Emmy Magazine Features
When the Chernobyl nuclear power plant exploded in 1986, innocents at Ground Zero and others abroad endured radiation poisoning and a dearth of official information. Now, an HBO miniseries recreates the catastrophe, reaffirming the force of speaking truth to power.
With its impressive slate of new series, EPIX intends to catapult into television’s top rung. The network has cast no less than a British knight — Sir Ben Kingsley — to lead one of its dramas and a dashing unknown, Jack Bannon, to reveal the Dark Knight’s backstory in another.
As FX’s Pose returns for season two, its cast and creators reflect on a TV success that few others could have foreseen: a drama set in New York’s LGBTQ ballroom scene, with the largest cast of trans actors ever in a scripted series. It’s a thrill not only for the trans community, but for anyone committed to inclusion and holding onto hope.
When Gretchen Carlson dared to challenge Fox News’s Roger Ailes, she not only inspired other women to expose his sexual harassment — she sparked his departure. Now, in Showtime’s The Loudest Voice, Naomi Watts and Russell Crowe reveal the behind-the-scenes drama at the nation’s most-watched news network.
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