David J Loehr joins Moisés to discuss FX's Fargo and The Strain, along with what makes (and has made) TV compelling as a "novelistic" art form. Is the approach of these new shows very different from Homicide: Life on the Street?
SPOILER WARNING: If you have not seen seasons 1 & 2 of House of Cards, there's a big spoiler in the Strain Q&A clip.
Special guests by way of ATX Television Festival Q&A recordings include Guillermo del Toro, Carlton Cuse, Keith Carradine, Allison Tolman, Noah Hawley, and Warren Littlefield.
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- David J Loehr is playwright-in-residence at Riverrun Theatre, radio playwright-in-residence for The Incomparable, and is @dloehr
- Guillermo del Toro co-created The Strain with Chuck Hogan, and for nearly 20 years, he has directed, written and produced thought-provoking, "weird" movies including Pan's Labyrinth, The Devil's Backbone, and Hellboy.
- Carlton Cuse is currently producing and overseeing more TV shows than you likely have fingers with which to count.
- Keith Carradine is a cinema legend who's been in everything from Ridley Scott's The Duellists to David Milch's Deadwood.
- Allison Tolman might be newer to the screen acting scene, but her performance as Molly in Fargo is one of the best of 2014, bar none.
- Noah Hawley is a novelist and writer beyond his duties as Fargo creator/showrunner. He wrote on over 20 episodes of Bones.
- Warren Littlefield is Executive Producer on Fargo as well as the former head of NBC, where he originally tried developing Fargo as a series.