Shiri Appleby, Nick Wechsler, Brendan Fehr, and creator Jason Katims will appear at the Austin event in June
“Roswell” has landed at the ATX Television Festival.
Shiri Appleby, Nick Wechsler, Brendan Fehr and show creator Jason Katims (“Friday Night Lights,” “Parenthood”) will be reuniting during a session at the TV festival held in Austin, Texas from June 5-8.
The WB/UPN series followed a small group of friends who sought to protect the young aliens in their midst. Cancelled in 2002, it has since become a cult hit. It also introduced the world to a young Katherine Heigl, who isn't among the cast members attending the reunion.
The Festival has also added a screening of Fehr's new NBC series, “The Night Shift,” which premieres on Tuesday, May 27 at 10 p.m. Created by Gabe Sachs, the medical drama co-stars Jill Flint and Daniella Alonso. Fehr will attend the screening.
Additionally, Netflix will serve as a festival sponsor and will host daily panels highlighting top talent in the TV community and give fans first-hand insight into their favorite shows.
Other Festival highlights include the producers and castmembers from ABC's “Revenge” and A&E's “Bates Motel.” “Orphan Black” co-creators Graeme Manson and John Fawcett will attend with a new episode of the BBC America series from Season 2.
Also “Men of a Certain Age” creator Mike Royce and star/co-creator Ray Romano will showcase their cancelled-too-soon series. And Comedy Central will feature its hit show “Review” with Director/Writer/Producer Jeffrey Blitz and star Andy Daly coming to the festival.
Badges to ATX Television Festival are available for purchase at the festival website. Weekend Badges are now available for $175 for a limited time, then will increase to $225.
The ATX Television Festival kicked off in 2012 and quickly became a destination for television fans, reporters and critics. Big companies and networks like Netflix and Southwest Airlines — a featured sponsor this year — took notice, as well. Aside from highlighting the Austin community, the festival also brings attention to Texas's long history in TV production, with strong roots in Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio.