Last year, BBC2’s Line Of Duty – that helter-skelter thriller that tells the stories of anti-corruption unit AC-12 – really broke through. So much so, it received a promotion – after record-breaking viewing figures, it got shipped over to BBC1 for its fourth series, which will kick into a gear in the next month or so. And, with the Beeb’s promo machine cranking into gear, it released the first proper trailer last night after the first episode of SS-GB. Have a look-see after the jump…
Up until now all the cryptic promotional material for the new, upcoming Twin Peaks has been from the US and its new network home, Showtime. But now Twin Peaks’ UK broadcaster, Sky Atlantic, is getting in on the act with its own promo campaign, a campaign that has seen two new teaser trailers released in the past day or so.
To those not interested in the NFL or the Superbowl, the whole hoopla of the showpiece event of the sport might have passed them by. It often draws hundreds of millions of viewers from around the world, which often means that advertising on US television becomes one of the more prestigious slots of the advertising year. You could argue that a Superbowl without the special Superbowl adverts is not a Superbowl. This year, there were ‘controversial’ adverts from the likes of Budweiser and Audi that took shots against the growing isolationism of the country’s new government, but for TV fans, it was the full trailer for Stranger Things that piqued interest. Have a look after the jump.
The Daily Mail got into a lather a few days ago when it previewed Sarah Phelps’ latest Agatha Christie adaptation – The Witness For The Prosecution – screaming that it was full of swear words and sex. Good, I said to myself. It implied that the two-part adaptation was so far away from the ‘spirit’ of Miss Marple our every society was being eroded. Good, I said to myself. Now we have a trailer from the BBC so we can get a flavour for ourselves and it looks absolutely brilliant. You can see it over the jump…
While watching the pretty average Deep Water last night on BBC4, the channel, on between the double-billed episodes, played out a trailer for Modus, the highly-anticipated Swedish crime drama starting in a couple of weeks. I wanted to post that trailer here, but couldn’t find it. Instead, here’s a better one, from distributor Freemantle. Looks good, no? Have a watch after the jump.
No sooner has one Williams brothers series finished, another one is just starting to crank up. We’re a month or so away from the second series of The Missing – this time starring the excellent Keeley Hawes and David Morrissey – but a new teaser has hit the streets, featuring the gravel-voiced Tchéky Karyo’s Julien Baptiste in fine, foreboding form. It doesn’t reveal too much, but it does tell us that there’s a different spin in this second series – that of a missing child who reappears after 12 years after her initial disappearance.
And so they keep on coming, thick and fast. ITV will soon broadcast a new six-part series. Set in Brighton, The Level stars Karla Crome as Nancy, a model police officer with a shady double life and Laura Haddock as Hayley, her estranged best friend. The pair is forced together after a serious incident in the dead of night threatens to expose Nancy and rip Hayley’s family apart. Noel Clarke and Robert James Collier play two officers butting heads over the investigation as Lindsey Coulson tries to hold the whole thing together. Philip Glenister plays Frank, a career criminal who looms menacingly throughout the series. There’s a trailer after the jump.