Articles about Jamestown
Back in town
Sky1 is revisiting the American frontier for a second season of historical drama Jamestown. DQ travels to Budapest to meet some of the cast and creator Bill Gallagher on set.
Settling down in Jamestown
Bill Gallagher reveals the origins of Sky1’s historical drama Jamestown, which charts the early days of the first British settlers as they embark on their lives in America, among them a group of women destined to be married to the men of the colony.
Reading between the lines
A trio of the world’s hottest television writers – Bill Gallagher, Victoria Madden and Sarah Phelps – discuss their latest projects and reveal how they find their voice for the small screen.
Kings of the wild frontier
Period dramas are never far from our screens, but they currently appear to be more popular and diverse than ever. Stephen Arnell examines the current trend for costume series.
Mipcom’s mega screening session
The TV biz is taking a leaf out of the film industry’s book by increasing the number of new-product screenings it hosts. Key beneficiaries of this trend include MipTV and Mipcom, which have bagged several big premieres.
ATX Festival welcomes top US writing talent
At the ATX Festival, showrunner Shawn Ryan speculates on revisiting The Shield. Elsewhere, Elementary creator Rob Doherty signs a three-year deal with CBS and Jamestown creator Bill Gallagher joins C21’s International Drama Summit.
Sky takes drama to new heights
Pay TV broadcaster Sky launched a slate of big-budget dramas this week including a major new show starring Idris Elba. Meanwhile, HBO renewed three of its hits and Lifetime unveiled its drama development plans.