Michael Connelly confirms season three of Bosch

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boschThe travails of Harry Bosch over on Amazon Prime has been garnering some pretty strong praise recently, and many think it’s the best procedural on the box. And when I say box, I mean an on-demand streaming portal that you’re perhaps more likely to watch on a laptop or tablet. It stars Titus Welliver as Los Angeles Police detective Harry Bosch and takes its inspiration from three of Michael Connelly’s novels City of Bones, Echo Park, and The Concrete Blonde. Many believe it’s the best evocation of Los Angeles in a crime drama since the golden days of Hollywood thrillers. They might just have a point. Now, its creator has announced, it has been renewed for a third series. Continue reading

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Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects picked up by HBO

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sobjectsEver since Gillian Flynn hit big with Gone Girl, anything attached to her name has been (rightly) coveted. Since the global success of the aforementioned best-seller, Flynn has worked with director David Fincher on bringing Gone Girl to the big screen as well as a cancelled-before-transmission project to bring Channel 4’s Utopia to an HBO audience. But that experience hasn’t deterred the subscription cable broadcaster from working with Flynn – or her material – again. Continue reading

Sky Atlantic releases first look images from season two of Fortitude

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Thanks to Trapped earlier this year, Iceland has been at the forefront of crime drama fans’ minds. (Well, it has been for me, fuelling some serious wanderlust.) While Trapped was an indigenous production (more or less), we got our first taste of the island’s potential for hosting thrillers as early as last autumn, thanks to Sky Atlantic’s barmy but occasionally brilliant Fortitude. Now, with the filming for series two underway, Sky Atlantic has released the first batch of photographs. Continue reading

Review: Line Of Duty (S3 E2/6), Thursday 31st March, BBC2

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WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 22/03/2016 - Programme Name: Line of Duty - TX: n/a - Episode: n/a (No. 2) - Picture Shows:  Detective Sergeant Steve Arnott (MARTIN COMPSTON) - (C) World Productions - Photographer: Steffan Hill

 (C) World Productions – Photographer: Steffan Hill

NB: If you haven’t watched this yet (or episode one), please do not read. Spoilers are everywhere!

After the gurgling, blood-soaked mayhem that ended last week’s episode – the shocking shooting of Sgt Danny Waldron (Daniel Mays) – AC-12 has lost its chief suspect in the unlawful killing of gangster Ronan Murphy.This unexpected development opens up the probability that there’s something rotten running through the firearms squad, the surviving trio all looking as guilty as a puppy next to a pile of poo. Continue reading