Articles about Red Production Company
Picking up the pieces
Traces writer Amelia Bullmore lifts the lid on the science behind the forensically minded crime drama, which is back for a second season, and explains how she balances writing with her numerous on-screen roles.
No Return star Sheridan Smith, writer Danny Brocklehurst and executive producer Nicola Shindler reveal how this four-part series puts an ordinary family in extraordinary circumstances when their teenage son is arrested on holiday.
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.
A walk down Ridley Road
Writer Sarah Solemani joins executive producer Nicola Shindler and director Lisa Mulcahy to tell DQ how they uncovered a little-known part of British history in four-part drama Ridley Road, in which a young woman goes undercover to combat fascism in 1960s London.
Raising Davies’ boys
DQ visits Manchester to watch filming for Russell T Davies’ latest drama, It’s a Sin, in which four friends share joy and heartbreak as they grow up in the shadow of AIDS in the 1980s.
Line of Duty and The Durrells star Keeley Hawes tells DQ about stepping into production with her company Buddy Club for ITV’s blackly comic drama Finding Alice.
Davies’ original Sin
It’s a Sin creator and writer Russell T Davies and executive producer Nicola Shindler discuss making the five-part series, which charts the joys and heartbreaks of four friends during the 1980s.
The team behind Netflix thriller Safe reunite for The Stranger, based on Harlan Coben’s mystery novel. DQ visits the set to find out how they reworked the story for the screen.
Dan Sefton, creator and writer of BBC miniseries Trust Me, talks about the show’s evolution into an anthology after losing its star and explains how the second season has been inspired by the work of Alfred Hitchcock.
Red hot TV
With credits including Happy Valley, Cucumber and The Five, Red Production Company has built a reputation for being a writers’ producer. DQ speaks to executive producer Nicola Shindler – and some of the A-list scribes lining up to work with her.
New Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker plays a medical imposter in Trust Me, a thriller penned by real-life doctor Dan Sefton. DQ hears from the duo about making the show.
Top-tier television writers are in short supply, so how are producers finding new voices for the small screen? DQ investigates.
Le Carré and Les Misérables in le news
The Ink Factory is preparing a follow-up to John Le Carré’s The Night Manager by adapting another of the author’s works, while screenwriter Andrew Davies has finally been given his chance to tackle Les Misérables.
Film producers flock to TV
The movie producer migration into TV continued this week with high-profile projects on both sides of the Atlantic, while ITV has greenlit two new Maigret productions.
Five high: Mark Tonderai on his new Sky1 series
Director Mark Tonderai talks to Michael Pickard about helming every episode of new Sky1 drama The Five and finding inspiration from football managers.
Coben shares creative vision in Cannes
Harlan Coben is one of the world’s most successful novelists, and now he’s getting into TV in a big way. At MipTV in Cannes, he provided delegates with an insight into his obsessive approach to storytelling.
The CW turns up to 11
Youth-oriented TV network The CW has surprised the market by renewing all 11 shows on its scripted slate. Less surprising is AMC’s renewal of hit series Into the Badlands.
Coben sees Red with new prodco
Harlan Coben is making a series based on his book Six Years and teaming up with Red Production Company, while Zodiak Rights backs David Raymond’s Arise and Sonar works with Vivek J Tiwary to tell the story of the ‘fifth Beatle.’
Novelists take to TV
With book adaptations on the rise and more novelists trying their hand at writing original series for television, Andy Fry examines the benefits and disadvantages of the increasing author involvement in small-screen drama.
High Five: Harlan Coben on his first original TV show
Prolific author Harlan Coben says he’s ‘shooting for greatness’ with The Five, his first original TV series. DQ talks to the novelist and others behind the production and finds out why they’re convinced they’ve got their hands on a five-star hit.