This French series – called Disparue in its native France – has attracted some big viewers in its home country, and some have even called it ‘the French Broadchurch’. It was inspired by Spanish series Desparecida, and has an-female production, writing and direction team, which gives it flavour and an interesting edge behind the camera. It only remained to be seen whether it matched the hype onscreen.
With the footballing equivalent of Euro 16 set to kick off on Friday 10th June, we thought we’d have a bit of fun here at The Killing Times and stage our own tournament, featuring the best crime series from across the continent as selected by us (well, me really). We’re expecting the ‘matches’ to be fiercely contested and to feature some of the heavy-hitters from across the continent. Here’s what’s going to happen…
Well now. There’s a LOT of news about at the moment, mostly concerning some of the big hitters in crime drama. Another piece reaches us this morning, concerning one of BBC2’s most talked-about dramas – Peaky Blinders, that feral depiction of gangster life in early 20th-century Birmingham.
The first series of True Detective – which seems like an age away – won our inaugural drama of the year back in 2014. Even though it was flawed and pretentious, not to mention neglectful and one-dimensional in its presentation of female characters, we hadn’t quite seen the likes of it before. Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey’s performances were what really lifted it from from the good to the excellent, but series two? Although it had its moments, it really didn’t hit the heights of the first series anywhere near enough. And yet we still want more. Sadly, it looks as though a third series might never happen.
Stop everything. Word reaches us via our friends at Scanoir.co.uk (who, in turn, quote The Local), that Hans Rosenfeldt has been speaking about series four of The Bridge on a podcast in Sweden. Rosenfeldt not only chatted away about the plot of that forthcoming series in nice detail but also confirmed that the key cast members had signed on for the fourth, and last, run.
Anthony Horowitz is a seasoned, best-selling author as well as screenwriter, and his career has seen him dip into both the James Bond and Sherlock Holmes canon (as well as create Foyle’s War). Now the scribe has created a new seven-part police drama, and the BBC has, today, confirmed its transmission date.