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American Gods co-showrunner Bryan Fuller reveals why Neil Gaiman’s novel was “ripe” for television and how he brought this story to the small screen.
Where once flagging TV series would have been quickly axed, now they are getting more time to establish themselves. Are TV bosses getting sentimental or are other forces at play?
Shortform web drama Blue made its name as one of the first digital series to find a following online. In the first part of DQ’s Digital Drama Season, Michael Pickard speaks to writer/director Rodrigo Garcia about the show’s birth on YouTube and its journey to ‘traditional’ TV.
Prison dramas continue to excite broadcasters and platforms, with Wentworth securing a new format deal this week. Also, there are plans for a Diego Maradona biopic, an X-Men TV spin-off and a new comedy from Big Bang Theory creator Chuck Lorre.
The FremantleMedia director of global drama’s list is largely UK-focused, mixing hard-hitting drama with a healthy dose of comedy, while there’s also a space for some Nordic noir.
As Netflix and Amazon continue their global commissioning arms race with new productions in India, Japan, France and the US, CBS has boarded Frank Spotnitz hostage negotiation series Ransom and AMC is adapting David Carr’s memoir.
ITV is following up Downton Abbey with a period drama set in a Second World War hotel – plus a new drama from Luther creator Neil Cross.
HBO picks up the rights to Israeli thriller Neveilot, Netflix increases its interest in Indian content and there is talk of a Tremors TV series.
Led by gritty series like the Mafia-focused hit Gomorrah, Italian drama is enjoying new levels of global interest. DQ finds out why.
Looking for Victorian London? Try Dublin. Or perhaps you’re after the kind of quintessentially Italian setting one can only find in Prague? From tax credits to geography and architecture, DQ examines the factors far beyond plotlines that play a part in selecting drama production locations.
Australian viewers have embraced short-run dramas but are less receptive to new local series this year. DQ investigates the drama landscape down under.
It was a tale of two doctors in the UK this week, with Doctor Foster getting rave reviews on BBC1 and Doc Martin returning to predictably high ratings on ITV. Stateside, meanwhile, the early signs for Fox’s Minority Report are far from positive.