Published: Wednesday, 09 June 2021 11:42 | Written by SciFi Vision
ATX -- INSIDE THE WRITERS ROOM: BLINDSPOTTING Saturday, June 19 at 1:30pm (CDT) Starz, 45 min. Panelists: RAFAEL CASAL (Creator/Executive Producer/Writer), DAVEED DIGGS (Creator/Executive Producer/Writer), ALANNA BROWN (Writer), NIJLA MUMIN (Writer), PRISCILA GARCIA-JACQUIER (Writer), BENJAMIN TURNER (Writer) Moderator: ASHLEY RAY HARRIS, "TV, I Say" Podcast
Starz joins this year’s line-up with a look inside the writers’ room of their new summer series, “Blindspotting,” the television series inspired by the 2018 feature film from writers/producers/stars Rafael Casal and Daveed Diggs. The half-hour dramedy centers on Ashley, played by Emmy® nominee Jasmine Cephas Jones, who was nipping at the heels of a middle-class life in Oakland until Miles (Rafael Casal), her partner of 12 years and father of their son, is suddenly incarcerated, leaving her to navigate a chaotic and humorous existential crisis when she’s forced to move in with Miles’ mother Rainey (Helen Hunt) and half-sister Trish (Jaylen Barron). We'll enjoy a conversation about adapting the concept from film to TV, expanding Ashley and Miles’ world, and the unique musicality of the series, and get an early look at Episode 2 of the series. “Blindspotting” premieres June 13 on Starz. BLINDSPOTTING premieres Sunday, June 13, 2021 at 9PM ET PT on STARZ and internationally on STARZPLAY
BLINDSPOTTING picks up six months after the film and centers on Ashley, who is nipping at the heels of a middle-class life in Oakland until Miles, her partner of 12 years and father of their son, is suddenly incarcerated, leaving her to navigate a chaotic and humorous existential crisis when she is forced to move in with Miles’ mother and half-sister.
BLINDSPOTTING features Emmy Award Winner Jasmine Cephas Jones (#freerayshawn, Hamilton), Benjamin Earl Turner (recording artist), Atticus Woodward (“Shameless”), Jaylen Barron (“Free Reign”), Candace Nicholas-Lippman (“Good Trouble”) and Academy Award-winning actress Helen Hunt (“Mad About You,” Twister). Rafael Casal (Bad Education, “The Good Lord Bird”) reprises his role as “Miles.” The series is co-created by the film’s co-writers, Rafael Casal and Daveed Diggs (Snowpiercer, The Good Lord Bird, Soul), who serve as executive producers with Jess Wu Calder (One Night in Miami, Little Monsters, Blindspotting) and Keith Calder (One Night in Miami, Little Monsters, Blindspotting), their co-producers on the film.