Articles about Netflix
Netflix Indian original Trial by Fire dramatises the 25-year court battle fought by one couple after dozens of people died in a devastating cinema fire. Showrunner Prashant Nair discusses the effects of the real-life tragedy and the task of bringing a fictionalised version to the screen.
Who you gonna call?
Writer-director Joe Cornish and executive producer Rachael Prior take DQ into the world of Lockwood & Co, Netflix’s adaptation of Jonathan Stroud’s teen ghost-hunter fantasy novels.
Pop duo Let’s Eat Grandma turned composers to create the haunting soundtrack to Netflix fantasy drama The Bastard Son & The Devil Himself. They join writer Joe Barton to tell DQ about their collaboration for the show.
Hearts and minds
The team behind Netflix sensation Heartstopper reveal how the small-screen adaptation of Alice Oseman’s graphic novel earned the seal of approval from the source material’s legion of devotees.
Hooper’s dream job
Director Louise Hooper tells DQ about her rise from arts documentaries to epic fantasy dramas, shooting Netflix’s secret The Sandman episode and creating series to suit her own surrealist imagination.
Spanish actor Marta Milans – the star of Álex Pina dramas El Embaraco (The Pier) and White Lines – discusses her journey from Ibiza to New York, how she connects with the characters she plays and her partnership with La Casa de Papel (Money Heist) creator Pina.
The Sandman creative duo Neil Gaiman and Allan Heinberg discuss their attempts to keep the Netflix fantasy series grounded in the real world, while cast members including Tom Sturridge and Vanesu Samunyai reveal how they got into character.
Neil Gaiman, Allan Heinberg and David S Goyer discuss their creative collaboration on The Sandman, Netflix’s eagerly awaited adaptation of Gaiman’s acclaimed graphic novel series.
In Danish series Skruk (Baby Fever), a fertility doctor who wants a baby of her own takes dramatic steps to become pregnant. Creators Amalie Næsby Fick and Nikolaj Feifer tell DQ about their partnership, creating a flawed leading character and how their own experiences influenced the story.
A thing of Beauty
Blending telenovela melodrama with topical issues facing South Africa, Savage Beauty is a story of revenge set against the backdrop of the beauty industry. DQ hears from creator Lebogang Mogashoa and executive producer Harriet Gavshon about how they made this Netflix original series.
In Netflix series Resident Evil, Ella Balinska plays a survivor living in a world ravaged by a devastating virus and now populated by monsters. She tells DQ about starring in the series and why it will raise the bar for video game adaptations.
Making Money in Korea
A unified Korea provides the unique backdrop to Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area, an adaptation of Spanish sensation La Casa de Papel (Money Heist). Writer Ryu Yong-Jae tells DQ about his love of the original and creating the world of this remake.
Twee Zomers (Two Summers) creators and writers Paul Baeten and Tom Lenaerts discuss this psychological thriller in which a group of friends reunite 30 years after a tragic accident, leading dark secrets to resurface.
Borgen creator Adam Price and stars Birgitte Hjort Sørensen and Mikkel Boe Følsgaard get political again as the Danish drama returns. DQ hears all about about filming in Greenland and the trouble with elevators.
Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown and series creators the Duffer Brothers reveal why season four is the biggest and scariest instalment of Netflix’s nostalgic 1980s drama yet.
Shooting a Scandal
Director SJ Clarkson opens up about helming Netflix’s suspenseful thriller Anatomy of a Scandal, bringing drama to a courtroom and how her start in theatre influences her cinematic style.
Ticket to Valhalla
Die Hard screenwriter Jeb Stuart speaks to DQ about creating his epic Vikings: Valhalla for Netflix: “They didn’t come to me to remake The Tudors.”
Series to Watch: February 2022
DQ looks at the schedules to pick out 10 new series to watch this February, from the return of a Danish political drama and a US adaptation of an Israeli thriller to a UK literary adaptation and a fresh take on a beloved 90s sitcom.
Pieter Van Huyck, head of scripted at Belgian producer De Mensen, outlines how the company developed family crime drama Diamonds, which is set in Antwerp’s diamond district, with support from partners in Israel.
Too Close for comfort
Actors Cush Jumbo, Richard Armitage, Jo Joyner and James Nesbitt tell DQ about teaming up with Harlan Coben for the author’s latest Netflix thriller, Stay Close, in which four people are each confronted by secrets from their past.