Articles about Starz
Co-creator Sharon Horgan illuminates DQ on the inspiration behind horror-comedy series Shining Vale, the challenge of blending multiple genres and the importance of telling the story through a female lens.
Writer Harriet Warner, executive producer Colin Callender and the cast of Dangerous Liaisons talk up Starz and Lionsgate+’s small-screen prequel to the classic French novel and discuss telling this iconic love story from a female perspective.
BMF showrunner Randy Huggins reveals how he dramatised the true story of Black Mafia Family, one of the most influential crime organisations in the US, set against the dazzling backdrop of 1980s Detroit.
Stephanie Levi-John speaks to DQ about her role in historical drama The Spanish Princess, playing Catherine of Aragon’s lady-in-waiting and bringing diversity to the court of Henry VIII.
Known for her frequent Agatha Christie adaptations, writer Sarah Phelps reveals how she transformed Tana French’s Irish crime novels into BBC drama Dublin Murders.
Ricky Whittle is enjoying his time leading the cast of fantasy drama American Gods. He talks to DQ about filming the series, working with Neil Gaiman and why he’s excited for the upcoming third season.
Emma Frost, co-showrunner of Starz drama The Spanish Princess, discusses finding the balance between historical truth and dramatic storytelling in a key scene from the series, which is produced by New Pictures and Playground and distributed by Lionsgate.
Showrunners Emma Frost and Matthew Graham explore the early life of Catherine of Aragon, Henry VIII’s first wife, in historical drama The Spanish Princess. They reveal how the future queen caused a stir in Tudor England and the drama’s parallels with Breaking Bad.
The supernatural and spy genres fuse together in The Rook, an adaptation of Daniel O’Malley’s novel about a shadowy London agency and a woman suffering total amnesia, set in a world where people have peculiar abilities. Executive producer Stephen Garrett reveals all.
Stephanie Danler, the creator and executive producer of Sweetbitter, joins star Ella Purnell and other actors from the Starz series to discuss adapting her novel for television and the challenge of bringing authenticity to the restaurant-set comedy drama.
Having turned her own novel Sweetbitter into a six-part drama for US premium cable network Starz, Stephanie Danler tells DQ about the adaptation process and why television today is following in the footsteps of Charles Dickens.
US premium cable network Starz backed Tanya Saracho’s story of two sisters returning to their old LA neighbourhood. The new showrunner hopes to repay its faith by using Vida to bring greater diversity in front of and behind the camera.
JK Simmons goes head to head with himself in spy drama Counterpart, launching on Starz this month. The actor, co-star Olivia Williams and creator Justin Marks talk about making the series, which blends sci-fi and espionage to create a high-octane thriller.
Hayley Atwell stars in Oscar winner Kenneth Lonergan’s adaptation of the beloved EM Forster novel Howards End, a coproduction for BBC1 and Starz. DQ visits the sumptuous set to find a period drama moving with modern times.
Courtney Kemp, showrunner of Starz original drama Power, tells DQ about writing and producing the series, which recently completed its fourth season, and talks about her career in television and the writers who have shaped her career.
Violence and sex have become common features of TV drama – but are these often graphic depictions key to the success of a show?
Showrunner Emma Frost takes DQ into the court of The White Princess, a historical drama she describes as a period version of The West Wing.
American Gods co-showrunner Bryan Fuller reveals why Neil Gaiman’s novel was “ripe” for television and how he brought this story to the small screen.
Content chiefs at AMC, Netflix, Showtime, Starz and Bad Robot will speak at C21 Media’s Drama Summit West, which takes place in LA on Friday May 19, bringing together the global scripted business to facilitate new productions and partnerships.