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Series to Watch: February 2023
DQ checks out the upcoming schedules to pick 10 new series to watch this February, from the story of a soap superstar and a diplomatic drama to the reimagining of a classic western.
Stuck on Suzie
While working on the latest season of Succession, writer Lucy Prebble found time to reunite with best friend Billie Piper for I Hate Suzie Too, a sequel to the 2020 drama. She tells DQ about showrunning, truthful writing and the demands of creating a fictional dance competition.
Das Boot star Klaus Steinbacher speaks to DQ about stepping into the football boots of a living legend, Franz Beckenbauer, for Sky film Der Kaiser, which charts the German icon’s life on and off the pitch.
Window of opportunity
As the World Cup gets underway, a Sky Italia drama focuses on a murkier side of the beautiful game in a story about football agents during one high-stakes summer transfer window. DQ speaks to the cast and creative team behind Il Grande Gioco (The Great Game).
Staging a Reunion
Six-part mystery thriller The Reunion sees old friendships pushed to extremes by 25-year-old revelations. Director Bill Eagles tells DQ about helming this European production, working with two sets of actors and why he doesn’t want to be typecast.
Souls creator Alex Eslam and co-director Hanna Maria Heidrich introduce this mind-bending German drama which questions the phenomenon of past lives through three interweaving stories.
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.
The London look
Known for its balletic action sequences, Gangs of London is back for a second season. Director Corin Hardy tells DQ about helming the series and breaks down a key scene from the first episode.
As anticipation builds for the launch of Sky and Canal+ original series Django, director Francesca Comencini outlines her approach to reimagining Sergio Corbucci’s influential film and discusses her love of westerns.
Munich Games writers Michal Aviram and Martin Behnke reveal how they overcame their long-distance relationship to partner on this political thriller, which focuses on a new threat upon the 50th anniversary of the 1972 Olympic Games massacre.
Bringing up The Baby
Lead director Nicole Kassell discusses making Sky and HBO comedy horror The Baby, the show’s mash-up of genres and why it gave her the hardest challenge of her career.
As Breeders returns for a third season, co-creator and showrunner Simon Blackwell reveals six things we need to know about this parenting comedy, which stars Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard.
Fairy tale of Milan
In Blocco 181, war is raging between Italian and Latin American gangs on a Milan housing estate as an unlikely romance blossoms. The cast and directing team tell DQ about making this hyper-real fairy tale that aims to prove love will find a way.
Devils is in the details
As Sky drama Devils returns for a second season, writer and executive producer Frank Spotnitz outlines the challenges in bringing the financial drama to the screen, including a pivotal scene set on the night of the UK’s Brexit referendum.
On the up
The cast and creative team behind Sky drama The Rising talk about the show’s eye-catching blend of crime and the supernatural in this English-language adaptation of Belgian hit Beau Séjour.
Actor, writer and director Mark Gatiss and the team behind The Amazing Mr Blunden tell DQ why they were inspired to remake this beloved story, which serves up a festive blend of ghosts and time travel.
Showrunner Stefano Lodovichi and actors Edoardo Pesce and Silvia D’Amico speak to DQ about working together on Italian mystical thriller Christian, which centres on a gangster who gains mysterious powers.
Wolfe star Babou Ceesay tells DQ about his latest role as the title character in Paul Abbott’s forensic crime drama and how he is realising his ambitions to play a more creative role behind the camera.
With a second season of Belgian series Beau Séjour on air and a UK remake on the way, DQ speaks to the writers and director of this supernatural crime drama, which follows a murder victim who leads the hunt for their own killer from beyond the grave.
Production designer Luca Tranchino, costume designer Gabriella Pescucci and composer Samuel Sim tell DQ about recreating the sights and sounds of Ancient Rome for Sky’s historical drama Domina.