SXSW 2023 TV preview and schedule: The best shows to watch at the festival

Holocaust survivor, political activist and renowned author Elie Wiesel once said: “We always have to take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim.” Few people embody the spirit of Wiesel’s quote better than Miep Gies. Familiar to many school children around the world The diary of Anne Frank, Gies was an Austrian-born Dutch national who helped hide the Frank family and four other Dutch Jews during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. Now Gies’ story of courage and empathy is told A little light, an eight-part limited series coming to National Geographic and Disney+ this spring. Bel Powley plays the young, carefree woman who soon has to prove herself to be the protector of the Frank family. Through it all, the series will challenge viewers to imagine what they would do if faced with such dark, trying times.

Elizabeth Olsen, courtesy of HBO Max

love death

March 11 – 12 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre

“I’m very attracted to you. Would you be interested in an affair?” Candy Montgomery (Elizabeth Olsen) asks Allan Gore (Jesse Plemons) in the closing moments of the first teaser for HBO Max love death. If there’s a better introduction to a series written by David E. Kelley, we haven’t heard it. The prolific television writer and producer has covered the dark side of the American Dream in everything from legal dramas (The practice) to murder mysteries (Big little lies) to psychological thrillers (The doom). With latest project love deathHowever, Kelley and his impressive cast nail it with a tale of true small-town crime. Based on a real-life ax murder case in Wylie, Texas love death Olsen, Plemons, Lily Rabe and Patrick Fugit play a handful of Texans grappling with boredom, discontent and a fatal attraction in the 1980s.

Bob Odenkirk as Hank - Straight Man _ Season 1, Episode 1 - Credit: Sergei Bachlakov/AMC

Lucky Hank

March 11 – 9 p.m. at the Stateside Theatre

Few television actors have had more diversified careers than Bob Odenkirk. First known as a comedic writer and performer for Saturday night live And Mr. Show with Bob and DavidFor years, Odenkirk seemed content to take on the role of comedy professor emeritus… but then a call came from Albuquerque. About 10 seasons of breaking Bad And Better call Saul later, Odenkirk’s Saul Goodman has achieved TV icon status. So what does the actor have planned for his AMC follow-up? A story of a midlife crisis, of course! Based on the 1997 novel by Richard Russo heterosexual man, Lucky Hank will end Odenkirk’s short TV hiatus by portraying William Henry Devereaux Jr., the chair of the English department at a severely underfunded college. Armed with a gray beard and a scowl, Odenkirk will seek to continue his legacy of portraying difficult TV men alongside co-stars Mireille Enos, Olivia Scott Welch, Diedrich Bader, Suzanne Cryer, Sara Amini and Cedric Yarbrough.

Kiefer Sutherland as John Weir from the Paramount+ series Rabbit Hole. Photo Cr: Marni Grossman/Paramount+ © 2022 Viacom International Inc. All rights reserved.

rabbit hole

March 12 – 11am at the Stateside Theatre SXSW 2023 TV preview and schedule: The best shows to watch at the festival

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