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Last year, Tribeca was one of the first places to bring “The Handmaid’s Tale” to the TV world. Time will tell what the biggest story out of the 2018 festival will be, but there’s plenty to look forward to.
Tribeca unveiled a mammoth 2018 TV program, covering established series with network homes, all the way to pilots that have yet to be distributed. Some of the for-sure big stops in this year’s Tribeca guide: a screening of the “Westworld” Season 2 premiere, the first look at the upcoming Pablo Picasso season of “Genius,” and the debut North American look at Amazon’s TV adaptation of “Picnic at Hanging Rock,” starring Natalie Dormer.
Mix - New - York - Month - Surprise
Also in the mix out in New York next month? Surprise new episodes of “The Staircase,” the legendary French godfather of true crime TV. Netflix will also make their presence felt with a preview of their new Bobby Kennedy docuseries from “Trapped” director Dawn Porter. The Paramount Network will also unveil the Jay-Z-produced “Rest in Power,” highlighting the life and death of Trayvon Martin.
The festival’s TV related offerings will also include a new documentary looking behind the scenes of the iconic “Freaks and Geeks,” complete with a post-screening panel featuring creator Paul Feig.
Below - Portion - Selections - Year - Festival
Below is just a portion of the notable selections from this year’s festival. In addition to the main TV lineup, Tribeca is also highlighting fresh digital content with Tribeca N.O.W. (New Online Work). There’s also a quintet of episodic pilots, featuring performances from Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Zosia Mamet.
Acclaimed director Dawn Porter reveals anew what America gained and what it lost in the life, vision, politics, and hope of Bobby Kennedy.
Conversation - Director - Dawn - Porter - Ambassador
After the screening: A conversation with director Dawn Porter and Ambassador William vanden Heuvel.
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