Mindhunter officially renewed for a second series by Netflix

Joe Penhall and David Fincher’s serial killer drama-with-a-difference has been one of the highlights of the crime drama year. Starring Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, Anna Torv, Hannah Gross, and newcomer Cameron Britton, and set in the 1970s within the FBI’s nascent serial killer investigative unit, it was a thoughtful, uncomfortably intimate and sneakily brave drama series….

ITV confirms transmission date for Bancroft

We were hoping for a quiet-ish run up to Christmas, but the broadcasting gods have something else in store for us. The next cab off the rank is ITV’s Bancroft, which we wrote about some months ago. Sarah Parish leads the cast of the four-part crime drama, and we now know that it’s to be scheduled…

Icelandic crime drama The Flatey Enigma coming in 2018

And the Nordic Noirs just keep on coming. Good. We haven’t seen too much out of Iceland since Trapped and Case, although series two of Trapped – the winner of our Crime Drama Of The Year last year – is filming at the moment. Now news reaches us of a new crime drama show, co-produced…

Swedish fantasy thriller Hidden for 2018

Mixing horror and crime isn’t a new thing – look at what we’ve had over the past few years (Stranger Things, Black Lake, The Frankenstein Chronicles, Midwinter Of The Spirit et al) – and there’s plenty more fun to have in this mash-up subgenre. Now news reaches us that a new Swedish fantasy thriller called…

Review: Babylon Berlin (S1 E7&8/8), Sunday 26th November, Sky Atlantic

NB: SPOILERS INSIDE This week’s penultimate episode was highly expositional, but welcomely so. We still didn’t know for real who Alfred Nyssen was, which secret organisation he represented, which side Sventlana was batting for and why, and why the crowd of war veterans were gathered in front of Der Armenier at the end of the…

Review: Witnesses (S2 E1&2/8), Saturday 25th November, BBC Four

NB: SPOILERS INSIDE Witnesses – or Les Témoins in its native French – was a big hit with us when the first series aired here in 2015 on Channel 4. The French series had that classic Nordic Noir feel about it, with plenty of those addictive qualities we lap up year after year – a darker…

Jørn Lier Horst’s Wisting turned into TV series

Jørn Lier Horst is a Norwegian author (and former member of the Norwegian police) who has written almost two dozen crime novels, 11 of which feature Police Inspector William Wisting. News reaches us that Horst’s internationally bestselling series about Wisting will be turned into a major Norwegian drama series, and shooting will commence in mid-January.

Series three of No Offence begins filming, Sharon Rooney joins cast

The third series of Paul Abbott‘s award-winning Channel 4 series No Offence has started shooting on location in Manchester. Series three of this sometimes brilliant drama with comedic overtones will be back on Channel 4 next year and welcomes back the fabulous Joanna Scanlan as DI Viv Deerling. Read on for more.

Series four of The Bridge to be broadcast on BBC Two in the UK

We’re all counting down the days until series four of The Bridge hits our screens, but there was one question that was lingering: would the series be broadcast in line with the rest of Europe on 1st January, and, with series six of Spiral waiting in the wings, which one would come first on BBC…