The Killing Times unfeasibly large 2020 crime drama preview

There’s something for everyone.

As ever, we’ve scoured the highways and byways of the internet and called in a few favours from our industry chums to produce what we think is the most comprehensive crime drama preview anywhere in the world. As in previous years, we’ve found absolutely loads of stuff, including some returning big-hitters and some intriguing new entries.

We’ll do our best to review as much of it as we can, but in the meantime, here’s what we know and what we think is coming up.

The only thing we know for certain is that none of us will be leaving the house during the long, cold winter months.

BBC One:

Line Of Duty (Series 6)
BBC One
One of the UK’s big hitters will be back this year. Kelly Macdonald is lined up for series six, and will play Detective Chief Inspector Joanne Davidson, the senior investigating officer of an unsolved murder, whose unconventional conduct raises suspicions at AC-12. But the big question is whether one or any of the ‘H’s will be revealed.
Incoming: TBC

Four Lives
BBC One
Another Jeff Pope true-crime adaption. The three-part Four Lives (previously titled The Barking Murders) will go beneath the headlines of the Stephen Port case to shed new light on this story by telling it from the point of view of the families of the victims, focusing on their fight to uncover the truth about what had happened to their lost sons and brothers in the face of a now widely criticised police investigation. Stephen Merchant has undergone a bit of a transformation to take the starring role, while Sheridan Smith also appears.
Incoming: Spring

The Pale Horse
BBC One
Sarah Phelps’ latest Agatha Christie adaptation. The Pale Horse follows Mark Easterbrook as he tries to uncover the mystery of a list of names found in the shoe of a dead woman. His investigation leads him to the peculiar village of Much Deeping, and The Pale Horse, the home of a trio of rumoured witches. Word has it that the witches can do away with wealthy relatives by means of the dark arts, but as the bodies mount up, Mark is certain there has to be a rational explanation. Rufus Sewell plays Easterbrook and is joined by Kaya Scodelario playing Hermia, Bertie Carvel as Zachariah Osborne, Sean Pertwee as Detective Inspector Lejeune, Henry Lloyd-Hughes as David Ardingly, and Poppy Gilbert as Thomasina Tuckerton, Madeleine Bowyer as Jessie Davis and Ellen Robertson as Poppy.
Incoming: Early 2020

Death Comes As The End
BBC One
Gwyneth Hughes is set to adapt the next Agatha Christie novel for the BBC. It is Egypt, 2000 BC, where death gives meaning to life. At the foot of a cliff lies the broken, twisted body of Nofret, concubine to a Ka-priest. Young, beautiful and venomous, most agree that she deserved to die like a snake. Yet Renisenb, the priest’s daughter, believes that the woman’s death was not fate, but murder. Increasingly, she becomes convinced that the source of evil lurks within her own father’s household. As the wife of an eminent archaeologist, Agatha Christie took part in several expeditions to the Middle East. Drawing upon this experience and exhaustive research, she wrote this serial killer mystery laid in Egypt 4,000 years ago.
Incoming: Winter

Bloodlands
BBC One
James Nesbitt will star in Bloodlands, a major original crime drama for BBC One, created by Chris Brandon and produced by Jed Mercurio’s production company HTM Television. When a car containing a possible suicide note is pulled out of Strangford Lough, Northern Irish police detective Tom Brannick (Nesbitt) quickly connects it to an infamous cold case with enormous personal significance. Bloodlands follows his dogged hunt for a legendary assassin, an explosive cat-and-mouse game where the stakes have never been higher.
Incoming: Spring

The Serpent
BBC One
Charles Sobhraj (Tahar Rahim) was the chief suspect in the unsolved murders of up to 20 young Western travellers across India, Thailand and Nepal’s ‘Hippie Trail’ in 1975 and 1976. Psychopath, con man, thief and master of disguise, having slipped repeatedly from the grasp of authorities worldwide, by 1976 serial killer Sobhraj was Interpol’s most wanted man and had arrest warrants on three different continents. When Herman Knippenberg (Billy Howle), a junior diplomat at the Dutch Embassy in Bangkok, unwittingly walks into Sobhraj’s intricate web of crime, he sets off an extraordinary chain of events that will see Knippenberg seek to bring Sobhraj to justice for his terrible crimes. Jenna Coleman also stars.
Incoming: Autumn/Winter

Shetland (Series 6)
BBC One
Douglas Henshall reprising his role as DI Jimmy Perez alongside series regulars Alison O’Donnell and Steven Robertson.
Incoming: TBC

Ridley Road
BBC One
Ridley Road is a thriller set against the backdrop of a Swinging Sixties London we haven’t seen: an East End world where far-right fascism is on the rise. When Vivien Epstein follows her lover into danger and he is caught between life and death, Vivien finds herself going undercover with the fascists, not only for him but for the sake of her country. It’s adapted by Sarah Solemani from a novel by Jo Bloom.
Incoming: TBC

The Nest
BBC One
This five-part series starring Line of Duty’s Martin Compston and Gentleman Jack’s Sophie Rundle follows the trials of a wealthy couple struggling to conceive, who ask a teenage girl to be their surrogate. Can the dreams of Kaya, Emily and Dan be fulfilled or have all three embarked on a relationship of mutually assured destruction?
Incoming: TBC

Inside Man
BBC One
Created by Stephen Moffatt, this four-part mini-series tells the story of a prisoner on death row in the US and a woman trapped in a cellar under an English vicarage, cross paths in the most unexpected way…
Incoming: TBC

Roadkill
BBC One
Roadkill
is a four-part fictional thriller about a self-made, forceful and charismatic politician called Peter Laurence (Hugh Laurie). Peter’s public and private life seems to be falling apart – or rather is being picked apart by his enemies. As the personal revelations spiral, he is shamelessly untroubled by guilt or remorse, expertly walking a high wire between glory and catastrophe as he seeks to further his own agenda whilst others plot to bring him down. However, events show just how hard it is, for both an individual and a country, to leave the past behind. With enemies so close to home, can Peter Laurence ever out-run his own secrets to win the ultimate prize?
Incoming: TBC

Strike: Lethal White
BBC One
Cormoran Strike and Robin are back for their fourth outing in this adaptation from JK Rowling’s popular crime novels. In Lethal White, Robin and Cormoran are struggling with their work relationship when they are commissioned by an MP who says he is being blackmailed and asks the detectives to look into the case.
Incoming: Spring

Killing Eve (Series 3)
BBC One
Not much is known about series three of the hit assassin series, but we do know that all the main players will be back, and that Suzanne Heathcote will take over showrunning duties.
Incoming: Autumn

The Mallorca Files (Series 2)
BBC One
The series about a British police officer who joins forces with a wise-cracking German detective to fight crime on the picturesque Island of Mallorca is back for a second series. 
Incoming: TBC

Silent Witness (Series 23)
BBC One
Emilia Fox is back for a staggering 23rd series of the hit forensic crime show. Nikki is called in when a private jet crashes in a forest outside London, and finds herself forced to be the bearer of bad news when she learns that the casualties include a former US ambassador who is also an old friend of Matt’s.
Incoming: Tuesday 7th January, 9pm

Death In Paradise (Series 9)
BBC One
The feel-good cosy crime drama is back for a ninth run, with Ardal O’Hanlan making way for Ralph Little as the new main character.
Incoming: Thursday 9th January, 9pm

BBC Two:

The Luminaries
BBC Two
Not really pure crime, but this lavish-looking series looks like it will be one to watch (it has a murder in it, ok?). Based on the novel by Eleanor Catton’s award-winning novel, the eight-part The Luminaries tells an epic story of love, murder and revenge, as men and women travelled across the world to make their fortunes. It is a 19th-century tale of adventure and mystery, set on the Wild West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island in the boom years of the 1860s gold rush. The story follows defiant young adventurer Anna Wetherell, who has sailed from Britain to New Zealand to begin a new life. There she meets the radiant Emery Staines, an encounter that triggers a strange kind of magic that neither can explain. As they fall in love, driven together and apart by fateful coincidence, these star-crossed lovers begin to wonder: do we make our fortunes, or do our fortunes make us? And just look at the cast: Eva Green, Eve Hewson, Ewen Leslie and lots more.
Incoming: Spring

Salisbury
BBC Two
Anne-Marie Duff, Rafe Spall, Mark Addy, Annabel Scholey, Johnny Harris and MyAnna Buring star in this drama, which focuses on the impact the 2018 Novichok poisonings had on the local community. The drama tells the remarkable story of how ordinary people and public services reacted to a crisis on their doorstep, displaying extraordinary heroism as their city became the focus of an unprecedented national emergency. Salisbury captures the bravery, resilience and, in some cases, personal tragedy of the unsuspecting locals, who faced a situation of unimaginable horror so close to home.
Incoming: Spring

The Investigation
BBC Two
This Danish series follows the complex investigation carried out by Jens Møller, the Head of Homicide for the Copenhagen Police, surrounding the murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall. Søren Malling leads the cast as Jens Møller, alongside Pilou Asbæk as the prosecutor Jakob Buch-Jepsen and Pernilla August and Rolf Lassgård as Kim Wall’s parents, Ingrid and Joachim Wall.
Incoming: Autumn

Impeachment: American Crime Story (Series 3)
BBC Two
Written by Sarah Burgess, Impeachment: American Crime Story unravels the national scandal that swept up Paula Jones, Monica Lewinsky and Linda Tripp as principal characters in the country’s first impeachment proceedings in over a century. It features a stellar cast starring Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Sarah Paulson as Linda Tripp, Beanie Feldstein as Monica Lewinsky, and Annaleigh Ashford as Paula Jones.
Incoming: TBC

The North Water
BBC Two
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 North Water tells the story of Patrick Sumner (O’Connell), a disgraced ex-army surgeon who signs up as ship’s doctor on a whaling expedition to the Arctic. Onboard he meets the harpooner Henry Drax (Farrell), a brutish killer whose amorality has been shaped to fit the harshness of his world. Hoping to escape the horrors of his past, Sumner finds himself in a male-dominated world, on an ill-fated journey with a murderous psychopath. In search of redemption, his story becomes a harsh struggle for survival in the Arctic wasteland. The North Water is set in Hull and the ice floes of the Arctic in the late 1850s.
Incoming: Spring/Summer

BBC Four:

Twin
BBC Four
Erik and Adam are identical twin brothers, living completely different lives. Erik is a broke surfer bum. Adam a successful family and businessman. When Erik seeks out his brother for the first time in 15 years, a quarrel ends with Erik and Adam’s wife, Ingrid, accidentally killing Adam. To avoid getting arrested for murder and save his brother’s family, Erik takes over Adam’s identity. It soon turns out that the biggest challenge is not avoiding getting caught – it’s pretending to be someone you’re not. Starring Kristofer Hivju.
Incoming: TBC

Spiral (Series 8)
BBC Four
Series eight has begun filming, with Caroline Proust – as well as  Audrey Fleurot and  Thierry Godard – confirmed to return for a 10-episode series. It’s been confirmed that rapper Kool Shen is to appear in this eighth series.
Incoming: Autumn/Winter

ITV:

Bancroft (Series 2)
ITV
In series two, Bancroft is at the height of her career. However, her success comes at a price. She’s isolated and estranged from her beloved son, Joe, facing increasing pressure as a result of her dangerous pact with crime boss Daanish Kamara and is forever under the watchful eye of Superintendent Cliff Walker who strongly believe she’s corrupt and should be exposed as such. When Joe is implicated in a disturbing double murder case, Bancroft’s personal and professional life come crashing down around her. She is determined to protect her son, but in doing so finds herself up against a chilling new antagonist. With threats closing in from all sides, the repercussions of her past actions will come back to haunt her in ways she could never have expected.
Incoming: Wednesday 1st, Thursday 2nd, Friday 3rd January, 9pm, ITV

Invisible
ITV
Starring Jason Watkins and Tala Gouveia, Invisible is set in Bath, with two feature-length films pair the wildly ambitious DCI McDonald with the shy, modest DS Dodds. While McDonald has transferred from the mean streets of South London to leap up the career ladder, Dodds has happily languished on the shelf for most of his working life. McDonald is a tough, driven, battering ram of a cop who cracks cases through sheer force of will; Dodds – the tortoise to her hare – is quiet, unassuming and enigmatic. But thrust back into frontline action for the first time in a decade, he discovers a hidden talent for deciphering puzzles. Two contemporary Britons, seemingly with nothing in common, thrown together, boss McDonald and loyal sidekick Dodds forge a rumbustious, entertaining and ultimately – give or take a few setbacks – effective partnership.
Incoming: Spring

White House Farm
ITV
The latest drama to dramatise a true-crime story, White House Farm tells the story of the 1985 killing of five members of the Bamber family at the hands of Jeremy Bamber, who has always claimed his innocence despite serving a lifetime prison sentence. The six-episode show will star Freddie Fox and Cressida Bonas, as well as Stephen Graham. 
Incoming: Wednesday 8th January, 9pm

Vera (Series 10)
ITV
As ever, Vera will follow experienced Detective Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope (Blethyn) as she tries to crack some of the toughest cases in Northumberland.
Incoming: Sunday 12th January, 8pm, ITV

Midsomer Murders: Send In The Clowns
ITV
Send In The Clowns is the sixth episode of series 20 and sees DCI John Barnaby and his partner as they investigate when Ferrabees Circus comes to town, bringing with it a chain of sinister clown sightings, threatening notes and deathly dangerous circus acts. Barnaby will have to face up to his fears in order to solve the case.
Incoming: Tuesday 14th January, 8pm, ITV

Endeavour (Series 7)
ITV
Season seven will be penned once again by Russell Lewis, and will take part in the early part of the 1970s.
Incoming: February/March

Too Close
ITV
Written by actress and author, Clara Salaman, this mini-series starring Emma Watson is the powerful story of how two women become dangerously close when fate forces them together.  Dedicated forensic psychiatrist, Dr Emma Robinson is not easily shocked.  She’s worked with her fair share of high-security patients.  Then she’s sent to assess Connie for trial. Connie has a searing insight into Emma’s deepest insecurities and starts to brutally exploit them. Their sessions become a complex psychological game with confusing undercurrents. Can Emma find out what happened on the night of the crime?  Or what happened to turn Connie into a monster? She tries to understand Connie, and her complicated relationship with her beautiful best friend, Ness, which seems to have made her snap.  But as Emma tries to uncover the truth behind the madness and learn what triggered Connie’s despicable behaviour, it seems that her attempts to see justice done may destroy her instead.
Incoming: TBC

Honour
ITV
Keeley Hawes is to star as the real-life detective who brought five killers to justice in the heartbreaking true story of Banaz Mahmod, the young Londoner murdered by her own family for falling in love with the wrong man. 
Incoming: TBC

Unforgotten (Series 4)
ITV
Writer Chris Lang has confirmed that there will be a fourth series of Unforgotten, likely this year. Not much us know about the plot, but Lang says series four, “will be about our relationship with the police. I think I if I had to describe it, I’d say it’s both a love letter and a j’accuses, which again reflects that slightly conflicted relationship that I think a lot of us have with the police. I hope it’s primarily a love letter. So that’s that’s what it’s about. And again, of course, tracks the lives of four people, two men, two women. And follows Sunny and Cassie on their journey as well.”
Incoming: TBC

Marcella (Series 3)
ITV
Following on from the dramatic conclusion of the previous series, the new eight-parter sees Marcella in Belfast as an undercover detective. She has taken on a new identity, Keira, and has infiltrated the infamous Maguire crime family but as she investigates their activities, questions come to the fore about how much she’s embraced the Keira personality and left Marcella behind.
Incoming: TBC

Liar (Series 2)
ITV
With so many unanswered questions from series one of Liar, series two will focus on what happened to Andrew in the lead up to his death. But more importantly, who killed him? Creators Harry and Jack Williams spoke about what viewers can expect from the next instalment. While Jack promised that series two “will be a new set of lies and perceptions”, Harry explained: “There are certainly a few suspects and we hope to explore that further. Andrew has been missing for several weeks and then we see his dead body in the empty marshlands. The question is: what happened in those missing weeks that led to Andrew’s demise?”
Incoming: TBC

Grantchester (Series 5)
ITV
Tom Brittany is officially the new vicar on the block after taking over from James Norton in season five. Series five has been described as ‘the darkest yet’.
Incoming: Friday 10 January at 10pm

Tenacity
ITV
When a dead submariner is discovered aboard the British nuclear submarine, Tenacity, disgraced military detective Danielle ‘Dan’ Lewis is sent to investigate the accident. But when the case turns to murder it puts her in conflict with Tenacity’s crew, her Navy superiors, and into the crosshairs of an assassin who has infiltrated her nuclear base with an agenda that will not only destroy national security but kill Dan and everyone she loves.
Incoming: TBC

Quiz
ITV
The extraordinary and sensational story of how Charles and Diana Ingram attempted an ‘audacious heist’ on the quiz show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? is to be told in a three-part drama, Quiz. It’ll star Michael Sheen as Chris Tarrant and Matthew Macfadyen as Major Charles Ingram.
Incoming: Spring/Summer

Des
ITV
This three-part drama is based on material from the book Killing for Company by Brian Masters, which focuses on one of the most infamous cases in UK criminal history, that of serial killer Dennis Nilsen.  Told through the prism of three men – Dennis Nilsen played by David Tennant, Detective Chief Inspector Peter Jay played by Daniel Mays and biographer Brian Masters played by Jason Watkins – the series will explore the personal and professional consequences of coming into contact with a man like Nilsen. Nilsen murdered boys and young men in his flat from 1978 to 1983. He was undetected for five years, and it was only when DCI Peter Jay was called to 23 Cranley Gardens on 9th February, 1983, to investigate human fragments of flesh and bone clogging the drains, that the police realised they had a serial killer on their hands.
Incoming: TBC 

Grace
ITV
Based on the novels by Peter James Grace will bring to life the first two stories in his Roy Grace series, Dead Simple and Looking Good Dead, which introduces the Brighton based Detective Superintendent. The drama opens with Grace’s career at rock bottom. He’s fixated by the disappearance of his beloved wife, Sandy, which haunts his thoughts.  He’s in the last chance saloon running enquiries into long-forgotten cold cases with little prospect of success. Following another reprimand for his unorthodox police methods, Grace is walking a career tightrope and risks being moved from the job he loves most. Starring John Simm.
Incoming: Winter

The Bay (Series 2)
ITV
Morven Christie is set to return as Detective Sergeant Lisa Armstrong as she investigates another case in Morecambe Bay.
Incoming: TBC

Innocent (Series 2)
ITV
Chris Lang is set to be a busy man in 2020. Not only will Unforgotten be coming back, but a new series in he and Matt Arlidge’s anthology series, Innocent, is due to return for a second series.
Incoming: TBC

Van Der Valk
ITV
Marc Warren is set to star as the iconic Dutch detective in this reboot. The three-part drama is being shot in Amsterdam. The cast also includes Maimie McCoy, Luke Allen-Gale, Elliot Barnes-Worrell, Darrell D’Silva, Emma Fielding, Kees Boot, Reinout Bussemaker, Frances Grey, Daniel Lapaine, Stephanie Leonidas, Mike Libanon and Vineeta Rishi.
Incoming: TBC

Channel 4:

Deadwater Fell
Channel 4
This three-part series – created by Grantchester scribe Daisy Coulam and starring David Tennant, Cush Jumbo, Anna Madeley and Matthew McNulty – is set in the small fictional town of Kirkdarroch. When a seemingly perfect and happy family is murdered by someone they know and trust, the small Scottish community they call home becomes riven with mistrust and suspicion as those closest to the family begin to question everything they thought they knew about their friends.
Incoming: Friday 10th January, 9pm, Channel 4

Baghdad Central
Channel 4
Waleed Zuaiter, Bertie Carvel, Clara KhouryLeem Lubany, Neil Maskell and Corey Stoll are to join an international cast for Channel 4’s new six-part crime series, Baghdad Central, written and created by BAFTA-nominated writer Stephen Butchard (The Last Kingdom, House of Saddam) based on the novel by Elliott Colla. The story goes something like this: October 2003 and Baghdad has been occupied by American forces for six months; but the disbandment of the Iraqi army, the police and civil leadership in the aftermath of the invasion means there is no one in charge and no effective rule of law. In the midst of this chaos, crime and paranoia, Iraqi ex-policeman Muhsin al-Khafaji (Zuaiter) has lost everything and is battling daily to keep himself and his sick daughter, Mrouj (Namir), safe. But when he learns that his estranged elder daughter Sawsan (Lubany) is missing Khafaji is forced into a desperate search to find her.  He soon finds himself up against her enigmatic university tutor, Professor Zubeida Rashid (Khoury) and discovers that Sawsan and her two close friends Sanaa (El Koussour) and Zahra ( Maisa Abd Elhadi) have been leading a hidden life that’s led them into great danger.
Incoming: Spring

Fargo (Series 4)
Channel 4
One of our favourites is on its way back. The setting for series four 1950, Kansas City, Missouri. Essentially the locale will serve as the crossroads and collisions of two migrations, Italians coming from Italy and African Americans fleeing the south to escape Jim Crow, both fighting for a piece of the American dream as two controlling crime syndicates. They are at an uneasy peace controlling an alternate economy of exploitation, graft and drugs. To cement their peace, the heads of both families have traded their eldest sons. And it boasts a magnificent-looking cast: Chris Rock, Timothy Oliphant, Ben Wishaw, Jesse Buckley and Jack Houston among others.
Incoming: Autumn

Sakho & Mangane
All4/Walter Presents
In Dakar, the bustling capital of Senegal, there’s a thin line between ordinary daily life and the supernatural. Where the two worlds intersect, an old, lone wolf by the name of Commander Sakho has been keeping invisible yet deadly enemies at bay for the past 20 years. But now they seem to have caught up to him. In a case where dark, destructive forces are intent on plunging the world into chaos, Sakho is thrown together with Mangane, a young pup who acts without thinking. Now, the fate of the continent – maybe even all of humanity – is in the hands of this unlikely cop duo.
Incoming: TBC

The Stockholm Requiem 
All4/Walter Presents
Based on Kristina Ohlsson’s Bergman & Recht novels The Stockholm Requiem (as WP is calling it) stars Liv Mjönes and Jonas Karlsson, and follows criminologist Fredrika Bergman who after a tragic car accident, starts working as a civil investigator at Stockholm Police.
Incoming: January

Pakt
All4/Walter Presents
A newspaper journalist is drawn into a web of lies and betrayal when he exposes evidence of a fraud in a multinational company involving his own brother. This ruins his career, family relations, and entraps him in a following mystery.
Incoming: January

Just One Look
More4/Walter Presents
Eva Beaufils takes just one look at an old photo and it turns her whole world upside down. Suddenly, her husband Bastien disappears. Eva has only one thing left in mind: find him at all costs. This French series comes from the mind of Harlan Coben.
Incoming: February

23 Cases
More4/Walter Presents
Self-proclaimed serial killer Max Rapp is in prison for the murder of 23 people. Detectives Tara Scholl and Henry Kloss suspect he is innocent of these crimes. However, if Rapp isn’t a serial killer how is he able to slip into the minds of them? His mind functions predatory in nature, because of this, his skills prove vital in uncovering who is really behind these cases.
Incoming: Spring

Thou Shalt Not Kill (Series 2)
More 4/Walter Presents
Valeria Ferro, inspector of the Squadra Omicidi of Turin, is a young and extremely skilled policewoman with a strong intuition and an obsession: for the truth. However, when her mother is released from jail, she struggles to understand the mix of emotions when confronted with her past. 
Incoming: Spring

Rebeckah Martinsson (Series 2)
More4/Walter Presents
Based on Åsa Larsson’s novels, the series tells of a Stockholm lawyer who returns to her icy northern Swedish hometown after a childhood friend’s death. Sascha Zacharias to become the new Rebecka and that series two sees Rebecka Martinsson work as a prosecutor in Kiruna after she moved home to her grandmother’s house in Kurravaara. But she also has a past that she needs to deal with. Wh did Rebecka leave her father and live with her grandmother when she was a child?
Incoming: Summer

Channel 5:

Agatha Christie And The Death Of X
Channel 5
Agatha and the Death of X, meanwhile, is set in the Blitz in 1940s London, as the author decides she must kill off her most famous creation, and in doing so, becomes a target herself.
Incoming: TBC

Sky:

The Outsider
Sky Atlantic
Based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King, The Outsider follows police detective Ralph Anderson, as he sets out to investigate the mutilated body of 11-year-old Frankie Peterson found in the Georgia woods. The mysterious circumstances surrounding this horrifying crime leads Ralph, still grieving the recent death of his own son, to bring in unorthodox private investigator Holly Gibney, whose uncanny abilities he hopes will help explain the unexplainable. It stars Ben Mendelsohn, Cynthia Erivo, Bill Camp, Mare Winningham, Paddy Considine, Julianne Nicholson, Yul Vázquez, Jeremy Bobb, Marc Menchaca and Jason Bateman.
Incoming: Monday January 13th, 9pm, Sky Atlantic

Landscapers
Sky Atlantic
Oscar-winner Olivia Colman is set to star in the four-part story, which will explore the lives of convicted killers Susan and Christopher Edwards and asks how this devoted and mild-mannered couple came to kill Susan’s parents and bury them in the back garden of their Mansfield home, in a crime that remained undiscovered for over a decade. Pivoting through various perspectives from Susan and Chris, to the police officers and lawyers involved in the investigation, the drama also draws the audience into the surreal fantasy world that Susan and Christopher created by casting themselves as their Hollywood heroes in stories of their own invention. This is the story of a unique murder case involving four lives lived on the margins of society, that turns into an exhilarating and darkly funny exploration of love and fantasy: its power and its peril.
Incoming: Winter

Perry Mason
Sky Atlantic
The series, starring Matthew Rhys, is set in 1931 Los Angeles and tells the origin story of one of the most iconic lawmen on television. While the rest of the country suffers through the Great Depression, this city is booming, but somewhere in it a child kidnapping gone very, very wrong. Based on characters created by Erle Stanley Gardner, the limited series follows the origins of American Fiction’s most legendary criminal defence lawyer, Perry Mason (Rhys). When the case of the decade breaks down his door, Mason’s relentless pursuit of the truth reveals a fractured city and just maybe, a pathway to redemption for himself. 
Incoming: TBC

Devils
Sky Atlantic
A stylish, sophisticated and topical international thriller starring Alessandro Borghi (Suburra) and Patrick Dempsey (Grey’s Anatomy).  London, 2011. Massimo Ruggero, a charismatic and fearless Italian banker, has enjoyed a stellar winning streak on the London trading floor of investment powerhouse, NYL Bank. Massimo’s successes have seen him make hundreds of millions of dollars for his employers; and with it, all but certain promotion to vice-CEO. However, a scandal involving his drug-addicted wife puts a brake on Massimo’s ambitions, leading his American CEO, Dominic Morgan, to withdraw his support, as Massimo’s fiercest rival, Edward Stuart, seemingly waits in the wings. Massimo takes this rejection hard, and things go from bad to worse when Stuart suddenly dies, and Massimo becomes the prime suspect. Sensing that Dominic is hiding something, Massimo sets about clearing his name and finding out the truth behind who set him up. Working with his team and Sofia, a hacker-journalist working for a whistle-blowing website, Massimo discovers the death of his colleague is linked to a vast, political game plan, concealed behind the Strauss-Kahn scandal, the Libyan war, and the deepening European financial crisis. Caught in the middle of a covert, intercontinental war, and facing the Devils who rule the world’s fate from the shadows, Massimo must make a stark choice: join them, or bring them down.
Incoming: TBC

Save Me Too
Sky Atlantic
One of the great series from 2017, Lennie James is back as Nelly as his search for his missing daughter continues. Expect this to hit in several months’ time.
Incoming: Spring/Summer

Ripley
Sky Atlantic
In what will be one of the most anticipated series of the year (if we indeed see it this year), US cable channel Showtime is bringing Patricia Highsmith’s legendary character to the small screen. There is no cast news yet, but all eyes will be on who will be playing Tom Ripley.
Incoming: TBC

The Deuce (Series 3)
Sky Atlantic
The last series of David Simon and George Pelecanos’s fabulous The Deuce, which chronicles the legalisation and rise of the porn industry in New York City beginning in the early 1970s and through the mid-1980s, will once again star James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal and head into the new decade.
Incoming: Thursday 2nd January, 9pm

Godfather Of Harlem
Sky Atlantic
Godfather Of Harlem tells the “true story of infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson, who in the early 1960s returned from 10 years in prison to find the neighbourhood he once ruled in shambles. With the streets controlled by the Italian mob, Bumpy must take on the Genovese crime family to regain control. During the brutal battle, he forms an alliance with radical preacher Malcolm X – catching Malcolm’s political rise in the crosshairs of social upheaval and a mob war that threatens to tear the city apart.” Forest Whittaker stars.
Incoming: TBC

Babylon Berlin (Series 3) 
Sky Atlantic
Series three of the celebrated German noir will once again be based on a novel by Volker Kutscher (The Silent Death). Berlin 1930. Sound film is conquering the big screen, leaving many by the wayside: producers, cinema owners – and silent film stars. Investigating the violent on-set death of actress Betty Winter, Inspector Gereon Rath encounters the dark side of glamour and an industry in turmoil. 
Incoming: Autumn

The Undoing
Sky Atlantic
An adaptation of Jean Hanff Korelitz’s book You Should Have KnownThe Undoing centres on Grace Sachs (Nicole Kidman), who is living the only life she ever wanted for herself. She’s a successful therapist, has a devoted husband (Hugh Grant) and young son who attends an elite private school in New York City. Overnight a chasm opens in her life: a violent death, a missing husband, and, in the place of a man Grace thought she knew, only a chain of terrible revelations. Left behind in the wake of a spreading and very public disaster, and horrified by the ways in which she has failed to heed her own advice, Grace must dismantle one life and create another for her child and herself.
Incoming: TBC

Alibi:

Frankie Drake Mysteries (Series 3)
Alibi
The third season of Frankie Drake Mysteries sees Frankie face a family secret while episodes bring her and the Drake Private Detectives team into the world of British aristocrats, illegal boxing, the supernatural, and political fundraisers.
Incoming: Tuesday 21st January, 9pm, Alibi 

We Hunt Together
Alibi
We Hunt Together, written and created by Cheat’s Haby Hull, is a six-part series that looks to provides a fresh new take on the cat-and-mouse sub-genre. The story begins with the collision of two extraordinary people; Baba, played by Dipo Ola, a former child soldier desperate to suppress his violent conditioning, and Freddy, played by Hermione Corfield, a magnetic and disarmingly charming free spirit. When Baba rescues Freddy from an attack following a date that has turned sour, something dark is ignited in them both. Two star-crossed killers are on the loose with two dysfunctional detectives in hot pursuit.  DS Lola Franks, played by the brilliant Eve Myles, and DI Jackson Mendy, played by Bafta-nominated Babou Ceesay, have to come to terms with their mismatched partnership and polar opposite outlooks on the culpability of the criminal mind as they try to outsmart the killers.
Incoming: Summer

Netflix:

Dare Me
Netflix
An adaptation of the outstanding novel by Megan Abbott, Dare Me sees a cheerleader in her senior year of high school plot revenge against the clique that expelled her.
Incoming: Spring

The Stranger
Netflix
Netflix is adapting Harlan Coben’s nail-biting novel The Stranger into an eight-part thriller series, starring The Hobbit’s Richard Armitage as a man whose world is turned upside down by a woman who reveals secret information to him about his wife. Siobhan Finneran also stars.
Incoming: March/April

Young Wallander
Netflix
One of the most anticipated crime dramas of the year for many crime fans, Young Wallander will see the titular detective tackling his first-ever case. Thirty-one-year-old Swedish actor Adam Pålsson has been cast as Kurt Wallander in Netflix’s six-episode series.
Incoming: TBC

The Woods
Netflix
A Warsaw prosecutor’s hopes rise when a body is found and linked to his sister’s disappearance 25 years earlier. Adapted from the Harlan Coben novel.
Incoming: Spring

White Lines
Netflix
When her brother is discovered dead, a Manchester woman leaves her quiet life to travel to Ibiza, where she seeks the truth about his disappearance. Laura Haddock and Daniel Mayes will star in the 10-part drama.
Incoming: TBC

The Alienist (Series 2)
Netflix
Period crime drama The Alienist is on its way back for a second series, with Daniel Brühl, Luke Evans and Dakota Fanning set to return. It is June 1897. A year has passed since Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, a pioneer in forensic psychiatry, tracked down the brutal serial killer John Beecham with the help of a team of trusted companions and a revolutionary application of the principles of his discipline. Kreizler and his friends — high-living crime reporter Schuyler Moore; indomitable, derringer-toting Sara Howard; the brilliant (and bickering) detective brothers Marcus and Lucius Isaacson; powerful and compassionate Cyrus Montrose; and Stevie Taggert, the boy Kreizler saved from a life of street crime — have returned to their former pursuits and tried to forget the horror of the Beecham case. But when the distraught wife of a Spanish diplomat begs Sara’s aid, the team reunites to help her find her kidnapped infant daughter. It is a case fraught with danger, since Spain and the United States are on the verge of war. Their investigation leads the team to a shocking suspect: a woman who appears to the world to be a heroic nurse and a loving mother, but who may in reality be a ruthless murderer of children.
Incoming: TBC

Ozark (Series 3)
Jason Bateman’s dark turn as financial-planner-turned-drugs-lord Marty Byrde will return in a third season of the Netflix original.
Incoming: TBC

Manhunt: Lone Wolf
Netflix
The second series of Manhunt will chronicle one of the largest and most complex manhunts on U.S. soil — the search for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics Bomber, Eric Rudolph (Jack Huston) — and the media firestorm that consumed the life of Richard Jewell (Mindhunters Cameron Britton) in its wake. The series is currently filming so it may sneak into 2019, but next year is more likely. If the first series is anything to go by – which appeared on Netflix outside of the UK and chronicled the search for the Unabomber – it’ll be a goodie.
Incoming: TBC

Bordertown/Sorjonen (Series 3)
Netflix
The third and final season of the highly acclaimed Sorjonen takes place in winter. The snowy idyll of the small town of Lappeenranta provides a counterweight to new, sinister crimes. Investigation begins when a severed hand is found on a field, and very quickly Sorjonen comes across a criminal who seems to be more skilled and intelligent than him. While the theme of season two was past, the heart of the third season is the future – both in the main characters’ stories and in the crime case: what are we willing to do to have a better future for us and our loved ones?
Incoming: TBC

Chinatown
Netflix
David Fincher (who has been involved in Mindhunter) and Robert Towne, the film’s infamous, Oscar-winning writer, are attached to pen the script for this Chinatown origin story. The project is still in development so may well be one for 2021, but it’s one to watch out for at the back end of the year.
Incoming: TBC

The Chestnut Man
Netflix
Søren Sveistrup (The Killing) has had his crime novel picked up by the streaming giant. The story takes place in Copenhagen, where a young woman is found brutally murdered in a playground – one of her hands is missing and above her hangs a small figurine made from chestnuts. An ambitious young policewoman, Naia Thulin, is assigned the case along with her new partner, Mark Hess. They soon discover evidence linked to a girl, the daughter of politician Rosa Hartung, who disappeared a year earlier and was believed to be dead. Filming is set to start in 2020, so the hope is we’ll see it by the end of the year.
Incoming: TBC

Altered Carbon (Series 2)
Netflix
Renée Elise Goldsberry and Chris Conner will reprise their roles as Quellcrist Falconer and Poe, respectively. They will be joined by new cast additions Simone Missick; Dina Shihabi; German actor Torben Liebrecht and James Saito, headlined by Anthony Mackie as the lead Takeshi Kovacs, a role originated by Joel Kinnaman in series one. Mackie will be the new embodiment of Kovacs, as the series continues to delve into the themes of identity, mortality, and the human soul across longer periods of times and different worlds throughout the universe.
Incoming: TBC

The Sinner (Series 3)
Netflix
The third season follows Ambrose as he begins a routine investigation of a tragic car accident on the outskirts of Dorchester, in upstate New York. Ambrose uncovers a hidden crime that pulls him into the most dangerous and disturbing case of his career. Matt Bomer will play Jamie, an upstanding Dorchester resident and expectant father who looks to Ambrose for support in the wake of an accident.
Incoming: Early 2020

Apple+:

Slow Horses
Apple+
Oscar-winning Gary Oldman is set to play the irascible Jackson Lamb in Slow Horses, based on Mick Herron’s novels. The story follows a team of British intelligence agents who serve in a dumping ground department of MI5 – Slough House. Lamb is the brilliant but volatile leader of the spies who end up in Slough House due to their career-ending mistakes.
Incoming: TBC

Scandinavia/Europe:

Hamilton
Country: Sweden
Channel: CMore/TV4
Carl Hamilton was created by author and journalist Jan Guillou after he had been sentenced to prison for espionage – for exposing a secret spy organisation inside the Swedish military. Inspired by Per Wahlöö and Maj Sjöwall, Guillou began to write a spy novel of his own centred on protagonist Carl Hamilton. The series of crime novels resulting out of this first book became a great success in Sweden and was set to film multiple times. This new version is set to star Jakob Oftebro.
Incoming: 1st January

Kalifat
Country: Sweden
Channel: SVT
Aliette Opheim plays the lead role in the series that revolves around five young women whose lives are intertwined in a story of religious fundamentalism. 
Incoming: January

Box 21
Country: Sweden
Channel: Viaplay

Box 21  is an explosive story about trafficking with difficult moral issues about victims and perpetrators. It follows several parallel stories that intersect with tragic consequences. In the centre are two Romanian girls who are trapped in the claws of trafficking, but who do not intend to accept their fate. Edda Magnason stars.
Incoming: 17th January

Huss
Country: Sweden

Viaplay
Katarina Huss has just graduated from Sweden’s police academy, and now needs to learn faster than ever as she starts work on the streets of Gothenburg. Solving crimes is just the beginning, as Katarina must get to know her colleagues and the local community, while also winning the support of her mother Irene for her choice of career.
Incoming:  TBC

Tsunami
Country: Sweden
SVT
There are lots of familiar names in this embezzlement thriller: Henrik Norlén, Liv Mjönes, Louise Peterhoff, Evin Ahmad and Thure Lindhardt. Christmas is approaching and Abbe is carrying a dark secret. He has embezzled millions of dollars from the aid organization where he works and now some scam is on the tracks. However, the tracks do not lead to Abbe but to his friend and also the manager of the aid organization, Tomas. When Tomas disappears in Thailand during the tsunami, he leaves not only family and friends in mourning but also Abbe with a major moral dilemma.
Incoming: Monday 3rd February

Thin Ice
Country: Sweden
C More/TV4
A research vessel is being attacked outside Greenland at the same time as the Arctic Council is trying to agree on an agreement that prohibits environmentally harmful oil drilling in the region.
Incoming:  TBC

Top Dog
Country: Sweden
C More/TV4
Josefin Asplund, Alexej Manvelov, Peter Gardiner and Gustav Lindh star in the adaptation of Jens Lapidu’s novels. A mysterious disappearance unites two completely different worlds, and an extremely unfortunate couple – the lawyer Emily and the conditionally released Teddy. They have two opposite wills. She wants to get up. He wants out. She wants to secure her future, he wants to leave his old life. Both are forced to think about when they end up in the middle of a dirty tavern where the past catches up, where future dreams are crushed, and where nothing is what it seems to be.
Incoming: TBC

The Lawyer (Series 2)
Country: Sweden
Viaplay
The first season of the Hans Rosenfeldt series ended in a very brutal manner and in the nerve-racking sequel, revenge is just the first name. Frank cannot let go of the guilt he feels for his role in Therese’s fate and begins an investigation that leads him deep into a rotten, Danish legal system.
Incoming: TBC

Hammarvik
Country: Sweden
Viaplay
Once an economist, now the queen of Nordic crime fiction, Camilla Läckberg has sold more than 24 million novels around the world. Hammarvik combines compelling character-driven drama with the trademark cocktail of suspense, secrets and Swedish scenery that have made Läckberg the sixth most-read author in Europe today.
Incoming: Autumn/Winter

22. juli
Country: Norway
NRK
Anine (Alexandra Gjerpen) covers the terror as a journalist in the Aftenposten. Eivind (Øyvind Brandtzæg) has to solve challenging tasks as a cop in Hønefoss. Anne Cathrine (Ane Skumsvoll) accepts injuries as an anesthesiologist at Ullevål hospital. Helga (Helga Guren) meets the grief up close as an elementary school teacher. Mads (Fredrik Høyer) is a right-wing blogger who inspires the perpetrator.
Incoming: Sunday 5th January

For Life
Country: Norway
NRK

Year 2040. Top policewoman Victoria Woll in her early 60’s is sitting in jail, sentenced for life. Through each episode set nowadays but told in flashback, we see how the sharp detective Victoria is working on different cases with her team, we get to know the complex female cop, and her family – including her son and love interest. Slowly, the mystery around why she ended up in jail will be revealed.
Incoming: TBC

Witchhunt
Country: Norway
TV Sumo

As chief financial officer in one of the country’s leading law firms, Ida Waage, played by Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, has come a long way in a male-dominated and tough industry. But when she gets a suspicious invoice on the table, she refuses to sign and takes the matter to the board, a decision that will have dramatic consequences.
Incoming: TBC

When the Dust Settles
Country: Denmark
DR
It is a busy Friday night at a newly opened restaurant. Guests are eating, drinking and enjoying a carefree night out when two masked men with weapons enter the premises. Shots are fired. And just like that, life will never be the same. Nine days earlier, Nikolaj is about to take over the restaurant where he works as a chef. Jamal is trying to pass his driving test and live up to family expectations. Lisa, a famous Swedish singer, is about to start a new life with her Danish lover. And Holger, a lonely old man, is trying to end his. Elisabeth, the Danish attorney general, cannot decide if she should retire to spend more time with her wife, or stay in the political game where she feels the most alive. Meanwhile, Marie, and anxious eight-year-old girl, finds a shiny, golden bullet in the forest, and Ginger, a homeless girl, doesn´t yet know that she will become an important eye witness. Over the course of three weeks the lives of these eight main characters will change dramatically, and they will find themselves questioning the way they live and the choices they have made.
Incoming: January

A Family Case
Country: Denmark
DR

A 14-year-old girl writes a school assignment accusing the grandfather of serious violence, and the system responds harshly with a forced charge. But both the girl’s parents and her little brother deny everything, and the social worker in the case is placed in a dilemma. The parents are forced into war against the system, and not least against their own daughter. Two parties fighting for the right to give children a happy childhood. But who is right?
Incoming: Autumn

Grow
Country: Denmark
TV2

Newly graduated stockbroker Adam sets out to form Denmark’s largest drug cartel after experiencing the power and rapid recognition of the drug environment. But standing in the way are the police, the Justice Department, rockers, immigrant gangs and his own brother. Brother Jacob is a police officer and is recruited to the police anti-narcotics service, where he is given the opportunity to make a difference. But Jacob is in constant struggle with his own past.

Karppi (Series 2)
Country: Finland
YLE 
Pihla Viitala is set to return as Finnish detective Sofia Karppi. There’s no news on plot yet, but we’re expecting this later in the year.
Incoming: Winter

America:

FBI: Most Wanted
CBS
Fulfilling the TV axiom that says every Dick Wolf series gets a spinoff, Most Wanted first debuted as a backdoor pilot on the April 2nd episode of Wolf’s FBI. The spinoff will center on the FBI division charged with tracking down the criminals on the Bureau’s “most wanted” list (in case that show title didn’t make this crystal clear already). Julian McMahon, Kellan Lutz, Nathaniel Arcand, Roxy Sternberg, and Keisha Castle-Hughes star. (Alana De La Garza was originally set to move from the main series to Most Wanted but will now remain where she is on FBI, though she will guest occasionally on the new show.)

The Watch
BBC America
The Watch is a ‘punk rock’ thriller inspired by the legendary ‘City Watch’ subset of Discworld novels. This disruptive, character-driven thriller centers on Terry Pratchett’s misfit cops as they fight to save a ramshackle city of normalised wrongness, from both the past and future in a perilous quest. The Watch features many famous “Discworld” creations including City Watch Captain Sam Vimes, the last scion of nobility Lady Sybil Ramkin, the naïve but heroic Carrot, the mysterious Angua and the ingenious non-binary forensics expert Cheery together with Terry Pratchett’s iconic characterization of Death.
Incoming: TBC

Australia:

Mystery Road (Series 2)
Sofia Helin will appear alongside side lead Aaron Pederson in series two as archaeologist Professor Sondra Elmquist. The professor is conducting a dig near a remote coastal town when she encounters Pedersen’s Detective Jay Swan, who has moved to the town to be closer to his family and is investigating a grisly case.

25 Comments Add yours

  1. Charlotte Carling says:

    Oh my, that’s quite the list, so much to look forward to!
    I already watched the first episode of Hamilton this morning. Decent start. Now I just need to finish catching up with this autumn’s series before 2020 really kicks off.

    Happy New Year everyone :)

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  2. Colin C says:

    Gosh, how long did it take to write that! Thanks very much Paul for all the hard work you put into this site.

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    1. Paul Hirons says:

      Not as long as you think Colin, but thank you. And I got some help from Charlotte this year, too!

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  3. Mark Andrew says:

    Great stuff. Thank you so much, Paul. I can start planning my year now.

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    1. Paul Hirons says:

      No worries Mark, enjoy!

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  4. Andy D says:

    Sterling work boss! There’s a lot to digest here, but 2020 looks to be a good start to the new decade!

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  5. Gina Purcell says:

    Any news on the UK broadcast of series 2 of ‘Before We Die’? I hope I haven’t missed it!

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    1. Charlotte Carling says:

      It will be at some point in the next 2-3 months. Unfortunately, it’s a bit disappointing, so maybe keep your expectations low.

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      1. Gina Purcell says:

        Thanks for the heads-up, Charlotte!

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      2. Charlotte Carling says:

        No problem, Gina. And so as to be a bit more positive, I should mention that Stockholm Requiem and The Truth Will Out, both on Walter Presents soon too, are very good and well worth your time.

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  6. Dan Campling says:

    Great list Paul. Under the Channel 5 heading I’d also include the thrillers The Deceived, Penance, and Series 2 of Blood. It’s going to be a quality year for crime drama.

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  7. Seija says:

    And the series just keep pouring in… Thanks for the New Year’s presents, Paul and CC! And all the best for 2020!

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    1. Charlotte Carling says:

      Hej Seija, god fortsättning på det nya året :)
      Have you had time to watch telly over the holidays? Anything to recommend?

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      1. Seija says:

        Tack detsamma, Charlotte :)!
        I binge watched Sorjonen/Bordertown 3 during the holidays, and it’s a worthy finale to the series. Once again five exciting stories with some gripping, disturbing and wistful storylines. I know this is the last season of the series, but at the end I found myself hoping for more as this seemingly is the best series of them all.

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      2. Charlotte Carling says:

        Ah, good to know, thanks. Unfortunately YLE are very good at keeping foreigners out of the areena. Such a pity now that they have Swedish subs.
        Have you seen Fred til lands/Deliver Us? The plot had a few weak points, I thought, but Morten Hee Andersen is a damn good actor.

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      3. Seija says:

        I’ve only seen the first episode of Fred til lands/Deliver us but… Only 6,6 IMDb points and a very agonising atmosphere from start so I’m not sure if this series is my cup of tea?

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      4. Charlotte Carling says:

        Yes, there’s no lack of uncomfortable scenes in Deliver Us.

        I’m probably too focused on the dark stuff when looking for new info and miss out on lighter series. However, I’m very curious about We Got This, a comedy series coming this year to SVT about a random American guy in Sweden trying to solve the murder of our PM to get the 50 million kr reward. 80’s conspiracy theories aplenty, no doubt. Should be fun.

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      5. Seija says:

        Yap, the more lighter comedies with some twisted or black humour are just down my alley. Lately I’ve enjoyed Andra åket 1-2 and Enkelstöten/The Simple Heist 1-2 so this We Got This might be something for me. If it’s anything like Lilyhammer it most definitely will be aimed at me.

        What about you, which tv series are keeping you up till late in the evening nowadays?

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      6. Charlotte Carling says:

        I never got round to Andra åket but heard good things. Enkelstöten is quite charming and a nice option for light entertainment. One dramedy that I really liked this autumn was Älska mig/Love me, written by, and starring, Josephine Bornebusch. https://youtu.be/CZS5eKivge8

        I watched Twin during the holidays. I was a little sceptical about the set-up, but with some suspension of disbelief, it’s rather good. (I suppose it getting less and less likely that we’ll see more of Beck so it’s good to have Hivju in this series.) I also meant to finish Besatt/Seizure, although it has some seemingly supernatural elements involving eels that I’m not very fond of, so I’ll see if I make it or not as new series are starting up now. Brot/Valhalla Murders is two episodes in and RÚV are being generous with English subtitles again. So far, so good. And of course, Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir is great as usual.

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  8. Elaine S says:

    Wowsers, that’s a lot of reading to do! Many thanks to Paul and Charlotte for compiling this preview, it must have taken a big chunk out of your Xmas holiday.

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    1. Charlotte Carling says:

      My part was rather small (easier for me to trawl through Scandi sites). How Paul manages to constantly do so much on this site, I have no idea.

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  9. Andrew says:

    Ahh…the most anticipated post of the year, at least for me. Thank you. And to add, Father Brown will be starting Series 8 on January 6 with Series 9 in 2021.

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  10. heyteach99 says:

    Thanks so much for compiling this exhaustive list which ended with a big whoop from me when I read Sonia Hefln and Aaron Pederson will be working together in a new series of Mystery Road. And Unforgettable returns! And, of course, Line of Duty and… and…there is such an embarrassment of riches here. So much to look forward to.

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  11. Elizabeth Macpherson says:

    Wow! I’ve had to save the email to properly read later!

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  12. Stacy says:

    Paul – thanks again for all this information. I was finally able to take the time to read it all. Can’t wait for Unforgotten and Line of Duty.

    Totally unrelated topic but do you/anyone know where I can get episodes of spiral 7 to watch? It seems that BBC no longer has them on demand to watch which was unfortunate for me because my plan watch to binge watch them over New Years.

    All the best for 2020 and thanks for being a invaluable source of information.

    Cheers

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