The Twelve season 2: Everything we know as filming begins in Belgium

One of our favourite shows from a few years ago – The Twelve (De Twaalf) – has begun production on its second series, subtitled The Cinderalla Murder. The tense courtroom drama once again is set in Belgium and once again features a courtroom conundrum. What is The Twelve season 2 all about? In The Cinderella…

Netflix drops first trailer for Harlan Coben thriller

American best-selling crime author Harlan Coben has made a successful foray into the TV world, thanks to deals with Netflix and several foreign-language adaptations of his hit novels. The next cab off the rank is Hold Tight, which has been made by Polish producers. It stars Magdalena Boczarska and Leszek Lichota, and Hold Tight tells…

Cannes Confidential to debut on Viaplay in 2023

A new romantic comedy crime drama is being developed by Nordic streaming service, Viaplay. Cannes Confidential sees Camille Delmasse (Lucie Lucas) play a tough cop who can never lie. Harry King (Jamie Bamber) is her exact opposite – the international fraudster who can do nothing but lie. Their paths cross when Harry suddenly becomes a…

Marc Warren cast as Van Der Valk, ITV picks up series for UK

Classic detective show Van Der Valk is, as we know, getting a makeover. Back in the 70s, the show starred Barry Foster in the title role and followed a street smart and unapologetic Dutch detective navigates the lively and enigmatic city of Amsterdam, solving mysterious crimes using astute human observation and inspired detection. Now we…

Netflix picks up Polish series, Ultraviolet

It seems that not a day goes by when global, series-devouring streaming network Netflix – now rivalling Disney as the biggest media company in the US – has acquired some sort of new series. Not only does it produce its own US series and documentaries, it has cast its net far and wide and signed…

Review: Matrioshki (S1 E1/10) Wednesday 30th July

Personal circumstances mean that I’m a bit late on things at the moment (which is KILLING me!), but this is just as well – August feels like the calm before the storm, and when September comes there will be all manner of new TV crime drama to get stuck into. One new thing to follow, however, is…

Trailer: Inspector De Luca, BBC4

After The Bridge and Salamander, we now go to Italy in BBC4’s Saturday night crime slot. This one looks like a goodie, too, as it features a dashing young detective working during the time of the rise of Italy’s fascist dictatorship in the 1930s. It’s set Bologna Mussolini’s era, and showcases an investigator whose honesty and…