REVIEW Mare of Easttown (S1 E5/7)

It’s fair to say that Mare of Easttown has been one of the bigger TV hits of the year so far, and whilst it’s tale of a small-town murder uncovering dark secrets isn’t particularly original, the story is enthralling all the same. That’s largely in part to the stellar performances throughout the cast, as well…

REVIEW Fargo (S4 E2/11)

In episode one of this new fourth series of Fargo, we were introduced to the Kansas City of 1950 and its recurring gangland culture, and, currently, the two warring organised crime families that are jostling for power – the Italian Faddas and the African-American Cannons. We were also introduced to a nutcase angel of mercy…

REVIEW Blinded: Those Who Kill (S2 E3&4/8)

Last week we welcomed back Danish profiler Louise Bergstein (Natalie Madueño) to our screens and new, perplexing case to work on. During those first two episodes we watched on as she travelled back to the island of Funen to spend time with an old family friend – Alice Ejbye – who informed Louise that she…

Bosch: Amazon Prime confirms transmission date for series seven

Bosch, the TV series based on the books by Michael Connelly, is back for its seventh and final series. Now we know the premiere date. But it’s Bosch and you know it’ll be worth watching. So stay tuned for Friday 25th June. READ MORE: ALL OUR NEWS AND REVIEWS OF BOSCH

Channel 4 confirm transmission date for Before We Die

Only yesterday we brought you the first image from Channel 4’s English-language remake of Swedish series, Before We Die. And now we have a transmission date. Before We Die: Wednesday 26th May, 9pm, Channel 4

REVIEW Mare of Easttown (S1 E4/7)

You know you’re onto something when your show is mercilessly parodied by other people, which is what happened to Mare of Easttown this past week on Saturday Night Live. And whilst that satire was firmly centered more on the rather unique Pennsylvanian accent than the actual content of the show, it was another indication that…

NORDIC NOIR BBC Four acquires Swedish series The Hunt For A Killer

BBC Four has acquired Swedish series, The Hunt For A Killer (Jakten på en mördare), based on a real-life crime. Set to transmit later this summer, the six-part series is set in the Swedish region of Skåne in the late 1980s and revolves around the real-life disappearance and subsequent murder of a 10 year-old girl….

NORDIC NOIR Antti Tuomainen’s The Man Who Died to star Jussi Vatanen

When we say Nordic Noir, we don’t mean your normal Nordic Noir. Finnish novelist Antti Tuomainen has often been compared to the Coen brothers because he mixes quirky humour and left-field storylines within the crime fiction genre. Now his book – The Man Who Died – is being adapted for television by Finnish streaming service…

Channel 4 releases first-look image from Before We Die

Back in September 2020 we brought you news that Channel 4 was adapting an English-language version of Swedish series Before We Die. Now we have our first images from the show. The remake of the Swedish series it’s produced by from newly formed production company, Eagle Eye Drama, launched by the same team behind global…

ITV announces cast for Val McDermid adaptation Karen Pirie

Some time ago we reported that Val McDermid’s DS Karen Pirie series would be getting the ITV treatment. Now we know more details, including who will play the title role. The three-part series is based on McDermid’s first Karen Pirie novel The Distant Echo, and in the first episode Karen is tasked with reopening an historic murder investigation that…

Walter Presents announces Polish season for summer 2021

Walter Presents has announced a Polish season of content for summer 2021. The first in its season – spans June to August – is The Defence, which follows a well-regarded lawyer who agrees to help her friends when their baby goes missing. Joanna Chylka is a capable, uncompromising, courageous and rebellious lawyer in a legal world full…