STAR POWER

Legion’s latest recruit

Mr Robot star Stephanie Corneliussen joins the cast for the third and final season of X-Men drama Legion. She talks to DQ about Noah Hawley’s psychedelic FX series, its treatment of mental illness and her extensive preparation for playing Gabrielle Haller.

SIX OF THE BEST

Six of the Best: Aron Levitz

The head of storytelling platform Wattpad Studios opts for a mixture of science-fiction series, a ground-breaking non-English-language thriller and an iconic Mafia drama.

SCENE STEALERS

Start your engines

Director Colm McCarthy breaks down one of the most challenging scenes he had to film for madcap street-race drama Curfew. The series is produced by Tiger Aspect Productions in association with Moonage Pictures for Sky1, and distributed by Sky Vision.

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Perfect performance

Leticia Dolera, writer, director and star of Dejate Llevar (Perfect Life), introduces the Spanish dramedy, which won best series and the special performance prize following its premiere at Canneseries.

SIX OF THE BEST

Six of the Best: UKTV

UKTV head of scripted Pete Thornton and drama commissioning editor Philippa Collie Cousins reveal their favourite series, including a couple of US classics and one of the biggest British ratings hits of the past decade.

STAR POWER

According to Ann

An Emmy winner for her performance as the ferocious Aunt Lydia in The Handmaid’s Tale, Ann Dowd’s latest role takes her to the edge of the world for Australian miniseries Lambs of God.

The Writers Room

Pol position

As Poldark returns for its fifth and final season, series creator and writer Debbie Horsfield tells DQ how the period drama departs from its source material and outlines her approach to bringing the saga to a close.

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Getting the Lowe-down

Rob Lowe, the US actor best known for turns in The West Wing and Parks & Recreation, discusses his move to the UK to lead the cast of crime drama Wild Bill, his role as an executive producer and his passion for directing.

In production

Colourful language

Between Issa Rae Productions and Color Creative, producer Deniese Davis is backing a diverse slate of series while championing underrepresented writers. She tells DQ about her approach to finding new talent in a business that she compares to the Wild West.

SIX OF THE BEST

Six of the Best: Anthony Horowitz

The screenwriter and author of the Alex Rider spy novels, which are coming to TV via Eleventh Hour Films and Sony Pictures Television, lists his favourite series, including an Israeli thriller, two period dramas and a gritty miniseries set within the drug trade.

SHOWRUNNER

Blick magic

Hugo Blick, the writer, director and producer of dramas including The Honourable Woman and Black Earth Rising, reveals his motivation to tell stories and his approach to his craft.

IN FOCUS

Besa foot forward

Death in Paradise and Hustle showrunner Tony Jordan has been in the Balkans to work for Greece’s Antenna Group on a mafia drama in the Serbian language with director Dušan Lazarević. They tell DQ how a unique project came together.

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