Nerdist Writers Panel #156: “So Dramatic” Panel from ATX
By Aristotle Acevedo on September 2, 2014
With Liz Tigelaar (Nashville; Bates Motel; creator, Life Unexpected), Kyle Killen (creator, Awake and Lone Star), Mark Johnson (EP, Rectify), Bryan Seabury (VP, Drama Development at CBS), David Madden (President, Fox TV Studios). Moderated by The AV Club‘s Todd VanDerWerff.
The serialized drama has evolved drastically in the past thirty years. Leading characters have shifted from heroes to anti-heroes, and stories have moved from clear good vs. evil to murky immorality that leaves audiences unsure whom they should root for. Today’s leading drama producers and writers discuss current trends in their genre, including: the expansion to dark and depraved worlds, advantages (or challenges) that come with network or cable (or online), viewing habits of audiences, and if any of these factors have an impact on how they choose to tell their story.