Articles about Death in Paradise
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.
Tim Key is executive producer for BBC1 crime drama Death in Paradise, which has been recommissioned for an eighth season to air in 2019. For his Six of the Best, he chooses an eclectic mix of classic adaptation, soap, comedy, mystery, western and one emotional rollercoaster.
BBC1 has had a storming start to the year thanks to dramas like Happy Valley and The Night Manager, while CBS CEO Les Moonves has given an unofficial renewal commitment to a slate of shows.
News is starting to trickle out about CBS’s new Star Trek series, as FX considers looking at Hurricane Katrina in the second series of American Crime Story.
It’s not just the Nordics that can write and produce great crime drama. This week we look at some of the crime shows that have been doing great international business at BBC Worldwide Showcase.
In a busy week for commissions and renewals, a genre that seems to be cresting a wave is horror, although sci-fi and supernatural are still priorities for broadcasters. There’s bad news for Kurt Sutter, however, as The Bastard Executioner is axed by FX.
With digital powerhouses such as Netflix fundamentally changing the TV distribution landscape, how are the world’s development executives reacting to the new environment, and what does the future hold for drama production, commissioning and funding?
Not long ago, Robert Thorogood couldn’t get his foot in a production exec’s door. Now, the Death in Paradise creator is writing a series that caters for audiences in more than 200 countries. He gives DQ the inside track on his journey and how he makes the show work.