REVIEW: Innocent (S1 E1/4)

ITV’s big, new crime drama – stripped across four nights this week – has some pretty good people involved in front of the camera (Lee Ingleby, Hermione Norris, Angel Coulby, Christina Cole) and one whopper behind the camera: creator of Unforgotten, Chris Lang. This first episode, like Unforgotten, had plenty of familiar themes and plots…

Confirmation: Peaky Blinders to end after series seven

Several days ago we brought you news of Peaky Blinders creator, Steven Knight’s, pronouncement that there would be more series of the Birmingham-based early 20th-century gangster yarn. Now we know for sure what’s happening. The show won a BAFTA on Sunday night. .@ThePeakyBlinder writer Steven Knight thanks his parents, who “lived the real life of…

LA Confidential not picked up by CBS for full series

One of the more intriguing projects in the pipeline was CBS’s reworking of James Ellroy’s for-the-ages crime novel, LA Confidential. Already an Oscar-winning film, the series was to be, according to Variety, a “modern take on James Ellroy’s novel — which was the basis of the 1997 feature film. In it the paths of three…