Category: THE WRITERS ROOM
Elen Rhys and Richard Harrington play detectives and former lovers who reunite when a murderer strikes in Welsh drama Cleddau (The One That Got Away). Writer Catherine Tregenna tells DQ how she created the six-part series.
Three writers, all with medical backgrounds, have come together to chart the NHS experience during the Covid-19 pandemic. Rachel Clarke, Prasanna Puwanarajah and Jed Mercurio explain why ITV’s Breathtaking might be the most important drama they will ever write.
Blue Eye Samurai creators Amber Noizumi and Michael Green take DQ inside the making of this striking animated series, which blends action, adventure and emotion to tell a deadly tale of revenge set in Edo-period Japan.
Four writers – Nicole Amarteifio, Kodie Bedford, Zara Hayes and Cat Jones – discuss how they started working in television, their latest projects and why screenwriters need to find the producers who will back their ideas.
Black Cake showrunner Marissa Jo Crear and author Charmaine Wilkerson tell DQ how they partnered to create a show that blends family drama and murder mystery with a story set over several decades and in numerous countries.
Swedish writer and director Gabriela Pichler reflects on moving into television for the first time with Painkiller, which tells the story of a unique mother-and-daughter relationship, and her personal connection to the series.
DQ tracks down Finders Keepers creator and writer Dan Sefton to talk about the making of the Channel 5 series, which introduces two characters who hope their discovery of buried treasure will solve all their problems – only to find it brings them a host of new troubles.
As the dust settles on the US writers strike, Jeff Melvoin, Anna Winger and Suzie Miller debate the challenges and opportunities for writers and writers room models and discuss why they should be trusted to make creative decisions.
Fool Me Once marks the fifth collaboration between novelist Harlan Coben and screenwriter Danny Brocklehurst. They tell DQ about their partnership behind the Netflix series and how they try to keep viewers on the edge of their seats.
Davos 1917 head writer and creative producer Adrian Illien transports DQ to the Swiss Alps, the setting for this wartime drama about a young nurse who is drawn into a world of espionage and competing powers.
Italian drama Anima Gemella (Soul Sister) follows a widower searching for answers about his wife’s death with the help of a phoney medium. Writer Laura Nuti tells DQ how the series brings comedy and elements of the supernatural to the popular mystery-romance genre.
To keep herself in work, a writer turns killer in Irish drama Obituary. Writer Ray Lawlor takes DQ into the evolution of the show and discusses the challenges of writing a series about a serial killer.
The OA creators Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij tell DQ how they reunited for stylish murder mystery A Murder at the End of the World and discuss subverting whodunnits and making sense of the world through storytelling.
Co-creator Sharon Horgan illuminates DQ on the inspiration behind horror-comedy series Shining Vale, the challenge of blending multiple genres and the importance of telling the story through a female lens.
Brazilian telenovela Amor Perfeito (Perfect Love) takes viewers into a fairytale that blends modern themes with a period setting. Writers Duca Rachid, Júlio Fischer and Elisio Lopes Jr explain how they brought the story to the screen.
Swedish writer Camilla Ahlgren discusses reuniting with The Bridge star Sofia Helin for Sanningen (Fallen), in which a cold-case murder investigation has wide-reaching repercussions for the inhabitants of a small town.
Penelope and Ginny Skinner, creators and writers of The Following Events are Based on a Pack of Lies, tell DQ about making the subversive con artist story, keeping viewers guessing and using art while writing.
After appearing in historical fantasy drama Outlander, Scottish actor Joanne Thomson is building a writing career across stage and screen. She opens up about shifting careers, facing rejection, and writing what you know – as well as what you don’t.
João Emanuel Carneiro, the creator and writer of Brazilian series All the Flowers, on making this modern fairytale and why bringing a telenovela to a streaming platform is a new adventure.