Articles

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The Director’s Chair

Rising from the ashes

Icelandic director Baltasar Kormákur tells DQ about the ideas and psychology behind his supernatural Netflix series Katla, filming during the Covid-19 pandemic and recreating a volcanic eruption.

SHOWRUNNER

Sarah’s second chance

The Republic of Sarah arrives on The CW after a whirlwind journey that involved switching networks and filming two pilots before the show finally got the green light. Showrunner Jeffrey Paul King tells DQ about getting the series on air.

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Trouble in paradise

The Australian and British creative team behind eight-part drama Eden reveal how a shortform series paved the way for this mystery thriller that uncovers the dark heart of an idyllic community.

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Taken to the extreme

Writer Gjermund Stenberg Eriksen, director Magnus Martens and executive producer Håkon Briseid introduce Furia, a Norwegian drama that explores the violent world of right-wing extremism.

Editor's note

Coel rules the Baftas

I May Destroy You writer and star Michaela Coel hailed the work of the show’s intimacy coordinator after picking up two prizes at last night’s Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards 2021, where DQ was on hand to hear from Coel and other winners.

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Three’s a crowd

Writer and director Lisa Linnertorp joins star Matilda Källström and producer Helena Larand to discuss the making of Swedish series Threesome, which focuses on the troubled relationship between a Swedish couple living in London.

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Ghost story

With a second season of Belgian series Beau Séjour on air and a UK remake on the way, DQ speaks to the writers and director of this supernatural crime drama, which follows a murder victim who leads the hunt for their own killer from beyond the grave.

The Writers Room

Derry girl

Derry Girls is the proof that local comedy can travel around the world. Creator and writer Lisa McGee talks to DQ about what inspired her to create the series and how she sees comedy progressing in the future.

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Keeping mum

Motherland star Tanya Moodie and co-creators and writers Helen Serafinowicz and Holly Walsh reveal some of the secrets behind the BBC2 comedy.

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History in the making

Anne Boleyn writer Eve Hedderwick Turner and historical advisor Dan Jones take DQ inside this three-part re-examination of Henry VIII’s second wife and discuss how they sought to put a fresh spin on a historical drama.

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Nightmare at the Museum

Star Nia Roberts and writer Fflur Dafydd invite DQ into the world of Welsh drama Yr Amgueddfa (The Museum), a six-part S4C series that blends art heist thriller with illicit romance.

SHOWRUNNER

Rebellious streak

Grey’s Anatomy and Station 19 showrunner Krista Vernoff discusses working with Erin Brockovich on Rebel, a Disney+ series inspired by the campaigner’s life more than 20 years after Julia Roberts’ Oscar-winning film.