Category: THE WRITERS ROOM
With so much TV to choose from, viewers can be very fickle – so how do you keep hold of them? Writing for DQ, screenwriter Danny Brocklehurst talks about the contrasting styles he used in his two most recent commissions, BBC1’s Come Home and Netflix’s Safe.
Having turned her own novel Sweetbitter into a six-part drama for US premium cable network Starz, Stephanie Danler tells DQ about the adaptation process and why television today is following in the footsteps of Charles Dickens.
Lisa Holdsworth, TV writer and deputy chairman of the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain, writes for DQ about the guild’s new campaign for greater gender equality in television and film screenwriting.
Lee Ingleby is out to prove he’s not a murderer in ITV’s emotionally taut four-part drama Innocent. DQ speaks to writers Matt Arlidge, Chris Lang and producer Jeremy Gwilt about putting viewers at the heart of this moral dilemma.
With the third season of Netflix’s The Crown about to begin production, creator and writer Peter Morgan explains why he keeps going back to the royal family and discusses the pitfalls of depicting real people.
Writer Simon Nye talks to DQ about writing The Durrells, ITV’s hit family drama about a British family living on the idyllic Greek island of Corfu in the 1930s.
Fifty years after it left the small screen, Lost in Space is back. Writers Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless plus showrunner Zack Estrin discuss making this space adventure, a modern take on Irwin Allen’s classic 1960s series.
As British drama Kiri makes its US debut, writer Jack Thorne tells DQ about penning the four-part miniseries and his approach to writing, with upcoming projects including The Eddy and His Dark Materials.
Screenwriter David Farr talks about his fascination with identity and how it informs the characters at the heart of his television dramas, which include Troy: Fall of a City, The Night Manager and Philip K Dick adaptation Impossible Planet.
From starting out writing sitcoms, Jack and Harry Williams struck gold with mystery thriller The Missing. In this DQTV interview, the brothers discuss their writing partnership and breaking traditions with dramas such as Rellik and Liar.
German writer Annette Hess tells DQ about period drama Ku’damm 56 and its upcoming sequel Ku’damm 59, her desire to create a series with strong female characters and why she enjoys writing about the past.
Brazilian screenwriter Walcyr Carrasco tells DQ how he was inspired by Voltaire’s Candide to create Globo telenovela The Good Side of Life and discusses the changing landscape of Brazilian drama.
Kate Rowland, creative consultant at Red Planet Pictures and former creative director of new writing at the BBC, discusses the challenges of developing new writers for television as Red Planet seeks submissions for the latest round of its writing competition.
Having already enjoyed life as short film and a kids’ TV show, the idea behind Martin Lund’s comedy drama Match has now evolved into a “grown-up” series. DQ chats to the writer, director and actor about finding the balance between high stakes and humour in a 15-minute running time.
Marti Noxon has written for some of the biggest shows in television, from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Grey’s Anatomy to Mad Men and Glee. She tells DQ about her career on the small screen and previews new series Sharp Objects and Dietland.
Hinterland gave Welsh-language drama recognition on the international stage. Now, writer Roger Williams hopes to repeat that show’s success with Bang, a taut bilingual thriller set and filmed in the town of Port Talbot.
Acclaimed screenwriter Tony Grisoni, best known for TV series including Red Riding and Southcliffe and movies such as Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas, tells DQ about his eclectic CV and explains why there should be more noise about collaborative nature of filmmaking.
Fiction and reality combine in romantic period drama Nada Será Como Antes (Nothing Remains the Same), set during the time of Brazil’s first TV network in the 1950s. Writer Jorge Furtado spoke to DQ.
Greek writer Loris Loizidis has ambitions to move into TV drama off the back of his latest comedy, Paramythi… Allios. He tells DQ about producing a show for both Greek and Cypriot viewers.