The Writers Room

The incredible Hulík

After winning acclaim with Horícï ker (Burning Bush) and Pustina (Wasteland), Czech screenwriter Štěpán Hulík again draws on real-life events to leave viewers asking more questions in four-part drama Podezření (Suspicion).

In production

Bringing Chivalry to life

Baby Cow Productions chief operating officer Asha Amster and Jax Media creative producer Isabel Richardson discuss filming Channel 4 drama Chivalry in some of LA’s most iconic shooting locations in the midst of the pandemic.

Trendspotting

Shifting screens

As film directors continue to move to TV, Denmark’s Lone Scherfig and Argentinian filmmaker Daniel Burman discuss working for the small screen and the challenges they faced along the way.

In production

Maltese crossing

With international shoots now a regular ingredient in making television drama, producer Jan Marnell tells DQ how Swedish drama Fartblinda (Blinded) moved to Malta for its second season.

SCENE STEALERS

Devils is in the details

As Sky drama Devils returns for a second season, writer and executive producer Frank Spotnitz outlines the challenges in bringing the financial drama to the screen, including a pivotal scene set on the night of the UK’s Brexit referendum.

In production

Mystery unravelled

Mystery Road: Origin will take viewers deep into the Australian outback to tell the origin story of Detective Jay Swan. Producer Greer Simpkin tells DQ about filming in some of the most remote locations on Earth.

In production

Singing Sisters

Producer Elizabeth Arnac looks back at the making of French musical drama Reusss (Sisters), the story of three friends who turn detectives after a brutal attack.

IN FOCUS

Working it out

French comedy-drama Toutouyoutou (The Aerobics Project) blends espionage with the keep-fit revolution in 1980s Toulouse. Creators Géraldine de Margerie and Maxime Donzel and director Julien Patry reveal more.

STAR POWER

No place like Hull

Hullraisers star Leah Brotherhead speaks to DQ about making the Channel 4 comedy and how it set out to show it’s not always grim up North.

Ones to Watch

Time to celebrate

In My Skin and Time took home the big prizes at yesterday evening’s Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards, where DQ was on hand backstage to hear from some of this year’s winners.

IN FOCUS

Something to talk about

Based on Sally Rooney’s debut novel, Conversations with Friends is one of the most anticipated series of the year. DQ speaks to director Lenny Abrahamson and executive producer Ed Guiney about the challenge of following the success of their previous Rooney collaboration, Normal People.

IN FOCUS

Leading a revolution

Bafta Craft Special Award recipient Triple C is driving change in the TV industry for deaf, disabled and neurodivergent creatives on both sides of the camera. Founder Cherylee Houston and artistic director Melissa Johns tell DQ how they got this far and what comes next.

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