Good Times Bad Times

“Around the time that The Handmaid’s Tale emerged as a global hit for Hulu and became the first streaming show ever to win the top drama Emmy, one of its writers, John Herrera, was working a second job. The good news was that he still heard some solid gossip from Hollywood insiders. Or overheard, to be more accurate: They were talking to each other in the back of his Lyft. ‘There were a couple of instances of driving people to LAX and dropping them off while a billboard for Handmaid’s was staring down at me,’ he says. And that was the golden age.” TV’s Streaming Bubble Has Burst, a Writers Strike Looms, and ‘Everybody Is Freaking Out.’ (This was a plot twist that everyone in Hollywood saw coming. That won’t make the scene any easier to watch.)

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