SHOWRUNNER

Family misfortunes

Tout va bien (Everything is Fine) creator Camille de Castelnau tells DQ about stepping into the showrunning hot seat for the first time on her own series, which follows a family dealing with the fallout from a devastating medical diagnosis.

Ones to Watch

Series to Watch: March 2024

DQ checks out the upcoming schedules to pick 10 new series to watch this March, from a Swedish psychological thriller and an innovative Kafka biopic to a historical psychodrama and Kate Winslet’s return to HBO.

IN FOCUS

Across the board

Director Yan England and producer Bruno Nahon reveal how Garry Kasparov’s famous chess battle with a supercomputer inspired Rematch, a six-part series that blends psychological thrills with sporting spectacle.

IN FOCUS

Eye of the storm

Writer Peter A Dowling and executive producers Julie Gardner and Lachlan MacKinnon take DQ aboard ITV’s upcoming thriller Red Eye to discuss making this locked-room mystery, filming on a plane and the importance of authentic representation.

IN FOCUS

Counting the cost

BBC comedy Spent marks the first original series from writer Michelle de Swarte, who also stars as a former model failing to face up to her new reality away from the catwalk. She and executive producer Jack Bayles reveal how they partnered to create the six-part show.

In production

Hall of fame

Almost 10 years after BBC historical drama Wolf Hall first aired, its long-anticipated sequel is in production. Playground Entertainment executive producer Colin Callender explains why Wolf Hall: The Mirror & The Light will be worth the wait.

In production

Jetty crime

Firebird Pictures exec Elizabeth Kilgarriff tells DQ about collaborating with Jenna Coleman once again for BBC four-parter The Jetty, piecing together the decades-old mystery with writer Cat Jones and creating a new iconic detective.

The Director’s Chair

Samber alert

Director Jean-Xavier de Lestrade explains how French true crime drama Samber sought to right 30 years of wrongs by giving a voice to the victims of a serial predator.

SCENE STEALERS

Defying gravity

Showrunner Peter Harness and director Michelle MacLaren reveal how they conceived, planned and filmed spectacular zero-gravity sequences set aboard the International Space Station for the first episode of Apple TV+ series Constellation.

SHOWRUNNER

Getting to know Elsbeth

The Good Fight attorney Elsbeth Tascioni gets her own series in CBS crime drama Elsbeth. Showrunner Jonathan Tolins breaks down the origins of the show, his relationship with the character and the evergreen comfort of the murder-mystery genre.

IN FOCUS

Crossing Boarders

Boarders creator Daniel Lawrence Taylor, director Ethosheia Hylton and executive producer Madeleine Sinclair take DQ back to school to discuss making the BBC comedy drama, how the story is inspired by real life and working with the young cast.

The Writers Room

Still the One

Elen Rhys and Richard Harrington play detectives and former lovers who reunite when a murderer strikes in Welsh drama Cleddau (The One That Got Away). Writer Catherine Tregenna tells DQ how she created the six-part series.

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