Riverdale series three transmission date confirmed

Based on the Archie Comics’ characters, Riverdale is an insanely popular cult series, mixing as it does soapy high-school, coming-of-age frolics and a murder mystery. And now we know when it will return for its third series on Netflix. Set in the present day it’s described as a surprising and subversive take on Archie, Betty,…

Eva Green to star in BBC Two adaptation of The Luminaries

French actress Eva Green is on her way back to UK TV screens. Green plays Lydia Wells, while Hewson stars as Anna Wetherell and Csokas stars as Francis Carver in a BBC Two adaptation of Eleanor Catton’s 2013 Man Booker Prize-winning The Luminaries. The period tale of adventure and mystery is set on the Wild West…

Johana Gustawsson’s Roy and Castells series optioned for television

And the news just keeps on coming. French-born author Johana Gustawsson’s Roy and Castells series has been sold to Banijay Studios France and award-winning French actress Alexandra Lamy for a television adaptation. Lamy will adapt it for the screen and play the main character, Emily Roy. The series is a co-production between Sweden, the UK…

REVIEW: Trust (S1 E3/6)

There’s a bitter irony in the title of this week’s episode – La Dolce Vita. As in Fellini’s 1960 masterpiece, which features murder, suicide, sexual incontinence and abandoned hedonism, there’s nothing very sweet about the life young John Paul Getty III has forged for himself in Rome. In this series’ rather vexing narrative structure, we…

Netflix announces Wild District’s transmission date

New Colombian series Wild District follows Jhon Jeiver (Juan Pablo Raba), a lethal guerrilla fighter who escapes the jungle after the signing of the Colombian Peace Agreements. He arrives in Bogotá escaping from his past, and tries to reinsert himself in society while looking to reconnect with his long lost family. But he soon finds himself…