Channel 4 confirms transmission date for series three of Fargo

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About bloody time, many of you will be saying. The third series of Fargo – one of my favourite crime dramas – is already half-way through its run in the US, but we have been starved of it here in the UK. Yes, it’s great news that Channel 4 will once again be broadcasting it on these shores but we’ve had a bit of a wait for it to be announced. Now the waiting is over… Continue reading

Elementary renewed for sixth series

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Half a decade ago, there was much hullaballoo when US network CBS announced that it was going to broadcast its own version of Sherlock Holmes, starring British actor Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu. How dare they? screamed many Holmes die-hards, especially as the announcement was coming (very) soon after the successful Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss reboot for the BBC. While the BBC version became a global success and a bit of an enigma, catapulting Benedict Cumberbatch to superstardom, the US version also proved its worth. If the BBC’s Sherlock is all bangs and whistles and narrative pyrotechnics, the US version – Elementary – resembles a long-running and often deeply satisfying police procedural. And now it has been renewed for a sixth series. Continue reading

BBC reveals Top Of The Lake: China Girl trailer

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 (C) See Saw Productions Australia – Photographer: Sally Bongers

Surely one of the most anticipated series for 2017 is the follow-up to Jane Campion’s Top Of The Lake – the Kiwi series that really cast an unsettling and woozy spell over us all in 2013. Ahead of its premiere later in the year, the BBC has released the trailer for the Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated drama. It’ll make its debut at the Cannes Film Festival later this month. Take a look…

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Eleventh Hour Films snap up Rebus rights for reboot

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We’ve heard on the grapevine for a while now that Ian Rankin has been actively courting production companies in a bid to bring his iconic character, DI John Rebus, back to the small screen, and yesterday the news broke that he had brokered a deal with production company Eleventh Hour Films to reboot his hugely-popular Edinburgh-based detective. Continue reading

Twin Peaks drops new trailer

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It’s getting closer. The much-hyped and much-anticipated (at least in this house) ‘revival’ series is set to drop on US cable network on 21st May, with a UK premiere on Tuesday 23rd May on Sky Atlantic. Now we have our first trailer of any significance, although the 49 seconds doesn’t give too much away. What it does do is to let us see the likes Big Ed Hurley (played by actor Everett McGill), Carl Rodd (Harry Dean Stanton), Sarah Palmer (Grace Zabriskie), Deputy Andy Brennan (Harry Goaz), Deputy Tommy “Hawk” Hill (Michael Horse) and FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) as they are in 2017. Which is fun for all the family. Have a look after the jump. Continue reading

Line Of Duty recommissioned for sixth series; BBC announces new crime drama commissions

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Even though it’s almost a week since it has finished, Line Of Duty is still dominating the crime drama headlines. The BBC held its annual BBC Drama launch the other night in London, and, as ever, there were some juicy crime drama tidbits that emerged from the party. Tony Hall, the corporation’s boss of bosses no less, said in his speech when referring to Line Of Duty: “I am very excited to say there’s not one but two more series of Line of Duty. So hooray for AC-12!” That means there will be a fifth and a sixth series. Read on for more… Continue reading