Articles about ZDF Enterprises
Two brothers begin a journey of self-discovery in Alfa, a multi-stranded Danish series that blends thriller and character drama. DQ speaks to writer and director Milad Avaz about his first television project.
Jan Guillou’s literary hero Carl Hamilton is given a contemporary update in Swedish action thriller Agent Hamilton. Star Jakob Oftebro and director Erik Leijonborg reveal how it was done.
Delve into the mind of Sigmund Freud as Austria’s ORF and Netflix partner for an eight-part series that sees the young doctor test out his unconventional theories while solving a murder conspiracy in 1890s Vienna.
DQ lands in Stockholm to find a city-centre park taken over by filming for spy action thriller Agent Hamilton. The cast and creative team reveal their screen ambitions for Jan Guillou’s iconic literary character.
Crime writer Martin Michaud tells DQ about his experience developing a TV series based on his detective character Victor Lessard.
Cristian Conti, creator of Colombian drama Wild District, talks about themes of the Netflix series and the increasing prominence of non-English-language drama.
Acorn TV’s London Kills will quench audience thirst for the kind of episodic, procedural storytelling that is now overshadowed by long-running serialised dramas, claim writers Paul Marquess and Sarah-Louise Hawkins plus Robert Franke of distributor ZDF Enterprises.
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.
Tuvalu Entertainment and ZDF Enterprises this week announced they have joined forces for supernatural thriller One Bad Apple, in which the Devil seeks to return to Earth and reunite with his teenage daughter. DQ spoke to their creative team behind the series about their ambitions for this female-led drama.
Tabula Rasa showrunner Malin-Sarah Gozin and star Veerle Baetens lift the lid on the Flemish psychological thriller, which tells the story of a young woman with amnesia who was the last person to see a man who has since vanished.
Rike Schmid, the star of Italian crime drama Maltese, tells DQ about the 1970s-set series in which a detective takes on the mafia.
Prison dramas continue to excite broadcasters and platforms, with Wentworth securing a new format deal this week. Also, there are plans for a Diego Maradona biopic, an X-Men TV spin-off and a new comedy from Big Bang Theory creator Chuck Lorre.
Tabula Rasa producer Helen Perquy tells Michael Pickard about the show’s journey from Series Mania pitch to fully-fledged series ahead of its launch on VRT next year.