Emmy Magazine Features
When Hurricane Katrina left a hospital without power, clean water and medical supplies for five long days, the staff wrestled with ethical challenges no one would choose to face. In the Apple TV+ series, Carlton Cuse and John Ridley retell the story and renew the debate, leaving viewers to wonder, What would I have done?
Three years after the finale of Game of Thrones, a prequel unfolds in Westeros. How does HBO's House of the Dragon follow in the wake of its audacious, Emmy-amassing forebear? Proudly and boldly. "We're trying... if not to replicate it, then certainly to honor it in what we're doing," says cocreator Ryan Condal. "We want this to feel like a different time and place."
The true story of a New York psychiatrist who co-opted his patient's life drew pals Paul Rudd and Will Ferrell, though neither knew each was circling the tale. With Rudd as the shrink and Ferrell as the mark, Apple TV+'s The Shrink Next Door unspools an I-kid-you-not tale that could send some viewers to the couch.
After years off the air, the NBC series returned to a changed world — where citizens demand reform of policing and sentencing, and cops on the street star in cellphone videos. Law & Order has met the moment, its principals say, with storylines still ripped from the headlines.
Jason Katims developed As We See It, a scripted series about young adults on the spectrum, to show "what it's like for them to experience the world — and what it's like for the world to experience them." For the neurodiverse actors, it's been alternately comforting, cathartic and outright fun.
As they bid farewell to This Is Us, the duo says hello to a super-sized season of How I Met Your Father and other new projects. The writing-producing partners — who first spotted each other's artful ways back at NYU — remain committed to shows that speak to viewers' hearts.