IN FOCUS

Kansas calling

Fargo showrunner Noah Hawley, production designer Warren Alan Young and composer Jeff Russo tell DQ about reuniting for the fourth season of the FX anthology and explain how the new story chimes with contemporary events.

STAR POWER

End of an era

The fall of the Berlin Wall marks the start of the end of the Deutschland trilogy, but star Jonas Nay tells DQ that super-spy Martin Rauch still faces some deadly decisions in Deutschland 89.

Ones to Watch

Series to Watch: October 2020

DQ checks out the upcoming schedules to pick out 10 new dramas to watch this October, from Disney’s take on the space race to a Hulu horror anthology and a Swedish small-town thriller.

The Director’s Chair

Case study

Tobias Lindholm, writer and director of Danish real-life drama Efterforskningen (The Investigation), reveals why he wanted to tell the story of the people working to solve the 2017 murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall.

Remade Abroad

Rebuilding Utopia

Gone Girl writer Gillian Flynn is bringing her take on British conspiracy thriller Utopia to Amazon Prime Video. The showrunner and executive producer Sharon Levy tell DQ about why the series is more important – and prescient – than ever.

Under the Influence

Under the Influence: Susanne Simpson

The executive producer of anthology drama strand Masterpiece on PBS reveals how the works of iconic filmmakers led her to produce documentaries before tuning into scripted series.

SHOWRUNNER

Behind the Basque

HBO Europe’s first original Spanish commission, Patria is an adaptation of Fernando Aramburu’s novel on the impact of the Basque conflict. Showrunner Aitor Gabilondo tells DQ how he tackled this tumultuous period of Spanish history.

The Director’s Chair

Unhappy holidays

Us director Geoffrey Sax tells DQ how the BBC drama was filmed across Europe to tell the story of a family on the verge of splitting up as they embark on one final holiday together.

SHOWRUNNER

Science future

German writer and director Christian Ditter tells DQ about making his showrunning debut with Biohackers, a Netflix original series dealing with love, revenge and revolutionary scientific technology.

Job Description

Job Description: Military advisor

Paul Biddiss gives DQ an insight into the role that has seen him work on series such as War & Peace, Catherine the Great, Taboo and Strike Back.

IN FOCUS

Murder in suburbia

The cast and creative team behind ITV true crime drama Des discuss their approach to portraying Dennis Nilsen, who murdered 15 people over five years in one of the most infamous criminal cases in UK history.

In production

Building Rome

Marco Chimenz, co-CEO of Italian producer Cattleya, introduces DQ to Romulus, an ambitious 10-part series that retells the founding of Rome, all in ancient Latin.

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