‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Producers Tease Season 2 Story Arc – The Contenders Emmys

//

What happens after a first-season Emmy?
Last year’s Best Drama winner Handmaid’s Tale showrunner Bruce Miller and executive producer Warren Littlefield talked about Season 2 during Hulu‘s panels at today’s Contenders event. The new season launches April 25.
“It was very akin to the feeling in the first season: You just don’t want to f— it up,” joked Miller on the Contenders panel, moderated by Dominic Patten. Still, both producers talked about the way Season 2 episodes go…

‘I Love You, America’s Sarah Silverman Talks Importance Of Finding Commonalities & Forging Connections – The Contenders Emmys

//

Hours before Hulu’s Contenders panel for Sarah Silverman’s I Love You, Americathe final panel of the day—the streaming service announced that the hit variety series will be back for another 11 episodes, to begin airing on September 6—just in time for conversation centering on the midterm elections.
Speaking with Deadline’s Pete Hammond, Silverman first discussed her initial conception of the series, which tries to take an even-keeled look at the current political…

‘Waco’s Taylor Kitsch Explains How To Make A Martyr Sympathetic – The Contenders Emmys

//

Waco, the dramatic miniseries based on the deadly 51-day standoff in 1993 between Branch Davidians and federal law enforcement, premiered earlier this year on the Paramount Network, formerly SpikeTV. It stars Michael Shannon as real-life FBI agent Gary Noesner and Taylor Kitsch as Branch Davidians leader David Koresh.
In effort to get to the humanness of infamous Koresh, Kitsch told the packed crowd at Deadline’s The Contenders Emmys event today that found it was…

‘Loudermilk’ EP Talks Appeal Of “Anti-Social, Hard To Get Along With” Characters & More – The Contenders Emmys

//

“I always like characters like this who are anti-social, hard to get along with, but there’s still something within them that’s likeable and can help other people,” Loudermilk EP Bobby Mort told Dawn Chmielewski today at The Contenders Emmys. With Sam Loudermilk—the misanthropic recovering alcoholic and substance abuse counselor portrayed by Sam Livingston in the AT&T Audience Network series—Mort has found his latest great character.
Known for comedies in the film world…

‘Mr. Mercedes’ Cast & EP Talk Complexity Of Characters, Reveal Season 2 Premiere Date – The Contenders Emmys

//

EXCLUSIVE: Stephen King adaptation Mr. Mercedes will be back for a ten-episode second season on August 22, AT&T Audience Network told Deadline during the show’s panel at The Contenders Emmys. Director Jack Bender joined stars Brendan Gleeson, Harry Treadaway, Kelly Lynch and Holland Taylor to discuss the series’ first run.
Speaking with Deadline’s Joe Utichi, Bender offered his first impressions of Mr. Mercedes. “When Stephen first sent me the galleys, I was thrilled,…

James Corden On Making His Talk Show A Variety Show & America As A “Place Of Optimism And Joy” – The Contenders Emmys

//

Three years ago, CBS placed a lot of faith in writer, producer, comedian and singer James Corden when it handed him the reins to its Late Late Show. This was not lost on him, which he candidly admitted at Deadline’s The Contenders Emmys event Sunday afternoon.
“We didn’t have the luxury of a fan base, so we knew we were going to have to come off the blocks really fast,” Corden said onstage at the DGA Theater. “That’s why it’s more of a variety show than a talk…

Sandra Oh On Her ‘Killing Eve’ Character: “I Wanted To Stay In The Show’s World” – The Contenders Emmys

//

Sandra Oh made the trip to the DGA for Deadline’s Emmy Contenders event to talk about her new series, BBC America’s Killing Eve, which marks her first series regular role after spending 10 seasons as Dr. Cristina Yang on Grey’s Anatomy.
“Immediately what struck me was the tone and Phoebe’s [Waller-Bridge, creator] unique and fresh voice. She was exploring the genre of thriller in a completely unique way,” Oh shared. “Also, the fact that is was a psychological thriller…