Articles about UnREAL
Six of the Best: Donna Sharpe
The Trom and West of Liberty screenwriter highlights standout female-written scenes from half-a-dozen series, including wrestling drama GLOW and Northern Irish comedy Derry Girls.
The UnReal deal
As reality TV-focused drama UnReal ends after four seasons, showrunner Stacy Rukeyser reflects on the show’s controversial storylines and the rise of female anti-heroes.
A host of female characters are rewriting the rules for women on television. DQ explores how they are being brought to the small screen to front series ranging from contemporary crime dramas and thrillers to period and historical series.
Slaying the competition
Marti Noxon has written for some of the biggest shows in television, from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Grey’s Anatomy to Mad Men and Glee. She tells DQ about her career on the small screen and previews new series Sharp Objects and Dietland.
Lindelof joins Drama Summit West line-up
Damon Lindelof, the prolific showrunner, producer and film screenwriter behind cult series The Leftovers and Lost, is the latest high-profile speaker to join the line-up at Drama Summit West, which takes place in LA on May 19.
US stars Constance Zimmer and Shiri Appleby discuss Lifetime drama UnReal as the series heads into its third season.
ABC Oz makes Clever decision
Cleverman, Outlander, Transparent and UnREAL all secure early renewals, while Amazon Japan unveils a new slate of shows and TV Land becomes the latest channel to turn a movie into a drama series.
Roots revival starts strongly
Despite criticism from rapper Snoop Dogg, A+E’s reboot of Alex Haley’s slavery story Roots has opened strongly in the US. There was also good news this week for fellow A+E show UnREAL, while Versailles debuted in the UK with a solid audience.
DQ talks to the team behind Lifetime’s UnREAL
It’s been one of the surprise hit series of the year – but what is the secret of UnREAL’s success? Michael Pickard reports.
Hot or not?
With international TV market Mipcom kicking off in Cannes next week, Andy Fry identifies the new US shows that look set to sell like hot cakes – as well as those that will be less appealing to the international buyers in attendance.
Playing it safe
Gaumont International Television’s forthcoming series starring Jason Statham provides the latest proof that producers want shows with built-in equity. There’s also news from Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way, A+E’s UnREAL and the Emmy Awards.
Can Humans survive in the US?
Sci-fi drama Humans may be still be going strong in the UK, but is it doing well enough to stay alive stateside on AMC? Meanwhile, as returns of Rectify and Mr Robot are confirmed, Andy Fry looks at the increasing impact of digital viewing figures on renewal decisions.
Bob the builder
A+E Studios’ Bob DeBitetto outlines the new company’s mission statement as DQ takes a look at some of the shows emerging from the fledging production entity.
The UnREAL deal
There’s a distinctly female feel to this week’s Writers Room, as Marti Noxon’s UnREAL earns plaudits but not viewers and Friends co-creator Marta Kauffman takes Doc Martin Stateside with Electus.