REVIEW: Darkness: Those Who Kill (S2 E1&2/8)

It’s been a while since we’ve had a decent Scandi Noir on a Saturday night on BBC Four. This year series two of Danish series Follow The Money has been the stand-out so far, so hopes were high that Darkness: Those Who Kill, another Danish series, would do the business. Darkness: Those Who Kill (Den…

First cast member named for Terry Pratchett’s The Watch

Last year we brought you news that BBC America had greenlit an adaptation of Sir Terry Pratchett’s much-loved subset of Discworld novels, City Watch. Now we know the first cast member. Deadline reports that British actor Adam Hugill (who’s in Batman spin-off series Pennyworth) will play one of the lead characters, Carrot. The Watch is a…

REVIEW: I Am The Night (S1 E5/6)

I’m finding this series very strange. Initially drawn to it because it promised to tell the shocking story of Fauna Hodel and her grandfather George Hodel, a prime suspect in the infamous Black Dahlia murder case of the 1940s, it has been a cumbersome, rudderless journey so far. So imagine my surprise when I became…

Netflix releases trailer for Sacha Baron Cohen’s The Spy

We don’t generally get too involved in the spy genre, because it’s a genre unto itself. But this new series on Netflix looks like the business so we’re going to give it a mention. The Spy is based on the true story of Eli Cohen. Part the Israeli intelligence service Mossad and under false identity,…

Sky Atlantic confirms transmission date for City On A Hill

One of the shows we’re looking forward to this autumn is Ben Afleck-produced City On A Hill. It’s starting in the US on cable channel Showtime on Sunday 15th September, but now know when it’s going to air in the UK on Sky Atlantic. The series is set in early 1990s Boston, rife with violent…

Netflix releases first trailer for Top Boy

We know we keep banging on about it, but we really can’t wait for series three of Top Boy, which will be streaming on Netflix from the middle of next month. Ashley Walters and Kane Robinson are set to return as drug dealers Dushane and Sully respectively, while other previously confirmed cast members include David Omoregie…

First trailer released for Rosario Dawson’s Briarpatch

One of the American shows we’re looking forward to seeing next year is Briarpatch, a series based on the Ross Thomas novel. In it, Rosario Dawson stars as a determined investigator returning to her hometown to investigate the explosive murder of her sister. From mysterious deaths and corruption to occasional car explosions and zoo animals…

Hans Rosenfeldt’s The Lawyer renewed for a second series

Hans Rosenfeldt’s The Lawyer has been renewed for a second series. We’ll be reviewing series one at some point in the near future after its premiere in June on Walter Presents. The series stars Alexander Karim, Malin Buska, Thomas Bo Larsen, Johannes Lassen and Nicolaj Kopernikus. In series one, promising defence lawyer Frank Nordling (Karim) learns the…