EXCLUSIVE: The creator and stars of the hottest show of summer 2023 are coming to the ATX 2024 TV Festival. The 13th season of the festival, which will run from May 30 to June 2, 2024 in Austin, Texas, has announced its first confirmed panels, which include Suits retroactively.
Confirmed participants for the panel, which will mark five years since the series finale aired on USA Network, include: creator/executive producer/showrunner Aaron Korsh and cast members Patrick J. Adams, Sarah Rafferty and Dulé Hill. More information will be announced soon.
Many years after the original launch, Suits has enjoyed renewed popularity since its July premiere on Netflix, attracting massive audiences around the world and spending a record 12 consecutive weeks as the No. 1 series on the Nielsen Streaming Top 10 list.
This means a return to the ATX TV Festival Suits which previously had panels in 2015 and 2017 (photos below).
The ATX 2024 TV Festival will also feature a retrospective panel on tech-age dramas Stop and light the fire, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the iconic series’ 2014 premiere on AMC. The panel will feature creators/showrunners/executive producers Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers, executive producers Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein, and cast member Scoot McNairy, with additional panelists to be announced soon.
Also scheduled is “Presidential Forum: On Television, the Industry and What’s Next,” a conversation with top television executives about the current state – and future – of the industry following the historic double strike in Hollywood. Confirmed panelists include Nicole Clemens, president of Paramount Television Studios; Lisa Katz, president of scripted content, NBCUniversal Entertainment; Erin Underhill, president of Universal Television; and Katherine Pope, president of Sony Pictures Television Studios, with additional panelists to be announced soon.
Additional confirmed season 13 panelists include David Hudgins (showrunner/writer/executive producer, FBI: Most Wanted); Graham Yost (showrunnerSilo) and Jessica Rhoades (executive producer, Black Mirror, Station Eleven).
The festival also unveiled the official poster for season 13, designed by MB Joyce.
The previously announced Pitch Competition Final presented by Canva will once again take place live during the festival. Submissions can be submitted until January 19, 2024. From them, ATX TV will select a maximum of 35 semi-finalists, including those selected by partners: The Black List, the Sundance Institute’s Episodic Program and the Inevitable Foundation. The semi-finalists’ entries will be reviewed by a special group of second-round judges, including writers, producers and directors, who will select the 10 finalists. Finalists will advance to the live final round, during which they will have four minutes to present their performances to a panel of judges and the ATX TV Festival Campers audience. More information on how to submit can be found on the website http://www.atxfestival.com/pitch.
The festival will also take place Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals for a limited time starting Wednesday, November 22.