Articles about Versailles
As Versailles concludes after three seasons, executive producer Claude Chelli and costume designer Madeline Fontaine discuss the making of the lavish French historical drama.
French producers Odile McDonald and Valérie Pechels, from Wildcat Productions, discuss their country’s creative liberation in TV drama’s new ‘golden age.’
The CW has signalled the end of its Mary Queen of Scots drama Reign – however, the TV industry’s interest in royal subject shows no sign of easing off. This week we look at some of the big franchises to have emerged in recent years.
Titles like Victoria, Timeless and Midnight Sun did good business at Mipcom, but there were also interesting format deals involving Japan, Ukraine and Argentina.
US channel Showtime has again shown long-term commitment to its drama series by renewing Homeland for two further seasons, while BBC2 will continue to be the home of lavish French period drama Versailles.
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.
As delegates fly home from MipTV in Cannes, Andy Fry looks back at the scripted series that attracted buyers’ attention during the week.
At the conclusion of international content market Mipcom, Andy Fry reviews some of the week’s headline scripted deals.
French drama is evolving at an increasing pace, but while broadcasters and producers are widening their international horizons, the most dramatic changes are taking place at home.
Whether it’s acquiring a finished show, going it alone, adapting a format or coproducing with international partners, there’s a multitude of options when it comes to buying and selling quality drama. DQ asks the experts what works best for their business.