ATX: My So-Called Life, Veronica Mars & More Cult Faves
We already mentioned about the My So-Called Life mini-reunion taking place at the ATX Television Festival in Austin next month (June 6-9), but the festival has now added some new panels, including those which focus on cult favorites Veronica Mars and Friday Night Lights.
Veronica Mars: a TV show…no wait, a Movie! will take place Saturday, exact time yet to be announced. Show creator Rob Thomas will be joined by actor Chris Lowell (“Piz”) for a discussion about the Kickstarter campaign, the movie, and of course, the show that started it all.
Hello Marshmellows. Three seasons. Constantly on the bubble. Veronica Mars was a cancelled-WAY-too-soon series that ended in 2007, but not before working its way in to the hearts of viewers both on UPN and CW. Then the fans demanded its return, and creator Rob Thomas delivered!
Join Rob as he discusses what led to the infamous Kickstarter campaign and what it felt like to watch the fans come out in droves to support the show they loved so much. Rob, along with cast member Chris Lowell (the beloved Piz), will talk about the series, how it’s being turned into a movie, and what it’s like to revisit Neptune six years later.
Also on Saturday (time yet to be announced), Friday Night Lights: the Cast Diaries will reunite members of the cast with exec producer David Hudgins. So far panelists include Scott Porter (Jason Street), Matt Lauria (Luke Cafferty), Gaius Charlies (“Smash” Williams), and Louanne Stephens (Grandma Saracen), but more are TBA. And don’t miss the special outdoor screening taking place on Friday evening (June 7) at 6 p.m.
Friday Night Lights was a series about heart. Friends. Family. Football. The best marriage on TV history. All of the love and truth of complex relationships and real-life funneled through Dillon, TX. The small screen never felt so big.
Led by Executive Producer & Writer, David Hudgins, come watch scenes from various seasons then listen to stories from cast members as they relive bringing their characters to life both on and off the field.
If that’s not enough cult tv for you, Rob Thomas is also listed as a panelist for Face Off: Movies vs. TV presented by Austin Film Festival, and My So-Called Life‘s Devon Odessa (Sharon Cherski) is a panelist for Casting Deconstructed. Meanwhile, Buffy, the Vampire Slayer producer Jane Espenson will be in attendance for several panels, and Jericho‘s Lennie James (Robert Hawkins) will be in attendance to promote his new project, Low Winter Sun. We are darn jealous of anyone in the Austin area.
- Rob Thomas on His $5M Veronica Mars Kickstarter and the Future of Fan-Funded Film (wired.com)
- Veronica Mars creator wowed by Kickstarter record (cbc.ca)
- My So-Called Life News – Cast to Reunite at ATX (culttv.wordpress.com)