Join Animals. creators Phil Matarese and Mike Luciano along with co-executive producer Jen Roskind for an in-depth conversation on the show's DIY roots, independently created TV and why rats mouths don't move. HBO's Animals., which premiered February 2016, focuses on the downtrodden creatures native to Earth’s least-habitable environment: New York City. Whether it’s lovelorn rats, gender-questioning pigeons or aging bedbugs in the midst of a midlife crisis, the awkward small talk, moral ambiguity and existential woes of non-human urbanites prove startlingly similar to our own. The panel will also feature a look ahead at Season Two, screening a never-before-seen episode featuring the voice talents of Emilia Clarke, Jason Alexander, Harmony Korine and Michael Rapport.