SVT greenlights Malmö-based police drama

In the wake of the end of The Bridge, Swedish broadcaster SVT is looking for its next big crime hit. Now news reaches us that it may have found it. The Thin Blue Line is a 10-part series created by Cilla Jackert, who has previously worked on The Restaurant and Shed No Tears. The work…

ITV releases first trailer for Wild Bill

In the last few months we’ve brought you news of ITV’s next big crime drama, which will stars Hollywood icon Rob Lowe and set in Boston… Boston, Lincolnshire. Wild Bill follows high-flying US cop Bill Hixon, who is appointed Chief Constable of the East Lincolnshire Police Force. When he lands in Boston, Lincolnshire, with his…

Alibi picks up I Am The Night and Waco for UK broadcast

Alibi, UKTV’s dedicated crime channel, has always had a reputation for crime dramas that err on the light side. Now it looks as though it’s emerging with newly acquired content that bucks against that trend. One series we’ve been keeping an eye on is I Am The Night, the US series that stars Chris Pine…

BBC to make Salisbury Novichok poisoning drama

There has always been a fascination with true crime adaptations for the big and small screen, and now the BBC has announced its latest reality-based drama. The world was shaken in March of last year when Former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were targeted with the nerve agent Novichok in March 2018. Dawn…

Sky One releases first trailer for Temple

Norwegian series, Valkyrien,  ruffled a few feathers when it first aired in the UK in 2017. Now we’re getting a British version starring Mark Strong and Game Of Thrones’ Carice Van Houten. Temple tells the story of Daniel Milton, a talented surgeon whose world is turned upside-down when his wife develops a life-threatening illness. Conventional…

5USA acquires Jason Priestley crime drama Private Eyes

We’re slap-bang in the middle of Cardinal, the Canadian crime drama that follows the Scandi Noir blueprint closely. Now we’re set to get another Canadian crime drama that follows a more traditional, mismatched pairing template, starring Jason Priestley. READ MORE: OUR REVIEWS OF CARDINAL Private Eyes is set in Toronto and follows ex-pro hockey player…

Michael Chilklis to star in new crime drama

Thanks to The Shield, Michael Chiklis is a certified member of the crime drama hall of fame. Now he’s back in the genre with a brand new series. The new series is the brainchild of Michelle MacLaren, the producer of hit series Breaking Bad. Coyote is currently in development at Paramount Network, run by Jim…

Sky Atlantic confirms Big Little Lies transmission date

We know that series two of the star-studded Big Little Lies will be returning to HBO in the US on Sunday 9th June. Now we have confirmation that the series, starring Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern and, now, Meryl Streep, will start a day later on Sky Atlantic. READ MORE: Nicole Kidman shares first…

ITV names date for Hatton Garden

Hatton Garden, ITV’s dramatisation of the, well, Hatton Garden jewellery heist, is finally getting the go-ahead. The four-part drama, starring Timothy Spall, Kenneth Cranham, Brian F O’Byrne and David Hayman, has been on the channel’s slate for some time. Now we know, finally, when it’s going to air. Held up because of legal issues, the…

Midsomer Murders returns to ITV in May

Midsomer Murders is one of Britain’s crime drama institutions. But, the way ITV handles its transmission dates, you wouldn’t know – the randomness of the transmission dates (is it series 19? Is it series 20? Or is it series 21?) is often befuddling, with no rhyme or reason behind the scattershot approach. Now, it’s back….

John Lithgow joins Perry Mason

Another show we’re looking forward to is HBO’s reboot of Perry Mason. The new version of the classic has snagged The Americans’ Matthew Rhys to star, and now it has signed up another well-known name. READ MORE: MATTHEW RHYS TO STAR IN PERRY MASON REBOOT John Lithgow, no stranger to crime dramas after his terrifying…

Mindhunter: is series two coming back in August?

We’re on tenterhooks waiting for the transmission announcement for series two of Mindhunter. The Netflix series was named our Best Crime Drama Of 2017 after a remarkable study of psychopathy and serial killers and now, it seems, our wait might be over soon. READ MORE: CHARLES MANSON SET FEATURE TO IN SERIES TWO OF MINDHUNTER…