Veronica Mars, One Day at a Time Join ATX Television Festival Season 8

Season 8 of the ATX Television Festival kicks off in less than two months, and they’ve announced Veronica Mars, One Day at a Time and Canada’s Letterkenny in the latest wave of programming.

The Veronica Mars revival, landing on Hulu July 26, will host a panel discussion at the festival with creatives and cast yet to be announced. The upcoming fourth season picks up following the events of the crowd-funded film. (Never fear, Canada. Veronica Mars will be available on Crave.)

The fate of One Day at a Time may still be hanging in the balance, but the show is making its triumphant return to ATX for a screening and conversation that features executive producer Mike Royce, and stars Justina Machado, Isabella Gomez, Todd Grinnell and Stephen Tobolowsky. (Fans of the show — myself included — are keeping hope alive on a fourth season of the series. #SaveODAAT)

Award-winning Canadian comedy Letterkenny makes its ATX debut this year with a screening and Q&A featuring producer Mark Montefiore, and stars Nathan Dales, Michelle Mylett and K. Trevor Wilson. The series is available on Hulu in the US and on Crave in Canada. For those of you who haven’t experienced Letterkenny before, are you ever in for a treat!

Other new panels announced today include:

  • ATX Advisory Board Member Beau Willimon returns for an Interactive Conversation where the audience becomes the panel, and A Playwright Walks Into a Writers Room conversation with Tanya Saracho (creator/showrunner, Vida) and Rachel Rusch (Senior Vice President of Television, Bad Robot) about making the transition from theater to television. Additional panelists will be announced soon.
  • A premiere screening of Into the Dark: Culture Shock, the July installment of Hulu and Blumhouse Television’s horror event series. Culture Shock — directed by Gigi Saul Guerrero and written by Guerrero, James Benson and Efren Hernandez — “follows a young Mexican woman in pursuit of the American Dream, who crosses illegally into the United States, only to find herself in an American nightmare.” A Q&A will follow the screening with Guerrero and cast members to be announced later.

These events join an already outstanding lineup for the eighth year of the festival, including:

  • A Presidents of the Guilds panel
  • ABC Family series Greek reunion
  • The House that Horror Built: Inside Blumhouse Television
  • Inside the Writers Room panel with Starz’s critically-acclaimed series Vida
  • Closing Night Screening of Showtime’s City on a Hill
  • A panel exploring the Power of Female Partnerships
  • Cancelled Too Soon panel with Men In Trees
  • Freeform’s Good Trouble
  • Let’s Talk about Sex (Scenes), an honest discussion about empowering both writers and actors, and improving safe “sex” practices behind the camera
  • A panel presented by the Casting Society of America, featuring some of TV’s top casting directors
  • A one-on-one conversation, Scene Partners & Roommates, with actors Margo Martindale and Shane McRae
  • Everyone Is Doing Great screening and Q&A
  • Netflix’s Atypical panel
  • EPIX’s new series Perpetual Grace, LTD panel
  • An inside look at the Tremors pilot
  • IFC’s musical variety comedy Sherman’s Showcase
  • Comedy Central’s new sketch series Alternatino with Arturo Castro

The ATX Television Festival takes place June 6 to 9 in Austin, Texas. Get your badges here and join us at TV camp!

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