Stranger Things season three trailer released

Do we keep going with Stranger Things? Its first series showed a spot-on mash-up of crime, conspiracy and horror – The X-Files meets The Goonies perhaps – but as time has worn on the crime element of the show has diminished somewhat. Still, Netflix – the series’ home – presses on with its brilliant PR…

Alibi sets date for Ms Fisher’s Modern Mysteries

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries is one of our favourite imported Golden Age crime shows, and a little while back we brought you news that a sequel series – based in the 1960s and titled Ms Fisher’s Modern Mysteries – was being made. Now we know when it will air in the UK. Ms Fisher’s Modern…

TV series based on Patricia Highsmith’s Tom Ripley in the works

Why no one has done this before is anyone’s guess. We went to our local film club this week, where they showed Wim Wenders’ version of Patricia Highsmith’s Ripley’s Game, titled The American Friend, starring Dennis Hopper as Tom Ripley and Bruno Ganz as Jonathan. It was great and it made us realise that Ripley’s…

REVIEW: The Bay (S1 E1/6)

Already the press is dubbing this new, six-part series as ‘the new Broadchurch‘. On the surface, there seems to be evidence to suggest that this might be the case: a coastal setting (this time a real-life location, Morecambe), two missing children, equal weight given to the parents of the missing children’s trauma, and a lead…

Mammon creator back with new Norwegian procedural

Mammon’s Gjermund S. Eriksen is back on Norwegian TV with For Life, a ‘fresh’ procedural that uses flashback structures to tell its story. Year 2040. Top policewoman Victoria Woll in her early 60’s is sitting in jail, sentenced for life. Through each episode set nowadays but told in flashback, we see how the sharp detective…

Tin Star renewed for third and final series

A third and final series of Sky Atlantic’s critically acclaimed drama Tin Star has been commissioned. Tim Roth, Genevieve O’Reilly and Abigail Lawrie are set to return as the Worth family in the final chapter of the trilogy, reports say today. The six-episode third instalment will go into production later this year and will be…

Amazon names transmission date for series two of Absentia

Absentia centres on FBI agent Emily Byrne (Stana Katic), who had disappeared without a trace and was declared dead after hunting one of Boston’s most notorious serial killers. Now we know when series two will appear on Amazon Prime. Back to the story… six years later, Emily was found in a cabin in the woods,…

BBC One announces Scottish series, The Victim

The Victim is a new four-part legal thriller created by Rob Williams (Killing Eve, The Man In The High Castle) and told through the eyes of the plaintiff and the accused. Made by STV, it’s coming to BBC One soon. Kelly Macdonald plays Anna Dean, whose nine-year-old son was murdered 15 years ago. She is…

Finnish series All The Sins reveals new subtitled trailer

A little while ago we brought you news of Finnish series, All The Sins (Kaikki synnit), which we described as a classic-looking Nordic Noir. Now we have an English-language trailer. It starts with a body winched upside down in a barn as a shadowy assassin draws a knife seemingly to dispatch the victim. But, diverging…

Ragnar Jónasson’s The Darkness to be adapted for TV

Icelandic crime series, as we all know, is a genre worth watching, and so is the island’s burgeoning crime fiction scene. One of the leading lights from that scene, Ragnar Jónasson, is about to get the TV treatment. According to Deadline, Jónasson’s novel, The Darkness, has been acquired by Stampede production company, who is intent…

Killing Eve: New trailer released by BBC America

As we all know by now, series two of Killing Eve will be incoming this year – 7th April in the US on BBC America and later on in the UK – and by now the PR machine is cranking into full motion. Yesterday BBC America released a new, full trailer, which seems to focus…