Even more television is heading down to Austin, Texas, this summer for the fourth annual ATX Festival on June 4-7.
Panels for NBC’s “Hannibal” with creator Bryan Fuller and Fox’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” with creator Dan Goor and cast members have been added to the festival, along with a “cancelled too soon” panel for Amy Sherman Palladino’s former ABC Family series “Bunheads.”
USA Network’s upcoming drama “Complications” will kick off the fest with an opening-night premiere, featuring creator and exec producer Matt Nix and the series’ cast members.
ATX will also feature the season-five premiere screening of USA Networks’ “Suits,” a 25-year anniversary screening of Marta Kauffman’s HBO series “Dream On” and a “Dawson’s Creek” pilot script reading, presented by creator Kevin Williamson and surprise guests.
Also Thursday, ATX’s co-exec directors and founders Caitlin McFarland and Emily Gipson announced James L. Brooks as the recipient of the second annual Achievement in Television Excellence Award. (Last year’s award was given to Henry Winkler.)
“As a continuation of our commitment to honoring the history of television at the festival, we are humbled and incredibly grateful that the legendary James L. Brooks has agreed to accept our second annual Achievement in Television Excellence Award,” said McFarland and Gipson, who will be presenting Brooks with the award. “With a career spanning 50 years, Mr. Brooks has created some of the most memorable programs on television, from ‘Mary Tyler Moore,’ to ‘Taxi’ and ‘The Simpsons,’ making him just as much a part of where television has come from as where it’s going.”
Brooks will also take part in a career-spanning conversation, hosted by Phil Rosenthal, and will participate in a panel on the history of “The Simpsons” with producers and writers Al Jean, Matt Selman and David Silverman.
The “Hannibal” panel will feature the premiere screening, a sneak peek of episode two of the new season and a discussion with Fuller. “Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s” panel will feature Goor, along with stars Stephanie Beatriz and Melissa Fumero. More cast members may be announced at a later time. “Bunheads'” panel, hosted by Palladino, will welcome cast members Kelly Bishop, Stacey Oristano and Sutton Foster, who’s currently starring in TV Land’s “Younger,” for a screening and discussion.
Thursday’s added ATX programming joins previously announced panels for “Boomtown,” “Girl Meets World,” “Drunk History,” “The Fosters,” “Gilmore Girls,” “Journeyman,” “Justified,” “Playing House,” “Power,” “Queer as Folk,” “Wayward Pines” and the “Dawson’s Creek” writers room reunion.