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SHOWRUNNER

All things equal

Showrunners Terri Edda Miller and Andrew W Marlowe tell DQ about reimagining vigilante drama The Equalizer for US network CBS and producing the Queen Latifah-led series during the pandemic.

The Writers Room

Family comes first

Canadian writer Anne Boyer discusses her 30-year writing partnership with Michel d’Astous and how their explorations of family led them to write Mon Fils (My Son), a series about a teenager’s struggle with schizophrenia.

Ones to Watch

Series to Watch: March 2021

DQ checks out the upcoming schedules to pick out 10 new dramas to watch this March, from a Spanish Western to a futuristic relationship drama to two coming-of-age series in which characters are confronted by modern life.

IN FOCUS

Taste test

Aftertaste creators Julie De Fina and Matt Bate reveal how the #MeToo movement shaped this story of a bad-tempered celebrity chef looking to rebuild his reputation with the help of his young niece.

In production

The truth is out there

François Ivernel, the producer of OVNIs (UFOs), discusses the making of this supernatural comedy drama, in which a rocket scientist is called upon to investigate paranormal phenomena in 1970s France.

STAR POWER

Tezel tells all

Aylin Tezel, the star of German thriller Unbroken, reveals how the series mixes elements of crime drama and psycho-thriller to tell the story of a police officer searching for her newborn baby after being kidnapped.

STAR POWER

International football

Actors Teo Yoo and Yuriri Naka discuss their roles in The Window, a German/Japanese scripted drama that plays out in the world of professional football and follows the battle to control a potential superstar.

The Writers Room

Chris versus Goliath

Chris Brandon discusses the journey towards writing his first television series, BBC thriller Bloodlands, and partnering with Line of Duty’s Jed Mercurio on this story of a Northern Irish police officer investigating a cold case with huge personal significance.

The Writers Room

Special Kay

Doctor-turned-comedian Adam Kay is adapting his best-selling memoir about life on the wards for the BBC and AMC. He tells DQ about translating his diaries for television.  

The Writers Room

Cracking up

Polish screenwriter and author Igor Brejdygant tells DQ about writing Rysa (The Crack), which is based on his own novel about a top police officer who finds herself linked to the murders she is investigating.

IN FOCUS

Serving Time

Bafta-winning writer Jimmy McGovern and executive producer Tom Sherry tell DQ about partnering with stars Sean Bean and Stephen Graham on Time, a prison-set drama in which an inmate and an officer contemplate guilt and forgiveness.

SHOWRUNNER

Eye-opening drama

Steve Lightfoot, showrunner of Netflix’s British thriller Behind Her Eyes, takes DQ into this adaptation of Sarah Pinborough’s novel about a woman who becomes entangled in the secrets and lies between her boss and his wife.