IN FOCUS

Out of this world

US cable channel TNT turned to Caleb Carr’s arresting novel The Alienist as the premise of its biggest ever drama series. The creative team behind the series, alongside star Luke Evans, discuss bringing the period piece from page to screen.

STAR POWER

Hometown girl

Swedish actor Ida Engvoll is on a roll, having appeared in hit series The Bridge, The Restaurant and Bonus Family. As UK streaming service Walter Presents premieres her crime thriller Rebecka Martinsson, the star talks about avoiding typecasting and working with mosquitos.

ON LOCATION

Lights, camera, action

DQ enjoys a behind-the-scenes tour at the normally-closed-to-the-public Fox Studios in LA, which has been home to hits including The X-Files, NYPD Blue and House.

IN FOCUS

Tribes and tribulations

Hair, make-up and prosthetics designer Davina Lamont discusses her work on epic Sky and Amazon historical drama Britannia, in which a Roman army faces up to Druids and Celts in 43AD.

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Making McMafia

Hossein Amini and James Watkins, the co-creators of McMafia, reveal how they collaborated on this big-budget drama set in the world of Russian oligarchs and international organised crime.

IN FOCUS

Speak of the Devil

Tuvalu Entertainment and ZDF Enterprises this week announced they have joined forces for supernatural thriller One Bad Apple, in which the Devil seeks to return to Earth and reunite with his teenage daughter. DQ spoke to their creative team behind the series about their ambitions for this female-led drama.

SIX OF THE BEST

Six of the best: Frith Tiplady

The executive producer of dramas including Peaky Blinders, Fortitude and Ripper Street chooses a mixture of British and US dramas – including one that has been stuck in her mind for the past 20 years.

IN FOCUS

Screen magic

Ambitious Brazilian telenovela Deus Salve o Rei (God Save the King) goes big on visual effects in a bid to recreate its medieval setting.

IN FOCUS

Seeing double

JK Simmons goes head to head with himself in spy drama Counterpart, launching on Starz this month. The actor, co-star Olivia Williams and creator Justin Marks talk about making the series, which blends sci-fi and espionage to create a high-octane thriller.

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Revisiting Romper

Writer/director Geoffrey Wright, producer John Edwards and Stan chief creative officer Nick Forward discuss the making of Australian drama Romper Stomper, a six-part thriller that follows Wright’s original 1992 film.

ON LOCATION

Ready to Rock

Shooting a reimagining of the iconic Australian novel Picnic at Hanging Rock was challenging but highly rewarding for cast and crew. DQ reports from the set of the six-part drama.

STAR POWER

Family matters

Emmy-winning actor Archie Panjabi stars alongside Jack Davenport in espionage thriller Next of Kin. She tells DQ about taking the lead in her first British drama and explains why she thinks the series will provoke a timely discussion among viewers.

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