Jordanian crime drama coming soon

We all know that crime drama is now a global phenomenon, and now we hear that a Jordanian series is in the works. Blood follows three childhood friends—a detective, a lawyer and a convict—as they get caught up in a criminal conspiracy in the city of Amman.  The series comes from screenwriter Nizar Wattad (The United). The…

NYPD Blue sequel in the works

The late Steven Bochco’s NYPD Blue was a hugely popular staple of the 1990s, following as it did the lives of cops in New York’s 15th Precinct. Now we hear that a sequel is in the works at home US network, ABC, which will revolve around the son of Dennis Franz’s Detective Andy Sipowicz character from the…

Elite renewed for a second series by Netflix

The Spanish high-school- set Elite – which has just been and gone on Netflix – is getting a second bite of the cherry. The streaming giant has announced that the series will return next year for a series numero dos. Series one saw a clash between those who have everything and those who have nothing…

REVIEW: Trust (S1 E6/8)

At the half-way stage, it looks to the Getty family as if the saga has come to an end; a burned body has been found, it’s presumed to be that of John Paul III, and Gail goes into shock. But the twists have nowhere near finished coming.   So far, it’s actually a lack of trust which…

Dark Heart transmission date confirmed by ITV

We’ve known for a while that a full series of Chris Lang’s Dark Heart was on the horizon. Now we know when it’s going to start. Tom Riley stars as DI Will Wagstaffe, a man haunted by the murder of his parents when he was 16-years-old. Riley is joined in the series by Charlotte Riley,…

Stars named for Swedish financial thriller

We always look out for new Swedish crime dramas, and we’re hearing that a new financial thriller is on the way. Based on the books by Carolina Neurath, Blinded will be headed to C More/TV4 in Sweden. Now we know who’s going to be in it. Variety reports: Matias Varela and Julia Ragnarsson will star in “Blinded,”…

A Prophet set for TV remake

The film, A Prophet, won a slew of awards when it was released in 2009, including the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. Now we hear it’s being developed into a TV series. A Prophet, based on the book by Jacques Audiard, tells the story of Malik El Djebena, a delinquent young Muslim man, who…

REVIEW: The Deuce (S2 E6/8)

We’ve seen it in other series (series three of Fargo springs to mind), but this sixth episode of The Deuce felt like a mini-series within a series; an episode that was so different in tone and theme that it felt slightly separate to the rest of the run. Not that it was a total departure…

REVIEW: Strangers (S1 E6/8)

Well. We are into the final run of Strangers now, and after finding out who killed Megan last week, all that was left to discover was the why. But this show is never direct in it’s intentions and whilst the pace certainly switched up a gear this week, for most of the time my reaction…

First image released for Acorn TV’s Queens Of Mystery

It seems that US-based streaming service, Acorn TV, has decided to go all in on British-style cosy crime. Yesterday we brought you the news that Sky has optioned Acorn’s second series of Agatha Raison, and now it has released the first image from another of its original series, Queens Of Mystery. The series follows the…

STARZPLAY announces Counterpart series two transmission date

We’ve been keeping an eye on Counterpart – the intriguing sci-fi/crime/spy series on streaming channel, STARZPLAY (available on Amazon Prime). We’re planning on bringing you a series one review very soon, but until then the series has been getting busy – the second run is on the way. Counterpart tells the story of Howard Silk,…

BBC picks up The Name Of The Rose for UK broadcast

We’ve had our eyes on the new adaptation of Umberto Eco’s The Name Of The Rose. We know it stars the always-superb John Turturro and Ruper Everett, and we know it’s in production. The hope was it would be picked up by someone in the UK. And now it has: the BBC has stepped in…