The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 2nd – Sunday 8th July)

What to watch now The Bridge has finished? There should be a period of global mourning, but the crime drama wheel carries on spinning, regardless. One thing we’re excited about this week is the start of Indian drama, Sacred Games, on Netflix, which looks great, and two new South American series on Walter Presents/All4. Enjoy!…

REVIEW: The Bridge (S4 E8/8)

After four series and 38 hours of television, it all came down to this: the end of our beloved Bridge, one of the most involving and influential crime dramas of all time. And we were into it straight away, no messing. In the last episode, Susanne Winter – Niels Thurmod’s personal assistant – was identified…

ITV releases trailer for series three of Unforgotten

As we mentioned yesterday, as soon as the World Cup finishes there’s going to be a whoosh of new stuff on our TVs to fill the football-sized hole. One of the first to do so will be series three of Unforgotten – Chris Lang’s cold case drama starring the ever-brilliant Nicola Walker. Sanjeev Bhaskar is…

ITV announces James Norton replacement in Grantchester

King of Cosey Crime, Grantchester, will be back soon for a new, fourth series, this time without James Norton’s Sidney Chambers. Ever since Norton announced that he was leaving the show the search for another crime-solving reverend was on. Now ITV has announced his replacement. Tom Brittney will join the cast as Reverend Will Davenport,…

Sky Atlantic confirms transmission date for Sharp Objects

July is shaping up to be a big month when it comes to crime drama. As soon as the World Cup finishes we’re expecting the likes of Unforgotten (series three) and Dark Heart to appear sometime on ITV, but over on Sky Atlantic we’re counting down the days until the adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s Sharp…

The County Guides To Murder snapped up for TV adaptation

Production companies are always after the next big thing, and news reaches us that a new Golden Age crime series is on the way. Deadline reports that Stephen Thompson (who worked on Sherlock) is to adapt Ian Sansom’s The County Guides To Murder. The County Guides are currently made up of four books, on pace for…

BBC Two confirms Picnic At Hanging Rock transmission date

Picnic At Hanging Rock has been a beguiling story already told in Peter Weir’s 1975 film adaptation, but a few weeks ago a new version – starring Game Of Thrones’ Natalie Dormer – was released in non-UK territories on Amazon Prime. The British television rights had already been snapped up by BBC Two, and now…

Two Megan Abbott novels optioned for television

New York-based crime and thriller novelist Megan Abbott is one of our absolute favourites, and we’ve covered her before on The Killing Times. It seems that Abbott is hot property in the TV community at the moment, with her sixth novel Dare Me currently in production with USA Network (read our story here). Now, after…

Marie Dompnier to star in new French thriller, Suspicions

We’re all over French crime drama and thrillers these days (thanks to the likes of Spiral and Witnesses), and we’re hearing that the France 3 channel has greenlit a new thriller set to start filming right about now starring none other than the excellent star of Witnesses, Marie Dompnier. Le Blog (via The Medium Not…

Hugo Speer and Sharon Small to star in London-set crime drama

Last week we brought you news that American streaming service Acorn TV, was to broadcast the excellent Welsh series Hidden (Craith) and now we hear that the portal has commissioned its first ever original drama. Set in London, London Kills, stars Hugo Speer and Sharon Small, among others. Deadline reports: The pair are joined by Casualty and EastEnders actor Bailey…

BBC Two acquires US series, Trust

Now then. Ever since US series, Trust, was announced it felt like an intriguing series especially when you consider British, Oscar-winning director, Danny Boyle, is one of the executive producers. Starring Donald Sutherland as J. Paul Getty Senior, the oil tycoon and art collector at the head of the Getty family, Trust tells the real-life…