Masur: I don't want to start any lawsuits! [Laughs]
Zicklin: But when all the Harvey Weinstein stuff broke, we were like, we have a character here who's been doing this, and who is a heavyweight in the industry – so how can we not address it? We're doing books, the world of books, and this is a big series.
Nico Tortorella: I was at BookCon. In the living room for Crown/Random House, there was George R.R. Martin's new book, Fire and Blood, and my book was positioned right next to his! Life imitating art! I started crying.
Zicklin: My husband Eric Zicklin, who is also a writer on the show, pitched the idea that L.L. Moore comes down in a big cloud at New York Comic-Con. Because if George R.R. Martin had written an origin story of Daenerys Targaryen, that would be huge at Comic-Con, wouldn't it? We wanted to make the announcement seem like this is going to be such a big book -- and for it to get pulled from the market, it could sink the company.