Remade Abroad

Making Money in Korea

A unified Korea provides the unique backdrop to Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area, an adaptation of Spanish sensation La Casa de Papel (Money Heist). Writer Ryu Yong-Jae tells DQ about his love of the original and creating the world of this remake.

Fact File

Fact File: Blood Sisters

Heidi Uys, creative producer of Netflix drama Blood Sisters, tells DQ six things you need to know about this Nigerian drama, which explores themes of family relationships, friendships and physical and substance abuse.

The Director’s Chair

Glutton for Punishment

Downfall director Oliver Hirschbiegel is one of six directors to contribute episodes to German series Strafe (Punishment). He tells DQ about his love of anthologies, stepping into writing and why television needs unique filmmakers.

STAR POWER

Promising work

French star Sofia Essaïdi opens up about her roles in La Promesse (The Promise) and upcoming period drama Les Combattantes, and her emotional attachment to the characters she plays.

STAR POWER

Coffee break

Olena Lavrenyuk, the star and producer of Ukrainian series Cardamom Coffee, tells DQ about making this historical drama, creating its authentic costumes and embodying a young woman struck by forbidden love.

SHOWRUNNER

Bringing home Loot

Showrunners Alan Yang and Matt Hubbard tell DQ about reuniting with star Maya Rudolph for Apple TV+ comedy Loot, their love of workplace dramas and why they never stop writing.

IN FOCUS

Journey to the Moon

Moon Years dramatises Aviv Geffen’s journey from complicated teenager to the biggest rock star in Israel. He and producer Hadas Mozes Lichtenstein reveal how they turned his life into a musical biopic.

The Writers Room

Summer secrets

Twee Zomers (Two Summers) creators and writers Paul Baeten and Tom Lenaerts discuss this psychological thriller in which a group of friends reunite 30 years after a tragic accident, leading dark secrets to resurface.

IN FOCUS

Fairy tale of Milan

In Blocco 181, war is raging between Italian and Latin American gangs on a Milan housing estate as an unlikely romance blossoms. The cast and directing team tell DQ about making this hyper-real fairy tale that aims to prove love will find a way.

Job Description

Getting the Essex look

Set in Victorian England, The Essex Serpent tells the story of a woman’s search for a mythical creature. Costume designer Jane Petrie talks about finding the show’s style and dressing stars Claire Danes and Tom Hiddleston.

DQ TV

All according to Tran

French screenwriter Quoc Dang Tran discusses his unusual path to working in television, breaking out with horror series Marianne and adapting a Japanese manga for Drops of God.

The Writers Room

In the loop

Giri/Haji creator Joe Barton tells DQ about jumping through time for The Lazarus Project and discusses the art of balancing high-concept ideas with audience-grabbing entertainment.

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