Articles about Playground Entertainment
DQ meets the main players in four-part Channel 4 drama Chimerica, based on the hit play but updated to include the uncertain global politics of the Donald Trump era.
Award-winning director Richard Eyre discusses his take on Shakespeare’s King Lear in a new BBC and Amazon film starring Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, Andrew Scott and Jim Carter.
Jack Thorne’s quest for domination of European screenwriting took another leap forward this week with news that he will pen the BBC’s adaptation of His Dark Materials. Elsewhere, HBO puts a different spin on Vinyl and Playground options two books.
AMC has commissioned a sea-based thriller called The Terror, while Steven Soderbergh is making a western for Netflix. In Europe, drama producers are interested in everything from the refugee crisis to former footballers.
The BBC has become a drama powerhouse by nurturing its relationships with great writers. Here we look at some of the talent the UK pubcaster will be working with in 2016.
Looking for Victorian London? Try Dublin. Or perhaps you’re after the kind of quintessentially Italian setting one can only find in Prague? From tax credits to geography and architecture, DQ examines the factors far beyond plotlines that play a part in selecting drama production locations.