American Crime Story: Who’s playing Hilary Clinton?

One of the better crime anthology series out there is Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Story. The second series – The Assassination Of Gianni Versace – won our best crime drama of the year in 2018. We know that the next instalment will focus on the Bill Clinton/Monica Lewinsky affair, and is titled Impeachment: American Crime…

REVIEW: Perry Mason (S1 E7&8/8)

“Just what kind of man are you, Mr.Mason?” That question might have been nestled away in the minutiae of these final episodes from series one of HBO’s reboot of Perry Mason, but it speaks to the wider conundrum of what this show wants its titular star to be – and what it might achieve in…

REVIEW: Perry Mason (S1 E6/8)

Well, who would have thought it? You put a character back into the correct environment for their canonical vocation, and suddenly HBO’s Perry Mason is a whole different show altogether – an engrossing courtroom drama that’s really firing on all plot cylinders. The show started out admirably enough dancing to its own narrative rhythm, and…

REVIEW: Perry Mason (S1 E5/8)

One of the major aspects of HBO’s reboot of Perry Mason was its positioning as a re-imagining of the character’s origin story. If the last few weeks hadn’t made it clear, this version of the beloved lawman wasn’t in any kind of close proximity to his previous screen outings – for better or worse. But…

REVIEW: Perry Mason (S1 E4/8)

HBO’s reboot of Perry Mason continues to fascinate as we reach the halfway point of the season, if not for any relevance to its namesake, then definitely for it’s meticulously built world of Depression-era gumshoe shenanigans. There’s a larger question to be asked of the series when it ends if it ever squares the circle…

REVIEW: Perry Mason (S1 E3/8)

There’s a curious mystery developing at the heart of this ongoing reboot of Perry Mason, and it’s less about its titular protagonist than the story itself – wherein the erstwhile detective isn’t really the main focus for his own show anymore. Instead, HBO’s reboot is (perhaps wisely) spending increasing time tangentially exploring the talents of…

BBC Two confirms American Crime Story 3 acquisition

A few days ago we brought you confirmation that the third instalment of American Crime Story would feature the Bill Clinton/Monica Lewinsky affair as its base. The first two series of the anthology show appeared on BBC Two, and now we know that the channel has acquired series three for broadcast in the UK, too….

BBC acquires Katrina: American Crime Story

One the shows we’re really excited about this year is the follow up to The People V OJ Simpson: American Crime Story. Ryan Murphy’s latest dramatisation of true events will focus on Hurricane Katrina, which struck the Gulf Coast of the United States in 2005, and its catastrophic aftermath. We knew it was going to…

American Crime Story confirms subjects for series three and four

I’ve been following the development of American Crime Story 2, and the way Ryan Murphy and his team have been selecting their subjects to explore. Series two, we know, will be based around the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the effect it had on New Orleans, and will appear some time early next year. And,…

Work starts on Katrina: American Crime Story

I know we didn’t cover it in as much depth as I would have liked (hey, I can only watch/write so much), but The People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story was an expert retelling of one of the most sensational manhunts and subsequent trials in modern history. Showrunner Ryan Murphy had already earmarked the…

Stars expected to return for season two of American Crime Story

American Crime Story: The People Vs. OJ Simpson was an unqualified success, even though it could have gone off the rails at any stage. A big-name cast and a story that everyone knew meant that it could have fallen flat on its face, but Ryan Murphy’s 10-parter was an excellent piece of story-telling, using the…