The Women of 'The Detail'
Updated: Apr 8, 2018
We’ve had the premiere of the series now and it seems to have gone down very well. Hooray!!!
Lots of positive comments on social media and the Canadian press. All the hard work is paying
It feels like the The Detail has come along at the perfect time. With the events that have been
unravelling on both sides of the pond in the industry, change is in the air. There is an awareness
that diversity is needed, and expected, on both sides of the camera. Equal representation for
women and equal pay, its shocking that we are having to fight for something that should just be
expected, but fight we are. With the three main cast of our show being women of different
ethnicities and ages we are ticking a lot of boxes, but it never felt like we were forcing the issues.
The diversity means that the stories we tell are more complex and identifiable to so many more
people. We also have a huge amount of female producers, executives, writers and directors on
The Detail, this means that our stories tend to not go down the obvious ‘female victim’ avenue.
There have been so many shows that have opened up with a dead women sprawled somewhere
dingy, and I think its really important to show that women aren’t always the victims, that its
possible to have more than one women heading a series and that their lives don’t have to revolve
around men. This doesn’t mean that our show is for ‘Women Only’, far from it. Ultimately The
Detail is a police procedural with interesting crimes and thrilling storylines that just happens to be
headed by a lot of fierce women. Sunday’s episode deals with a male body being found by a car
park and the investigation takes us into the seedier side of the city, all this whilst we delve deeper
into Stevie and Jack’s personal life. This is the kind of show I want to watch.