Swedish thriller The Machinery in the works

It must be that time of year again because we’re getting all kinds of news about new shows coming out of the Nordic and Scandinavian region. Streaming service Viaplay has announced another new show, The Machinery. The Machinery is an action-packed thriller in eight episodes set in the borderlands between Norway and Sweden, and between…

The Truth Will Out recommissioned for second series

In a few weeks’ time, we’ll be getting Swedish series The Truth Will Out (Det som göms i snö) on Walter Presents/All4. But Swedish streaming service Viaplay has already recommissioned the show for a second run. The series – which starts on Channel 4 on 11th February and then transfers over to All4 under the…

Swedish channels developing Eight Months

Swedish channels C More and TV4 are developing the political thriller series Eight Months (Åtta månader), based on the acclaimed suspense novel of the same name by Magnus Montelius. Åtta månader (Eight Months), written by Magnus Montelius, was published in 2019 by Albert Bonniers Förlag and was quickly praised by critics. It was ranked in…

REVIEW: White House Farm (S1 E4/6)

I’ll admit it, I’ve not really been enjoying this series. My worst fears – that this grisly, harrowing true-life crime adaptation was being dragged out as far as it possibly could – were beginning to come true.  The last few episodes were slow, with only one meaningful twist or cliffhanger. (Obviously, I’m judging the adaptation…

REVIEW: Deadwater Fell (S1 E3/4)

Up until this point, the guilt or not of Tom (David Tennant) had been in question, but at the end of episode two, it seemed likely that he was the person who was behind the deaths of his wife and three children. In episode three, the drama lifted the lid on the terrifying homelife of…

Icelandic crime drama Sisterhood coming in 2021

Stand by for a new Icelandic crime drama in 2021. Sisterhood begins with the skeletal remains of a young girl, Hanna, who disappeared 20 years ago, being unearthed in a picturesque fjord town in Iceland. Vera, a newly-promoted investigator is assigned to the case and delves deeper into it than anyone expects. Her peers consider…

REVIEW: The Outsider (S1 E3&4/10)

The Outsider had continued to impress these past few weeks, as it seeks to lure us ever further into its murky web of dark intrigue. Ostensibly a glacially-paced police procedural on the surface, it’s been wisely coy with how it works in the core chills from Stephen King’s source material, whilst successfully building an overwhelming…

BBC One confirms transmission date for Agatha Christie’s The Pale Horse

Mark this down as another winner from screenwriter Sarah Phelps (yes, we’ve seen the first episode). Phelps’ next Agatha Christie adaptation is a two-part series of The Pale Horse, originally released in 1961. And now we know when it’s going to be broadcast. The Pale Horsefollows Mark Easterbrook, who, after a mysterious list of names…

True Detective pair reunite for Redeemer

Nic Pizzolatto and Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey are reuniting for a new series. The writer and actor pair forged a winning team in the first series of True Detective, and now they’re back together, working on a series called Redeemer for the FX channel in the US. Deadline reports that the series is: “Created by Pizzolatto…

ITV releases first trailer for series seven of Endeavour

Stand-by… series seven of Endeavour is just around the corner, and now we’ve got our first look. ITV has released a trailer from the series, which starts in early February. Series seven is set in the 1970s and the new episodes finds the team reunited at Castle Gate CID, with Chief Superintendent Bright back in…

BBC confirms transmission date for series three of Snowfall

Created by the late John Singleton, Snowfall is set in Los Angeles in 1983 and is set against the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic and its ultimate radical impact on the culture as we know it. Now it returns for a third series and, once again, it has been picked up by BBC Two for…

ITV orders surveillance thriller Viewpoint

ITV has ordered a five-part surveillance thriller called Viewpoint. The series follows a police surveillance investigation into a tight-knit Manchester community and explores whether it is ever possible to observe the lives of others with true objectivity and zero effect. When beloved primary school teacher Gemma King vanishes into thin air, DC Martin Young decides…