REVIEW: Waco (S1 E4/6)

This re-telling of the Waco siege is shaping up to be an excellent series. At the end of episode three, we got an insight into the terrifying mind of David Koresh. He wasn’t a monster in the traditional sense – he was one that manipulates, coerces and controls, all under a guise of a nerdy,…

Ben Whishaw, Jessie Buckley and Jack Huston join series four of Fargo

If we tell you we’re looking forward to the fourth series of Fargo, that would be an understatement. Noah Hawley’s terrific anthology series has been confirmed with Chris Rock as its lead. Now new actors have joined the cast. The Hollywood Reporter, well, reports that Ben Whishaw, Jessie Buckley and Jack Huston have joined up….

Amazon lands TV rights to Lee Child’s Jack Reacher series

We brought you news last year that superstar crime author was shopping his insanely popular Jack Reacher character around in the world of TV. Now we’re hearing that Amazon has picked up the rights. Deadline reports that “In a competitive situation, Amazon has landed the rights to develop a script-to-series drama based on the Jack Reacher character from Lee Child’s…

REVIEW: Waco (S1 E3/6)

Like many of the people within Mount Carmel under the influence of David Koresh, I’ve found myself falling for this impactful series that tells the story of the tragic Waco siege in 1993. A gauche analogy perhaps, but it’s not long until you’re pulled in, too, beguiled by the narrative propulsion that’s powered by the…

HBO confirms transmission date for series three of The Deuce

David Simon and George Pelecanos’s The Deuce has been, for two series, some of the best human drama on the box. We know that series three is to be the last, and now we know when it’s going to happen. READ MORE: HBO RENEWS THE DEUCE FOR A THIRD SERIES The series, which chronicles the…

Netflix confirms Mindhunter 2 transmission date

Mindhunter was our favourite crime series in 2017. We’ve known for a while that it was on its way back this year, and now we know when. Digital Spy reports that series producer David Fincher spilled the beans during a podcast. Netflix, on its official Twitter feed, then confirmed the information. NEWS: Mindhunter S2 is…

Batman spin-off Pennyworth picked up by StarzPlay

When is a crime series a crime series? You argue that anything from prison drama Orange Is The New Black to any of the Marvel Universe series on Netflix is a crime series. The umbrella of crime drama is a large and welcoming one. One series that is coming and could be argued to be…

REVIEW: Waco (S1 E2/6)

Last week’s opening episode of Waco presented us with a compelling if meat-and-potatoes re-enactment of David Koresh’s infamous Waco tragedy from the early 1990s. Taylor Kitsch plays the oddly normal cult leader with an easy charm. Apart from his barking pronouncements from the scriptures, I was left wondering how this man had managed to cajole…

REVIEW: Waco (S1 E1/6)

As we all know, true crime – and dramatic adaptations thereof – are all the rage at the moment. We’ve already had two noteworthy TV versions of true crimes this year here in the UK – ITV’s Manhunt and Netflix’s stunning When They See Us. The question is, how far back do you go when…

More Perry Mason plotlines and cast information released

HBO’s reboot of Perry Mason is gathering pace and we’re getting more and more information. We still think it’s one of the more exciting projects that’s coming up in the next year or so. The series, starring Matthew Rhys, is set in 1931 Los Angeles. This is the official spiel: While the rest of the…

Stephen King’s Mr Mercedes releases new trailer for series three

Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes has been developed into three successful series, shown on Amazon in the UK. Now we’re getting ready for series three. The show is set to return for its third season on 10th September in the US. While the opening scenes set just the right level of dread and fear, it’s Bill…

Sky Witness confirms transmission date for final series of Elementary

Eyebrows were raised when CBS announced that it was making its own US version of the Sherlock Holmes story. The modern-day adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson (Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu) has been a huge success, with Elementary producing 141 episodes and six series. Now we know when its final, seventh series…