In production

Friends reunited

Writer Giula Sandler and producers Angie Fielder and Jessica Carrera tell DQ all about adapting Sally Piper’s novel The Geography of Friendship for television, with Rose Byrne set to lead the cast.

The Writers Room

Feeling Lucky

When a madcap family hits the lottery jackpot, will scheming patriarch Loïc be able to grow their new fortune and keep them united? Writers Vincent Poymiro and Anne Feinsilber tell DQ about Swiss comedy La chance de ta vie (Lucky Day).

Ones to Watch

Series to Watch: August 2021

DQ checks out the upcoming schedules to pick out 10 new series to watch this August, from a Scotland-set marine crime series and a wrestling drama to an original Swedish take on an Agatha Christie adaptation.

In production

Baby boom

Martichka Bozhilova, a producer from Bulgaria’s Agitprop, discusses the development process behind the company’s next drama, Babyland, which centres on a luxury hotel that doubles as a surrogacy clinic.

IN FOCUS

Making television online (fast)

As Netflix drama How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast) returns for a third season, co-creators Philipp Käßbohrer and Matthias Murmann discuss their collaboration with the streamer and its German originals manager Eva van Leeuwen.

IN FOCUS

Hail to the thief

Lupin star Omar Sy, writer George Kay and producer Isabelle Degeorges discuss Netflix’s French mystery thriller about a gentleman thief stalking the streets of Paris, based on the adventures of fictional character Arsène Lupin.

STAR POWER

Digging deep

Actor Darya Moroz speaks to DQ about her role in Russian series Gold Diggers, presenting modern-day Moscow on screen and her journey behind the camera to become the drama’s showrunner.

In production

Weaving your own Threads

Lord of the Rings star Dominic Monaghan fronts Dark Threads, the first virtual reality sci-fi drama from Toronto’s Cream Productions. Executive producer Johnny Kalangis takes DQ inside the world of interactive storytelling.

IN FOCUS

Spreading Fires

Australian anthology Fires dramatises stories of courage and survival during the real-life bushfires that devastated parts of the country. Co-creators Tony Ayres and Belinda Chayko joined actors Eliza Scanlen and Hunter Page-Lochard to preview the series.

SHOWRUNNER

Transplant’s heart

Transplant showrunner Joseph Kay previews the second season of the Canadian medical drama and explains how it finds authenticity in the story of a Syrian doctor and refugee working in a Toronto hospital.

IN FOCUS

Baptiste’s back, alright

Baptiste star Tchéky Karyo and producer John Griffin discuss the return of Julien Baptiste in the BBC crime drama as the retired police detective picks up a new case that takes him into Budapest’s corrupt underworld.

STAR POWER

Down to a T

British actor Ben Miller reveals why playing the title character in the UK remake of Belgian crime series Professor T is the part of a lifetime, as he talks about overcoming obsessive-compulsive disorder and his love of European drama.

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