The Bone Collector TV series in the works

Jeffrey Deaver’s The Bone Collector – a 1999 movie starring Denzil Washington and Angelina Jolie – looks like it’s coming to television. US network, NBC, is developing a new adaptation, according to Deadline. The story follows Lincoln Rhyme, a retired genius forensic criminologist left paralyzed after an accident on the job. When a harrowing case…

Fox developing David Baldacci series

David Baldacci is one of the world’s biggest selling crime writers, and news reaches us a new TV series based on his John Puller series. US network, Fox, is developing the series. Puller is described as an action-forward procedural thriller about John Puller, an investigator with the Army’s Criminal Investigation Division. Puller, a decorated former Army…

Bosch renewed by Amazon for a sixth series

Michael Connelly’s long-running LA noir character, Harry Bosch, has been a hugely successful example of a novel(s) that has transferred onto the small screen. We’ve had four series of the titular character, with a fifth coming next year, and now Amazon has confirmed that a sixth series has been commissioned. “I’m on the set where we…

BBC Four names The Sinner transmission date

Yes, you read that correctly – BBC Four bought the repeat rights of USA Network’s The Sinner (which originally aired in the UK on Netflix) and will broadcast series one on the channel very soon. It’s well worth a watch. In series one – an eight-episode series – Detective Harry Ambrose (Bill Pullman) delves into the…

REVIEW: Trust (S1 E10/10)

Consequences – that’s what Trust is all about. In this concluding episode we find out what happens after most crime drama stops – when the ransom has been paid and the kidnappee returned. The fallout is more than a family affair – with the Getty billions at stake, there were always going to be historic…

REVIEW: The Deuce (S2 E9/9)

“There’s no fixin’ this world, is there?” This second series of David Simon and George Pelecanos’s The Deuce has been an extraordinary thrill ride, with characters inhabiting this filthy, grotty, alive neighbourhood of 1970s New York City struggling against the push and pull of identity, stereotype and psychogeography. When it comes to series finales, you’d…

Nicole Kidman to star in HBO thriller

Nicole Kidman is really getting stuck into television these days. And not just any-old television – crime drama television. First came Big Little Lies and then Top Of The Lake: China Girl, and now there’s a new HBO thriller in the works: The Undoing. Based on Jean Hanff Korelitz‘s novel, You Should Have Known, The Undoing…

REVIEW: Trust (S1 E9/10)

With Paul’s ear off, and the ransom deal back on, we’re moving towards the climax of the tale; but there are twists yet to come, extraordinarily emotive moments, and not a few surprises in this convoluted saga of money and familial distrust. John Paul Getty III himself it was, if we are to believe it,…

The Purge set for a second series

USA Network has greenlit a second season of The Purge, its hour-long drama series based on the movie franchise of the same name. The Purge revolves around a 12-hour period when all crime, including murder, is legal. Set in an altered America ruled by a totalitarian political party, the series follows several seemingly unrelated characters living in…