Category: IN PRODUCTION
As drama production slowly ramps up after coronavirus-enforced shutdowns around the world, showrunners and directors are rising to the global challenges presented by the pandemic.
Producer Alliea Nazar takes DQ inside the making of ITV two-part factual drama Honour, about a detective who brought five killers to justice for the death of a young woman murdered for falling in love with the wrong man.
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.
Johanna Enäsuo and Marko Röhr from Finland’s Matila Röhr Productions speak to DQ about the making of political thriller Peacemaker, in which a negotiator is pulled into an escalating international conflict.
Russell Dodgson, VFX supervisor on BBC and HBO fantasy drama His Dark Materials, discusses his team’s Bafta-winning work to create a world filled with dozens of fantastical animals.
Fresh from the UK soap’s Bafta success, Emmerdale executive producer Jane Hudson tells DQ how the show is pushing innovative storytelling and leading the return to production following the coronavirus shutdown.
Crime drama Death in Paradise is back in production, celebrating its 10th anniversary while becoming one of the first British series to start filming after the coronavirus-enforced shutdown. Red Planet Pictures’ Tim Key and Alex Jones tell DQ how they have done it.
As long-running British medical drama Casualty dedicates an episode to its first regular deaf character, DQ speaks to actor Gabriella Leon and writers Charlie Swinbourne and Sophie Woolley about shining a light on this hidden disability.
Line of Duty and Bodyguard showrunner Jed Mercurio speaks to DQ about his latest project, Northern Irish crime thriller Bloodlands, and his ambitions for his recently launched production company.
Executive producers Faith Penhale and Mona Qureshi open the book on the BBC’s adaptation of Vikram Seth’s 1,300-page novel A Suitable Boy, a coming-of-age story set in North India in the 1950s.
ITV and S4C are both using drama to tell some of the unique stories that are emerging from life under lockdown. Producers Jeff Pope and Pip Broughton tell DQ about making Isolation Stories and Cyswllt (Lifeline).
Swedish producer Piodor Gustafsson reveals his approach to book adaptations and explains why thriller Moscow Noir presents a new side of Russia.
Executive producer Nicholas Weinstock looks back on making acclaimed prison-break drama Escape at Dannemora and comedy drama In the Dark, two distinctly different series united by ambitions of authenticity.
CEO Miles Ketley and Shaun of the Dead stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost speak to DQ about their burgeoning production company Stolen Picture, why they’re targeting television and their ambition to surprise audiences.
DR Drama producer Claudia Saginario previews the Danish broadcaster’s forthcoming autumn launch Ulven Kommer (Cry Wolf), in which a daughter’s allegations push her family to breaking point.
Michael Ellenberg, the former head of drama at US premium cablenet HBO, is looking to build his Media Res production company with more big-budget shows for streamers following the success of Apple’s The Morning Show.
High-concept murder mystery Your Turn to Kill sees neighbours living in an apartment block take part in a deadly game. DQ speaks to producer Hiroe Suzuma about the ideas behind the Japanese drama.
New Zealand drama is making its mark on the international scene on the back of two ambitious coproductions fuelled by producer Screentime NZ, as CEO Philly de Lacey explains.
With six series on air, veteran writer and producer Dick Wolf talks to DQ about the changing television industry and reveals why he would tell aspiring producers to go into a different line of work.