The Director’s Chair

Karppi diem

Following its debut in Finland, crime noir drama Karppi (Deadwind) is rolling out worldwide on Netflix. DQ speaks to co-writer and director Rike Jokela about introducing a new female detective into the Scandinavian crime genre and the birth of ‘Helsinki noir.’

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Taking flight

Jeff Rake, creator and showrunner of Manifest, tells DQ about the new series, which forms part of US network NBC’s upcoming fall schedule.

SHOWRUNNER

The UnReal deal

As reality TV-focused drama UnReal ends after four seasons, showrunner Stacy Rukeyser reflects on the show’s controversial storylines and the rise of female anti-heroes.

IN FOCUS

Mercurio magic

Line of Duty showrunner Jed Mercurio and actor Adrian Dunbar discuss making the hit BBC crime drama, which is set to return to screens for a fifth season in 2019.

ON LOCATION

Back in the game

Get Shorty showrunner Davey Holmes and director Adam Arkin welcome DQ to the set of the second season of the drama, in which Chris O’Dowd’s mobster continues his assault on the Hollywood film business.

IN FOCUS

Lust for life

Toni Collette and Steven Mackintosh tackle complicated matters of the heart in Wanderlust, a bold and stylistically fresh drama for BBC1 and Netflix. The stars, writer Nick Payne and director Luke Snellin reveal why this series stands apart from anything else on TV.

STAR POWER

Riding high

Wes Bentley and Gil Birmingham talk horse riding, family rivalries and Native Americans in Paramount Network’s recently renewed drama Yellowstone.

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT

Latin flavour

Buoyed by the success of its US counterpart, HBO Latin America is celebrating its own golden age of drama across the region. Roberto Ríos, VP of original production, looks back on 15 years of storytelling.

STAR POWER

Hidden secrets

Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph talk playing superheroes, joining the Marvel universe and doing their own stunts in comic book adaptation Cloak & Dagger.

STAR POWER

Ave Maria

After years working in film, German actor Maria Schrader is becoming a familiar face on TV through starring roles in Deutschland 83 and The City & The City. She tells DQ about the hunt for challenging parts and upcoming turns in Deutschland 86 and Fortitude.

The Writers Room

Good Faith

Matthew Hall, writer of Un Bore Mercher (Keeping Faith), tells DQ about his journey to bring the series to air and the importance of intimacy and location in television drama.

IN FOCUS

Digital magic

James David Hattin, founder, creative director and senior visual effects supervisor of LA-based VFX Legion, discusses the company’s TV work and reveals his pride over the hundreds of visual effects that go unnoticed by viewers of ABC drama Scandal.

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