Emmy Magazine Features

As a wee boy in Wales, Matthew Rhys was already working on his American accent when he and his pals played The A-Team. Some three decades on, that accent perfected, he awed audiences in The Americans as a Russian spy in deep cover. Now, in HBO’s new Perry Mason, he returns to TV with the origin story of the dogged defense lawyer, a staple of U.S. pop culture for almost a century.

Signing on to a multi-year series post Hamilton "felt like a huge decision,” says the busy Daveed Diggs, though ultimately the right one.

On TNT’s Snowpiercer, the survivors of an apocalypse are stuck circling the globe on a train with a strict class divide.

For the unassuming Cobie Smulders, signing on to Stumptown meant stepping up to the top of the call sheet — and to the duties of co-executive producer — and she’s thrived in the dual role.

Where does a Michelin-starred chef and worldwide TV purveyor — who’s also an Ironman competitor and racecar driver — find the next television frontier? For Gordon Ramsay, it’s Nat Geo’s Uncharted.

The streaming platform HBO Max required “the creation of a whole new medium,” says WarnerMedia’s Robert Greenblatt. But would you expect anything less from the company that brought you The Sopranos, Sex and the City and Game of Thrones?

Anna Kendrick can tell a good tale about the rocky road to love. And she can laugh about it. She brings those talents — and much more — to her roles as star and executive producer of HBO Max’s refreshingly relatable Love Life.

In an Emmy season unlike any other, audiences are lauding these five for their discerning, diverse performances.

Seth Meyers credits pal Tina Fey for this lesson learned: more women on a show means more talent. (Cue the eye roll from the women on his writing staff.)

With its never-before-seen images — shot over two years around the world — a BBC America docuseries is enthralling viewers and, perhaps, changing minds.

Like the rhythm and horn players in a jumpin’ jazz band, A-list artists came together for The Eddy, the new Netflix series set in a Paris club. Its prominent producers (including La La Land’s Damien Chazelle) and performers (André Holland and Amandla Stenberg lead the cast) bring to life a city on the edge, where an expat and his pals find refuge in the music they love.

Hollywood history is alive and well at Turner Classic Movies, whose five hosts — each a film expert extraordinaire — shine as brightly in the film firmament as the stars of the silver screen.

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