We’re heading into the autumn season with vigour and there’s lots and lots of new stuff to enjoy this week. One Of Us continues, while there are new series of Narcos on Netflix and the hardy perennial, DCI Banks on ITV. Over on More4/Walter Presents, The Out-Laws comes to a close.
This week’s episode is called In the Name of God, an obviously ironic title as the theme is a neo-nazi organisation conducting a vicious campaign against the gay community. With several assaults and murders having taken place, Jansson, a paparazzo, is beaten to death by a masked man, and his work stolen.
So it’s been a busy few weeks here at The Killing Times Fort, and I missed posting up a review of The Out-Laws last week. Apologies to anyone who cared. It’s a series that has a lot going for it and, while not setting the televisual landscape on fire it’s significantly distinct and different enough – as well as being enjoyable enough – for me to want to see it through to the end, which comes next week in a feature-length episode. But onto the two most recent episodes.
I did promise two Hans Rosenfeldt-related stories today, except this one took longer to produce because today turned into a busy old day. Earlier there was a story that detailed Rosenfeldt confirming a second series of ITV’s Marcella (read that here), and during the past few days the Swedish showrunner has also been speaking about series four of The Bridge, mere days after broadcaster STV had confirmed a fourth run. What he said makes for interesting reading.
Stand by for two Hans Rosenfeldt-related stories this morning. The first is that the showrunner and renowned creator of The Bridge was appearing at the Edinburgh International Television Festival this week, and it’s a place where channels like to drop big announcements. In his appearance at the festival (alongside Anna Friel), he confirmed that a second series of Marcella would be happening in 2017. Read on for more.
Another show that’s returning for a second series is Sky Atlantic’s Fortitude (coming in January 2017), the Iceland-set crime/horror mash-up. Series one was quite bonkers but also featured some bravura performances from an incredible cast that included Michael Gambon and, especially, Stanley Tucci. Sofie Gråbøl, Richard Dormer, Luke Treadaway, Darren Boyd, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Mia Jexen, Alexandra Moen, Verónica Echegui, Sienna Guillory and Ramon Tikaram all come back for this second series, along with newcomers Dennis Quaid, Michelle Fairley, Ken Stott and Parminda Nagra. Sky has released a first-look clip, which you can see after the jump…
I’ll be doing some sort of autumn preview in the coming days (maybe next week), but one of the highlights surely has to be the return of Alan Cubitt’s cat-and-mouse thriller, The Fall, starring the extraordinary Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan. Aside from all the creepiness and the intrigue generated by these two characters, it’s sometimes easy to forget that the show looks absolutely incredible. And, as if to remind us, a new trailer released by the BBC demonstrates this. Have a look after the jump.