First image from Sarah Phelps adaptation of Tana French novels, Dublin Murders

A while back, we wrote a story that Sarah Phelps – whose latest Agatha Christie adaptation, The ABC Murders, is out this Christmas – was working on adapting celebrated crime author Tana French’s Dublin Murder Squad novels. Today the BBC released a first-look image and announced cast details. Dublin Murders is drawn from Tana French’s internationally…

Post-revolution Russian crime drama coming

We’ve had crime dramas from Sweden, Norway, Finland, Argentina, Belgium… the list goes on, showing that the genre is a truly global phenomenon. Now we hear of a new Russian historical crime drama called The Pretender that sounds the business. Worldscreen reports: The 12-part series, set after the Revolution of 1917, will air on Channel…

RTÉ announces new crime drama Take Down for autumn season

Other than Jack Taylor, Love/Hate has been Ireland’s best crime drama to date, but now it seems a new series is on the way in the autumn, which could ramp things up a bit. The creative team behind Love/Hate, – Stuart Carolan (writer/executive producer), Suzanne McAuley (executive producer) and David Caffrey (director) are joined by best-selling novelist Jo Spain…

Polish crime drama Ultraviolet starts on Netflix

One thing we missed out from last week’s 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week was Netflix’s Polish series, Ultraviolet. We wrote about it back in May, but it has now started streaming on Netflix from today. Here’s the juice: The series is inspired by the book The Skeleton Crew written by Deborah Halber and infused…

Marie Dompnier to star in new French thriller, Suspicions

We’re all over French crime drama and thrillers these days (thanks to the likes of Spiral and Witnesses), and we’re hearing that the France 3 channel has greenlit a new thriller set to start filming right about now starring none other than the excellent star of Witnesses, Marie Dompnier. Le Blog (via The Medium Not…

Production begins on series two of Dark

Netflix’s German crime/supernatural drama, Dark, made it into our top 10 of Best Crime Dramas last year. The, well, dark show beguiled and unsettled in equal measure and helped to kick-start Netflix’s commitment to drama sourced around the globe. Now we hear that series two – which was commissioned pretty much during the first series…

Spiral featurette hints at series seven storylines

Earlier this year, we brought you news that series seven of Spiral had begun filming in Paris. This seventh series is to be the show’s last, and now information and images are starting to be drip-fed out into the ether. This is what we know so far: While the group of Laure Berthaud has shattered,…

BBC Four snaps up German hostage drama

We’ve been hearing whispers in the wind about what is coming next in the Saturday-night, 9pm foreign-language crime slot on BBC Four, and now we’re hearing that the Beeb has bought a new hostage drama from Germany. No stranger to hostage dramas – thanks to Denmark’s Below The Surface shown earlier this year – the…

Netflix greenlights Spanish heroin trafficking drama

Streaming behemoth Netflix has enjoyed huge success with its drug cartel drama, Narcos, and now we hear the service has jumped on for another drug-based drama… this time from Spain. Deadline reports that it has greenlit the eight-part series, Hache. The drama, which was created by Cuéntame and El Príncipe writer Verónica Fernández and is based on a…

Romanian cyber thriller, Hackerville, begins filming

Unfortunately, many people only think of Romania and Transylvania and think Dracula, but now there’s a new crime drama that looks to redress the balance. The Hollywood Reporter, well, reports that Hackerville, a six-part series from HBO Europe, has begun filming in that (in)famous region of the country, Transylvania. Hackerville was created by Ralph Martin and…