How does an idea get turned into an TV series? Here’s one story.
In July 2017, Darren Dale, the director of the groundbreaking Indigenous production company Blackfella Films (Redfern Now, First Australians) attended the first Australian iteration of Series Mania, the international TV industry event. The hot ticket headline speaker was Vince Gilligan (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul) and at a dinner after the show, Dale got talking with Rachel Griffiths, the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning actor, producer and director (Six Feet Under, Muriel’s Wedding, Ride Like a Girl). Griffiths said she had an idea that had been percolating for years, a show called Black Bitch that would be perfect for Blackfella Films.