Netflix acquires French crime drama La Forêt

French crime drama is now a real force in the international canon, thanks to Spiral and Witnesses, and recently Netflix has been plundering the world, securing crime dramas from here, there and everywhere. And that includes France. We’ve already had La Mante and The Frozen Dead, and we have La Forêt (The Forest), a six-part series starring Samuel…

BBC confirms transmission date for Craith/Hidden

We reviewed Welsh-language series Craith earlier this year when it debuted on S4C but, like Hinterland/Y Gwyll and Un Bor Mercher/Keeping Faith before it, we knew that an-English language version would be appearing on both BBC One Wales and BBC Four soon after. (One of the more incredible things about these Welsh-language dramas is that…

BBC announces new ‘psycho thriller’ from Tom Rob Smith

Another big announcement from the BBC today. Anyone who’s been following crime drama for the past few years that Tom Rob Smith is an exciting, fresh and invigorating new voice, and he’s the man who wrote the brilliant The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story. The BBC has announced that he has penned a…

Sky Atlantic confirms Get Shorty transmission date

Here’s another one of those ‘why are they doing another version of that?’ series. The late, great crime writer, Elmore Leonard, was revered in many circles and one of his most popular novels was Get Shorty. It was made into a (successful) film in the mid-1990s (starring John Travolta), but now it’s back, this time…