At Home with Amy Sedaris springs directly from the inspired mind — and whimsical ways — of the actress-comedian-writer-producer, who’s not above taping up her nose or trotting out turkeys for a laugh.
Since its launch last fall, Sorry for Your Loss has drawn raves for star Elizabeth Olsen while helping put the still-young Facebook Watch on viewers’ radar. But its most startling result has been the outreach from thousands of viewers, also in grief and grateful for the show’s emotional support.
When director Stephen Frears suggested Hugh Grant play the lead in A Very English Scandal, the actor promptly listed reasons he was wrong for the role. Fortunately, he would come around, drawing raves for his villainous politician.
For his first U.S. TV series, Aussie film star Eric Bana took on Bravo’s Dirty John, playing an ex-con who woos and dupes a beautiful businesswoman. “Eric’s so charming,” says director Jeffrey Reiner, “but can also play evil.”
Leave it to a Brit to create a compelling drama about an American mogul who reigns over a vast empire — and a dysfunctional family. Jesse Armstrong, the mind behind HBO’s Succession, confesses to a deep curiosity about dynasties.