The ATX TV Festival has announced that Disney’s Freeform will be attending the event to promote the second season of “Cruel Summer” and “Grown-ish”.   The event is taking place from June 1-4, 2023, in Austin, TX.

Freeform will screen the Season 2 premiere of the network’s hit anthology series “Cruel Summer.” Season 2 features a brand-new cast and resets the story to the Pacific Northwest. Following the screening, cast & creatives will join for a conversation about the new season, set across three timelines surrounding Y2K. Panellists will be announced at a later date.

The festival will also feature a conversation with the cast & showrunner of “grown-ish.” The conversation will explore the show’s honest portrayal of the collegiate experience and give fans an exclusive first look at the upcoming sixth season, which premieres this summer on Freeform.

ATX TV Festival is a one-of-kind festival experience, bringing TV fans & industry together to celebrate their favourite moments in TV as one community. Join us for deep-dives into how your favourite shows are made, revisit past favourites, and discover something new at “TV Camp for Grown Ups” in downtown Austin, TX.

Heading into our 12th Season, the festival showcases past, current, and upcoming series through reunions, screenings, intimate Q&As, panel discussions, events, and more. Screenings include never-aired pilots, cancelled-too-soon series, current favourites, and world premieres. Panels conversations range from industry deep-dives to fan-focused conversations, along with discussions on TV’s responsibility and impact on culture.

The event will also feature lots of other shows, including:

  • HBO’s Righteous Gemstones
  • NBC’s Late Night with Seth Myers
  • FOX’s Accused
  • NBC’s Cheers 30th Anniversary Reunion

The festival has also announced a slate of topical industry panels, including:

  • “State of the Union: A Conversation with TV’s Leaders” featuring executives within the industry
  • “The Role of a Producing Director”
  • “TV’s Blockbuster”
  • “The Camera’s Eye”, presented by Panavision, focused on the craft of cinematography and collaboration between directors and DPs
  • “Are They a Good Person? (The New “Likable”)”

The previous five seasons of “Grown-ish” are available to stream now on Hulu and Disney+, with the first season of “Cruel Summer” also being available to stream on Hulu.

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