Starting a Successful TV Series in the United Kingdom
Television dramas, popular television series and movies are what most of us are familiar with and enjoy watching. But for TV presenters, creating a TV series that will keep audiences glued to their seats for the full duration of the show is a challenge. Producing a successful drama requires a good understanding of the industry, creativity, dedication and above all talent. In order to write a successful TV series, you need to understand what makes a hit drama and how to differentiate an average drama from a great one. If you are a newbie, TV show writer and you have decided to take this career path, you need to know that being a newbie is not a hindrance. You can still flourish in this industry despite being just a novice.
The TV drama business has been flourishing for the past two decades. This industry initially consisted only of late night cable television where dramas were aired for a couple of weeks at a time. Over the years, the popularity of TV series increased and it became more popular among the masses. The proliferation of TV shows paved the way for smaller TV channels that specialize in various genres such as sports, movie, cartoons, dramas, reality, comedy, horror and so on. TV channels expanded their scope and now cover almost all forms of entertainment.
Nowadays, viewing habits of people have changed drastically. Most people spend their entire leisure time sitting behind their computers. TV series have found their niche in the ever-growing TV station industry. TV series are broadcasted to cater to the every whim and fad of the general public. The latest popular TV series, Game of Thrones, is a perfect example of this. It has been one of the most watched TV programs in the UK and is hugely popular across the world.
After the TV series have been introduced, the next step would be to create the TV series itself. Production houses are staffed by professionals who are experienced in writing, directing, casting and so on. The production team will need to find an experienced television producer to oversee all the post-production work. An experienced post-production company will take care of all aspects of post-production from the principal photography to the DVD release, TV miniseries and feature films.
Once the TV series have been decided, it is time to start thinking of the format of the TV show. There are two popular formats in the UK for TV serials – the traditional single-episode model and the modern two-parter model. With a traditional single episodic TV show, the writers and producers begin by planning out each episode in advance. Post-production work like writing the script and securing the guest stars’ roles can be started weeks before the pilot episode is aired. With the two-parter method, the entire season’s episodes are filmed concurrently – this is the preferred method in the United States and Australia.
There are many TV shows that have revolutionized television entertainment. There are a lot of great British sitcoms, dramas and comedy series that you can watch. Some of the most popular British TV dramas are The Musketeers, Absolutely Fabulous, The Firm, Behind the Belly, Tattoo Star: Anatomy of a Killer, Payments, FamilyTale, Parks and Recreation, and Happy Days. Some of these shows are now entering the American market as well, such as Happy Days. There is no doubt that a British show can make your favorite TV series even better!