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Five Minutes With: Mark Johnson
The Oscar-winning Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul producer discusses bringing the Anne Rice universe to AMC with Interview with the Vampire and Mayfair Witches.
The London look
Known for its balletic action sequences, Gangs of London is back for a second season. Director Corin Hardy tells DQ about helming the series and breaks down a key scene from the first episode.
The best medicine
The BBC and AMC’s adaptation of doctor-turned-comedian Adam Kay’s bestselling memoir This is Going to Hurt promises to be a warts-and-all depiction of life working on the wards and the toll the job can take back home.
Keeping it in the family
Showrunner Peter McKenna looks back on making his Dublin-set crime family drama Kin and assesses the new confidence of Irish television storytelling.
Head writer Freddy Syborn and executive producer Sally Woodward Gentle preview six-part thriller Ragdoll, in which a killer taunts the police officers hunting him by revealing the names of his next targets.
Raising La Fortuna
Award-winning director Alejandro Amenábar tells DQ about making his first television series, La Fortuna, in which a battle wages on land for the spoils of a centuries-old shipwreck discovered in waters off the coast of Spain.
Creator Steven Conrad introduces DQ to Ultra City Smiths, a murder-mystery drama that blends film noir and comedy with music and dance, all using stop-motion-animated baby dolls.
Doctor-turned-comedian Adam Kay is adapting his best-selling memoir about life on the wards for the BBC and AMC. He tells DQ about translating his diaries for television.
Magical mystery tour
How I Met Your Mother actor Jason Segel reflects on the “magical mid-life crisis” that led to him writing, directing and starring in AMC’s reflective, offbeat and surreal adventure Dispatches from Elsewhere.
Terror strikes again
The second season of US drama The Terror lands in 1940s America, where a Japanese-American community is confronted by horrors both human and supernatural. Showrunner Alexander Woo tells DQ about the real-life experiences that influenced the programme.
Jami O’Brien has moved from Fear The Walking Dead and Hell On Wheels to AMC’s supernatural frightener NOS4A2. But as she tells DQ, she never intended to become ‘that horror writer.’
Jared Harris and Tobias Menzies lead a perilous journey into the frozen unknown in historical horror The Terror. The actors, director Edward Berger and co-showrunners David Kajganich and Soo Hugh tell DQ about making the 10-part event series.
Stars on show
Television held its own at one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world as an array of talent and some stunning new shows landed in Germany for Berlinale’s fourth annual Drama Series Days. DQ was in town to find out more.
On the right track
As the battle for the best projects becomes ever more fierce, leading drama commissioners and producers open up about their own development processes and reveal how they work to bring new series to air.
From Russia with cash
James Norton and Juliet Rylance lead the cast in McMafia, the BBC and AMC’s global crime drama about a family of Russian ex-gangsters struggling to stay respectable.
There will be blood
Violence and sex have become common features of TV drama – but are these often graphic depictions key to the success of a show?
Top execs line up for Drama Summit West
Content chiefs at AMC, Netflix, Showtime, Starz and Bad Robot will speak at C21 Media’s Drama Summit West, which takes place in LA on Friday May 19, bringing together the global scripted business to facilitate new productions and partnerships.
James Bond movie star Pierce Brosnan discusses his much-anticipated return to television in AMC oil drama The Son.
David Alpert, president of Skybound Entertainment and the executive producer of The Walking Dead, Fear The Walking Dead and Outcast, reveals the storytelling traditions from his childhood that inspired his career in television.
Brits conquer the Globes
British dramas The Crown and The Night Manager stole the limelight as the major TV winners at the 74th Golden Globes, upstaging rivals Game of Thrones and The People v OJ Simpson.