Jessica Lucas to star in new Canadian crime drama

Jessica Lucas is better known to many as Tabitha Galivan (or Tigress) in Gotham, the Batman prequel series. Now the Canadian actress has landed a role much closer to home. The Canadian series, The Murders, will air in its native country next year and has eight parts. Kate Jameson (Lucas) is a rookie homicide detective who…

Kim Wall murder investigation to be made into a TV series

The brutal and heartbreaking murder of Swedish journalist really affected us here at The Killing Times, and now news reaches us that the investigation into her disappearance and death is to be made into a TV series. Tobias Lindholm is to make it and for Swedish channels C More and TV4. “A murder case in…

New Finnish crime dramas for MIPCOM

Yes, we love a bit of Finnish crime drama here at The Killing Times, and it’s great to see the country making more and more of it. Two more that may be joining the likes of Deadwind and Bordertown are Arctic Circle, Sherlock North, Hard Diplomacy and Bullets. Deadline reports that both will be shown…

First image for ITV’s Cheat released

Back in June we brought you news of a new psychological drama for ITV. Cheat stars Katherine Kelly andBAFTA winner Molly Windsor, alongside Tom Goodman-Hill, Peter Firth and Adrian Edmondson also star. Not only does it have a good pedigree in front of the camera, but it’s also made by Harry and Jack Williams’ Two Brothers Pictures. Kelly…

True Detective III US premiere date confirmed

One of the big hitters returning for 2019 is True Detective, Nic Pizzolatto’s dark crime anthology series. Starring Mahershala Ali as Wayne Hays, a state police detective from Northwest Arkansas, the new series tells the story of a macabre crime in the heart of the Ozarks and a mystery that deepens over decades and plays out in…

The Killing Times Podcast – Episode 5, The Cry’s Helen FitzGerald

Australian-born novelist and screenwriter, Helen FitzGerald, has written 12 novels, including the best-selling The Cry, which is currently half-way through its run on BBC One. We managed to catch up with Helen, who talked about The Cry, and her fascination with stories that incorporate modern technology, superior thriller elements and deep, human characterisation. TO READ…

Ozark renewed by Netflix for a third series

Ozark, Netflix’s original drama series starring Jason Bateman and Laura Linney, has been renewed for a third series. Deadline says: [Ozark] was one of the big breakouts of 2017, with its freshman season believed to be one of the most streamed shows of that summer. While the second season did not seem to match the…

REVIEW: Trust (S1 E5/10)

Never let it be said that Trust is afraid of a change of tone; this week’s episode takes off into a wild pursuit, sacrificing psychological analysis for rattling action. Can young John Paul Getty escape his captors – or is it a case of ‘Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back…

REVIEW: The Deuce (S2 E5/8)

And so the push and the pull of The Deuce continues. For four episodes of this excellent second series, we’ve seen people trying to get out, only to be pulled back in – they’re labelled and branded, and whatever they do The Deuce, or human manifestations of The Deuce, keep pulling them back into its…

Nathan Fillion’s The Rookie picked up by Sky for UK broadcast

When Nathan Fillion announced that he was to star in a new cop show-with-a-difference, many were very pleased – his work in Angel, Firefly and Castle has earned him a cult status. Now we hear that Sky has picked up the ABC show for UK broadcast. In The Rookie, Fillion plays John Nolan, the oldest rookie in…

New trailer released for Dirty John

We’ve been keeping a close eye on the upcoming Dirty John, and now we have a new trailer, which makes it out to look like a terrifying story of manipulation, control and deception. The show – which starts on Bravo in the US on 25th November – tells the story of how Debra Newell (Connie…