For this season of Variety’s Actors on Actors, it was all virtual.
Claire Danes was paired with Damien Lewis (Homeland, Billions). There is still no release date for their episode.
The new season of the Emmy-winning series was filmed entirely from actors’ homes and includes one-on-one conversations between stars from potential contending shows in this year’s Emmy race. The first two episodes will premiere on PBS SoCal on Friday, July 17, at 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. with episodes three and four premiering on Friday, July 24, at 8 p.m. and 8:30 pm. All episodes will stream on pbssocal.org and on the free PBS Video app following their premieres.
“Variety is excited to debut the 2020 ‘Actors on Actors’ Emmy Edition directly from the safety of the homes of this season’s top Emmy-award contending talent,” said Variety group publisher and chief revenue officer, Michelle Sobrino-Stearns. “Our partnership with PBS SoCal on Variety’s three-time Emmy winning series takes our viewers inside the biggest television shows of the past year through these candid one-on-one conversations.”
PBS SoCal president and CEO Andrew Russell adds, “We’re pleased to be working closely with our partners at Variety on a remarkable new season of Variety Studio: Actors on Actors. Nationwide, PBS stations continue their support and appreciation of ‘Actors on Actors’ because our viewers are interested in its special, behind-the-scenes view into Southern California’s entertainment industry and the people who make it so unique. The new lineup of actors is sure to please as these in-depth conversations are relevant now more than ever.”
Variety’s Actors on Actors issue will hit newsstands on June 23 with clips appearing on Variety.com starting June 22nd. “Variety Studio: Actors on Actors” will air on PBS stations across the nation starting in July, and on the WORLD Channel (check local listings).