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Accused executive producers Howard Gordon and Glenn Geller explain why this Fox anthology series is more than a courtroom drama.
Remade Abroad: Accused
Showrunner Howard Gordon, star Michael Chiklis, director Marlee Matlin and the team behind US drama Accused outline how they have adapted Jimmy McGovern’s British anthology series to tackle themes of race, power, identity and truth.
The Next level
A super-intelligent computer threatens to start a global catastrophe in Fox thriller Next. Showrunner Manny Coto reveals how his own experiences led him to create a drama rooted in real science.
Playmaker Media’s The Commons portrays a world of the near future that grapples with the moral dilemmas thrown up by climate change and biotechnology advances. DQ finds out more from the show’s stars and creative team.
Remade Abroad: Sisters/Almost Family
Almost Family executive producer Annie Weisman reveals how the Fox drama was inspired by an Australian series about a woman who discovers she has hundreds of secret siblings.
Rite of Passage
Liz Heldens, showrunner of US drama The Passage, discusses the two-year journey to bring the Fox series to screen, adapting one of her favourite books and finding the balance between character and a furious blend of science fiction, thriller and the supernatural.
Procedural series were once the bread and butter of US broadcast networks. But international buyers are finding them harder to come by amid the appetite for increasingly serialised storytelling. DQ examines the future of the story-of-the-week format.
Lights, camera, action
DQ enjoys a behind-the-scenes tour at the normally-closed-to-the-public Fox Studios in LA, which has been home to hits including The X-Files, NYPD Blue and House.
As technology continues its assault on traditional television models, success is no longer just about overnight viewing figures. So in today’s crowded drama marketplace, what defines a hit – and how are our views of success changing?
Daniels’ Star risks implosion
Star, Lee Daniels’ follow-up to Empire, has got off to a shaky start – with critics mostly giving the show the thumbs down. But there was good news this week for French drama Baron Noir.
China opens up to outside influences
China seems more receptive than ever to foreign drama – both acquisitions and coproductions. Also, Sky1 and Cinemax announce plans for a new series of action-adventure drama Strike Back.
Creative heavyweights step up development
Neil Gaiman, Alan Ball, Robert Downey Jr, McG and Zadie Smith are among the high-profile talents in the news, while Vimeo is continuing its expansion into the TV business.
Networks bank on spin-off series
Prequels and sequels are the latest attempt by networks to cut through the clutter of competition. Andy Fry looks at their chances of success, with a Big Bang Theory spin-off among those in the pipeline.
Warner’s DC Comics enjoys boom
Warner Bros’ iconic DC Comics division has proven a valuable source of scripted TV ideas. This week, we explore the extent of DC’s influence in the free-to-air and cable schedules.
In full swing
With two of the most anticipated new US shows to his name in dramedy This Is Us and baseball series Pitch, Dan Fogelman is hoping to hit a home run this year.
Scripted series battle to get noticed
It’s increasingly tough for dramas to gain attention – even if they are great shows. Slow starts for Humans and The Young Pope mean word of mouth and catch-up viewing will be important. Also, finalists for the C21 Drama Awards have been revealed.
Grisham gets the TV treatment
With legal dramas still in demand, there are reports this week of a new series based on a classic John Grisham novel. Also, plenty of shows are going into development at the big four US networks.
Lethal Weapon, Westworld start strongly
As content buyers and sellers head for Mipcom, Fox will be pleased with the performance of its movie reboot Lethal Weapon, while HBO’s Westworld and FX’s American Horror Story also shine.
NBC has strong start with This Is Us
The US autumn schedule has begun well for NBC’s This Is Us and CBS’s reboot of MacGyver. However, the new season has been overshadowed by the death of NCIS showrunner Gary Glasberg.
US network shows prepare for lift-off
The autumn season has just started in the US – which means TV executives around the world will be watching with interest to see which new dramas live up to their pre-launch hype. This week, we look at some of the network shows that are buzzing.