IN FOCUS

Back for more

As Fauda returns for a fourth season, co-creators Lior Raz and Avi Issacharoff reflect on the show’s global impact and why authenticity has been the key to its success.

Ones to Watch

Series to Watch: February 2023

DQ checks out the upcoming schedules to pick 10 new series to watch this February, from the story of a soap superstar and a diplomatic drama to the reimagining of a classic western.

STAR POWER

Quite the Catch

As one of the busiest actors in UK television, Jason Watkins reflects on some of his biggest roles to date and tells DQ why he wanted to break new ground with psychological thriller The Catch.

STAR POWER

Anything but ordinary

Extraordinary star Sofia Oxenham tells DQ about skewering the world of superheroes and channelling the dead in this Disney+ comedy set in a world where everybody has special powers except one woman on a journey of self-discovery.

The Writers Room

Walking The Path

Writer Glória Perez opens up about her latest telenovela, Brazilian series Travessia (The Path), and reveals why curiosity is the key to these long-running dramas.

IN FOCUS

Silent witnesses

When three armed robbers are killed, witnesses claim they can’t identify the gunman in David Victori’s thrilling drama You Would Do It Too. He and executive producers Anxo Rodríguez and Anne Thomopoulos tell DQ about putting the audience at the centre of this innovative crime drama.

SHOWRUNNER

A different galaxy

Showrunner Tony Gilroy tells DQ how he endeavoured to take the Star Wars franchise in a new direction – away from Jedi, the Force and Skywalkers – with Disney+’s Andor, the series prequel to hit feature film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Remade Abroad

Remade Abroad: Accused

Showrunner Howard Gordon, star Michael Chiklis, director Marlee Matlin and the team behind US drama Accused outline how they have adapted Jimmy McGovern’s British anthology series to tackle themes of race, power, identity and truth.

DQ TV

Friendly faces

Actor Damian Lewis and writer Alex Cary open up about their interest in bringing to the screen A Spy Among Friends, based on a true story of friendship and betrayal.

STAR POWER

Long story

Icelandic star Aníta Briem speaks to DQ about turning creator and writer for relationship drama As Long As We Live, how her own life inspired the series and her experience of increasing representation for women in film and TV.

SCENE STEALERS

Scene Stealers: The Head

The Head executive producer Ran Tellem and director Jorge Dorado dive into the climactic scene of season two to reveal how the cast ended up adrift in the Atlantic Ocean.

Job Description

Thoroughly modern Marie

Juliette Ménager, casting director on Marie Antoinette, discusses building the cast of Deborah Davis’s modern retelling of the life of the woman who would be Queen of France, her big break and the secret to good casting.

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