Danish drama Face To Face to star Lars Mikkelsen

A new eight-part Danish crime drama is threatening to shake up so-called Nordic Noir with a new structure and an all-star cast. Face To Face will star Lars Mikkelsen, Ulrich Thomsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Trine Dyrholm, David Dencik, Lars Ranthe, Søren Malling, Katrine Greis-Rosenthal and Clara Rosager, and comes with an intriguing set-up. Variety says: [The…

BBC confirms transmission date for series five of Shetland

Ever since last week, fans of Shetland – the BBC’s crime series based on the best-selling novels by Ann Cleeves – have been very excited: the first trailer from series five was released to the world, which meant that the series itself was just around the corner. Now we have confirmation when series five will…

ITV confirms transmission date for Endeavour series six

Fan favourite and Morse origin story, Endeavour, is back for a new, sixth series on ITV – as it is every February, thankfully – and now we know when it’s going to air. But first, here’s the trailer: With the old Cowley team now scattered across Oxfordshire, Endeavour has reluctantly settled into a sedate way…

Stella Blómkvist renewed for a second series

It’s difficult to get too excited about a show that hasn’t aired in the UK yet (we’ve got 4th April circled on our calendar), but Icelandic crime drama, Stella Blómkvist, has been getting rave review for its first series. It’s going to air on the Sundance Now channel here in both the US and UK…

BBC releases first trailer for MotherFatherSon

British screenwriter, Tom Rob Smith, hit paydirt with American Crime Story: The Assassination Of Gianni Versace (indeed, it won our best crime drama of the year) and for his next project, he’s gathered the great and the good (including one Richard Gere) for an intriguing-sounding thriller for BBC Two. In MotherFatherSon, Gere plays Max, a charismatic…

Netflix picks up Indian series Delhi Crime

We all know that Netflix is searching high and low around the world for its next big hit, and India is a country that it has its eye on. Last year we had Sacred Games (see our review of that here), and now we have Delhi Crime. Series one of the procedural is inspired by…

REVIEW: TRUE DETECTIVE (S3 E4/8)

One unifying feature in coverage of this third season of True Detective is the collective relief in seeing the show return to former glories (of course, your mileage may vary on the strength of that ill-fated sophomore run). Despite sadly dwindling audience numbers, it reflects well on showrunner Pizzolatto that he cares enough about his…

Richard Armitage to star in Harlan Coben’s The Stranger for Netflix

Best-selling crime novelist has, in recent years, turned his attention to screenwriting and, thanks to Sky One’s The Five and Netflix’s Safe, he’s come up trumps. But he’s still a best-selling novelist and the streaming giant has ordered a new, eight-part series based on one of his novels, The Stranger, which is to star Richard…

ITV releases first trailer for series six of Endeavour

We know that series six of ITV’s Morse origin series, Endeavour, is just around the corner (we’re expecting transmission date confirmation this week) so it’s only right that the channel gives us something the visual to whet our appetites. Here’s the first trailer for series six… So there we go – Morse’s ‘tache in full…

REVIEW: Vera (S9 E3/4)

After what must be the most shambolic boat party ever, beauty empire founder Dani Varsey is found floating in the quay. The unkempt Vera, unsurprisingly, isn’t familiar with Varsey’s… Dani seems to have been strangled before going into the drink, as unsympathetic Donahue (Paul Kaye) points out. And when Vera visits Dani’s flat, it’s been…