The Wire’s David Simon returns to Baltimore in new HBO series

Long-time readers of this site will know what we think of the partnership between showrunner David Simon and crime novelist George Pelecanos. The duo has created some of the genre’s most revered drama series of all time, and now we’re hearing news that the pair is reprising its partnership with a new series for US…

Bosch on Amazon: New spin-off series announced

Michael Connelly’s Bosch novels have been successfully been adapted by Amazon into six brilliantly engrossing, evocative and consistent series. With the seventh (and last) series just around the corner, the enormo corp has announced that it’s getting a spin-off on, of all places, Amazon-owned film and TV database, IMDB. IMDb TV announced that it has…

Kate Winslet crime drama Mare Of Easttown: When is it on and what’s it about?

Sky Altantic has released the first-look trailer for Mare of¬†Easttown, starring Kate Winslet and Guy Pearce. Not only that, but Sky has confirmed the transmission date. The seven-episode series is “an exploration into the dark side of a close community and an authentic examination of how family and past tragedies can define our present.”¬† Alongside…

BOXSET REVIEW A Teacher (S1)

The pandemic might have restricted most people from office work this past year, but television is still happily serving up those “water-cooler” moments that used to occupy such environments with hushed conversations across the country. The latest of these derives from A Teacher, which has been generating a significant volume of column inches (or perhaps…

Clarice: Cast announced for Silence Of The Lambs sequel

Earlier this year we brought you news of CBS’ intention to make a Silence Of The Lambs prequel. Called Clarice it’s to be set in 1993, and tells the personal story of FBI Agent Clarice Starling as she returns to the field after her battle with Hannibal Lecter to pursue serial murderers and sexual predators…

Alibi acquires Briarpatch for UK broadcast

UKTV crime drama specialist channel, Abibi, has acquired US series Briarpatch for broadcast in the UK. Starring Roario Dawson, Briarpatch updates the pulp fiction genre for a new era and follows the determined and no-nonsense detective, Allegra Dill (Dawson), who returns to her quirky hometown after her sister is murdered. However, there is more than…

Dexter to return in 2021 with new 10-part series

One of best crime dramas of all time, Dexter, is to return in a new series, its US home, Showtime has announced. The series, which starred Michael C Hall as vigilante serial killer Dexter Morgan – who worked for a blood splatter analyst for the Miami PD, concluded after eight series in 2013. Deadline reports:…