Sky Atlantic confirms Get Shorty transmission date

Here’s another one of those ‘why are they doing another version of that?’ series. The late, great crime writer, Elmore Leonard, was revered in many circles and one of his most popular novels was Get Shorty. It was made into a (successful) film in the mid-1990s (starring John Travolta), but now it’s back, this time…

Showtime picks up Affleck and Damon’s City On A Hill for full series

US cable network Showtime – which has a deal with Sky Atlantic in the UK – has greenlit a full series of Ben Affleck and Matt Damon’s Boston-set, police drama City On A Hill. The Hollywood Reporter says: “[The] network has handed out a 12-episode series order to the Boston crime drama exec produced by Ben Affleck and…

HBO names transmission date for Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects

Last month, HBO released the first trailer for its Gillian Flynn adaptation, Sharp Objects. Starring the brilliant Amy Adams, it’s a much-anticipated tale of journalist Camille Preaker, who, fresh from a brief stay at a psychiatric hospital, faces a troubling assignment: she must return to her tiny hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls….

LA Confidential not picked up by CBS for full series

One of the more intriguing projects in the pipeline was CBS’s reworking of James Ellroy’s for-the-ages crime novel, LA Confidential. Already an Oscar-winning film, the series was to be, according to Variety, a “modern take on James Ellroy’s novel — which was the basis of the 1997 feature film. In it the paths of three…

Rellik star lands role in True Detective III

The third series of True Detective, HBO/Sky Atlantic’s heavyweight American crime series, is one of the biggie we’re looking forward to. It’s widely acknowledged that after the stellar first series, series two lost its way somewhat, so we’re hoping that series three will get back on track. We already know that Oscar-winner, Mahershala Ali, is…

Carrie Coon to star in series two of The Sinner

American actress Carrie Coon was fantastic in series three of Fargo (along with Mary Elizabeth Winstead, she pretty much stole the show), and there’s no doubt she’s beginning to amass quite the résumé. 

Snowfall series two transmission date announced

Snowfall was one of the shows we missed last year, but what we saw of it, it looked like a good, solid entrant into the crime drama genre. Created by Oscar-nominated director and writer John Singleton, Snowfall transported us back to 1983 and detailed how the crack cocaine epidemic was in its infancy in Los…

Amazon names transmission date for series two of Goliath

One of the series we missed out on – there are so many! – was the first series of Amazon Prime’s Goliath, starring Billy Bob Thornton. Thornton went onto win awards for his performance as Billy McBride, a down-and-out lawyer who sought redemption. Amazon has announced that series two is on the horizon. Thornton will once…

Did Jessica Biel reveal the start date of series two of The Sinner?

Last year, USA Networks’ The Sinner, which made its way to the UK via Netflix (as most things do these days), was one of the more intriguing crime dramas of the year. Although uneven, it flickered with brilliance. It starred Jessica Biel and Bill Pullman as a woman committed of murder and as a local,…

HBO releases first trailer for Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects

Two-thousand-and-eighteen is shaping up to be quite a year for crime drama. Not only have we had some returning big hitters like Spiral and the imminent The Bridge, the new stuff has been pretty impressive, too. The next really big one to look out for is an adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects – the…