Alison Belsham’s The Tattoo Thief optioned for television

The worlds of crime fiction and crime drama often intersect – one feeds off the other and vice versa – and it’s frequent that a buzzy crime novel will get picked up by a TV production for adaptation. Earlier this week we brought you news that MR Carey’s Someone Like Me is getting the TV…

HBO renews The Deuce for a third series

One of our favourite crime dramas – although subtle in its crimeyness – is David Simon and George Pelecanos’s The Deuce. The sprawling story of pimps, sex workers, cops and the nascent sex industry set in 1970s New York, is currently two episodes into its second series. Now HBO – its home network in the…

HBO Europe to launch Hackerville in November

German crime drama has come along way in recent years – the likes of spy series Deutschland 83 was a huge hit, Dark was made by Netflix and Babylon Berlin was very good as well. Hackerville seems to be the next one off the block – it’s made by HBO Europe and German channel TNT Serie, …

Sacred Games renewed by Netflix

Our Andy’s review of Sacred Games – the Indian crime drama based on Vikram Chandra’s novel and shown on Netflix – was a fairly glowing one when it appeared back in July. Now we hear that the series has been renewed for a second run. Deadline says: The second season, which is scheduled to film in India…