ATX Television Festival: 'Degrassi' reunion, 'Walker,' 'Selena: The Series,' more added
Austin's annual celebration of all things small screen, ATX Television Festival, on Thursday announced some big lineup additions for this summer, including a reunion for a popular teen show.
The festival’s opening night events will include a 20th anniversary reunion panel for “Degrassi: The Next Generation.” Stars and members of the creative team will dish about the Canadian show's 14 seasons. Scheduled to appear: co-creator/executive producer Linda Schuyler, executive producer Stephen Stohn and producer/director/actor Stefan Brogren and cast members Aislinn Paul, Shane Kippel, Luke Bilyk, Lauren Collins, Munro Chambers, Jake Epstein, Daniel Clark, Andrea Lewis and Christina Schmidt. (Not Drake. So sorry.)
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Also added to the lineup for the virtual festival:
- A music-focused "Walker" panel, hosted by stars Odette Annable and Lindsey Morgan, "with live performances by artists featured in the series and a celebration of filming in Austin," according to a news release.
- A panel for Netflix's “Selena: The Series." Slated to appear: include creator/executive producer Moisés Zamora, executive producer Jamie Davila, actor Christian Serratos (Selena Quintanilla) and actor Ricardo Chavira (Abraham Quintanilla).
- "Pose" and "American Horror Story" star, writer and trans rights activist Angelica Ross will receive the festival's inaugural Breakthrough Award. "The inaugural award seeks to recognize a creative voice who has made a unique and substantial imprint on TV, and exemplifies not only the current moment in television, but the possibilities of its future," according to the fest.
ATX Television Festival also announced a conversation between TV execs from HBO Mac, NBCU, OWN, 20th Television and Starz; finale panels for "Younger" and "The Bold Type"; and panels for the CW's "The Republic of Sarah," OWN's "David Makes Man" and Peacock/Channel 4's "We Are Lady Parts."
The festival is set for June 11-20. For more information on the schedule and how to attend, go to atxfestival.com/attend.