REVIEW: The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair (S1 E4/10)

At the end of episode three of this paper-thin whodunit, it was revealed that murdered teen, Nola Kellergan, had some secrets of her own. Not only had she endured a beating from her hyper-religious mother, but she was also seen getting into the car of the chauffeur to one of the richest men in America’s…

Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Domhnall Gleeson to star in Run

Thanks to Fleabag and Killing Eve, Phoebe Waller-Bridge is now hot property in TV land, and for her next project, she’s going back to the thriller genre. This time executive producing, Run is described as a comedic thriller starring Domhnall Gleeson and written Waller-Bridge collaborator, Vicky Jones. But wait… the good news is that Waller-Bridge…

Chris Evans signs on for Defending Jacob

No, not THAT Chris Evans. Chris Evans has become synonymous with superhero movies, thanks to his stint as Captain America. Now he’s returning to television for the first time in almost 20 years after signing on to star and executive produce Apple TV series, Defending Jacob. According to Variety: The series is based on the…

Sky Atlantic releases first trailer for series two of Tin Star

Last week, we brought you the first-look images from series two of Sky Atlantic’s original series, Tin Star. Now the broadcaster has released the first trailer, even though it’s not set to transmit in the UK until the early part of 2019. Here it is: Series two sees Tim Roth, Christina Hendricks Genevieve O’Reilly and Abigail…

Alison Belsham’s The Tattoo Thief optioned for television

The worlds of crime fiction and crime drama often intersect – one feeds off the other and vice versa – and it’s frequent that a buzzy crime novel will get picked up by a TV production for adaptation. Earlier this week we brought you news that MR Carey’s Someone Like Me is getting the TV…

HBO renews The Deuce for a third series

One of our favourite crime dramas – although subtle in its crimeyness – is David Simon and George Pelecanos’s The Deuce. The sprawling story of pimps, sex workers, cops and the nascent sex industry set in 1970s New York, is currently two episodes into its second series. Now HBO – its home network in the…

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, …

Sacred Games renewed by Netflix

Our Andy’s review of Sacred Games – the Indian crime drama based on Vikram Chandra’s novel and shown on Netflix – was a fairly glowing one when it appeared back in July. Now we hear that the series has been renewed for a second run. Deadline says: The second season, which is scheduled to film in India…

Channel 5 invests in three new crime dramas

British broadcaster Channel 5 – known for Police Interceptors, documentaries about benefits dodgers, and reality TV – is investing heavily in scripted drama, crime drama being at the heart of this new emphasis. With Big Brother now out of the way, the broadcaster is ploughing its cash into some new projects. Clink – which will air…

ITV renews Unforgotten for a fourth series

Some good news has been issued forth from the town square: ITV has announced today that one of the most consistent, affecting British crime dramas of the past decade, Unforgotten, will return for a fourth series. The new series will see Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar reprise their roles as DCI Cassie Stuart and DI…

Snowfall renewed for a third series

John Singleton’s cocaine drama, Snowfall, has been renewed for a third series by parent network, FX. The American series wrapped up its second run earlier in the year and now the network has announced that it’ll be back for a third series in 2019. Set against the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic in Los…

BBC One confirms The Cry transmission date

This one has been waiting in the wings for a little while, and now we know when it’s going to air. Based on the novel by Helen FitzGerald, The Cry is a four-part drama that tells the story of Joanna (Jenna Coleman) and her husband Alistair (Ewen Leslie), who travel with their baby from Scotland to Australia…