Emmy Magazine Features
The L.A. Lakers of the 1980s weren't just sports champions — Magic, Kareem and the rest changed our views of culture, politics and race. It was "when African-American culture becomes American culture," says Adam McKay, executive producer of HBO's Winning Time, a full-court McKaysian mashup that exudes the sweat and swagger of the era known as Showtime.
Investors went wacky for WeWork, throwing money at its eccentric, often shoeless CEO. Billions in losses later, questions remain about the audacious Adam Neumann and his wife Rebekah, who hoped to make trillions — and bring about world peace. The new Apple TV+ series WeCrashed follows the couple's wild Wall Street ride.
The brilliant young billionaire who bluffed the best of Silicon Valley was an irresistible subject for showrunner Elizabeth Meriwether.
When Will Smith saw Morgan Cooper's concept trailer, "My mind exploded with possibility," he says. The result: a reimagining of Smith's classic '90s sitcom, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, as the contemporary Peacock drama, Bel-Air — now with a wider, wiser view of what it means to be Black.