Articles about Wentworth
Sky Deutschland bets big on original drama
Sky Deutschland’s latest scripted commission, Eight Days, is part of a heavyweight investment in original drama designed to combat competition from Netflix and Amazon.
Drama behind bars
As Prison Break returns to television after an eight-year absence to bolster the line-up of jail-set dramas on air, DQ explores why viewers love to lock themselves up with convicts.
Discovery draws up its Manifesto
2017 looks set to be another exciting year for drama, with Discovery’s Manifesto and BBC/FX’s Taboo coming through, written by Andrew Sodroski and Steven Knight respectively.
Starz Powers ahead but drops its Sails
Starz series Power has just posted record-breaking ratings – and has been rewarded with a two-season renewal. Elsewhere, buzz is building around the new Star Trek TV series and forthcoming murder drama Loch Ness is already selling well.
Wentworth locks down third format deal
Prison dramas continue to excite broadcasters and platforms, with Wentworth securing a new format deal this week. Also, there are plans for a Diego Maradona biopic, an X-Men TV spin-off and a new comedy from Big Bang Theory creator Chuck Lorre.
Australian drama: Short and sweet wins the day
Australian viewers have embraced short-run dramas but are less receptive to new local series this year. DQ investigates the drama landscape down under.
Right place, right time
As The Americans finds a new home on ITV Encore, just how important is finding the right slot and channel for a new drama series? Meanwhile, viewers fail to show up for C4’s Witnesses and Syfy’s Sharknado sweeps social media.
Drama behind bars: Wentworth and Orange is the New Black
Viewers are doing time with two dramas set inside women’s prisons, but is there room for both Wentworth and Orange is the New Black?
Foxtel boosts drama down under
As Foxtel commits to tripling its budget for scripted content, DQ editor Michael Pickard looks at the glut of new dramas emerging from the Australian pay TV giant.