BBC releases new Luther trailer

Series five of Luther – one the big British crime shows – is almost upon us (seriously, it’s very close), and the BBC has dropped a new trailer today. Here it is: So what do we know about this short series five? Episodes will see “the moonless shadows of London give birth to a new…

Donald Sutherland joins cast of HBO’s The Undoing

Our interest was piqued when it was announced that Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant were to star in a new HBO thriller, The Undoing. Now we’re hearing that the venerable Donald Sutherland, who has been fantastic in Truth, has joined the cast. An adaptation of Jean Hanff Korelitz’s book You Should Have Known, The Undoing centres on…

Netflix confirms Young Wallander

Prequel series have been a mixed bag in recent years – Endeavour has been a success, Prime Suspect 1973 not so much. Readers are always wary about their favourite characters being re-cast and re-animated into something that’s different from the original, so we’re cautious about this one – there’s a Young Wallander series coming to…

The Crown’s Kate Phillips to star in Miss Scarlet And The Duke

A+E Networks, known for being the home of channels like History Channel, is getting in on the scripted drama game with a new Victorian-era crime series. Miss Scarlet And The Duke, which was created by Grantchester and The Mallorca Files writer Rachael New, follows the first ever-female detective in 19th century London and is to star Kate Phillips of The…

Alibi confirms Murdoch Mysteries transmission date

Murdoch Mysteries is one of those very watchable, Golden Age-era crime shows that has a touch of the Sherlock Holmes and Ripper Street about it. Starring Yannick Bisson as the titular detective in early 20th century Toronto, and based on novels by Maureen Jennings, it sees William Murdoch use up-and-coming forensics techniques and an unconventional approach,…

Frankie Drake Mysteries makes January Alibi return

UKTV channel Alibi seems to have cornered the market in Golden Age Canadian dramas. Not only does the channel broadcast Murdoch Mysteries in the UK, but it began to show Frankie Drake Mysteries last year. Now series two is just around the corner. The series is set in stylish 1920s Toronto, and follows female-only agency…

REVIEW: Beck (S7 E4/4)

Could this be the last roll of the dice for Beck? With Alex firmly in charge of the team, and Steinar doing most of the footwork, what is left for the old warhorse to contribute? Both in terms of fictional drama and TV reality, this series finale could mark an end to Beck’s run. Most…

BBC releases new Poirot image for The ABC Murders

One of the festive treats we cannot wait to get stuck into is Sarah Phelps’ new Agatha Christie adaptation of The ABC Murders. Obviously, the headline event is that the moustachioed Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot, is coming back to our screens, with John Malkovich taking the reins. Until the transmission date is confirmed (very soon,…

Sky Atlantic reveals Tin Star series 2 transmission date

It’s going to be a busy first month of 2019, with a host of new series hitting our screen. One of them is Sky Atlantic’s Tin Star, which received a mixed response when it aired last year. However, it bears watching, not least for Tim Roth’s excellent performance. The first series ended with Police Chief…

Stephen King’s Mr Mercedes renewed for a third series

David E Kelly’s adaptation of Stephen King’s Mr Mercedes has been a noteworthy crime drama this year. Starring Brendan Gleeson and Harry Treadaway, it tells the story of Bill Hodges, a detective way past his prime who gets his groove back when the psychopathic killer from a high-profile cold case re-emerges to mock the old…

FX greenlights Noah Hawley’s Piety

As regular readers will know, we think Fargo is one of the best crime dramas on the box, and its showrunner, Noah Hawley, has (rightly) become one of the most sought-after talents in Hollywood. We’re expecting series four of Fargo next year, but as if he’s not got enough on his plate, new reaches us…