Emmy Magazine Features
When Will Smith saw Morgan Cooper's concept trailer, "My mind exploded with possibility," he says. The result: a reimagining of Smith's classic '90s sitcom, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, as the contemporary Peacock drama, Bel-Air — now with a wider, wiser view of what it means to be Black.
With the TV tuned to romantic movies in her parents' home during the holidays, producer Gloria Calderón Kellett wondered why all the people falling in love on screen were white. Before you could say ¡Feliz Navidad!, the writer-producer known for her Latinx twist on One Day at a Time was in production with her own inclusive, holiday-themed series, With Love.
As its forty-somethings reclaim their royal rank in hip-hop, ABC's Queens flips the script on outdated notions about women and the music business. "This industry can make you stop," says Eve, who stars with Brandy, Naturi Naughton and Nadine Velazquez. "I've gone away and come back. But we represent overcoming."
Almost twenty years before the country’s #MeToo reckoning, news of an affair between a U.S. president and an intern rocked the nation. Now, with Impeachment: American Crime Story unfurled on FX, viewers can reconsider the events that left the women involved reeling from cultural and legal assaults.