REVIEW: Babylon Berlin (S3 E3&4/12)

German series Babylon Berlin – the noirish tale of murder and skullduggery in Weimar-era Berlin – began its third series last week, and you have to say it simmered – as it always has done – rather than blazed a trail. Once again it looked gorgeous, and all the elements were fascinating, but I always…

REVIEW: Babylon Berlin (S3 E1&2/12)

One of the more spectacular crime dramas of recent years, Babylon Berlin – costing tens of millions per episode – is back to tell its story of corruption, political manoeuvring, underhand skullduggery in Weimar-era Berlin. Underpinning the whole story is Gereon Rath (Volker Bruch), a tormented homicide detective from Cologne now fully integrated into the…

Sky Atlantic announces transmission date for series three of Babylon Berlin

Now here’s some news to cheer our winter hearts. Sky Atlantic has announced the transmission date for series three of Babylon Berlin, the terrific Berlin-based noir. Based on the bestselling detective novels of Volker Kutscher and arguably the most lavishly-produced non-English language television production ever, Babylon Berlin returns for its third chapter in the Weimer-era…

S4C’s streaming service now showing The Same Sky with Sofia Helin

We always like to keep up with whatever Sofia Helin is doing these days, and we’re hearing that S4C’s streaming service, Clic, is now showing the Swedish actress’s German spy series, The Same Sky. The series, which comes under the Walter Presents banner, is a Cold War drama set in 1974. When Berlin was still…

First trailer for series three of Babylon Berlin released

We enjoyed series one and two of German-language series, Babylon Berlin, and now we’re waiting eagerly for the third instalment. Based on the books by Volker Kutscher, it tells the story of Gereon Rath (Volker Bruch), a police inspector on assignment from Cologne who is on a secret mission to dismantle an extortion ring, and…

Netflix’s Dark will end after series three

Netflix’s German-language series Dark is due to start its second series on 21st June. But we’re hearing that the streaming giant has not only commissioned a third series, but that third run will be its final instalment. Showrunner Baran bo Odor took to Instagram to confirm the news. View this post on Instagram And it‘s…

Netflix reveals Dark season two trailer and transmission date

German-language series, Dark, was a huge hit for Netflix, and it was good news when we found out it was coming back for a second series. It centres around a missing child, and sets four families on a frantic hunt for answers as they unearth a mind-bending mystery that spans three generations. The series first…

Walter Presents teases German series Bad Banks

Bad Banks sounds like it’s a very topical financial thriller, full of twists and turns set within some enormous financial institutions. The six-part German series is coming to Channel 4/All4 thanks to Walter Presents, and has won a stack of awards in its native Germany. After being wrongly fired, young and ambitious Jana is quickly…

The Bridge inspires new German series from the producers of Dark

The tentacles of Swedish series, The Bridge, are still extending far and wide, it seems, even after the show’s final, fourth series ended last year. So far we’ve had Bridge spin-off series in the UK, the US and across Asia. Now we have another European series that takes its cue from Hans Rosenfeldt’s global success….

Netflix reveals trailer for German series Dogs Of Berlin

And we have another German-language Netflix series incoming. Dogs Of Berlin is a cop show that has been described as ‘gritty’ and is coming to our screens in a few weeks’ time. After the death of a renowned German-Turkish soccer player, two very different cops each face off against the German underworld, and each is…