Drama showrunners Kerry Ehrin (“The Morning Show”), Chris Mundy (“Ozark”), Jonathan Nolan (“Westworld”), Tarell Alvin McCraney (“David Makes Man”), Eric Kripke (“The Boys”), Peter Gould (“Better Call Saul”), Michelle King (“The Good Fight”), Jonathan Nolan (“Westworld”) and Nichelle Tramble Spellman (“Truth Be Told”) gathered for Variety’s Virtual “A Night in the Writer’s Room” panel where they offered their takes on the coronavirus pandemic and protests as they’ve taken over social media.
“I think on the optimistic side, we’re at a moment of reckoning, featuring into the larger societal conversation that’s taking place right now about how fundamentally unfair our society is. But it’s also creating and perpetuating the mechanisms that we use to connect to each other. They haven’t matured yet. Everyone’s connection to the world now is what they’re reading online, and what we’re reading online, as we discovered in the last election, is not necessarily an accurate representation of the world outside,” Nolan said.