Category Archives: US Crime Drama

Glass Onion creator’s new crime series Poker Face drops first trailer

Glass Onion creator Rhian Johnson has a new crime series coming.

Poker Face stars Russian Doll’s brilliant Natasha Lyonne as Charlie, someone who has an uncanny ability to spot when people are telling lies. She uses this ‘preternatural ability’ to solve crimes.

These include a mysterious murder involving a host of characters, including Lil Rel Howery as a town sheriff who insists there was no foul play.

Here’s he trailer…

The guest list for the 10-episode series is a long one:  Adrien Brody, Angel Desai, Audrey Corsa, Benjamin Bratt, Brandon Michael Hall, Charles Melton, Chelsea Frei, Cherry Jones, Chloë Sevigny, Clea DuVall, Colton Ryan, Danielle MacDonald, Dascha Polanco, David Castañeda, Ellen Barkin, Hong Chau, Jasmine Aiyana Garvin, Jameela Jamil, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Judith Light, Leslie Silva, Luis Guzmán, Megan Suri, Niall Cunningham, Nicholas Cirillo, Nick Nolte, Reed Birney, Rhea Perlman, Ron Perlman, Rowan Blanchard, S. Epatha Merkerson, Shane Paul McGhie, Simon Helberg, Stephanie Hsu, Tim Blake Nelson and Tim Meadows.

The series premieres on Peacock in the US on 26th Janaury.

Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Negga for Presumed Innocent

Hollywood star Jake Gyllenhaal and Ethiopian-Irish, Oscar-nominated actress Ruth Negga have been announced as the leads in Apple+ TVs forthcoming Presumed Innocent.

Inspired by Scott Turow’s courtroom thriller, Presumed Innocent tells the story of a horrific murder that tears apart the Chicago Prosecuting Attorneys’ office when one of its own is suspected of the crime.

A Hollywood movie adaptation came out in 1990.

Produced by David E Kelley, Deadline says that this new adaptation will explore “obsession, sex, politics, and the power and limits of love, as the accused fights to hold his family and marriage together.

“Negga will play Barbara Sabich, the role played by Bonnie Bedelia in the film. Barbara is an artist, gallerist, mother and wife whose life is upended when her husband, Rusty Sabich (Gyllenhaal), is accused of murdering his mistress. Barbara fights to keep her family intact as she tends to her broken heart and broken marriage, and contends with her husband’s highly publicised trial.” 

Christopher Eccleston joins season 4 of True Detective

Beloved British actor Christopher Eccleston has signed up for the fourth series of True Detective.

The critically-acclaimed HBO show is coming back for a fourth run, subtitled Night Country and starring Jodie Foster and Kali Reis.

It’s set in Ennis, Alaska, where six men who operate the Tsalal Arctic Research Station vanish without a trace. To solve the case, Detectives Liz Danvers (Foster) and Evangeline Navarro (Reis) will have to confront the darkness they carry in themselves, and dig into the haunted truths that lie buried under the eternal ice.

Eccleston will portray Ted Corsaro, the regional Chief of Police and a political animal with a long history tying him to Liz Danvers (Foster).

Also joining the cast is Fiona Shaw, who plays Rose Aguineau, a survivalist with a past full of secrets.