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Knight on the Town
Is Steven Knight the busiest screenwriter in the business? With three dramas on air last year and several projects coming in 2023, the Peaky Blinders creator opens up about his upcoming ska music drama This Town, adapting Dickens and building his own production studio.
Thoroughly modern Marie
Juliette Ménager, casting director on Marie Antoinette, discusses building the cast of Deborah Davis’s modern retelling of the life of the woman who would be Queen of France, her big break and the secret to good casting.
Riches creator Abby Ajayi and lead director Sebastian Thiel take DQ into the making of this ITVX drama, which looks at ambition, race and class against the backdrop of family conflict at the top of a black British business empire.
Heads will roll
Marie Antoinette star Emilia Schüle and producers Claude Chelli and Stéphanie Chartreux take DQ inside the making of this eight-part historical drama, which promises to show a new side of the young Austrian princess who would become Queen of France.
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.
Living for the ‘Gram
In psychological thriller Chloe, a young woman infiltrates the life of a social media star to find out how she died. Creator Alice Seabright, executive producer Tally Garner and the cast speak to DQ about making the series.
Back on the wards
Executive producer Lucy Bedford and writer Dan Sefton tell DQ how they overcame the Covid-19 pandemic to complete filming on the fourth season of The Good Karma Hospital in Sri Lanka.
Turn of the Screw
Writer Rob Williams tells DQ how his own experience teaching and volunteering in prisons inspired him to write six-part Channel 4 drama Screw, which spotlights the work of the male and female staff in a busy men’s prison.
Bonnie & Clyde star Dilan Yurdakul and producer Gerd-Jan van Dalen tell DQ how the real-life criminal exploits of a two people from the Netherlands inspired this Dutch drama about a young couple’s violent quest for freedom.
In Norwegian series Jordbrukerne (Countrymen), four men with suspect plans inadvertently open the country’s first halal dairy. DQ speaks to creators Izer Aliu and Anne Bjørnstad and actor Nader Khademi about the show.
Down and dirty
Revolution is in the air in Germinal, a six-part adaptation of Emile Zola’s classic novel. Director David Hourrègue reveals why he wanted to bring a fresh approach to the story of coal miners in 1860s France.
Zebrarummet (A Class Apart) writer Michaela Hamilton reveals how she tried to grip viewers with this suspenseful Swedish murder mystery set at an elite boarding school.
DQ takes off with producer Imogen Banks to discuss RFDS: Royal Flying Doctor Service, a new action-drama series based on the airborne exploits of the pilots and medics responding to life-and-death emergencies in rural Australia.
Leading the Hunt
The creative team behind Swedish true crime drama Jakten på en mördare (Hunt for a Killer) reveal how they sought to dramatise the story of the murder of a 10-year-old girl and the 15-year investigation that finally caught her killer.
British miniseries Adult Material stars Hayley Squires as an adult industry performer who begins to question what’s real and what’s fake in the only business she has ever known as her life and career begin to unravel.
As Versailles concludes after three seasons, executive producer Claude Chelli and costume designer Madeline Fontaine discuss the making of the lavish French historical drama.
Swedish actor Ida Engvoll is on a roll, having appeared in hit series The Bridge, The Restaurant and Bonus Family. As UK streaming service Walter Presents premieres her crime thriller Rebecka Martinsson, the star talks about avoiding typecasting and working with mosquitos.
A taste of Sweden
Swedish actors Hedda Rehnberg and Charlie Gustafsson reflect on the success of Vår Tid är Nu (The Restaurant), a sweeping period drama that charts the fortunes of the owners and staff of a restaurant in post-Second World War Stockholm while examining the rise of the country’s welfare state.
Drama with bite
Zion Baruch, creator and star of Israeli drama Juda, and director Meni Yaesh discuss making the eight-part thriller about a low-life hustler who gets caught up in a world of French mobsters and Romanian vampires.
Converging on Cannes
The great and good of the television industry are once again packing their bags for another week in the south of France. DQ previews some of the drama series set to break out at Mipcom 2017.