REVIEW: White House Farm (S1 E2/6)

Episode one of ITV’s latest true-crime adaptation certainly looked the part – its bleached-out colour palette gave it that nostalgia-tinted feel, while the cinematography inside the doomed Bamber house was brilliantly nightmarish. The story itself – that of the murders of Sheila Caffell, her two children and Nevill and June Bamber on a farm in…

REVIEW: The Outsider (S1 E1&2/10)

Stephen King has had something of a television renaissance in recent years, after a somewhat middling patch of mini-series duds in the late 80s and early 90s (The Langoliers, anybody?). Hot on the heels of the critical success around Mr Mercedes comes The Outsider, another twisting tale of murder and mystery which kicks off with…

Netflix renews YOU for a third series

Serial killer drama, YOU, has been renewed by Netflix for a third series. Deadline reports that the streaming service has handed out a third-series renewal. The news arrives less than three weeks after the sophomore cycle debuted December 26th. The series will return with 10 additional episodes at a date to be determined in 2021….

Britbox orders Father Brown spin-off, The Sister Boniface Mysteries

New streaming service, Britbox , has ordered The Sister Boniface Mysteries, a 10-episode drama revolving around the character of Sister Boniface ,who originally appeared in the first season of Father Brown. Lorna Watson is on-board to reprise her role as the sleuthing nun. The series has been commissioned for the US arm of BritBox and,…

ITV renews Vera for an 11th series

That venerable Sunday-night staple, ITV’s Vera, has renewed the show for an 11th series. Deadline reports that the announcement was made by star Brenda Blethyn at the Winter TCA¬†Press Tour. The show stars Blethyn as Detective Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope, a middle-aged employee of the Northumberland & City Police, who plods along in a dishevelled…

Amazon green-lights Jack Reacher series

A few months back we brought you news that Lee Child’s Jack Reacher novels were coming to television. Now we’re hearing that Amazon has green-lit the series. The Hollywood Reporter The show will air on the tech giant’s Prime Video streaming platform, with a premiere date yet to be determined. The first season will be…