STAR POWER

Vampire Batalon

Spider-Man’s ‘Guy in the Chair’ Jacob Batalon is standing up for his first lead role in a TV series with supernatural drama Reginald the Vampire. He tells DQ about getting his teeth into the production both on screen and behind the scenes.

The Writers Room

Enter Sandman

Neil Gaiman, Allan Heinberg and David S Goyer discuss their creative collaboration on The Sandman, Netflix’s eagerly awaited adaptation of Gaiman’s acclaimed graphic novel series.

The Director’s Chair

Visiting Maryland

Co-director Brian Hill lifts the lid on how Maryland, Lucy Kirkwood’s stage play about the culture of violence against women, was transformed into a compelling piece of television starring Hayley Squires and Zawe Ashton.

Remade Abroad

Loving Lucy in Mexico

Producer Clara Machado and Jerry Rodriguez, head of scripted at Mexico’s Endemol Shine Boomdog, reveal how classic US sitcom I Love Lucy has been given a modern twist in Spanish-language comedy Todo Por Lucy.

SIX OF THE BEST

Six of the Best: Donna Sharpe

The Trom and West of Liberty screenwriter highlights standout female-written scenes from half-a-dozen series, including wrestling drama GLOW and Northern Irish comedy Derry Girls.

The Director’s Chair

Shooting Sherwood

Sherwood lead director Lewis Arnold talks to DQ about the success of the James Graham-scripted crime drama, working with the starry British cast and why he almost left the show.

Ones to Watch

Series to Watch: August 2022

DQ checks out the upcoming schedules to pick out 10 new dramas to watch this August, from a Mike Tyson biopic and a Sharon Horgan comedy to a Neil Gaiman fantasy epic and a Game of Thrones prequel.

IN FOCUS

Road to nowhere

Spanish drama Cómo mandarlo todo a la mierda (How to Screw it All Up) follows a group of friends searching for freedom on a spontaneous road trip. Creators Jaime Olías and Pablo Sanhermelando talk risk-taking and speaking to Gen Z with the HBO Max series.

SHOWRUNNER

Making an Offer

Showrunner Nikki Toscano tells DQ about making Paramount+ series The Offer, which dramatises the true story behind the making of The Godfather.

IN FOCUS

Body politics

Santa Evita star Natalia Oreiro and writers Marcela Guerty and Pamela Rementería look back on making this period drama charting the mysterious and incredible events surrounding Eva Perón’s body after her death.

IN FOCUS

Fertile ground

In Danish series Skruk (Baby Fever), a fertility doctor who wants a baby of her own takes dramatic steps to become pregnant. Creators Amalie Næsby Fick and Nikolaj Feifer tell DQ about their partnership, creating a flawed leading character and how their own experiences influenced the story.

IN FOCUS

Come die with me

Star Maria Doyle Kennedy and producer Thierry Cassuto reveal how they cooked up South African drama Recipes for Love & Murder, an adaptation of Sally Andrew’s novel about a recipe writer-turned-amateur sleuth.

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