STAR POWER

Acting out

Charles Babalola speaks to DQ about his role in Stephen Merchant’s BBC and Amazon comedy crime thriller The Outlaws, which introduces seven strangers forced to complete community service together.

In production

Gangster in waiting

After three years in the can, Australian Gangster has finally aired. Producer Dan Edwards tells DQ about the true story that inspired the intense crime drama, filming in Sydney and finding the miniseries’ star.

IN FOCUS

Lights out

German drama Blackout: Tomorrow Is Too Late imagines what happens when a sudden blackout throws Europe into crisis. DQ hears from star Marie Leuenberger and the creative team behind the show.

STAR POWER

Marchal’s life of crime

French star Olivier Marchal talks about his journey from police officer to actor, writer and director, having worked on shows including Braquo, Elite Squad and recent French drama hit La Promesse (The Promise).

IN FOCUS

Breaking free

Stars Joanne Froggatt, Michiel Huisman and Samuel Adewunmi join executive producer Sarah Hammond and director Craig Viveiros to discuss Angela Black, ITV’s psychological thriller about woman whose ‘perfect’ life isn’t all it seems.

In production

Eye of the storm

Vox Pictures producer Adrian Bate and director Pip Broughton tell DQ how they blended conspiracy thriller and relationship drama in The Trick, a single film that dramatises the fallout from the 2009 Climategate affair.

The Writers Room

Blanc canvas

Actors and co-writers Sally Lindsay and Sue Vincent share their experience of creating Channel 5 and Acorn TV drama The Madame Blanc Mysteries, explaining how they came up with its characters and tackled multiple languages on screen.

IN FOCUS

Fisk and reward

Stand-up comic Kitty Flanagan tells DQ how her dream to make a TV series came true with the award-winning Fisk, which follows a solicitor as she deals with grieving relatives and warring siblings in a wills and probate office.

SHOWRUNNER

Guilty pleasure

Rebecca Addelman reveals how a true crime podcast inspired her Paramount+ dark comedy drama Guilty Party, in which a discredited reporter picks up the story of a mother who claims she has been wrongly sentenced to life in prison.

The Writers Room

Arrested development

Back to Life star Daisy Haggard and series co-writer Laura Solon reflect on making the dark comedy drama about a determined yet naive woman’s return to her family home after spending 18 years in prison.

IN FOCUS

Body horror

Head writer Freddy Syborn and executive producer Sally Woodward Gentle preview six-part thriller Ragdoll, in which a killer taunts the police officers hunting him by revealing the names of his next targets.

IN FOCUS

Seeing Sisi in a new light

Sisi showrunner Andreas Gutzeit, director Sven Bohse and executive producer Hauke Barthel tell DQ about their ambitions to retell “Europe’s greatest love story” for modern audiences.

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