Fargo reveals first look at Kirsten Dunst and Ted Danson

Stop everything. Honestly, stop everything. Do you remember last year when US network FX issued a set of beautiful little trailers in the lead-up to the first series of Fargo? Although they didn’t reveal too much in terms of plot they revealed a heck of a lot about tone. They were quirky, amusing and artfully shot… everything…

Will Twin Peaks be pushed back to 2017?

Oh Lordy. Twin Peaks fans have been through the (Packard Saw) mill recently. They (and you can count me in with the ‘theys’) jumped for joy when it was announced that David Lynch and Mark Frost would be back to collaborate on a new series of the cult classic, to be made by US cable…

Channel 4 confirms transmission date of French crime drama, Witnesses

We’re big fans of Spiral – Engrenaaaaaages! – here at The Killing Times, and series five of that beauty is right up there with the very best there has been in 2015. It wasn’t so much a French fancy but a French grime-fest; its gritty, compelling story a teeth-gnashing must-watch. But now we have a new…

Review: The Interceptor (S1 E5/8), Wednesday 8th July, BBC1

Here we are over the halfway line and deliverance is in sight. Yes, it has seemed an eternity, but The Interceptor has only three hours of life left (in this series at least). Those few of us who have risked our sanity by persevering with this drama in the hope that it will suddenly jolt into…

Review: Hannibal (S3 E5/13), Wednesday 8th July, Sky Living

Things go from bad to worse for Hannibal fans, as it now seems that both Amazon and Netflix have passed on the opportunity to pick up the cancelled show; and as if to put the final nail in its coffin, the contracts of lead players Mads Mikkelson and Hugh Dancy have apparently expired. Let’s hope…

Review: Jordskott (S1 E5/10), Wednesday 8th July, ITV Encore

There was a bit of confusion at the end of episode four of this bonkers Swedish crime drama (when hasn’t there been?), when Eva Thörnblad chased an intruder into a secret passageway that linked her father’s house with the forest outside. Before he escaped into the foliage he left a bottle of the black gunk…