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Director Tawfik Abu-Wael takes DQ inside the making of raw and intense Israeli drama Unknowns, which follows a group of boys on the edge of society who become the prime suspects in a police investigation.
Pandore co-writer and co-director Savina Dellicour and producer Ives Swennen tell DQ about making the Belgian political drama, which centres on a self-serving politician and an investigating judge.
Gísli Örn Garðarsson, one of the creators, writers, directors and stars of Icelandic drama Blackport, speaks to DQ about why he wanted to dramatise the real-life impact of the country’s fishing quotas in the 1980s.
When a madcap family hits the lottery jackpot, will scheming patriarch Loïc be able to grow their new fortune and keep them united? Writers Vincent Poymiro and Anne Feinsilber tell DQ about Swiss comedy La chance de ta vie (Lucky Day).
Canadian police procedural The Murders puts music front and centre as a detective tries to make amends for the mistake that led to a colleague’s death. DQ speaks to showrunner Damon Vignale.
Matthew Hall, writer of Un Bore Mercher (Keeping Faith), tells DQ about his journey to bring the series to air and the importance of intimacy and location in television drama.
Swedish actor Dragomir Mrsic and producer Nicklas Wikström Nicastro tell DQ about crime drama Alex, which turns the ‘good cop’ image on its head with a story about a corrupt officer in the pocket of the mafia.
Without much noise or fanfare, Spain has been steadily building a reputation as one of the hottest producers of scripted drama, with homegrown series finding fans around the world. DQ takes an in-depth look at the wave of new series coming out of the country.
Actor Pål Sverre Hagen and writer/director Erik Richter Strand tell DQ what drew them to Norwegian drama Valkyrien, which follows a doctor trying to save his dying wife — while everyone else believes she is dead.
From a pair of mystery dramas and the introduction of the ‘female Columbo’ to the story of a film director forced to make a new version of King Kong for a power-mad dictator, French drama is set to enjoy a breakout year. DQ casts its eye over some of the new series coming to the small screen.
As Nordic drama continues to thrive, this week we look at some of the shows making headlines both within the region and beyond.
There’s evidence that US networks are still on the hunt for international formats this week following HBO and NBC pickups. Meanwhile, European historical coproductions also continue to attract investment.
The ‘Nordicisation’ of global drama continues with Nevision’s support for new series Midnights, while BBC3 makes its first online drama acquisitions and Amazon picks up AMC’s Preacher.
Now that MipTV 2016 has come to an end, DQ editor Michael Pickard looks back on a week where drama continued to reign supreme – and Netflix was again among the major talking points.
UK indie Nevision is shaking up the drama production model by investing in new writers and offering them a share of the business. Michael Pickard reports.