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The Nose looks at the writers’ strike and ‘Mrs. Davis’

Betty Gilpin as Simone in ‘Mrs. Davis.’
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Betty Gilpin as Simone in ‘Mrs. Davis.’

This week’s Nose force feeds hero’s journey to its network.

The Writers Guild of America is on strike for the first time in 15 years. The film and television industry, you may have noticed, is very different from the way it was 15 years ago. And that’s a big part of why the WGA is striking and why it matters.

And: Mrs. Davis is an eight-episode Peacock miniseries created by Tara Hernandez and Damon Lindelof. It has been described as a “religious odyssey/thriller/comedy/drama/sci-fi epic,” which isn’t really much of a description at all. Here’s Peacock’s synopsis, which isn’t really much of a synopsis at all: “Mrs. Davis is the world’s most powerful artificial intelligence. Simone is the nun devoted to destroying Her. Who ya got?”

Taneisha Duggan’s endorsements:

Rich Hollant’s endorsements:

Lindsay Lee Wallace’s endorsements:

Some other stuff that happened this week, give or take:


  • Taneisha Duggan: Associate producer at Octopus Theatricals
  • Rich Hollant: Principal at CO:LAB, founder of Free Center, and commissioner on cultural affairs for the city of Hartford
  • Lindsay Lee Wallace: Writes about culture, health care and health equity, and other stuff, too

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