In production

Turning up the volume on hidden disability

As long-running British medical drama Casualty dedicates an episode to its first regular deaf character, DQ speaks to actor Gabriella Leon and writers Charlie Swinbourne and Sophie Woolley about shining a light on this hidden disability.

The Director’s Chair

Brazil’s bright future

Carlos Manga Jr, the director behind Globo miniseries Unsoul and Aruanas, speaks to DQ about the changing direction of Brazilian series and the universal appeal of supernatural dramas.

SHOWRUNNER

New World order

Brave New World, the flagship series for new US streamer Peacock, brings Aldous Huxley’s groundbreaking futuristic novel to the small screen for the first time. Showrunner David Wiener takes DQ on a tour of New London and the Savage Lands.

SHOWRUNNER

Appetite for love

Award-winning Spanish filmmaker Isabel Coixet tells DQ about writing and directing her first television series, Foodie Love, in which two strangers who meet on a dating app embark on a gastronomic journey together.

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Talking Valk

Star Marc Warren and writer Chris Murray reveal the origins of Van Der Valk, ITV’s reboot of the 1970s detective drama set in Amsterdam.

SIX OF THE BEST

Six of the Best: Noel Hedges

The executive VP of acquisitions at producer/distributor Entertainment One selects a mixture of historical dramas, US series and a classic workplace comedy.

In production

Thrill seeker

Line of Duty and Bodyguard showrunner Jed Mercurio speaks to DQ about his latest project, Northern Irish crime thriller Bloodlands, and his ambitions for his recently launched production company.

IN FOCUS

Han on heart

Writer David Farr and executive producer Tom Coan tell DQ how Amazon action thriller Hanna will take viewers on a greater emotional journey in season two.

Ones to Watch

Ones to Watch: Directors

DQ casts its eye over a range of upcoming series from around the world and picks out 20 directors to tune in for, from Steve McQueen (Small Axe) to Mira Nair (A Suitable Boy) and Tobias Lindholm (The Investigation).

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In the Shadows

Finnish actors Emmi Parviainen and Olavi Uusivirta tell DQ about their roles in 1950s spy thriller Shadow Lines, in which Finland finds itself at the heart of the battle between East and West.

SHOWRUNNER

Running the show

Showrunners from some of the biggest dramas in the US come together to discuss their approach to the demanding role, how the industry is changing and how they seek to reflect current events and culture in their work.

STAR POWER

Social animals

Swedish actor, writer and director Josephine Bornebusch tells DQ about filming feature-length drama Orca, which tells the interconnected stories of 11 isolated people during the coronavirus lockdown.

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