Vienna Blood coming back for a second series

Period crime drama Vienna Blood is coming back for a second series. Three feature-length episodes have been ordered for the show’s second run, and BBC Two will once again serve as the UK broadcaster, which is expected to air in 2021. The series – based on the novels by Frank Tallis – is set in…

Walter Presents acquires Amsterdam Vice

Last year, we featured The Twelve (De Twaalf) in our autumn/winter preview, and said that the Belgian series had been picked up by the Walter Presents imprint. Now we’re hearing that Wal has picked up Dutch series, Amsterdam Vice. The eight-part series is an original prequel to the stories written by A.C. Baantjer, the most…

Netflix names date for Harlan Coben’s The Woods

Harlan Coben isn’t just a best-selling crime author – thanks to a partnership with Red Productions, he’s now bringing stories to the small screen, too. An adaptation of his 2007 novel, The Woods, is just around the corner, produced by a Polish production company and being played out on Netflix. The six-part series is set…

REVIEW: Twin (S1 E7&8/8)

Do you remember the days when every new nordic noir that popped up on our screens seemed to be pure television gold? I caught myself thinking back to that halcyon age this weekend when watching the conclusion of Twin, and how the perpetual demand for new content within this genre has – in some ways…

REVIEW : Twin (S1 E5&6/8)

Twin has developed across the past few weeks into a quietly sober family drama, with any aspects of crime largely left in the background. With the running time starting to build toward its inevitable conclusion, things naturally shifted up a few gears this week as we dug ever deeper into the brothers’ lives, with some…

REVIEW: Twin (S1 E3&4/8)

Twin left us a bit confused last week as to what tone it was trying to set in its tale of estranged brothers played by Kristofer Hivju, but with these two new episodes already bringing us to the half-way point of the season, it was clear that the show had settled into a more familiar…

REVIEW: Twin (S1 E1&2/8)

It’s been relatively slim pickings in the BBC4 Saturday Night Primetime slot this year for crime dramas so far, so the arrival of the much-publicised Twin comes as a welcome treat during these troubling times. The NRK series originally broadcast in its native Norway late last year, primarily leveraging its international promotion off the back…

Netflix names transmission date for Freud

A crime drama involving Sigmund Freud, you say? Why yes. In 2018 we reported that streaming giant was to produce its first-ever Austrian-language drama, featuring the titular and famous godfather of psychology. Now we know when it’s going to transmit. And we also have a trailer. The story sees Sigmund Freud in Vienna in 1886,…

Walter Presents/All4 confirm transmission date for Fenix

As ever there’s a lot of stuff coming up under the Walter Presents banner. The next series off the block is Dutch thriller, Fenix. Fenix expands that grey area between police and criminals, their necessary evils, through an ambitious TV mini-series intertwining the stories of several characters: an ambitious Dutch detective aiming to take down a…

BBC Two releases first Vienna Blood trailer

Coming soon to BBC Two, Vienna Blood is a three-part series set around the turn of the 20th century. Now we have our first trailer. Set in 1900s Vienna, it follows Max Liebermann, a brilliant young English doctor, studying under the famed psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud. When Max comes into contact with Oskar Rheinhardt, an Austrian…

REVIEW: The Name Of The Rose (S1 E1/8)

Full disclosure: the film adaptation of Umberto Eco’s celebrated novel The Name Of The Rose stayed with me for a long time. Long before Game Of Thrones, it was a mysterious, atmospheric Medieval tale of a sleuthing monk and his young sidekick as they entered the walls of a Benedictine monastery in the mountainous north…