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The Director’s Chair

Western promise

As anticipation builds for the launch of Sky original series Django, director Francesca Comencini outlines her approach to reimagining Sergio Corbucci’s influential film and discusses her love of westerns.

In production

Final battle

War of the Worlds executive producer Julian Murphy takes DQ inside the making of the third and final season of the HG Wells adaptation, which brought with it the new challenge of depicting a zero-gravity environment.

SHOWRUNNER

Fed up

Four years after the launch of ABC police procedural The Rookie, showrunner Alexi Hawley is preparing for the launch of spin-off series The Rookie: Feds. He discusses how the show was born, its theme of second chances and partnering with star Niecy Nash.

The Writers Room

Caring about Karen

As Karen Pirie becomes the latest detective to join the ranks at ITV, DQ interrogates series creator and writer Emer Kenny about adapting Val McDermid’s novels, her own starring role and being inspired by Lennie James.

IN FOCUS

Havana good time

Cuba Libre star Beatriz Godinho and writer-director Henrique Oliveira introduce DQ to the larger-than-life true story at the centre of this Portuguese drama about one woman’s infatuation with Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara.

IN FOCUS

Caught in the Crossfire

Crossfire star Keeley Hawes and writer Louise Doughty tell DQ about asking viewers what they would do if gunmen attacked their holiday resort, unlikeable lead characters and why they hope the stars of Gogglebox will be watching.

STAR POWER

Second time around

French film star Jean Reno talks DQ through some of the big themes in his upcoming television series All Those Things We Never Said, in which he plays an android giving a woman a second chance to build a relationship with her father.

The Writers Room

Shot caller

Who Shot Otto Mueller? is the first Viaplay original series to emerge from Estonia. DQ speaks to writer Birk Rohelend about working with the streamer, toxic masculinity and her love of Agatha Christie.

The Director’s Chair

Joy and Sorrow

Finnish director Jani Volanen tells DQ how an unmade film script formed the basis of coming-of-age mystery drama Munkkivuori (Summer of Sorrow), about one boy’s summer in a town where a young child has gone missing.

The Writers Room

Deadly Games

Munich Games writers Michal Aviram and Martin Behnke reveal how they overcame their long-distance relationship to partner on this political thriller, which focuses on a new threat upon the 50th anniversary of the 1972 Olympic Games massacre.

The Director’s Chair

Boys will be boys

Rising Danish director Jonas Risvig speaks to DQ about steering his biggest project to date, Viaplay drama Drenge (Boys), and how he drew on his own life for this story about a group of friends finding their way in life.

IN FOCUS

Baby blues

Star Pia Tjelta and the creative team behind Norwegian drama Made in Oslo discuss the conception and delivery of this fertility clinic-set series, which explores how far one woman is willing to go to become a mother.