Channel 4 confirms transmission date for No Offence

Paul Abbott’s No Offence is one of the more engaging British crime dramas out there, and we’ve known for a while that series three was imminent. Now we know when it’s going to start. DI Viv Deering (Joanna Scanlan) and the Friday Street team face off against their most formidable antagonist yet: the far-right. The…

ITV confirms transmission date for John Simm’s Strangers

One of the big new British series we featured in our autumn/winter preview (read that here) was Strangers, ITV’s eight-part series from Harry and Jack Williams’ Two Brothers Pictures. It stars John Simm, Emilia Fox, Katie Leung and Anthony Wong. Here’s a trailer: British Professor Jonah Mulray’s (Simm) life is turned upside-down after his wife,…

Ben Kingsley to star in US noir, Our Lady, LTD

We do like a noir story here at The Killing Times, and news reaches us that a new, modern take on the genre is in the pipeline at US cable network, Epix. Our Lady, LTD is to star Oscar-winner, Sir Ben Kingsley and Westworld’s Jimmi Simpson, and is created by Steve Conrad. Deadline reports: Written…

Spanish crime drama, Hierro, coming in 2019

Spanish drama – and especially crime drama – has been getting some traction in the UK in the past few years, and now a new series is coming our way in 2019. Global distributor, Banijay, has picked up the rights to Hierro, an eight-part series that takes place on a secluded island in the Canary…

BBC releases first images from MotherFatherSon

One of the thrillers we’re looking forward to in 2019 is Tom Rob Smith’s MotherFatherSon, a star-studded affair that sounds like it’s going the be the bee’s knees. Filming on MotherFatherSon is currently underway in London, and it’s going to star Richard Gere (yes, THAT Richard Gere) and Helen McCrory. Further casting for the eight-part…

BBC Two confirms Trust transmission date

We’ve had a bit of a busy week, so now we’re catching up with all the news that’s been floating around for the past few days. One of those items of news is that BBC Two has confirmed the transmission date for the Danny Boyle-directed US series, Trust, which we featured in our massive autumn/winter…

REVIEW: Sharp Objects (S1 E8/8)

With all great series – and a great series that has taken its time to build and simmer – the endings are often what makes or breaks it. We’ve seen so many stories in the past that have fallen down at the last hurdle, either rushing things or revealing things in a haphazard, ham-fisted manner,…

HBO releases first trailer for True Detective III

We’ve just released our Autumn/Winter crime drama preview, but here’s something for early 2019: the third series of True Detective. A past Killing Times Crime Drama Of The Year, the HBO series has recruited some great names for its third run, of which Oscar winner Mahershala Ali,  Sarah Gadon and Stephen Dorff are the headliners. Here’s the…

Channel 4 renews The End Of The F****** World

The End Of The F****** World just missed out on our Top 20 crime dramas last year, but for its many fans it was one of the freshest crime dramas in recent years. It followed James and Alyssa as they embark on a road trip they embark on a road trip to find Alyssa’s father, who…