Category: IN PRODUCTION
Enter the Imaginarium
Actor-director Andy Serkis and producer Jonathan Cavendish discuss their partnership running British production company The Imaginarium, how technology can enhance storytelling and upcoming projects such as Madame Tussaud.
Safety in numbers
Juliette Howell, co-CEO of House Productions, tells DQ about the prodco’s creative ambitions on the back of hit BBC series Sherwood and previews forthcoming ITVX crime drama Six Four.
Meet The Invincibles
Moskito Television’s Mari Kinnunen and writer-director Matti Kinnunen preview upcoming Finnish financial thriller Rosvopankki (The Invincibles), which blends fact and fiction in a story about the country’s banking crisis in the early 1990s.
Writer Ben Richards and executive producer Simon Heath recall their decade-long journey to make The Diplomat, a series set in Barcelona that follows the work of a consul called upon to help British nationals in trouble in Catalonia.
Take con me
Sister execs Alice Tyler and Lydia Hampson take DQ inside the Chernobyl and Landscapers producer’s development process and preview upcoming BBC conman series The Following Events Are Based on a Pack of Lies.
Kazakh YA drama Target found its leading actors in the shape of two popular TikTokers. DQ chats to the production team about the demand for mystery drama and creating stories for the social media generation.
High stakes remake
Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements from Tomorrow Studios invite DQ inside to discuss making Let the Right One In, Showtime’s series adaptation of the Swedish vampire film of the same name.
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.
Xbox to telly box
Kiki Wolfkill, executive producer of Halo: The Series, discusses bringing the world of the science-fiction Xbox franchise to television, Hollywood versus video games and meeting fan expectation.
Outback with a bang
Australian series True Colours breaks new ground as a crime drama set within a First Nations community. David Jowsey, co-MD and producer at Bunya Productions, explains how the four-parter takes viewers into a world they won’t have seen before.
Bringing Chivalry to life
Baby Cow Productions chief operating officer Asha Amster and Jax Media creative producer Isabel Richardson discuss filming Channel 4 drama Chivalry in some of LA’s most iconic shooting locations in the midst of the pandemic.
With international shoots now a regular ingredient in making television drama, producer Jan Marnell tells DQ how Swedish drama Fartblinda (Blinded) moved to Malta for its second season.
Mystery Road: Origin will take viewers deep into the Australian outback to tell the origin story of Detective Jay Swan. Producer Greer Simpkin tells DQ about filming in some of the most remote locations on Earth.
Producer Elizabeth Arnac looks back at the making of French musical drama Reusss (Sisters), the story of three friends who turn detectives after a brutal attack.
Keeping it Natural
Arquipélago Filmes’ Edgar Medina outlines the producer’s courtroom noir Causa Própria (Natural Law), revealing how he secured star Margarida Vila-Nova for the lead role and how to stay creative on a modest budget.
Martin Haines, executive producer of upcoming BBC series SAS: Rogue Heroes, tells DQ about linking up with Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight for this story about the birth of the special forces unit.
Pieter Van Huyck, head of scripted at Belgian producer De Mensen, outlines how the company developed family crime drama Diamonds, which is set in Antwerp’s diamond district, with support from partners in Israel.
The Girl Before star Gugu Mbatha-Raw and executive producer Eleanor Moran take DQ inside the making of this psychological thriller and reveal how the actor helped to cast the miniseries in her first producer role.
Lux Vide CEO and producer Luca Bernabei reveals how the use of innovative sound technology was used to bring to life the world of Blanca, the blind central character in the Italian crime drama of the same name.
The Net, a series of four interconnected stories that unfold in different countries and in different languages, is set to take viewers inside the world of football corruption. DQ finds out more.