Indian crime drama Smoke to launch this month

We’ve already had an excellent Indian crime drama on Netflix this year, but now another is set to launch in its home country this month. Web channel, Eros One, is to launch the series Smoke┬áin its 11-part entirety on 26th October, and it’s shipping it to an international market by taking it to the MIPcom…

Marcella renewed for a third series

ITV and Netflix’s Marcella – Hans’The Bridge’ Rosenfeldt’s first post-Bridge series – is coming back for a third run. The series, starring Anna Friel as the troubled London-based detective, finished its second stint earlier this tear to a mixed reception. Variety reports: Rosenfeldt is currently penning the third season, which will run to eight parts….

Post-revolution Russian crime drama coming

We’ve had crime dramas from Sweden, Norway, Finland, Argentina, Belgium… the list goes on, showing that the genre is a truly global phenomenon. Now we hear of a new Russian historical crime drama called The Pretender that sounds the business. Worldscreen reports: The 12-part series, set after the Revolution of 1917, will air on Channel…

Netfix green-lights two foreign-language crime dramas

And Netflix keeps on keeping on. The world-dominating streaming service has green-lit┬áNowhere Man, its first Mandarin-language original. It tells the story of brotherhood, Taiwanese gangsters and jailbreak. It marks the first collaboration between Joseph Chang and Alyssa Chia as well as cast including Mavis Fan, Bo-Chieh Wang, Jeremy Liu, Zhou Ming-Fu and Greg Hsu. And…