The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 1st – Sunday 7th June)

This week, Canadian series Cardinal begins it fourth and final series, and gets a bump up from BBC Four to BBC Two. Elsewhere, we say farewell to Killing Eve and Thou Shall Not Kill. Enjoy! 1 Cardinal *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*S4 E1&2/6Cardinal and Delorme are called in to deal with a missing person report. The…

Sky Atlantic releases new extended trailer for Perry Mason

Here’s one series we can’t wait for. Perry Mason is the reboot that we actually might need, and the HBO series – which will be shown in the UK on Sky Atlantic – is an origin story starring Matthew Rhys. Set in 1932 Los Angeles, the series will tell the story of famed defence lawyer…

Acorn TV picks up The Sommerdahl Murders

Acorn TV has acquired Danish crime series, The Sommerdahl Murders, The four-part series is based on Anna Grue’s bestselling book franchise and will be available on Acorn TV across the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Latin America. Set in a picturesque town on the coastline, each episode revolves around an intriguing,…

Lisbeth Salander TV series in the works

Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy was a literary phenomenon during the 00s, the late Swedish writer’s posthumous works introducing us to the likes of Mikael Blomkvist and one Lisbeth Salander. Larsson’s books also inspired successful movie adaptations, and now we’re hearing that TV, too, is about to become involved. Variety reports that a Lisbeth Salander TV…

BBC acquires Danish crime series DNA

The BBC has acquired DNA, a new Danish crime thriller created by the co-creator of The Killing, Torleif Hoppe and starring Charlotte Rampling. Rolf Larsen, a respected detective on the Copenhagen police force, has his life brutally upended when his baby daughter goes missing. Five years after the tragedy a new lead emerges when a…

Cardinal: BBC Two confirms series four transmission date

We’ve heard whispers in the wind for a while now that the fourth and final series of Canadian crime drama, Cardinal, might well be moving channels and that it was imminent. Now we know both of these things are true. Cardinal – starring Billy Campbell, Karine Vanass – is set in the town of Algonquin…

Antti Tuomainen’s The Man Who Died to be adapted for television

Looks like we’ll be getting another quality Nordic crime drama coming soon to our television screens. This time it’s Antti Tuomainen’s darkly comic and highly entertaining crime novel, The Man Who Died, that’s getting the TV treatment. Nordiskfond reports that the story, set in Finland, will be adapted for Finnish streaming service, Elisa Viihde. A…

Crime novel Anatomy Of A Scandal optioned for television

  British writer Sarah Vaughan has announced that her best-selling thriller, Anatomy Of A Scandal, has been picked up by some illustrious Hollywood types for adaptation to television. So the news is out. #AnatomyofaScandal is going to be on Netflix – scripted by the writers behind #BigLittleLies and #HouseofCards. Can't. Quite. Believe. I. Can. Tell….

Netflix bringing Harlan Coben’s Stay Close to TV

Harlan Coben is heading back to Netflix. The prolific, best-selling US crime novelist partnered with Red Productions to produce The Five for Sky and Safe and The Stranger for Netflix. And now it looks as though he’s headed back to Netflix. Deadline reports that Coben is close to signing a deal with the streaming giant…