Alexander ‘Alec’ Karakatsanis wrote Usual Cruelty: The Complicity of Lawyers in the Criminal Injustice System, which was listed as a New York Times New and Notable Book. Through the organization that he founded, Civil Rights Corps, he fights for defendants whose rights are routinely violated.

Lauren Morelli brings her own vision to the reboot of Tales of the City. Morelli is one of the creators of this new series, and its showrunner. She also was a co-producer and writer on Orange Is the New Black. In an interview, she says it was a priority for the new show to be even more diverse, and more inclusive of LGBTQ experiences.