Jack Reacher headed to television?

Lee Child’s hugely-successful Jack Reacher series could be headed to television, according to the author himself. In conversation with John Grisham at a sold-out Royal Hall during the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, Child lamented the current state of the movie industry and and the lack of opportunity tell long,…

Coming soon: The Killing Times Podcast

We’re off to Harrogate today for the annual Theakston’s Old Peculiar Crime Writing Festival, and, as ever, we’ll be reporting from the Old Swan hotel on the comings and goings, the gossip and the frivolities. It seemed like a good time to launch our brand-new podcast. Yes, we’re doing a podcast. It’ll probably be an…

HBO names transmission date for series two of The Deuce

So highly did we rate series one of David Simon and George Pelecanos’s The Deuce, we voted it as number two in our Top 20 Crime Dramas Of The Year in 2017 (read our roll call here). The tale of pimps and sex workers, dreamers and scammers, cops and robbers and bartenders and failures all…

Black Lake II reveals casting and plot details

Last year, BBC Four played out Swedish series Black Lake (Svartsjön), a crime and horror mash-up set in a deserted ski lodge, which may or may not have been haunted by dead children. Ultimately it was daft, but it did have its moments. Series two is incoming in Sweden on Viaplay in the autumn, but…

The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 25th June – Sunday 1st July)

Well, this is it. A sad week in the crime drama community – the final episode of The Bridge is upon us. We’ve had to cut down the official synopsis because we didn’t want to give away any spoilers, but suffice to say it’s a very poignant and edge-of-your-seat ending. Elsewhere, intriguing French drama La Forêt…

The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 18th – Sunday 24th June)

I’m still laid low with food poisoning but seem to be turning the corner, so it’s just as well that there’s lots on (not to mention the World Cup). The Bridge edges ever closer to its final denouement, while Hidden and whole bunch of others continue elsewhere. Enjoy! 1 The Bridge *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*…

Sky Living to rebrand as Sky Witness, picks up Patrick Dempsey drama

This is one for UK readers. Sky Living has always been a bi of a strange channel. Acquired from Flextech many years ago, it kept the Living moniker even though much of its content has been swish American shows in the crime drama genre (hello Elementary). Now the network is sorting the channel out. According…

The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 4th – Sunday 10th June)

The Bridge continues apace this week, but the big news is that the English-language version of Craith, Hidden, – the excellent Welsh-set drama we reviewed earlier on in the year on S4C – begins on both BBC One Wales and BBC Four. (Although why it’s taking BBC Four’s foreign-language, Saturday-night-9pm is anyone’s guess.) Elsewhere, the…

BBC confirms transmission date for Craith/Hidden

We reviewed Welsh-language series Craith earlier this year when it debuted on S4C but, like Hinterland/Y Gwyll and Un Bor Mercher/Keeping Faith before it, we knew that an-English language version would be appearing on both BBC One Wales and BBC Four soon after. (One of the more incredible things about these Welsh-language dramas is that…

The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 7th – Sunday 13th May)

Well, here we go then – it’s finally here. We’ll be getting everyone in the mood with a whole week’s worth of Bridge content from Monday, but the real thing starts on Friday. Elsewhere, Midsomer Murders is back (although it looks like it’s starting its new run with the final two, unaired episodes from series…

The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 30th April – Sunday 6th May)

  It’s something I’d never thought I’d type, but this week’s 10 Best is dominated by the Belgians. Salamander and Rough Justice continues, and Tabula Rasa starts on Channel 4/All4. Elsewhere, Netflix has managed to get its hands on a whole bunch of series of the original Prime Suspect. Enjoy!