Articles about Ripper Street
Events such as Comic-Con and social media have unleashed a new breed of super-fan – but how are TV shows utilising this new audience, and what influence do they have on the shows they love?
British writers display their dark side
It’s not just the Nordics that can write and produce great crime drama. This week we look at some of the crime shows that have been doing great international business at BBC Worldwide Showcase.
DQ goes behind the scenes on Amazon’s Ripper Street
Enjoying its second chance at life after being canned by the BBC, Amazon’s Ripper Street has found a new production home in the shape of an unfinished hotel. The cast and crew reveal why they were happy to check in.
Hitting the right spot
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.
Under the radar
New Tricks has been a quietly successful performer for the BBC for several years now – so why is the pubcaster axing it? And could The Astronaut Wives Club, despite its average performance, spark a trend of female-focused period pieces?
Andy Fry on the team behind big-budget historical copro Maximilian, plus the new show in the works from Ripper Street’s Richard Warlow and the transgender addition to Transparent’s writing staff.
Peaks and troughs
Showtime’s revival of Twin Peaks overshadows all else in the greenlights world this week. But while excitement abounds over the rebirth of the David Lynch-directed cult hit, can it avoid the ratings drop-off suffered by its original run?
As digital changes the game, where does drama go next?
With the explosion in digital platforms, a sharp rise in investment and more varied content than ever, it’s certainly an exciting time to be working in the drama industry. But where does drama go from here – and what challenges is the new landscape throwing up?