All according to Tran
French screenwriter Quoc Dang Tran discusses his unusual path to working in television, breaking out with horror series Marianne and adapting a Japanese manga for Drops of God.
French screenwriter Quoc Dang Tran jokes that a midlife crisis led him to become a screenwriter, but it’s a move that has certainly paid off.
With credits on series such as Dix Pour Cent (Call My Agent) and Le Bureau des Légendes (The Bureau), he has gone on to create shows including Nox and Netflix horror series Marianne. More recently, he was behind Disney+ drama Parallels, a show he describes as a homage to Steven Spielberg’s films from the 1980s.
Next up will be Drops of God, an adaptation of a Japanese manga set in the world of wine, produced for France 2 and Hulu Japan.
In this DQTV interview, Tran talks about becoming a writer, how the success of Marianne gave him the opportunity to work on bigger-scale projects and why he doesn’t dream of being a showrunner.