The creators of NBC’s freshman series Superstore did not set out to write a show about low-wage labor and corporate America, “but somehow it just ended out coming to the forefront,” showrunner Justin Spitzer said today during a panel of Universal TV showrunners. A number of people have responded to the show as a social commentary, he said, which surprised him.
“It is true you’ve hired Bernie Sanders as a writer?” wondered Masters of None showrunner Alan Yang, sitting to Spitzer’s right. “Sanders is an unpaid consultant for Season 2,” Spitzer announced without mentioning today’s date.
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