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…

REVIEW We Own This City (S1 E1/6)

In a parallel universe somewhere, celebrated screenwriter David Simon is making a cosy crime drama series featuring hedgerows, a whodunit, perhaps a vicar or two and an amateur sleuth deep in the English countryside. Thankfully, we don’t deal in multiverses here at The Killing Times, and Simon has – in the here and now –…

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….

Disney+ confirms transmission date for Under The Banner Of Heaven

A few weeks back we reported that Under The Banner Of Heaven – starring Andrew Garfield – should be making its way to the UK. And now we know that it is and when it’s going to appear. It tells investigates and juxtaposes two histories: the origin and evolution of the Church of Jesus Christ of…

The Old Man with Jeff Bridges: First trailer drops

The Old Man starring Oscar winner and perennial award-winner John Lithgow is going to be with us soon. The series, which appears on FX in the US, has now dropped it first trailer. Based on the 2017 novel by Tomas Perry, The Old Man tells the story of Dan Chase, a former CIA operative who…

True Detective season 4 ‘in the works’ at HBO

One of the landmark crime series of the last decade or so, True Detective has been a huge global hit since its debut in 2014. Now we’re hearing that a fourth series is in the works at home US broadcaster, HBO, and without its original creator and showrunner Nic Pizzolatto. The Hollywood Reporter says that…

Candy starring Jessica Biel drops first trailer

Jessica Biel true crime series Candy has dropped its first trailer. The series, which will premiere on Hulu in the US and (potentially) Disney+ in the UK sees Biel play against type and portray a real-life murderer from the 1980s. In June 1980, school teacher Betty Gore was found bludgeoned to death with an axe….