‘PEN15’ Emmy interviews: Watch our 6 in-depth chats with Maya Erskine, Anna Konkle and more

Hulu contends at the 2021 Emmy Awards with their comedy series “PEN15,” which premiered its second season last fall to rave reviews and could become the first Best Comedy Series nominee for the streaming service. Co-creators Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle play middle school versions of themselves dealing with the cringeworthy moments teenagers face on a daily basis. Scroll down to watch our six exclusive video interviews with top Emmy contenders from the program.

“PEN15” earned one Emmy nomination in 2019 for Best Comedy Writing. That bid was for the episode “Anna Ishii-Peters” co-written by Erskine, Konkle and Stacy Osei-Kuffour. The writing team as a whole has received three industry-voted nominations from the WGA Awards, including Best Comedy Series for Seasons 1 and 2. The Critics Choice Awards recognized “PEN15” with bids in the top comedy category in both 2020 and 2021. Will more Emmy nominations follow suit?

The Hulu comedy’s second season currently holds a perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes and a 93 on Metacritic. With only one returning show from last year’s slate of contenders (“The Kominsky Method”), “PEN15” is poised to see a breakthrough at this year’s Emmys. Follow the six links below to see what some of the creative team behind “PEN15” have to say.

Maya Erskine, Actress/Writer

Anna Konkle, Actress/Writer

Sam Zvibleman, Director/Writer

Grace Alie, Production Designer

Tiffany Anders, Music Supervisor

Melissa Walker, Costume Designer

PREDICT the 2021 Emmy nominees through July 13

Make your predictions at Gold Derby now. Download our free and easy app for Apple/iPhone devices or Android (Google Play) to compete against legions of other fans plus our experts and editors for best prediction accuracy scores. See our latest prediction champs. Can you top our esteemed leaderboards next? Always remember to keep your predictions updated because they impact our latest racetrack odds, which terrify Hollywood chiefs and stars. Don’t miss the fun. Speak up and share your huffy opinions in our famous forums where 5,000 showbiz leaders lurk every day to track latest awards buzz. Everybody wants to know: What do you think? Who do you predict and why?

SIGN UP for Gold Derby’s newsletter with experts’ latest predictions

More News from GoldDerby