• ‘Black Lightning' EPs On Telling The Superhero's Rebirth Story & Season 2 - The Contenders Emmys

    4 monthes ago - By Deadline

    When it came to creating the world of Black Lightning , the executive producers elected to approach this superhero tale from a different angle, beginning with his rebirth rather than telling an origin story.
    “I wanted to talk about the idea of being pulled back into your community,” said EP and showrunner Salim Akil , who was on hand at Deadline's The Contenders Emmys event with star Cress Williams and EP Mara Brock Akil. “It seems like powers were always positive. I wanted...
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  • ‘9-1-1's Connie Britton, Peter Krause & Angela Bassett On Challenges Of Portraying First Responders - The Contenders Emmys

    4 monthes ago - By Deadline

    During Fox's first panel at today's Deadline's The Contenders Emmys, AwardsLine editor Joe Utichi quizzed stars of Fox's hit freshman series 9-1-1 about the challenges of portraying first responders.
    The drama, created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear, was renewed for a second season in January.
    The three panelists - stars Connie Britton , Peter Krause and Angela Bassett , who also serves as co-producer - described the delicate balance of creating very human...
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  • ‘Schitt's Creek' Star Eugene Levy On Pop TV's “Little Engine That Could” & Its “Fanatic” Viewers

    4 monthes ago - By Deadline

    Schitt's Creek creator/stars Eugene and Daniel Levy joined co-stars Catherine O'Hara and Annie Murphy at Deadline's The Contenders Emmys event today to discuss the Pop TV series' evolution over four seasons.
    Starting out, the elder Levy commented on the way in which the show has functioned like “the little engine that could,” building awareness as it's gone along to the world of Netflix and beyond. “Pop TV was the network that looked at our pitch and said, 'Yes, this is...
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  • ‘Dangerous Book For Boys': Bryan Cranston & Greg Mottola's Family-Friendly Adaptation Promises Lo-Fi Charm - The Contenders

    4 monthes ago - By Deadline

    The cast and creators of Amazon 's forthcoming series The Dangerous Book For Boys took the stage to kick of this year's Emmy Contenders. Show co-creators Bryan Cranston and Greg Mottola were joined on stage by stars Erinn Hayes , Gabriel Bateman , and Swoosie Kurtz to talk about what to expect from the series based on the book by Conn and Hal Iggulden.
    One of the driving inspiration behind the adaptation is the fact that Cranston and Mottola are both dads. “It's a true...
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  • Deadline's The Contenders Emmys Underway; Huge Lineup Of TV's Best Kicks Off Season

    4 monthes ago - By Deadline

    The third annual The Contenders Emmys, Deadline's television awards-season event, is now underway at the DGA Theater in Hollywood, where a total of 24 networks and studios are showing off 43 of their Emmy-contender programs to kick off Emmy season. The event is happening all day in front of a packed, invitation-only audience of Television Academy voters and PGA, SAG-AFTRA, WGAW and DGA members.
    Taking turns moderating panels will be Deadline's co-editors-in chief Nellie...
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