Producers of The Bridge team up with French broadcaster for new Swedish crime drama

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The BridgeLast week we brought you news of Hans ‘The Bridge’ Rosenfeldt’s upcoming project with ITV (read that story here), and now we get wind of a new culture-clash crime drama from the producers of The Bridge, Mans Marlind and Bjorn Stein, that has been ordered by French behemoth, Canal Plus. In the world of The Bridge it’s safe to say that it’s all going off – anyone connected with the Swedish/Danish co-pro is currently hot property. And so they should be. Let’s get to the details… Continue reading

Trailer: FX releases first trailer for season two of Fargo

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fargo-bodies[1]As you probably all know by now, one of this site’s favourite crime dramas from 2014 was the superb Fargo, starring Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman, and loosely based on the 1996 film by the Coen brothers. The fact that the show’s US home network, FX, has released a trailer today is nicely timed because another of 2014’s crime drama stars, True Detective, has just started its second run. The new ‘trailer’ is not so much a trailer (it doesn’t reveal anything) but a reminder. Yes gang, we’re still here and we’re coming your way this autumn. Just in case you forgot about us. The 20-second piece of footage featuring mostly a woodpecker hammering away rhythmically, noisily at a tree (draw your own conclusions as to what that piece of symbolism means) is after the jump. Peck, peck, boom, boom indeed… Continue reading

Hannibal cancelled after three seasons, “exploring other distribution options”

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Have no fear, the review of episode three of Hannibal, from its third series, will be on the site tomorrow, but unfortunately news from the US tells us that NBC, the show’s home network, has cancelled the show. It’s a hard one to, erm, stomach because it’s such a great series – so well made and brim-full of incredible performances – and, predictably, an army of Twitter fans have voiced its frustrations. But should we be really surprised? Continue reading