Emmy Magazine Features

The interests of Chloë Sevigny guide her “to more artistic things,” says director Jim Jarmusch. So it’s not surprising that a desire to work with director Luca Guadagnino led her to HBO’s We Are Who We Are.

In the time of Covid, what more could we want to hear from our lab-coated healers than “How can I help?” On NBC’s New Amsterdam, the devoted doctors say that — and mean it. And though the creators never conceived of the coronavirus when the series debuted, they now find themselves with one of the most relevant shows around.

“If she can do this, she can do anything !” So said a prominent producer when she saw Amanda Peet in IFC’s Brockmire — and then cast her as the lead in Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story.

Janelle Monáe assumes the lead in Homecoming as a woman desperate to know her own name. During production she stayed in character (“I want that spirit to always show up”)and even quarantine couldn’t keep her from continuous creating.

Jeff Goldblum is interested in everything, and in his new series he goes where his inquiring mind takes him.

As a wee boy in Wales, Matthew Rhys was already working on his American accent when he and his pals played The A-Team. Some three decades on, that accent perfected, he awed audiences in The Americans as a Russian spy in deep cover. Now, in HBO’s new Perry Mason, he returns to TV with the origin story of the dogged defense lawyer, a staple of U.S. pop culture for almost a century.

Signing on to a multi-year series post Hamilton "felt like a huge decision,” says the busy Daveed Diggs, though ultimately the right one.

On TNT’s Snowpiercer, the survivors of an apocalypse are stuck circling the globe on a train with a strict class divide.

For the unassuming Cobie Smulders, signing on to Stumptown meant stepping up to the top of the call sheet — and to the duties of co-executive producer — and she’s thrived in the dual role.

Where does a Michelin-starred chef and worldwide TV purveyor — who’s also an Ironman competitor and racecar driver — find the next television frontier? For Gordon Ramsay, it’s Nat Geo’s Uncharted.

The streaming platform HBO Max required “the creation of a whole new medium,” says WarnerMedia’s Robert Greenblatt. But would you expect anything less from the company that brought you The Sopranos, Sex and the City and Game of Thrones?

Anna Kendrick can tell a good tale about the rocky road to love. And she can laugh about it. She brings those talents — and much more — to her roles as star and executive producer of HBO Max’s refreshingly relatable Love Life.

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