Beyond Paradise: BBC confirms Death In Paradise spin-off

The BBC has confirmed a Death In Paradise spin-off series, Beyond Paradise, which reveals what happened to DI Humphrey Goodman after he left the Caribbean island of Saint Marie. The top-rated Death in Paradise has kept armchair detectives enthralled for over a decade, and has featured different detectives in its decade on BBC One. Now…

The Tower season 2: Everything we know about recommissioned ITV series

The Tower has been recommissioned by ITV for a second series. The channel released the news this morning, and that’s not all – we know what it’s going to be about. Will Gemma Whelan return in The Tower season 2? Gemma Whelan will return as DS Sarah Collins is Tahirah Sharif, who was recently BAFTA-nominated…

NORDIC NOIR End Of Summer to be adapted by Viaplay

Stand by for a new Swedish crime drama. End Of Summer, based on the best seller by Anders de la Motte, will premiere on the Viaplay streaming service in 2023 and will have six episodes. On a summer’s evening in 1984, a five-year-old boy vanishes in rural southern Sweden. The police investigation fails to find…

BBC Four confirms Trom transmission date

One of the series we’ve been looking for – and indeed been following from its inception – is Trom. Set in the Faroe Islands, it follows journalist Hannis Martinsson (Ulrich Thomsen), who unexpectedly receives a message from Sonja, his estranged daughter, claiming that her life is in danger. Hannis reluctantly returns home to the Faroes…

Jameela Jamil joins Rian Johnson and Natasha Lyonne ‘procedural’

A Rian Johnson/Natasha Lyonne crime drama series, you say? The Knives Out creator and Russian Doll star are teaming together for a 10-part series on Peacock (a US streaming service), and will no doubt be aired on Paramount + over in the UK. The brilliant Lyonne takes the lead role, but Variety reports that Jameela…

Apple+ TV to make Peter Capaldi crime drama

As regular readers will know, we’ve been really impressed by Apple+ TV’s output in 2022. Scoring hits like Slow Horses and Shining Girls, its series have been adult, complex and dark. Now the streamer has announced a new eight-episode series called Criminal Record a new one-hour thriller starring Academy Award winner Peter Capaldi and Critics…

NORDIC NOIR The Man Who Died premieres in Finland this weekend

Antti Tuomaninen’s The Man Who Died (Mies Joka Kuoli) novel has – as we reported – been adapted for television and will be premiering in Finland this weekend. Showing on streaming service Elisa Viihde, the eight-episode series starts on Sunday 19th June. The blurb on the book reads: “Mushroom grower and business owner Jaakko Kaunismaa…

Channel 4 confirms Suspect transmission date

Suspect will begin on Channel 4 this weekend, and the channel has revealed it will strip across four nights, with two episodes per night. The eight-part series – which features episodes of half an hour – stars a stellar ensemble cast comprising James Nesbitt, Joely Richardson, Anne-Marie Duff, Richard E Grant, Antonia Thomas, Niamh Algar,…

ITVX announces line-up ahead of Autumn launch

As we’ve reported before, ITV is rebranding its streaming service to ITVX, with an autumn launch. Now we know some of the treats on there, including crime drama. First-run dramas will appear on the streamer for at least six months before making their debut on ITV channels, including the hotly anticipated Cold War drama A Spy…

Timothy Spall and Anne Reid for Sarah Phelps BBC true crime drama

The BBC says that filming has begun on The Sixth Commandment, a brand new four-part true crime drama which explores the deaths of Peter Farquhar and Ann Moore-Martin in the village of Maids Moreton, Buckinghamshire, and the extraordinary events that unfolded over the following years. It also focuses on how suspicions around Field’s relationship with…

McDonald & Dodds: ITV reveals transmission date for season 3

Cosy crime, Bath-set crime drama McDonald & Dodds is on its way back to ITV for a third series. The four-parter now has a transmission date. In episode one, a young woman dies in a busy park in broad daylight and the mismatched McDonald and Dodds are called in to untangle the mysterious circumstances of…

Apple+ TV drops first trailer for Black Bird

As we mentioned in our review of Shining Girls, Apple+ TV is the one streaming service that really is producing some excellent, complex drama with real depth at the moment. Now it has revealed the first trailer for Black Bird – a six-part series created by celebrated crime novelist Dennis Lehane. And yes, we’re excited….