The reason two-time Academy Award nominee David Hare (“The Hours,” “The Reader”) wanted to write the BBC2/Netflix limited series “Collateral” is that he felt no one else was writing television about the issue at its center: Illegal immigration.“I think the movement of people is the biggest subject of the 21st century and nobody’s writing about it,” he said to Indie Wire in a recent interview. Clarkson, whose previous work includes the first two episodes of “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” as well as “Orange is the New Black” and “The Defenders,” directed all four episodes, and the cast also includes a number of faces well-loved by fans of British television, including Billie Piper, John Simm, Nicola Walker, and Orla Brady.But when asked if that might be in “Collateral’s” future, both Hare and Clarkson were amused by the question. And it’s because they have these open endings that don’t actually satisfy the people who followed the series, because they refuse to close it down.Whereas this, I hope, firmly closes down the end.” Indie Wire pointed out that it wouldn’t be hard at all to imagine a second season in which Mulligan is lead detective on another case.Comments: This drama is a largely underrated production that might not have generated a lot of buzz but it is easily one of the best Korean dramas that I have seen.Watching it was a heart-wrenching roller coaster that took me on a ride I never expected, twisting and turning along a dangerous world brought to life so vividly that it could very well be real.We shot the interior first and then went outside,” she said.“I kept them as separate as I could until that moment.
But I have absolutely no intention of writing it.” Instead, both Hare and Clarkson have moved onto other projects: Clarkson almost immediately directed an episode of the upcoming HBO drama “Succession” after finishing “Collateral,” while Hare has the upcoming drama “The White Crow,” directed by and starring Ralph Fiennes, set to launch this fall.So that lovely parallel between the person who’s suffering from being pregnant and the person who just is pregnant. We started with a bump and then it got reduced until we were basically like ‘Fuck it, use the real bump now. The last episode is often a mess, because the writer has been asked to leave it open so that a second series is possible.It just spoke beautifully in the series.” Fun fact: Even though Mulligan was actually pregnant, that didn’t spare her from having to wear a fake belly for part of the shoot. “By the time we finished it, she was seven months pregnant. We’re good.'” These days, even the most seemingly standalone miniseries like “Big Little Lies” will find itself developing a follow-up season. I’ve seen some wonderful series of which the only thing wrong with them is the last episode.So the BBC sent him to producer George Faber to develop the series, which led, in Hare’s words, to “a sort of war.” “He told me what the rules were for episodic television and I did my very best to disobey those rules,” Hare said with a chuckle.“And we would fight in a very good-natured way about what the demands of episodic television were.”  One rule Hare broke entirely was revealing the identity of the killer, Army Captain Sandrine Shaw, before the end of the first episode.