The Bone Collector TV series in the works

Jeffrey Deaver’s The Bone Collector – a 1999 movie starring Denzil Washington and Angelina Jolie – looks like it’s coming to television. US network, NBC, is developing a new adaptation, according to Deadline. The story follows Lincoln Rhyme, a retired genius forensic criminologist left paralyzed after an accident on the job. When a harrowing case…

Sofia Helin names next project

No, it’s not crime, before you ask. But Sofia Helin has been such an integral part of our lives during the past decade, there’s a lot of goodwill towards her. Before Saga and The Bridge she was, of course, a fine and established actress in her native Sweden and across the Nordic region. The Bridge…

Fox developing David Baldacci series

David Baldacci is one of the world’s biggest selling crime writers, and news reaches us a new TV series based on his John Puller series. US network, Fox, is developing the series. Puller is described as an action-forward procedural thriller about John Puller, an investigator with the Army’s Criminal Investigation Division. Puller, a decorated former Army…

John Marrs The One optioned for Netflix

British author John Marrs recently gave him his day job as an entertainment journalist to concentrate on his writing, and it seems to be paying off. His debut novel, an intriguing, Black Mirror-style thriller called The One, has been picked up by Netflix for a 10-episode series. One simple mouth swab is all it takes….

Channel 4 names transmission date for Farang

We have a new (well, for the UK) Swedish thriller to look forward to. Farang: Dead Man Running is an eight-part tells the story of former criminal Rickard has vanished. Fleeing Sweden and the old friends he has testified against, he abandons his name, his life, and his family to start over in Thailand. Ten years…

Bosch renewed by Amazon for a sixth series

Michael Connelly’s long-running LA noir character, Harry Bosch, has been a hugely successful example of a novel(s) that has transferred onto the small screen. We’ve had four series of the titular character, with a fifth coming next year, and now Amazon has confirmed that a sixth series has been commissioned. “I’m on the set where we…

BBC Four names The Sinner transmission date

Yes, you read that correctly – BBC Four bought the repeat rights of USA Network’s The Sinner (which originally aired in the UK on Netflix) and will broadcast series one on the channel very soon. It’s well worth a watch. In series one – an eight-episode series – Detective Harry Ambrose (Bill Pullman) delves into the…

RÚV releases first trailer for The Flatey Enigma

It looks as though it’s going to be a busy winter season for Icelandic broadcaster, RÚV. Not only is the highly-anticipated second series of Trapped just around the corner, but we also have The Flatey Enigma (Flateyjargáta) waiting in the wings. The series, based on Viktor Arnar Ingolfsson’s novel, is set in a deserted island off…

Rachael Stirling joins Wild Bill cast

A few weeks ago we brought you the unlikely news that Hollywood’s Rob Lowe would be starring in a new ITV police show based in Lincolnshire, called Wild Bill. Now the cast around him is starting to fill out. The Bletchley Circle’s Rachael Stirling, Angela Griffin, Tony Pitts and Bronwyn James have joined a show…

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…

Nicole Kidman to star in HBO thriller

Nicole Kidman is really getting stuck into television these days. And not just any-old television – crime drama television. First came Big Little Lies and then Top Of The Lake: China Girl, and now there’s a new HBO thriller in the works: The Undoing. Based on Jean Hanff Korelitz‘s novel, You Should Have Known, The Undoing…