Sparking conversations

Prime Video’s long-anticipated adaptation of Naomi Alderman novel The Power is set in a world where girls are suddenly able to generate electricity at will. DQ speaks to the cast and production team about overcoming creative changes and Covid to create this globe-trotting spectacle.


Kindred spirits

Kindred stars Mallori Johnson and Micah Stock join showrunner Branden Jacobs-Jenkins to share their experiences of working on this eight-part adaptation of Octavia E Butler’s novel, which blends time travel with a focus on 19th century slavery.


Need for speed

Rising star Lauryn Ajufo isn’t hanging around, with a slate of assorted projects already to her name. Just don’t ask her to open a bottle of wine…

Job Description

Building Expectations

Production designer Sonja Klaus tells DQ how she reunited with writer Steven Knight to bring to life his adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations, and discusses her fresh approach to one of the author’s most iconic characters, the jilted spinster Miss Havisham.

Remade Abroad

New management

Deepak Dhar, founder and CEO of Banijay Asia, reveals how hit BBC series The Night Manager, based on the novel by John le Carré, was translated for Indian audiences.

In production

Enter the Imaginarium

Actor-director Andy Serkis and producer Jonathan Cavendish discuss their partnership running British production company The Imaginarium, how technology can enhance storytelling and upcoming projects such as Madame Tussaud.


Bad times

In Australian drama Bad Behaviour, a year spent in the wilderness comes back to haunt the former students of an exclusive girls’ boarding school. DQ speaks to the cast and creative team about developing the time-jumping story and creating a camp spirit on set.


The Joy of sci-fi

The trip to Westworld may be over, but co-creator, showrunner and Series Mania jury president Lisa Joy is now watching the rise of AI play out in the real world. As she explains, there’s not much fiction in science-fiction anymore.

The Director’s Chair

Birth of an icon

A young French actress’s rapid rise to global superstardom is charted in six-part biopic Bardot. Mother-and-son writing and directing team Danièle Thompson and Christopher Thompson explain why and how they wanted to tell the story of the ‘world’s first influencer.’

The Writers Room

Surrogacy storytelling

Goof Shilishi (A Body That Works) writers Shira Hadad and Dror Mishani reflect on writing their first series together – one that tackles issues surrounding surrogacy as a couple seek help to become parents.


Graphic details

Comic book author Jeff Lemire stepped into the role of showrunner for the first time to adapt his graphic novel trilogy Essex County for Canada’s CBC. He discusses world-building, swapping solitary creative endeavours for collaborative ones and why a multi-season adaptation didn’t feel right.


Joining the Carnival

Carnival Row showrunner Erik Oleson tells DQ about taking over Prime Video’s fantasy drama for its second season, balancing story with special effects and building the show’s finale.

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