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…