Nic Pizzolatto: Three new leads for season two of True Detective

Every week there seems to be a new rumour connected to true Detective. Today’s a busy day for me so I won’t go through them all right now (suffice to say, you can go to our True Detective section here to get all the posts we’ve been, erm, posting). The article I’m about to quote…

Is Sally Wainwright’s Happy Valley A ‘Feminist Drama’?

First things first. The shocking and awful events in California at the weekend make the question in the headline even more sensitive. Why? Once again, the acts of a violent, deranged and angry young man have brought the subject of violence against women to the front of the global debate queue. These awful, shocking and brutal…

Review: Fargo (S1 E6/10), Sunday 25th May

As much as I’ve been enjoying Fargo I could make a bit of an argument that it has begun to dance around and meander a little bit. You could hardly have accused this episode of meandering – it was an absolute game-changer.

Review: Quirke (S1 E1/3), Sunday 25th May

So let’s get this straight. This new three-part drama – adapted from the novels by John Banville (written as Benjamin Black) by Andrew Davies and Conor McPherson – stars Gabriel Byrne and Sir Michael Gambon. That means both in front and behind the camera there’s some serious talent. It has already aired in Ireland (on…

Review: Wallander (S3 E2/6), Saturday 24th May

In a story that could have been plucked out of the week’s news headlines (the US case of ‘Laura’, the latest in a series of all-too-frequent historic abductions), Kurt (Krister Henriksson) finds himself thrust into yet another investigation with stomach-churning resonances from his past.

David Tennant returns for read-through for Broadchurch 2 – First Images

David Tennant, with the same floppier hair he’s been rocking in Gracepoint (the US version of Broadchurch), is all smiles as he’s reunited with his Broadchurch chums for the first read-throughs for the second series. These first images from Chris Chibnall’s follow up to the über-hit crime drama set in a fictional Devon town don’t…

UK transmission date confirmed for Irish crime drama Amber

First we had a Welsh crime drama, and in the past we’ve had lots of Scottish-based crime drama. We’ve also had crime drama from seemingly every region of the British Isles, too. And in recent months we’ve had a few gritty dramas from just over the water in Ireland – hello Love/Hate and Jack Taylor (coincidentally…

Kudos/ITV announce more cast additions to Broadchurch 2

Hot on the heels of the True Detective rumour, ITV has just sent around an email detailing some key new additions to the cast of Broadchurch 2. I get the sense everything is coming together on this and we’ll know much more in the coming weeks in terms of plot and finalised cast members. It’s…

Has Oscar-winning actress been offered leading role in True Detective 2?

Well, this news is enough to make you spit out your second breakfast (if you’re a Hobbit).  There’s another rumour starting to catch fire that one of the most talked-about crime dramas in recent years has cast a top-notch, Oscar-winning actress as one of its leads for series two. I was pretty universal in my praise for…

Trailer: Braquo, series three

In amidst all the BBCs and the Channel 4s, there’s also an array of decent stuff over on the digital channels. One such channel FOX, has a reputation for outstanding imported drama, and tonight series three of French crime drama, Braquo, kicks into gear.

Clues reveal series two details for Hinterland

Those mourning the passing of Hinterland needn’t grieve for too long. An article on the Wales Online website has handily put all that they know into one helpful article, detailing what may or may not happen in series two, set for late 2014 or early 2015. Read on for more.

On-set image from The Fall reveals almost biblical scenes

As you’re all well aware, filming for series two of the Gillian Anderson/Jamie Dornan starrer, The Fall,  is well under way. We’re yet to find out any concrete plot points or how Stella and Spector play out their engrossing cat and mouse game (as well how many more young women Spector will add to his…