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…

ITV releases first teaser for series two of Liar

Series one of ITV’s Liar presented us with a did-he-didn’t-he rape storyline (spoiler: he did), and now the channel has teased the return of the show. The series, created by Harry and Jack Williams, and starring Ioan Gruffudd and Joanne Froggatt, told the story of Laura Nielson, a smart and capable teacher in the middle…

REVIEW: Wisting (S1 E9&10/10)

It was only a matter of time. I am, of course, referring to the three cases that were left precariously and simultaneously spinning on sticks by the end of episode eight. We had seen Wisting have a cosy chat with Haglund, who told the detective that he knew who had fitted him up and switched…

REVIEW: White House Farm (S1 E3/6)

We’re at the half-way stage of this good-looking true crime dramatisation, and surely the penny is going to drop soon to everyone – not just Stan (I miss times when people were called Stan) and Ann – that Bamber is the killer. At the end of episode two, we saw Ann find some a faulty…

Four new Beck film in production

Production of four new Beck films, anticipated to have an exclusive streaming premiere on Swedish channel C More this autumn, will begin soon. Filming of the 39th Beck film began in February and when shooting wraps in mid-summer, a total of 42 Beck films starring Peter Haber will have been produced. “Congratulations all you Beck fans out there…

BBC renews Baptiste for a second series

Tchéky Karyo will return as retired police investigator, Julien Baptiste, and will be joined by Fiona Shaw for a brand-new gripping case which will take viewers into Budapest’s secretive and corrupt underworld. Julien Baptiste is not the man we knew before. After enduring a horrific personal tragedy, Julien has pushed his wife Celia away and…

ITV orders new true crime dramatisation The Pembrokeshire Murders

ITV has ordered another true crime dramatisation. In The Pembrokeshire Murders, two unsolved double murders from the 1980s cast a shadow over the work of the Dyfed Powys police force. In 2006, newly promoted Detective Superintendent Steve Wilkins (Luke Evans) decided to reopen both cases. Employing pioneering forensic methods, Wilkins and his handpicked team found…