Articles about YLE
Ski jumping gets the television treatment in a Finnish story about a young woman with ambitions to win gold at the Winter Olympics. Producer Antti Kaarlela talks DQ through the challenges of dramatising this soaring sport for Kriittinen piste (Critical Point).
Filmed in impossibly challenging conditions, Those Who Stayed tells six stories of people who remained in Kyiv after the start of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. DQ speaks to the producers and filmmakers behind the series to find out why and how they did it.
Director Taito Kawata dissects a key scene from Netflix’s first original Finnish drama, in which two brothers struggle to make a living as professional dancers and decide to open their own club – only to find their artistic drives threaten the business and their relationship.
Award-winning director Auli Mantila reveals how she made Finnish drama Transport, set within the world of Europe’s illicit horse trade, and explains why there needs to be more bravery in television.
Svörtu sandar (Black Sands) star Aldís Amah Hamilton, director Baldvin Z and producer Hörður Rúnarsson reveal how this series takes a new approach to crime drama with a story that unfolds against Iceland’s unique scenery.
Director Hanna Maylett and producer Anita Kurvinen discuss how eight-part drama Pala sydämestäni (Piece of My Heart) explores the challenges of the Finnish child welfare system through the eyes of two social workers.
Matti Kinnunen, the writer and director of Finnish drama Rahti (Cargo), looks back on the years-long journey to making the human-trafficking drama and discusses the universal themes that link his screen work.
Johanna Enäsuo and Marko Röhr from Finland’s Matila Röhr Productions speak to DQ about the making of political thriller Peacemaker, in which a negotiator is pulled into an escalating international conflict.
Nordic noir collides with the sunny Mediterranean in Finnish-Spanish drama Paratiisi (The Paradise), a crime series inspired by a community of Finns living on the Costa del Sol.
Mikael Persbrandt and Sophia Heikkilä, two of the stars of Finnish-Chilean period drama Invisible Heroes, talk about making the political thriller, which is set in Chile during General Pinochet’s military coup in 1973.
The true story of a heroic diplomat’s actions in the face of General Pinochet’s Chilean revolution forms the bases for Finnish period drama Invisible Heroes. Writer Tarja Kylmä and YLE executive Liselott Forsman tell DQ about developing the series.
International coproductions are nothing new, but as more globally ambitious dramas are emerging, DQ speaks to the producers behind some of these long-distance series to find out how stories spanning multiple countries are made.
Finnish comedy-drama Blind Donna sees its titular character embark on a search for love, and nothing – not even her blindness – will stop her. Its producer and screenwriters tell DQ about the “risky business” of marrying comedy and disability.
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.
As Nordic drama continues to thrive, this week we look at some of the shows making headlines both within the region and beyond.
A new crime drama set on the border of Finland and Russia has ambitions to show the lighter side of Nordic Noir.
Klaus Zimmermann and Clive Bradley reveal how they kept crime thriller Trapped grounded in its Icelandic setting while navigating the tricky waters around this intricate international coproduction.