Sky Atlantic reveals Tin Star series 2 transmission date

It’s going to be a busy first month of 2019, with a host of new series hitting our screen. One of them is Sky Atlantic’s Tin Star, which received a mixed response when it aired last year. However, it bears watching, not least for Tim Roth’s excellent performance. The first series ended with Police Chief…

Stephen King’s Mr Mercedes renewed for a third series

David E Kelly’s adaptation of Stephen King’s Mr Mercedes has been a noteworthy crime drama this year. Starring Brendan Gleeson and Harry Treadaway, it tells the story of Bill Hodges, a detective way past his prime who gets his groove back when the psychopathic killer from a high-profile cold case re-emerges to mock the old…

FX greenlights Noah Hawley’s Piety

As regular readers will know, we think Fargo is one of the best crime dramas on the box, and its showrunner, Noah Hawley, has (rightly) become one of the most sought-after talents in Hollywood. We’re expecting series four of Fargo next year, but as if he’s not got enough on his plate, new reaches us…

REVIEW: Beck (S7 E3/4)

After last week’s underwhelming episode, in which Beck’s detective work was sidelined by various romantic relationships, will the old warhorse get the bit between his teeth now? When a young girl finds her mother Manuela dead at the foot of the stairs, the obvious question is, did she fall, or was she pushed? Her history…

The Killing Times Podcast: Episode 7, Lilja Sigurðardóttir & Quentin Bates

In this Iceland Noir special, we’re joined by Lilja Sigurðardóttir and Quentin Bates. Lilja Sigurðardóttir was born in Iceland in 1972, and has written six books, two of which – Snare and Trap – have been translated into English by Quentin Bates and have been released in the UK by Orenda books. Lilja is also an award-winning…

Iceland Noir dispatches: Day two

It’s day two here at Iceland Noir. It’s bucketing down outside and the wind is blowing a gale. So it’s a small mercy that we’re inside enjoying more back-to-back panels at the Iðnó theatre. This morning, we saw Danielle Ramsay, Laura Castoro (DD Ayres), Valentina Giambanco, William Burton McCormick on one panel; Felicia Yap, Jeffrey Siger, Louise Voss…

The Bone Collector TV series in the works

Jeffrey Deaver’s The Bone Collector – a 1999 movie starring Denzil Washington and Angelina Jolie – looks like it’s coming to television. US network, NBC, is developing a new adaptation, according to Deadline. The story follows Lincoln Rhyme, a retired genius forensic criminologist left paralyzed after an accident on the job. When a harrowing case…

Sofia Helin names next project

No, it’s not crime, before you ask. But Sofia Helin has been such an integral part of our lives during the past decade, there’s a lot of goodwill towards her. Before Saga and The Bridge she was, of course, a fine and established actress in her native Sweden and across the Nordic region. The Bridge…

Iceland Noir dispatches: Day one

As regular readers will know, we like to get out and about and attend as many crime fiction festivals as possible. Not only are they fun, but they’re also inspirational and you never know what kind of gossip you’re going to pick up along the way – we’ve found out some exclusive television option news…

Fox developing David Baldacci series

David Baldacci is one of the world’s biggest selling crime writers, and news reaches us a new TV series based on his John Puller series. US network, Fox, is developing the series. Puller is described as an action-forward procedural thriller about John Puller, an investigator with the Army’s Criminal Investigation Division. Puller, a decorated former Army…

John Marrs The One optioned for Netflix

British author John Marrs recently gave him his day job as an entertainment journalist to concentrate on his writing, and it seems to be paying off. His debut novel, an intriguing, Black Mirror-style thriller called The One, has been picked up by Netflix for a 10-episode series. One simple mouth swab is all it takes….