REVIEW: The Deuce (S2 E3/8)

We’re up to episode three in series two of The Deuce, David Simon and George Pelecanos’s detailing of the fledgeling sex industry in 1970s New York, and it was the most thrilling of the run yet. One of the criticisms that many have of the show is that things develop too slowly, scenes are too…

REVIEW: The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair (S1 E4/10)

At the end of episode three of this paper-thin whodunit, it was revealed that murdered teen, Nola Kellergan, had some secrets of her own. Not only had she endured a beating from her hyper-religious mother, but she was also seen getting into the car of the chauffeur to one of the richest men in America’s…

Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Domhnall Gleeson to star in Run

Thanks to Fleabag and Killing Eve, Phoebe Waller-Bridge is now hot property in TV land, and for her next project, she’s going back to the thriller genre. This time executive producing, Run is described as a comedic thriller starring Domhnall Gleeson and written Waller-Bridge collaborator, Vicky Jones. But wait… the good news is that Waller-Bridge…

Chris Evans signs on for Defending Jacob

No, not THAT Chris Evans. Chris Evans has become synonymous with superhero movies, thanks to his stint as Captain America. Now he’s returning to television for the first time in almost 20 years after signing on to star and executive produce Apple TV series, Defending Jacob. According to Variety: The series is based on the…

HBO renews The Deuce for a third series

One of our favourite crime dramas – although subtle in its crimeyness – is David Simon and George Pelecanos’s The Deuce. The sprawling story of pimps, sex workers, cops and the nascent sex industry set in 1970s New York, is currently two episodes into its second series. Now HBO – its home network in the…

Snowfall renewed for a third series

John Singleton’s cocaine drama, Snowfall, has been renewed for a third series by parent network, FX. The American series wrapped up its second run earlier in the year and now the network has announced that it’ll be back for a third series in 2019. Set against the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic in Los…

REVIEW: Trust (S1 E2/6)

If you know your history, you’ll have a pretty good idea of the way Trust is going; if not, prepare for a (mild) shock. Yes, pretty-boy heir John Paul Getty III has been kidnapped – but billionaire granddad has no intention of handing over a penny. And in any case, is the kidnapping real? Having…

The Sinner transmission date confirmed by Netflix

Netflix’s The Sinner – broadcast on USA Network in, well, the US – was almost a brilliant series during its first run. Aside from those final two episodes, it was a really intriguing did she/didn’t she story. Series two has already been broadcast in the US, so we’ve been waiting patiently for the streaming giant…

REVIEW: The Deuce (S2 E2/8)

Brenda Peterson walks down the stairs at Penn Station and arrives in the entrance hall. It’s a teeming pit of people – tourists, commuters and those looking for more than just the daily routine. Brenda is there because she feels her college education isn’t giving her the right kind of education, so she took off…

First trailer for Dirty John released

Dirty John is a series we’re keeping a close eye on, based as it is on the insanely popular true-crime podcast. Written by Chance co-creator Alexandra Cunningham, Dirty John is based on the articles and podcast from Los Angeles Times reporter Christopher Goffard. It centres on John Meehan (Eric Bana), a handsome and romantic charmer who sweeps Debra Newell,…

REVIEW: The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair (S1 E3/10)

People up in this part of the country do a lot of disgusting stuff. So said policeman Perry Gahalowood (Damon Wyans) as he tried to warn young author, Marcus Goldman, that he was in over his head while he was looking into his friend Harry Quebert’s case. In fact, Sergeant Gahalawood isn’t the only one to…

Vincent D’Onofrio joins Forest Whittaker in Godfather Of Harlem

The big hitters continue to line up for 2019. The next one off the block, Godfather of Harlem – which will air on the Epix network and comes from the creator of Narcos – tells the true story of crime boss Bumpy Johnson (Forest Whitaker), who in the early 1960s returned after 10 years in prison…