Category: DQ TV
Lauren Lee Smith, the star of period detective series Frankie Drake Mysteries, on starring in the 1920s-set series, the attraction of a female-driven show and why she no longer tunes into dark dramas.
Writer, director and actor Desiree Akhavan speaks to DQ about her Channel 4 and Hulu comedy-drama The Bisexual, revealing why she wanted to make a show that was entertaining but also started a conversation about people seldom seen on screen.
Informer star Sunetra Sarker and executive producer Nic Brown take DQ behind the scenes of this contemporary thriller about a young man who becomes an informant for a counter-terrorism officer.
Jenna Coleman, the star of BBC series The Cry, and executive producer Claire Mundell tell DQ about the complex and flawed characters at the heart of the psychological drama and why four-parters are currently in vogue.
Scott Ryan, writer and star of Mr Inbetween, and director Nash Edgerton talk about the making of the dark FX comedy-drama about a hitman juggling his personal and professional lives.
Rick Remender, creator and executive producer of Syfy horror-action series Deadly Class, talks about bringing new, often riskier ideas to television and the appeal of adapting his own comic book for television.
Castle star Nathan Fillion returns to US network ABC with The Rookie, the story of the LAPD’s oldest new recruit. He and showrunner Alexi Hawley introduce the series, discuss the ensemble of characters and explain why it will appeal to a wide audience.
Narcos showrunner Eric Newman discusses the challenges of making the Netflix crime drama and the growth in popularity of subtitled series.
Co-showrunners Carlton Cuse and Graham Roland tell DQ about bringing action-packed espionage thriller Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan – starring The Office’s John Krasinski – to the small screen for Amazon Prime Video.
Jeff Rake, creator and showrunner of Manifest, tells DQ about the new series, which forms part of US network NBC’s upcoming fall schedule.
Whiskey Cavalier creator Bill Lawrence discusses the origins of ABC’s new hour-long action comedy drama, his big-screen inspirations – and what prompted his decision to film the show in Europe.
Actor Jens Hultén and executive producer Helena Danielsson introduce Swedish political thriller Ingen utan skuld (Conspiracy of Silence), in which a former arms dealer is out for revenge against the industry he left behind.
Stephanie Danler, the creator and executive producer of Sweetbitter, joins star Ella Purnell and other actors from the Starz series to discuss adapting her novel for television and the challenge of bringing authenticity to the restaurant-set comedy drama.
Executive producers Melanie Stokes and Bryan Elsley tell DQ about the making of virtual reality thriller Kiss Me First, produced for Channel 4 and Netflix.
Tom Salama, the creator and writer of Israeli drama Miguel, and star Ran Danker introduce the series, which dramatises the real life story of a man’s journey to adopt a child.
Star David Morrissey joins writer Tony Grisoni, exec producer Preethi Mavahalli and director Tom Shankland to discuss the challenges of adapting China Miéville’s novel The City & The City as a four-part miniseries for BBC2.
Castle exec producers Terri Edda Miller and Andrew W Marlowe return to TV with Take Two, a crime drama that sees an actor pair up with a PI. The duo tell DQ about the international route they took to bring the series to air and why procedural dramas still have a place on screen.
Actor Iris Berben and writer/director Nina Grosse talk to DQ about German drama Die Protokollantin (The Typist), which follows a typist from Berlin’s homicide division as she tries to solve the mystery behind her daughter’s disappearance.
Golden Globe winner Gael García Bernal is a co-creator, actor and lead director on Mexican political drama Aquí en la Tierra (Here on Earth). He tells DQ about the series’ origins and what it says about politics and society.