Topic is the boundary-pushing streaming service from First Look Entertainment for thrillers, mysteries, dramas and documentaries from around the world, serving viewers who crave entertainment beyond the mainstream. Whether it’s a Nordic-noir crime thriller (The Killing), an Italian supernatural political drama (The Miracle), or a mind-blowing paranormal mystery from Russia (Dead Mountain), Topic expands your view of the world.
There’s only one way to really get to know a writer: over drinks. Reza Aslan sips Old Fashioneds with today’s most important voices in writing, across multiple disciplines, diving into their process, inspiration, and backgrounds. Cheers.
Melissa Rosenberg (Dexter, Jessica Jones) talks with Reza about her screenwriting journey from using her dance background to create the movie Step Up, managing the rabid fan base of Twilight, and bringing Jessica Jones to life on screen.
Episode 3 - Vic Mensa with musical guest Johan Lenox
Vic Mensa (activist rapper) talks with Reza Aslan about growing up in Chicago, questioning authority from a young age and the creation of the 93PUNX collaboration album. Johan Lenox joins Mensa to discuss their collaboration and perform together
Episode 6 - Viet Thanh Nguyen with musical guest Thao and the Get Down Stay Down
2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction winner for 'The Sympathizer', Viet Thanh Nguyen, talks with Reza Aslan about what it means to be a refugee vs. an immigrant and how to write a sequel. Thao & the Get Down Stay Down perform.
Episode 7 - Steven Canals with musical guest Trans Chorus of LA
Creator, writer, and executive producer of the Golden Globe-nominated series, Pose, Steven Canals talks with Reza Aslan about his career change into screenwriting and the origins of Pose.The Trans Chorus of Los Angeles featuring Maggie Szabo preform.