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‘Eyewitness’ Producer Adi Hasak Bucks the System and Greg Nicotero Previews ‘The Walking Dead’ – IndieWire’s TURN IT ON Podcast

Also in this episode: Snoop Dogg's take on marijuana legalization (spoiler: he's for it) and a review of Hugh Laurie's new Hulu drama "Chance."

Julianne Nicholson

Julianne Nicholson, “Eyewitness”

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Producer Adi Hasak likes to play by his own rules. He doesn’t have an agent, and doesn’t have an overall deal anywhere. Yet over the past year he has sold two straight to-series TV shows: NBC’s “Shades of Blue,” starring Jennifer Lopez, and now USA Network’s new thriller “Eyewitness,” starring Julianne Nicholson.

Adi Hasak

Adi Hasak


“Eyewitness” is based on a Norwegian drama and follows two teenage boys who are secretly hooking up in a cabin when they witness a gangland-style killing. One of the boys’ foster mother happens to be the local sheriff, played by Julianne Nicholson, who’s investigating the crime. Hasak adapted “Eyewitness” and executive produces the show. On this week’s edition of IndieWire’s “Turn It On” podcast, Hasak shares his grand vision for how he is building an international-focused production company and bypassing the traditional rules for getting series on the air. (“Eyewitness” airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET on USA Network.)

Greg Nicotero, "The Walking Dead"

Greg Nicotero, “The Walking Dead

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Also on this edition of IndieWire’s “Turn It On,” “The Walking Dead” fans have been waiting all summer to find out which major character died at the hands of Negan, the baddie played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan who carries a barbed wire baseball bat and isn’t a nice guy. Executive producer Greg Nicotero, who also directs and is the mastermind behind the show’s effects, tells us that this death is different.

Meanwhile, TV editor Liz Shannon Miller visits Snoop Dogg’s compound, and critic Ben Travers discusses Hulu’s new Hugh Laurie drama “Chance.”

Listen below!

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