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STAR POWER

Wolfe man

Wolfe star Babou Ceesay tells DQ about his latest role as the title character in Paul Abbott’s forensic crime drama and how he is realising his ambitions to play a more creative role behind the camera.

Ones to Watch

Ones to Watch: Writers

DQ casts its eye over a range of upcoming series from around the world and picks out 20 writers to tune in for, from Leonardo Fasoli (Django) and Peter Straughan (Europa) to Bash Doran (Life After Life) and Candice Carty-Williams (Queenie).

The Director’s Chair

Raising La Fortuna

Award-winning director Alejandro Amenábar tells DQ about making his first television series, La Fortuna, in which a battle wages on land for the spoils of a centuries-old shipwreck discovered in waters off the coast of Spain.

SHOWRUNNER

All in the Family

BMF showrunner Randy Huggins reveals how he dramatised the true story of Black Mafia Family, one of the most influential crime organisations in the US, set against the dazzling backdrop of 1980s Detroit.

SHOWRUNNER

Chapel of horrors

Showrunners Jason and Peter Filardi take DQ on a journey to Chapelwaite, their adaptation of Stephen King’s Jerusalem’s Lot, and reveal how they transformed the horror legend’s short story into a 10-hour series.

In production

Aloha state of mind

Executive producers Matt Bosack, Jan Nash and Christopher Silber lift the lid on the newest instalment of the NCIS franchise, NCIS: Hawai’i, which features the brand’s first female lead.

SHOWRUNNER

Dolled up

Creator Steven Conrad introduces DQ to Ultra City Smiths, a murder-mystery drama that blends film noir and comedy with music and dance, all using stop-motion-animated baby dolls.

SHOWRUNNER

Lost and found

Showrunning partners Dan Dworkin and Jay Beattie recall the journey to bring to the small screen Dan Brown’s thrilling novel The Lost Symbol, in which symbologist Robert Langdon races against time to prevent global catastrophe.

IN FOCUS

Calling for Help

Writer Jack Thorne and stars Jodie Comer and Stephen Graham reveal how they prepared for Help, Channel 4’s hard-hitting feature-length drama about the devastating impact of Covid-19 on a care home.

IN FOCUS

Shaking up Shakespeare

Filmmaker Kaan Müjdeci and producer Kanat Doğramaci speak to DQ about Turkish fantasy drama Hamlet, a contemporary take on William Shakespeare’s play that follows a young woman out to avenge her father’s murder.

SHOWRUNNER

Night at L’Opera

Cécile Ducrocq, creator and showrunner of French drama L’Opéra, tells DQ why she wanted to take viewers into the world of ballet for this series about ambition, corruption and second chances.

ON LOCATION

Treacherous waters

The cast and crew of The North Water reveal their perilous experience filming scenes in the Arctic for this story of an 1850s whaling expedition, written and directed by Andrew Haigh.