Snapchat debuts new crime drama, Solve

Yes, you read that correctly. We’re now used to crime dramas being shown on various media and even social media, and now multi-media messaging app, Snapchat, is getting in on the act – the platform has launched its very own crime drama. According to Variety: The short-form show is set to premiere exclusively on Snapchat’s Discover…

HBO names transmission date for Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects

Last month, HBO released the first trailer for its Gillian Flynn adaptation, Sharp Objects. Starring the brilliant Amy Adams, it’s a much-anticipated tale of journalist Camille Preaker, who, fresh from a brief stay at a psychiatric hospital, faces a troubling assignment: she must return to her tiny hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls….

Confirmation: Peaky Blinders to end after series seven

Several days ago we brought you news of Peaky Blinders creator, Steven Knight’s, pronouncement that there would be more series of the Birmingham-based early 20th-century gangster yarn. Now we know for sure what’s happening. The show won a BAFTA on Sunday night. .@ThePeakyBlinder writer Steven Knight thanks his parents, who “lived the real life of…

LA Confidential not picked up by CBS for full series

One of the more intriguing projects in the pipeline was CBS’s reworking of James Ellroy’s for-the-ages crime novel, LA Confidential. Already an Oscar-winning film, the series was to be, according to Variety, a “modern take on James Ellroy’s novel — which was the basis of the 1997 feature film. In it the paths of three…

Acorn TV picks up Craith for US broadcast

If you’ve been reading this site for long enough, you’ll know that we’re a big fan of Welsh crime drama, which has had a quiet explosion during the past five years and is now guaranteed to produce interesting, immersive and hard crime drama. One of the best things we’ve seen this year is S4C’s Craith…

Fargo set to return but not until 2020

Fargo is one of our favourite TV crime dramas, sometimes scaling heights that other shows just simply cannot reach. After three series starring the likes of Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Kirsten Dunst (pictured left), Ewan McGregor, David Thewlis and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, speculation has been rife at who the next Hollywood star would be…

RÚV reveals first trailer for series two of Trapped

Yes, we’re all getting excited with series four of The Bridge about to kick-off in the UK, but waiting in the wings is another crime drama heavyweight and one of our favourites – Iceland’s Trapped. The second is series has been filming in Reykjavik, but now host broadcaster RÚV has released an Icelandic-language trailer. Unfortunately,…

BBC One confirms A Very British Scandal transmission date

One of the series we’ve been looking forward to most this year is Russell T Davis’s adaptation of John Preston’s book, A Very British Scandal, about the Jeremy Thorpe ‘scandal’ of the late 1960s. It has a fabulous pedigree both in front of and behind the camera, with Hugh Grant and Ben Wishaw in leading…

Rellik star lands role in True Detective III

The third series of True Detective, HBO/Sky Atlantic’s heavyweight American crime series, is one of the biggie we’re looking forward to. It’s widely acknowledged that after the stellar first series, series two lost its way somewhat, so we’re hoping that series three will get back on track. We already know that Oscar-winner, Mahershala Ali, is…