Articles about Stan
Winter (King) is coming
As epic Arthurian drama The Winter King nears completion, executive producers Julie Gardner and Lachlan MacKinnon tell DQ about adapting Bernard Cornwell’s Warlord Chronicles for television, playing with magic and being inspired by The West Wing.
In Australian drama Bad Behaviour, a year spent in the wilderness comes back to haunt the former students of an exclusive girls’ boarding school. DQ speaks to the cast and creative team about developing the time-jumping story and creating a camp spirit on set.
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.
Let it Snow
Creator Lucas Taylor, star Jemmason Power and the team behind Australian detective drama Black Snow discuss making the cold-case series and how it aims highlight the history and culture of Australia’s South Sea Islander community.
Australian actor Danielle Macdonald looks back on making Outback-set thriller The Tourist and reveals how she moved to LA as a teenager to follow her acting ambitions.
US director Dennie Gordon illuminates DQ on how she brought her taste for action drama to Last Light, a globetrotting family drama set at the start of an energy crisis that threatens to disrupt every corner of society.
Wish you weren’t here
The Tourist writer Harry Williams and director Chris Sweeney take DQ on a trip to the Australian outback, where an amnesiac known only as The Man is searching for answers while being pursued by mysterious figures.
Doom and Gloam
With The Kettering Incident and now The Gloaming, writer Victoria Madden is honing a reputation for unsettling crime dramas. She tells DQ about her latest project.
Playmaker Media’s The Commons portrays a world of the near future that grapples with the moral dilemmas thrown up by climate change and biotechnology advances. DQ finds out more from the show’s stars and creative team.
Writer/director Geoffrey Wright, producer John Edwards and Stan chief creative officer Nick Forward discuss the making of Australian drama Romper Stomper, a six-part thriller that follows Wright’s original 1992 film.
Matt Okine swaps stand-up for television as the creator of The Other Guy, the latest series to blur the boundaries between comedy and drama. Alongside co-star Valene Kane, he tells DQ about creating television with a dose of reality.
Back to the old stomping ground
Iconic Australian film Romper Stomper is getting a small-screen sequel, 25 years after it first appeared in cinemas. Here, producers John Edwards and Dan Edwards and creator Geoffrey Wright tee up the series, which has been commissioned by streamer Stan.
Wolf at the door: Oz serial killer drama terrorises UK viewers
John Jarratt brings the scares in Australian thriller Wolf Creek. He and creator Greg McLean give DQ the lowdown on the murderous series, which is about to air in the UK for the first time.
Sky enters realms of fantasy
Sky1’s adaptation of The Last Dragonslayer suggests the scripted market is swinging back towards TV movies and miniseries, as Crackle announces a follow-up to The Art of More.
Behind the scenes at Aussie prodco Essential Media and Entertainment
Australian prodco Essential – behind such shows as Rake and Jack Irish – is spreading its wings internationally. DQ looks at the company’s story so far and gets the inside track on its forthcoming content.