Bruce Lee-penned crime drama coming to television

Yes, you read that correctly. Bruce Lee – that adored martial arts demi-god who died in 1973 – had a little pet project that he kept under wraps for a number of years. Unfortunately, that’s where it stayed. Until now, because news reaches us that his passion project is set to become a reality over…

Netflix confirms season two of Stranger Things for 2017

Even though Netflix do not release viewing figures, the streaming site does boast a global subscriber base of over 40million people. Which is quite a lot. I’ll be willing to bet good money that at least three-quarters of that subscriber base has seen Stranger Things, and, if they haven’t, have at least heard about it…

Review: One Of Us (S1 E2/4), Tuesday 30th August, BBC1

Last week’s opening episode of One Of Us sped by in a flash, offering up a moral conundrum: if you suddenly played host to a wounded man who you knew had killed your son and daughter (or brother), would you nurse him back to health or finish him off, serving him the type of justice…

Review: Ripper Street (S4 E2/7), Monday 29th August, BBC2

The docks have become a character in their own right in this series of Ripper Street; at the opening of this episode a dockworker’s daughter jumps to her death, presumably dragged  down by the lead weights in the hems of her skirts. But these watery matters must wait, as Dove and Drake have to fend off…

Review: Beck: In The Name Of God, Saturday 28th August, BBC4

This week’s episode is called In the Name of God, an obviously ironic title as the theme is a neo-nazi organisation conducting a vicious campaign against the gay community. With several assaults and murders having taken place, Jansson, a paparazzo, is beaten to death by a masked man, and his work stolen. 

Review: The Out-Laws (S1 E6&7/9), Friday 26th August, More4

So it’s been a busy few weeks here at The Killing Times Fort, and I missed posting up a review of The Out-Laws last week. Apologies to anyone who cared. It’s a series that has a lot going for it and, while not setting the televisual landscape on fire it’s significantly distinct and different enough…

Hans Rosenfeldt confirms second season of Marcella for ITV

Stand by for two Hans Rosenfeldt-related stories this morning. The first is that the showrunner and renowned creator of The Bridge was appearing at the Edinburgh International Television Festival this week, and it’s a place where channels like to drop big announcements. In his appearance at the festival (alongside Anna Friel), he confirmed that a…

Sky Atlantic releases first-look clip from season two of Fortitude

Another show that’s returning for a second series is Sky Atlantic’s Fortitude (coming in January 2017), the Iceland-set crime/horror mash-up. Series one was quite bonkers but also featured some bravura performances from an incredible cast that included Michael Gambon and, especially, Stanley Tucci. Sofie Gråbøl, Richard Dormer, Luke Treadaway, Darren Boyd, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Mia Jexen, Alexandra Moen, Verónica Echegui, Sienna Guillory and Ramon Tikaram…

BBC releases new trailer for season three of The Fall

I’ll be doing some sort of autumn preview in the coming days (maybe next week), but one of the highlights surely has to be the return of Alan Cubitt’s cat-and-mouse thriller, The Fall, starring the extraordinary Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan. Aside from all the creepiness and the intrigue generated by these two characters, it’s…