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Write On with 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' writer-EP Joby Harold

Disney+ is taking us back to a galaxy far, far away with its upcoming limited series Obi-Wan Kenobi, with Ewan McGregor reprising the titular role alongside Hayden Christiansen's Darth Vader. Star Wars superfan Joby Harold explains what drew him to w...

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Write On with 'The Great' creator Tony McNamara

Photos courtesy of Anchor Media Strategy   Commonly described as "anti-historical" historical fiction, The Great follows the comedic rise of Empress Catherine the Great (Elle Fanning) and explores her marriage to Emperor Peter III of Russia (Nicholas...

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Write On with 'Mystery Science Theater 3000' Creator Joel Hodgson

Photos courtesy of Ginsburg Libby MST3K is back! Originally running from 1988 to 1999, Mystery Science Theater 3000 was revived in 2017 due to a crowdfunding campaign led by the show's creator, Joel Hodgson. The show follows a human test subject who ...

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Write On with 'Pam & Tommy' Co-Showrunners Robert D. Siegel & D.V. DeVincentis

Based on the incredible true story, Pam & Tommy tackles a major landmark in the early days of the Internet: the leak of Pamela Anderson's (Lily James) and Tommy Lee's (Sebastian Stan) sex tape. Co-showrunner DV DeVincentis discusses what surprise...

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Write On with 'Dual' writer-director Riley Stearns

Photo courtesy of Katrina Wan PR Starring Karen Gillan and Aaron Paul, Dual follows a woman (Gillan) who has to fight a clone of herself to the death after she unexpectedly recovers from a terminal illness. Writer-director Riley Stearns discusses how...

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Write On with 'Gaslit' Showrunner Robbie Pickering

Based on the insane yet shockingly true story, Gaslit, starring Julia Roberts and Sean Penn, delivers a modern take on the Watergate scandal that shines its light most prominently on Arkansan socialite Martha Mitchell (Roberts). Showrunner Robbie Pic...

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Write On with 'Black-ish' Showrunner Courtney Lilly

Coming off of an enormously successful eight-season run on ABC, Black-ish follows Andre 'Dre' Johnson (Anthony Anderson) as he tries to create a sense of cultural identity for the members of his family while raising his kids in a predominantly white,...

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Write On with 'The Girl From Plainville' Creator/Showrunner Liz Hannah

Inspired by the true story of Michelle Carter's unprecedented "texting-suicide" case,  The Girl From Plainville starring Elle Fanning is a Hulu miniseries that explores Carter's relationship with Conrad Roy III and the events that led to his death. S...

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Write On with 'The Thing About Pam' Creator/Showrunner Jenny Klein

Based on the 2011 murder of Betsy Faria that resulted in her husband, Russ' conviction, though he insisted he did not kill her. This brutal crime set off a chain of events that would expose a diabolical scheme deeply involving Pam Hupp, played by Ren...

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