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…

REVIEW: 54 Hours – The Gladbeck Hostage Crisis (S1 E2/2)

There’s a very famous horror movie called Cannibal Holocaust that caused a huge amount of controversy on it’s release in the director’s native homeland of Italy. Ruggero Deodato had set out to make an exploitation movie about exploitation itself – inspired by the Italian media’s coverage of the Red Brigade murders of the 1970s, where…

REVIEW : 54 Hours – The Gladbeck Hostage Crisis (S1 E1/2)

A few years ago the UK was gripped by the manhunt for Raoul Moat, who had gone on the run after shooting his former partner and her new boyfriend. Rolling coverage of the investigation reached fever pitch when Moat was thought to be holed up somewhere near a small town called Rothbury and the media…

HBO Europe to launch Hackerville in November

German crime drama has come along way in recent years – the likes of spy series Deutschland 83 was a huge hit, Dark was made by Netflix and Babylon Berlin was very good as well. Hackerville seems to be the next one off the block – it’s made by HBO Europe and German channel TNT Serie, …

ZDF greenlights The Lost Daughter

German crime drama has undergone a bit of a renaissance in recent years, broadcaster ZDF has announced that it is joining the party. The Lost Daughter (Die Verlorene Tochter) tells the story of a family whose daughter disappeared 10 years ago on a thundery night in a mysterious way. There were no witnesses, no clues, nothing. Then Isa…

Babylon Berlin series three confirmed, plotlines revealed

We ran a story a month or so ago saying that series three of Weimer Republic-era noir, Babylon Berlin, was to start production. Now we have more details. Deadline reports: Director-writer trio Tom Tykwer, Henk Handloegten and Achim von Borries are currently working on the scripts for ten new episodes, based on Volker Kutscher’s second Gereon…

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…

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…

New German crime drama coming to Amazon Prime Video

German crime drama is an ever-growing genre at the moment and, thanks to the likes of Dark, Cenk Batu and Babylon Berlin, the quality has increased significantly over the recent years. Now news reaches us that a new German offering – Beat – has been snapped up by Amazon Prime Video, and will air on…