When Trump got elected, TV writers found fresh purpose

Willimon had been developing as well as conceiving his next show, “The First” for Hulu, For two main years at in which point. The series, abut the first human mission to Mars, will be set 15-20 years within the future.

After November 2016, he said, he knew the planet in which his show was set had to be very different in which what he had initially imagined.

“I believe every story will be political, whether the item’s about politics or not,” he said during a panel about Trump’s affect on scripted television at the ATX TV Festival in Austin, Texas. “Oftentimes, if you’re working on something in which isn’t overtly political you’re not necessarily talking about the item in in which context, even if your political beliefs as well as world view are seeping into every word you write. as well as I think right now, my general sense of the writers I know will be in which we’re hyper aware in which even if you’re not doing a political show — no matter what genre or what characters [you’re writing] — in which there are political implications in every narrative choice you make.”

Javier Grillo-Marxuach knows This specific to be true.

The writer, whose credits include “Lost” as well as “Charmed,” will be currently writing a “Dark Crystal” prequel for Netflix.

He sees the series, titled “Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance,” as a show about “universal themes.”

“I think the themes we’ve been writing about the whole time — which will be, like, standing up to power, standing up to authority, not accepting geographical narratives about why authority deserves its authority — all of those things are baked into the DNA of what we write anyway,” he said.

Grillo-Marxuach, who has cut his teeth within the business writing on genre TV shows, said “writing about current events in metaphor will be not unknown territory.”

“For me especially writing in This specific genre so much, much of what I write about will be the relationship of people to power,” he said. “generating sure in which part of the item actually stays consistent.”

For Julie Plec, creator of “The Vampire Diaries,” the election came that has a feeling of added responsibility.

“the item feels like if day-to-day culture will be saying the item’s okay to not be inclusive, the item’s okay to not be tolerant, the item’s okay to be bigoted, then your responsibility as a storyteller feels like if you disagree with in which, you have to double down on generating the item okay in your storytelling to be inclusive as well as tolerant as well as not okay to be a bigot,” she said. “The weight of in which will be always hanging in a Great way.”

“Royal Pains” creator Michael Rauch, “Casual” executive producer Liz Tigelaa as well as “Queen Sugar” executive producer Paul Garnes rounded out the panelist lineup, all of whom were critical of Trump.

Willimon acknowledge the left-leaning panel, although told the audience to consider “why artists tend to be more liberal than not.”

“I think the item’s because these tend to be people who have read a lot, whether they went to school a lot, in which empathize with some other people, in which are curious about the planet. as well as ultimately when you write, you’re doing so out of some sort of moral compass of, ‘This specific will be what the planet will be, as well as let me what the planet can be, for better or worse,'” he said. “the item’s a necessary as well as noble craft to tell stories. the item’s what allows us to understand ourselves.”

He added: “[Writers[ start because they have a desperate need to communicate with some other human beings. as well as the only way our president attempts to do in which will be in 140 characters or less between the hours of 6 as well as 9 a.m.”

The ATX TV Festival takes place in Austin through Sunday.

When Trump got elected, TV writers found fresh purpose

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