Series three of Top Boy starts today on Netflix

We wanted to give series three of Top Boy a separate post, because it really does have the potential to be one of the best crime series this year. The series – which started life on Channel 4 – is the Set on a fictional estate in Hackney, east London, it follows the plight of…

Netflix to adapt Harlan Coben novel as Polish series

Award-winning crime novelist Harlan Coben is hot property in TV at the moment. We’ve already had a few Netflix series, and now another of his novels is get the treatment from the streaming giant… but this time as a Polish original series. The Woods will be a six-part series that will be broadcast in 2020….

BBC releases first trailer for Dublin Murders

Another series we can’t ait to see is Sarah Phelps’ adaptation of Tana French’s Dublin Murder Squad novels, Dublin Murders. It’s just around the corner and now the BBC has released the first trailer. Dublin Murders is set during the height of the Celtic Tiger financial boom of the millennium, and focuses on two murder…

Adam Pålsson cast as Kurt Wallander in Netflix origin series

One of the most anticipated shows for 2020 – at least for crime drama fans – is Young Wallander, an Endeavour-style origin series for our favourite Nordic ‘tec. Rolf Lassgård, Krister Henriksson and Kenneth Branagh are the three men who have played Henning Mankell’s iconic Swede, and now we know who will be the fourth…

REVIEW: A Confession (S1 E2/6)

Jeff Pope’s latest true crime adaptation began last week in a strong and compelling fashion. The story, which is a painstaking account of the abduction and murder of Sian O’Callaghan, a 22-year-old woman from Swindon, Wiltshire, was sensitively handled and gave equal weight to the investigation – led by DS Steve Fulcher (Martin Freeman) –…

Jenna Coleman joins BBC One’s The Serpent

We’ve got one eye on The Serpent (no pun intended). Filming has now begun on the Mammoth Screen-produced series, which was previously announced will co-star Tahar Rahim as Charles Sobrhaj, one of the most elusive criminals of the 20th century. Now Jenna Coleman, Billy Howle have been cast in lead roles in Coleman will play…

Icelandic crime drama The Flatey Enigma begins on BBC Alba tonight

There’s no other way to say it: The Flatey Enigma begins on BBC Alba tonight. Yes, we’d been waiting for Flateyjargátan, to give it its original name, to appear all throughout the year. But now it has sneaked onto a channel we weren’t expecting. Thanks to our friends scanoir.co.uk we now know that the four-part…

Netflix drops first trailer for Criminal

One of the more intriguing series we’re looking forward to is Netflix’s Criminal, an ambitious, 12-part series that sets four stories in four different countries. Oh, and it’s got David Tennant in it. The streaming giant has now released the first, proper trailer. This series takes place exclusively within the confines of a police interview…

What is Detective Caïn and why you should watch

Stand by, there’s another new French detective drama starting on Walter Presents/All 4 this week. From tomorrow (Friday 6th September) Detective Caïn will premiere on Channel 4’s streaming service. Never underestimate a maverick detective…#DetectiveCain hits All 4 in 2 days! pic.twitter.com/LifOBbcuYS — Walter Presents UK (@WalterPresents) September 4, 2019 Meet Frédéric Caïn, a maverick cop…

Eve Myles signs up for new Alibi crime series We Hunt Together

Earlier this year we brought you news of a new crime series for 2020 on UKTV channel Alibi. We Hunt Together, written and created by Cheat’s Haby Hull, is a six-part series that looks to provides a fresh new take on the cat-and-mouse sub-genre. Now we know who’s starring in it, and it’s an impressive…