Remote Controlled: ‘For the People’ and ‘Station 19’ Teams Talk About Joining Shondaland

Variety | 3/9/2018 | Ariana Brockington
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Welcome to “Remote Controlled,” a podcast from Variety featuring the best and brightest in television, both in front of and behind the camera.

In this week’s episode, Variety‘s executive editor of TV, Debra Birnbaum, talks with the stars Shonda Rhimes’s new series “For the People” and “Station 19.”

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Jasmin Savoy Brown and Britt Robertson star in a legal drama about a group of new lawyers that work for the defense and prosecution. They juggle high profile cases while also focusing on their personal lives.

“We’re seeing both sides on the show—the prosecution and the defense—all the time, every episode, which makes it complicated emotionally to watch because in one moment you’re invested in this storyline and you’re saying, ‘That guy’s wrong, he’s wrong,’ and then you see the anther side of it and you think, ‘No he’s right.’ That’s happening all the time,” Brown said.

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Robertson added that challenging viewers’ opinions is a key aspect of the show. “I think that’s a really good thing for this current political climate — to be more accepting of both sides,” she said.

Brown and Robertson also discussed what it means to them to be a part of a Rhimes production. For Brown, it means bringing inclusivity and representation to television screens.

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“In Shonda’s world—not just onscreen but off-screen—are lots of women and people of color and people of all sorts of sexual orientation and nationality, and I love that, and it’s celebrated and embraced,” she said.

Later in the podcast,...
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