ON LOCATION

Guest of Honour

Swedish thriller Heder (Honour) is breaking new ground in front of and behind the camera. DQ was invited to Stockholm to spend the day on the set of this women-led project.

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Counting Billions

It took something special for movie star Paul Giamatti to sign up for his first leading role in a TV drama. As Billions heads into its fifth season, he tells DQ about making the show and working with the “geniuses” behind it.

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Dangerous game

When a girl goes missing while playing a game with her father, it sets two detectives on the trail of a deadly kidnapper. Film UA’s Kateryna Vyshnevska and Olesya Lukyanenko tell DQ about Ukrainian drama Hide & Seek.

In production

History makers

Magdalena Cieslak, head of scripted at producer Endemol Shine Poland, tells DQ about the inspiration behind the company’s first period drama, Stulecie Winnych (Our Century), and the challenges of bringing it to television.

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Dark thoughts

Baran bo Odar, co-creator of German supernatural drama Dark, tells DQ about the origins of the Netflix series and gives an insight into his creative process and the trouble with writers block.

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Keeping it real

Oscar-winning actor Patricia Arquette talks to DQ about portraying real people in Escape at Dannemora and The Act, transforming herself for roles character and her directing ambitions.

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Just add Diesel

Canadian police procedural Hudson & Rex is filming a second season after becoming CityTV’s highest-rated drama for four years. Lead actor John Reardon talks to DQ about joining the series and his budding partnership with canine co-star Diesel vom Burgimwald.

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Reid between the lines

Reid Scott, best known as one of the stars of HBO’s political comedy Veep, tells DQ about his latest role in darkly comic drama Why Women Kill, which comes from the creator of Desperate Housewives.

SCENE STEALERS

Cold cuts

Sputnik Vostok Production’s general producer Alex Kessel introduces Russian drama The Counted and outlines a scene that pushed the cast to their limits in freezing temperatures.

SCENE STEALERS

Deep dive

Anna Friel, Sinead Keenan and Rosalind Eleazar star in ITV’s emotional thriller Deep Water. Writer Anna Symon introduces the series, produced by Kudos and distributed by Endemol Shine International, and discusses a key scene in the first episode that lays the groundwork for events to come.

SHOWRUNNER

Terror strikes again

The second season of US drama The Terror lands in 1940s America, where a Japanese-American community is confronted by horrors both human and supernatural. Showrunner Alexander Woo tells DQ about the real-life experiences that influenced the programme.

IN FOCUS

How we made Our Boys

The co-creators, writers and directors behind HBO’s Israeli drama Our Boys talk about the complex and delicate journey they undertook to dramatise and examine the tragic real-life events that led to war in Gaza in the summer of 2014.

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