RTE greenlights period crime drama Dead Still

Irish national broadcaster has greenlit a period crime drama series called Dead Still. Set in 1880s Ireland in the Victorian era heyday of “postmortem photography,” the six-episode period drama follows a renowned memorial photographer as he investigates the murders of his recently deceased subjects. It is written by John Morton and directed by Imogen Murphy…

Netflix’s Dark will end after series three

Netflix’s German-language series Dark is due to start its second series on 21st June. But we’re hearing that the streaming giant has not only commissioned a third series, but that third run will be its final instalment. Showrunner Baran bo Odor took to Instagram to confirm the news. View this post on Instagram And it‘s…

FX releases first trailer for series three of Snowfall

The film and TV were rocked at the death of influential director John Singleton last month. One of the final projects he worked on was Snowfall, the urban drama that told the origin story of the emergence of cocaine in Los Angeles. The first two series of this acclaimed drama was shown on BBC Two…

Wild Bill transmission date confirmed by ITV

We’ve known that Wild Bill has been ITV’s radar for a while. Now we know when it’s going to start. Starring and executive produced by Rob Lowe, Wild Bill is a fish-out-of-water crime drama following high-flying US police chief Bill Hixon, who is appointed Chief Constable in Boston, Lincolnshire. Confirmed: Wild Bill starts Wednesday 12…

Knutby novel to be adapted for Swedish television

Knutby – Jonas Bonnier’s novel that tells of one of the most notorious murder cases in recent Swedish history – is getting the television treatment. The story goes something like this: Around 4.40am, 30-year-old IT entrepreneur Daniel Linde was shot in the head and chest and seriously wounded. Two hours later it was discovered that…

Killing Eve series two transmission date confirmed by BBC One

Killing Eve is coming back to the BBC in the UK after its globally-successful first series. That first series saw Jodie Comer play unhinged psychopathic assassin Villanelle – a role she won a BAFTA for – and Sandra Oh as Eve Polastri, a security operative. Together they formed an unlikely bond in a high-octane cat-and-mouse…

Death In Paradise begins filming series nine

We don’t really cover Death In Paradise too much here on this site, but there’s no denying that it’s one of the most popular shows in the UK. The BBC has now confirmed that filming of nine is underway in Guadeloupe with Ardal O’Hanlon reprising his role as lead detective DI Jack Mooney.Tobi Bakare (Officer…

Danish series 5 From Hell gets the greenlight

Danish crime series always provides interesting spins on the crime theme. In recent years we’ve had The Killing, but then Follow The Money and Below The Surface have offered variety and different angles. Now, a new series looks set to do the same. READ MORE: All our reviews of Follow The Money Inspired by true…

Series eight of Spiral begins filming, adds cast member

We’re waiting in anticipation for series seven of Spiral to hit our screens in the UK, but news reaches us that series eight has already begun filming. Star Caroline Proust told Figaro magazine recently, “I want to stop because I want to do something else. I’m tired of being a police officer because I’m confined to…

Walter Presents acquires two new French thrillers

Crimson Wedding and Mother is Wrong have been acquired by Walter Presents for transmission in the UK, US, Italy and Australia. Produced by Scarlett Productions, Crimson Wedding is described as a gripping thriller starring Alexia Barlier, Cristiana Réali and Lannick Gautry. Created by Bruno Dega and Jeanne Le Guillou the series is centred around a…

REVIEW: Un Bore Mercher (S2 E3/6)

There was a moment in this third episode of the second series of Un Bore Mercher that made me want to stand up and break out into applause. It wasn’t a sensational plot twist, it wasn’t a line of dialogue and nor was it a lovingly photographed shot of the Welsh countryside. It was a…