TV Talk Podcast: No More ‘Succession’ But Emmy Drama Category Has Lots Of Scene-Stealing Big Swings To Choose From This Year

Deadline’s TV Talk podcast is back for another season taking listeners all the way to the 76th Emmy Awards ceremony September 15. Strap in.

Succession is gone and that will make a lot of these other Outstanding Drama Series contenders breathe a little easier this year.

More from Deadline

Despite that Emmy juggernaut now being out of the way, the category nevertheless is offering up a lot of intrigue, giving Deadline Executive Editor and Chief TV Critic Dominic Patten and Deadline Awards Columnist and Chief Film Critic Pete Hammond a lot to chew on in this week’s TV Talk podcast.

Especially chewy is the last-minute maneuver by FX to announce two more seasons of Shōgun, what was thought to be a limited series; as all the speculation started boiling up, the network confirmed the series would instead be submitted to the Emmys as a Drama Series. There can be no doubt that with the addition of this lavishly produced epic now in the mix, others including past winner The Crown in its final season started to sweat a little.

We look at the playing field now and assess the chances of those two shows, plus the surging The Morning Show, the admired period piece The Gilded Age, the overdue Slow Horses, and Amazon’s hot and popular Fallout which could be a real sleeper here. There are many others too including Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Loki, 3 Body Problem, The Curse and more.

Speaking of the God of Mischief – Loki’s Tom Hiddleston, Owen Wilson and Sophia Di Martino join us to talk about the second and likely final season of the Disney+ series.

<em>Loki’</em>s Tom Hiddleston at Deadline Contenders Television 2024
Loki’s Tom Hiddleston at Deadline Contenders Television 2024

Click the link above to hear our analysis of the way the winds are blowing in Outstanding Drama, and also listen to our Contenders panel with the Loki stars and creatives

Remember you can hear all our past TV Talk episodes and all our upcoming ones by subscribing to Deadline’s TV Talk podcast at Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

Sign up for Deadline's Newsletter. For the latest news, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.