BBC releases first images from The North Water

This looks like something to look forward to in 2020. Stephen Graham, Tom Courtenay and Peter Mullan are among the names joining Colin Farrell and Jack O’Connell in Andrew Haigh’s forthcoming adaptation of The North Water. The three-part drama recently completed its first leg of filming in the Arctic, shooting for three weeks in Svalbard….

BBC Four confirms transmission date for series two of The Sinner

For those who haven’t watched The Sinner on Netflix, BBC Four has been giving the US series an airing. It brought the second-run rights for series one last year, and it has bought the second-run rights for series two. And now when it will start. The Sinner is an anthology series based on the novel…

BBC Two confirms transmission date for Vienna Blood

One of the series we’re looking forward to is Vienna Blood. It’s set in 1900s Vienna and follows Max Liebermann, a brilliant young English doctor, studying under the famed psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud. When Max comes into contact with Oskar Rheinhardt, an Austrian Detective Inspector struggling with a strange case, he offers his assistance. Max’s extraordinary…

ITV adapting Lindsey Davis’s Falco Roman private detective novels

There are period crime dramas and there are Roman-era crime dramas. We’re enjoying the medieval-era Name Of The Rose on BBC Two at the moment, and we’ve had Cadfael a long time ago, but now it looks as though well be getting another hyper-period drama. Deadline reports that ITV is in advanced development on a…

Canadian TV developing The Hardy Boys TV series

We’ve had a new Nancy Drew series and now we’re getting a Hardy Boys series. Based on Edward Stratemeyer’s bestselling classic children’s books, the mystery-drama features the principal characters in their teen years. After the tragic death of their mother, Frank Hardy, 16, and his brother Joe, 12, are moved from the big city to their…