Sitting around the table of The Hollywood Reporter’s latest Emmy season chat are the writers behind some of the shows that have became breakout hits, critical darlings, and long running successes. Lee Daniels (“Empire“), Damon Lindelof (“The Leftovers“), Alex Gansa (“Homeland“), Michelle King (“The Good Wife“), Sarah Treem (“The Affair“), and Beau Willimon (“House of Cards“) all participate in a fascinating discussion that’s well worth the seventy minute sit down.
A large portion of the opening finds the group diving into how they handle criticism, and what their thoughts are on creating in an era when each episode of show gets reviewed. From there the conversation turns to tackling controversial issues, clashing with the writers room, embracing diversity, and more. It’s a great talk, and a real insight into the mechanics of writing for the small screen. Watch it below.