IN FOCUS

Festive fright

Actor, writer and director Mark Gatiss and the team behind The Amazing Mr Blunden tell DQ why they were inspired to remake this beloved story, which serves up a festive blend of ghosts and time travel.

The Writers Room

Shift work

Danish filmmaker Lone Scherfig speaks to DQ about returning to television with medical drama The Shift, which follows the staff of a busy maternity ward, and why she wrote the lead for The Killing star Sofie Gråbøl.

ON LOCATION

Upwardly Mobile

DQ travels to Finland to meet the cast and creative team of Mobile 101, an upcoming drama that charts the rise of Nokia amid the mobile phone technology boom of the 1980s and 1990s.

In production

Net result

The Net, a series of four interconnected stories that unfold in different countries and in different languages, is set to take viewers inside the world of football corruption. DQ finds out more.

In production

Hair we go

As filming continues on Danish period drama Carmen Curlers, writer Mette Heeno and producer Stinna Lassen tell DQ how the invention of the electric hair curler changed the fortunes of one man and thousands of women, as the series shows.

Ones to Watch

Series to Watch: December 2021

DQ checks out the upcoming schedules to pick out 10 new series to watch this December, from crime dramas set in Iceland and India to a globe-trotting adventure and the follow-up to A Very English Scandal.

IN FOCUS

Miracle worker

Showrunner Stefano Lodovichi and actors Edoardo Pesce and Silvia D’Amico speak to DQ about working together on Italian mystical thriller Christian, which centres on a gangster who gains mysterious powers.

SHOWRUNNER

Hate mail

Showrunners Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson tell DQ about making The Hot Zone: Anthrax, National Geographic’s scientific thriller that dramatises how the US was rocked by an anthrax attack just weeks after 9/11.

IN FOCUS

Radical thinking

In Norwegian series Jordbrukerne (Countrymen), four men with suspect plans inadvertently open the country’s first halal dairy. DQ speaks to creators Izer Aliu and Anne Bjørnstad and actor Nader Khademi about the show.

The Director’s Chair

Hitting the target

As master archer Hawkeye becomes the latest Avenger to star in their own Disney+ television series, DQ speaks to director Rhys Thomas about joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

STAR POWER

Goodbye Gomorrah

Ahead of the final season of Italian crime drama Gomorrah, DQ speaks to star Salvatore Esposito about landing his leading role and why he hasn’t been surprised by the show’s global success.

IN FOCUS

Committed to Crime

Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh lands on television with a series based on his 2008 novel Crime. The creative team behind the show discuss making this police drama about a complex, conflicted detective on the hunt for a serial killer.

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