Jack Reacher headed to television?

Lee Child’s hugely-successful Jack Reacher series could be headed to television, according to the author himself. In conversation with John Grisham at a sold-out Royal Hall during the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, Child lamented the current state of the movie industry and and the lack of opportunity tell long,…

Netflix reveals first images from Narcos: Mexico

Not a day goes by it seems without a story about Netflix and one of its crime dramas. This time its series four of Narcos, subtitled Mexico. In this series, Michael Pena and Diego Luna take the leading roles. Deadline reports: Luna is set to play Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo but he goes by only one…

Warlock Holmes optioned for TV

Riffs on Arthur Conan Doyle’s legendary, Victorian-era detective continue unabated. Veep and The Thick Of It’s Chris Addison and writer, Chris Smith, are to team up on an adaptation of GS Denning’s Warlock Holmes novel. A Study In Brimstone’s official page says: Sherlock Holmes is an unparalleled genius who uses the gift of deduction and…

BBC releases new autumn drama trailer

Now the World Cup is done and dusted, attention turns to regular scheduling and the upcoming autumn season of crime drama. Yesterday the BBC released its new autumn drama trailer, full of treats like Doctor Who, Les Misérables and Jed Mercurio’s Bodyguard. But forget those: there are a few bona fide crime dramas in among them….

Netflix releases new Stranger Things III teaser and images

Netflix is gearing up for the return of some of its biggest shows this autumn. But one that might not be returning this year is series three of Stranger Things, that immensely popular horror/crime mash-up. Series one premiered in 2016 and series two last year, so fans hoped that they would get series three this…

Kyra Sedgwick’s Ten Days In The Valley set for Alibi

Kyra Sedgwick is a bit of a ledge when it comes to crime drama (see her work in the long-running The Closer) for evidence, and her latest starring role – in Ten Days In The Valley – has garnered more good reviews. It looks as though it has found a UK home. According to TV…

Dirty John adds more cast members

We’re excited about forthcoming US series, Dirty John. Written by Chance co-creator Alexandra Cunningham, Dirty John is based on the articles and breakout true crime podcast from Los Angeles Times reporter Christopher Goffard. Season one (it has got a two-series order) is to tell the story of how a romance with the charismatic John Meehan spiralled into secrets, denial and manipulation….

INTERVIEW: Natalie Dormer, Picnic At Hanging Rock

The new version of Picnic At Hanging Rock starts in the UK on BBC Two next week, and, among other things, it brings Natalie Dormer back onto our screen as the fearsome Mrs Appleyard. If you don’t know, the story is set in the dawn of the 20th century, 70km northwest of Melbourne in the Australian state…

ITV releases trailer for The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco

Earlier in June, we brought you news of a trailer for The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco, and now UK broadcaster ITV has got in on the act. Series one and two, if you remember, saw Julie Graham, Anna Maxwell Martin, Rachael Stirling and Sophie Rundle form group of women who worked as codebreakers at Bletchley…

ITV confirms transmission date for series three of Unforgotten

One of the series we’re really looking forward to is series three of ITV’s Unforgotten, Chris Lang’s superior cold case drama starring Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar. They’re both back in the new, third run reprising their roles as DCI Cassie Stuart and DI Sunil ‘Sunny’ Khan as they investigate another emotionally-charged cold case. Now…