The seventh annual ATX Television Festival announced today all sorts of stuff -- a “Felicity” reunion, the world premiere sneak peek of an exclusive clip from FX’s highly anticipated “Mayans MC,” a look at HBO comedies and much more.
The fest take place June 7 to 10 Austin.
The “Felicity” reunion celebrates 20 years since the series premiere. Cast members Keri Russell, Scott Speedman, Tangi Miller, Amanda Foreman, Amy Jo Johnson, and Ian Gomez are confirmed to participate, along with director/producer Lawrence Trilling.
We’ll also get a look at “Mayans MC” (a “Sons of Anarchy” spin-off) with co-creators Kurt Sutter and Elgin James, executive producer/director Norberto Barba, and cast members of the upcoming drama. These folks will kick off the festivities at the Republic of Texas Motorcycle Rally in downtown Austin.
This year’s festival will also feature a look at HBO’s acclaimed comedies “High Maintenance” and “Crashing,” with conversations featuring “High Maintenance” co-creator Katja Blichfeld, co-creator/star Ben Sinclair, and executive producer Russell Gregory, as well as “Crashing” creator and star Pete Holmes. Both series have been renewed for a third season, and have recently wrapped their second seasons, which are currently available to stream now on HBOGo and HBONow.
Also look for:
* A special “TGIHulu!” panel celebrating their library programming from the iconic ‘90s “TGIF” comedy block. The panel will feature creatives and cast from fan-favorite series, including Ben Savage (“Boy Meets World”), Michael Jacobs (“Boy Meets World”), Bronson Pinchot (“Perfect Strangers”), William Bickley (“Family Matters,” “Step By Step”), Kellie Shangyne Williams (“Family Matters”), and Nell Scovell (“Sabrina the Teenage Witch”).
* A “Wynonna Earp” panel, featuring creator/showrunner Emily Andras and stars Melanie Scrofano, Tim Rozon, and Katherine Barrell. Andras and cast will reveal a first look at the cult hit's third season which returns this summer.
Marcy Carsey will receive this year’s ATX Award in Television Excellence, joining past honorees Henry Winkler, James L. Brooks, and Norman Lear.
Carsey who is co-founder of the independent production company The Carsey-Werner Company with fellow producer Tom Werner, has executive produced iconic comedies for more than 35 years, including “Roseanne,” “The Cosby Show,” “A Different World,” “Third Rock from the Sun,” and “That 70’s Show” and will take part in a conversation spanning her career.
These panels join such previously announced programmg as:
* An Opening Night screening of HBO's upcoming limited series “Sharp Objects;”
* A “Storytelling with Tenacity” panel presented by Showtime with Frankie Shaw, Sarah Treem, and Emmy Rossum;
* A conversation with Blown Deadline producing partners David Simon and Nina K. Noble, celebrating 20 years of groundbreaking HBO series together
* A “Better Call Saul” origin story panel with Vince Gilligan and Bob Odenkirk
* “The Americans” panel with Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields, along with cast members Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys;
and much more.
Check out atxfestival.com for the full schedule and ticket information.