Articles about Australia
China seems more receptive than ever to foreign drama – both acquisitions and coproductions. Also, Sky1 and Cinemax announce plans for a new series of action-adventure drama Strike Back.
The ‘Nordicisation’ of global drama continues with Nevision’s support for new series Midnights, while BBC3 makes its first online drama acquisitions and Amazon picks up AMC’s Preacher.
Victoria Madden’s Tasmania-based series The Kettering Incident is heading a revival in home-grown Australian drama, with Sarah Smith’s House of Bond looking like another interesting prospect.
Australian prodco Essential – behind such shows as Rake and Jack Irish – is spreading its wings internationally. DQ looks at the company’s story so far and gets the inside track on its forthcoming content.
As Foxtel commits to tripling its budget for scripted content, DQ editor Michael Pickard looks at the glut of new dramas emerging from the Australian pay TV giant.
Why aren’t high-quality domestic dramas attracting the viewers they deserve in Australia? And how can ABC down under solve the conundrum presented by its ageing audience?