Articles about Dynamic Television
DQ speaks to writer-director Friedemann Fromm and star Milena Tscharntke about German thriller Tod von Freunden (Beneath the Surface), in which the lives of two families are torn apart after a tragic accident.
Flemish drama De Dag (The Day) puts an innovative spin on the contemporary crime genre, with each episode showing a new perspective of a hostage situation. Its writers and producers tell DQ about the challenges and opportunities presented by this approach.
Now in its fourth season, East Los High broke new ground as it told the story of a group of students at high school. Producer Wise Entertainment shares seven facts about the half-hour series.
For the first time, the life of Nelson Mandela will be retold across six hours of television. DQ speaks to the cast and crew about bringing Mandela’s personal and political struggle 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.
A series of high-profile book rights deals show the importance of book options in securing the services of in-demand screenwriters. Also this week, there’s news of an Argentina-to-US adaptation.
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.
Vampires have a new foe in the shape of Kelly Overton, the star of Syfy drama Van Helsing. DQ chats to the actor as well as showrunner Neil LaBute about fighting the undead.
European dramas like Medici: Masters of Florence and Trapped are in the news this week. There also seems to be growing trend for the TV business to turn to feature film directors.
Klaus Zimmermann and Clive Bradley reveal how they kept crime thriller Trapped grounded in its Icelandic setting while navigating the tricky waters around this intricate international coproduction.