Dominic Minghella says on his blog that he had no input into casting he just shuts himself in a room and writes.
He's said before he knew nothing about the Buddha. I wonder if he knows anything about the dogs?
Are these things more the production crew? Or the props people? Or is there a secondary "stage" writing crew?
I've been reading about episode writing :
What you're going to be writing is a typical episode. It's not your job to write the show you think it should be; it's your job to write the best possible version of the show that is. You need to prove that you can mimic the style and feeling of a show while still letting your unique voice and vision shine through
Buy Dominic Minghella did the overall architecture if the show plus most if the episodes in s1 & s2 so why doesn't he know about the Buddha?