NORDIC NOIR Antti Tuomainen’s The Man Who Died to star Jussi Vatanen

When we say Nordic Noir, we don’t mean your normal Nordic Noir. Finnish novelist Antti Tuomainen has often been compared to the Coen brothers because he mixes quirky humour and left-field storylines within the crime fiction genre. Now his book – The Man Who Died – is being adapted for television by Finnish streaming service…

Channel 4 releases first-look image from Before We Die

Back in September 2020 we brought you news that Channel 4 was adapting an English-language version of Swedish series Before We Die. Now we have our first images from the show. The remake of the Swedish series it’s produced by from newly formed production company, Eagle Eye Drama, launched by the same team behind global…

ITV announces cast for Val McDermid adaptation Karen Pirie

Some time ago we reported that Val McDermid’s DS Karen Pirie series would be getting the ITV treatment. Now we know more details, including who will play the title role. The three-part series is based on McDermid’s first Karen Pirie novel The Distant Echo, and in the first episode Karen is tasked with reopening an historic murder investigation that…