Amy Adams Coming to ATX Television Fest

Plus NatGeo and Shondaland confirmed for small screen celebration

ATX Television Festival scored big when it announced the premiere of HBO's adaptation of Sharp Objects, the latest onscreen conversion of a work by Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl). Now the star/executive producer, five-time Oscar nominee Amy Adams, has booked her ticket and will be flying to Austin for the opening night screening.

Amy Adams in Sharp Objects, the new HBO series, which will premiere at ATX Television Festival.

She's not coming alone: aside from Flynn, she'll be joined by director/executive producer Jean-Marc Vallée, showrunner/executive producer Marti Noxon, and the irrepressible Jason Blum, head of Blumhouse and responsible for a big chunk of your favorite horror films, plus (with Whiplash and Get Out) no stranger to Oscars himself.

Also added to the lineup today:

Grey's Anatomy, the show that made Shonda Rhimes a household name, gets its second spin-off with Station 19. Catch the premiere episode, plus a Q&A panel with cast members Jaina Lee Ortiz and Jason George; creator and executive producer Stacy McKee (Grey’s Anatomy); and casting director Linda Lowy.

• National Geographic will host a panel about season 2 of its Emmy-nominated series Genius: season 1 centered on Albert Einstein, and season 2, debuting April 24, will move its gaze to another leviathan of the early 20th century, Pablo Picasso. The discussion will include showrunner/director Ken Biller, and the production team responsible for re-creating the look of the era (Davina LaMont, hair and makeup designer; Sonu Mishra, costume designer; Mathias Herndl, cinematographer and director; and Arv Greywal, production designer).

Six Days of the Condor update Condor made its Austin debut at SXSW, and now the AT&T Audience Network show returns for ATX, with a panel featuring cast members Leem Lubany, Katherine Cunningham, Kristen Hager, and Kristoffer Polaha, plus director/producer Lawrence Trilling.

• And would it be ATX without Younger? Cast and crew of the TV Land institution will be back for a fourth year, with a sneak peek screening at season 5.

ATX Television Festival runs June 8-10. For more info and announcements, see our ATX TV page.

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