Joe Lewis is one of the visionaries spearheading the new paradigm for how we watch television. The advent of online streaming and binge-watching has enabled storytellers to create more elaborate story worlds with narratives that expand over an entire season, rather than a single episode. Award-winning shows like Transparent and Mozart in the Jungle have prioritized deep character study over stock formulas that recur each episode.
Lewis’s latest challenge is to identify where storytelling is going next. With virtual-reality and augmented-reality technology poised to take off, our story experiences will continue to become more immersive and head in unexpected directions.