Counterpart starts on STARZPlay today – will you be watching?

Such is the huge amounts of crime drama available now, and on so many different channels and streaming services, occasionally one or two slip through the net. STARZPlay, which is available via Amazon Prime, has an intriguing new, sci-fi-tinged thriller starting today. Counterpart stars Oscar-winner, JK Simmons, as Howard Silk, a low-level agent whose career is…

Finnish series Hotel Swan

We haven’t heard too much from Scandinavia and the Nordic lands for a while, but here’s some news: a new Finnish series is on the way. The 10-part series Hotel Swan follows Ella Linden (33), who has just landed her dream job as director of the Hotel Swan Helsinki, a popular and well-established, luxury hotel…

Stephen Graham to star in Line Of Duty V as Balaclava Man

The fifth series of British cop show conspiracy thriller, Line Of Duty, isn’t due on our screen until next year so we weren’t expecting the BBC PR wheels to start grinding until later in year. Not for the first time we were wrong. This appeared on the BBC’s Twitter feed this morning: Leaked: CCTV image…

Netflix announces Elite transmission date

Netflix has done it again. Or will do it again. We’ve had a lot of Spanish crime drama over the last few years (see it all here) and now Netflix is getting in on the act. The streaming ogre has its tentacles in so many territories these days, a Spanish series was never very far…

Sky Atlantic announces Get Shorty transmission date

When it was announced that there was to be a TV series based on the classic Leonard Elmore novel, Get Shorty, many rolled their eyes. Did we need one? Did we want one? Thankfully, the first series of Get Shorty – shown here in the UK – was half-decent. It follows Miles Daly, a hitman…