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Beyond Television
Beyond Television

Beyond Television

TV Production in the Multiplatform Era


University of Southern Denmark Studies i


403 Pages, 6.75 x 9.25

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $39.95 (US $39.95) (CA $53.95)

Publication Date: September 2021

ISBN 9788740833508

Rights: WOR

Univ. Press of Southern Denmark (Sep 2021)
University Press of Southern Denmark

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Since the cable revolution of the 1990s and early 2000s, the TV landscape has changed dramatically. Beyond Television explores the modern mediascape and changes in television production through analyses of prominent TV series (e.g. True Detective, Transparent, Better Call Saul, Stranger Things, Twin Peaks: The Return, and Euphoria) and interviews with more than 100 people from the industry, including David Chase, David Simon, Mary Harron, Nic Pizzolatto, Beau Willimon, Tricia Brock, Jesse Armstrong, Jay Duplass, Joel Fields, Tom Fontana, Angela Kang, Peter Gould, Derek Cianfrance, Tom Perrotta, Sabrina Sutherland, and Sam Levinson.


"Andreas Halskov's Beyond Television: TV Production in the Multiplatform Era is, quite simply, a tour de force work on American television from the first golden age to the present era of 'TV Plenty' or post-TV. Halskov's skill is his extensive knowledge of television and scholarly approaches towards the medium. His passionate engagement with the production of TV, how it is disseminated and its impact on the European television industry is palpable, and it makes for an immersive, informative and entertaining read. This book is a 'must-buy' for TV scholars and students as well as a general reading public interested in the history of today's dominant entertainment medium." —Prof. Kim Akass (co-author of Quality TV and TV's Betty Goes Global)  

Reviews of Halskov's book TV Peaks: Twin Peaks and Modern Television Orama (2015): "TV Peaks: Twin Peaks and Modern Television Orama provides a formidable analysis of the show's central role in the contemporary TV landscape." —Andrew Hageman, Los Angeles Review of Books  

"What makes the book exceptional, and a must for Twin Peaks fans, are the interviews that have been conducted with both cast and crew of the show." —Lindsay Hallam, Journal of Popular Television  

"Thoughtfully packaged, historically important, insightful. entertaining, and meticulously researched without reaching glib conclusions, TV Peaks is a study worthy of a TV show that helped lay the groundwork for the current state of TV." —Mike Segretto, Psychobabble  

"In an era where there is much discussion of broadening the audience for academic monographs, Halskov's approach represents one of the best attempts yet at achieving 'crossover' appeal. .. TV Peaks remains highly commendable for its inclusive approach and should be praised for its enthusiasm and original flourishes." —Ross Garner, Critical Studies in Television

Author Biography

Andreas Halskov (b. 1981) holds an MA in Film Studies from Copenhagen University. Halskov is a lecturer in Media Studies and works as a film and TV expert and as a curator of film historical screenings for The Danish Film Institute, besides being an editor of the scholarly film journal 16:9. Halskov has published numerous articles and books and has co-written and edited three anthologies about modern American TV drama and television in the age of streaming. Harley Peyton is a producer and writer, known for Twin Peaks, Bandits, and Friends with Benefits.