. The Good Fight returns to Paramount+ with new episodes on June 24.

Panelists: Robert & Michelle King (co-creators/showrunners/executive producers), Christine Baranski (cast), Audra McDonald (cast), Charmaine Bingwa (cast), Mandy Patinkin (cast)

SEX/LIFE

SEX/LIFE

Get an early look at the first episode of Sex/Life, an upcoming original series from Netflix, which debuts June 25, along with a conversation with executive producers and cast. Sex/Life is the story of a love triangle between a woman, her husband, and her past that takes a provocative new look at female identity and desire.

Panelists: Stacy Rukeyser (creator/showrunner), J. Miles Dale (executive producer), Sarah Shahi (cast), Adam Demos (cast), Mike Vogel (cast), Margaret Odette (cast)

HISTORY OF THEM

HISTORY OF THEM

ATX will feature History of Them, an unaired pilot from creator, writer, executive producer and ATX Advisory Board Member Gloria Calderón Kellett. Written by Calderón Kellett and directed by Pam Fryman, the semi-autobiographical History of Them was developed in 2018 for CBS and is a multi-cultural ensemble that revolves around two friends, Luna (Ana Villafañe) and Adam (Brett Dier), and how they fell in love, using the couple’s social media accounts as a guide. The pilot screening will be followed by a panel conversation. History of Them is a co-production of Sony Pictures Television and CBS Studios.

Panelists: Gloria Calderón Kellett (creator/writer/executive producer), Pam Fryman (director), Brett Dier (cast), Ana Villafañe (cast), Caitlin McGee (cast), Chris Powell (cast), Amit Shah (cast), Felix Solis (cast)

BLINDSPOTTING Writers’ Room

BLINDSPOTTING Writers’ Room

Starz joins this year’s line-up with a look inside the writers’ room of their new summer series, Blindspotting, the television series inspired by the 2018 feature film from writers/producers/stars Rafael Casal and Daveed Diggs. The half-hour dramedy centers on Ashley, played by Emmy® nominee Jasmine Cephas Jones, who was nipping at the heels of a middle-class life in Oakland until Miles (Rafael Casal), her partner of 12 years and father of their son, is suddenly incarcerated, leaving her to navigate a chaotic and humorous existential crisis when she’s forced to move in with Miles’ mother Rainey (Helen Hunt) and half-sister Trish (Jaylen Barron). We’ll enjoy a conversation about adapting the concept from film to TV, expanding Ashley and Miles’ world, and the unique musicality of the series, and get an early look at Episode 2 of the series. Blindspotting premieres June 13 on Starz.

Panelists: Rafael Casal (creator/executive producer/writer), Daveed Diggs (creator/executive producer/writer), Alanna Brown (writer), Nijla Mumin (writer), Priscila Garcia-Jacquier (writer), Benjamin Turner (writer)

Date: Saturday, June 19

HOME BEFORE DARK

HOME BEFORE DARK

Creatives and cast of Apple TV+’s dramatic mystery series, Home Before Dark, will join the festival for a virtual panel to discuss the inspiration for the series with Hilde Lysiak, the real life journalist behind the story, the importance of the pursuit of the truth, and the timely themes throughout the series. They will also share an exclusive look from the second season of the critically acclaimed series, premiering June 11 on Apple TV+.

Panelists: Dana Fox (co-creator/executive producer), Hilde Lysiak (journalist), additional TBA