It was our sincere pleasure having the co-creator, showrunner, actor (and East Bay native!) of the Starz TV show Blindspotting - Rafael Casal back on the mic. We got to catch up with him about the season 1 spin off series of the film with the same name, talking about an equitable writers room, shooting in Oakland, filming during a pandemic, power structures on set, and working in choreography into a television dramedy. Plus we talk about the cast which is phenomenal...HELLO, Helen Hunt is a goddamn cast member - DUH.
It's been cool to see how one of our favorite films about Oakland and the Bay get to see a longer shelf life and turn itself into an episodic series to reach more folks. We're also stoked to continue our podcast relationship with Rafa. It's always a joy to have him on the show.
Blindspotting TV series premieres Sunday, June 13 on STARZ
Be well, stay safe, Black Lives Matter, AAPI Lives Matter, and thank you for getting vaxxed.