Changing Production Cultures



This chapter discusses how streaming affects television production—that is, the ways in which television drama is produced to accommodate a more on-demand and potentially more international audience, including through new forms of partnerships, production models and storytelling techniques. It is organised according to three particular drama production models that streaming favours, which I have termed going big, going small and going again. Through analyses of these models, this chapter demonstrates that television streaming has increased the need for high-budget ‘world-class’ series but also smaller, more niche-oriented (online) drama productions, as well as drama remakes and adaptations. This chapter uses Lilyhammer, SKAM and blank to illustrate key tendencies and arguments.


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