Michael C Hall for Harlan Coben Netflix crime drama

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Acclaimed screenwriter Danny Brocklehurst’s work is currently on our screens, having adapted two Mark Billingham novels for the BBC’s In The Dark series (see a review of episode one, here), and now he’s announced that he’s involved in a new project for Netflix, teaming up with another best-selling crime novelist, Harlan Coben, for a new crime drama series starring Dexter’s brilliant Michael C Hall. Continue reading

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Dexter 10th anniversary special: Why it was one of the Noughties’ best crime dramas

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dexter-season-611Ten years ago to the day, US cable network Showtime launched a new show called Dexter. It was based on the books by Jeff Lindsay and starred Michael C Hall as the titular character. It went on to become one of the biggest cult hits on television, thanks its intriguing and morally ambiguous premise – Dexter Morgan, a shy and eccentric blood spatter expert for the Miami PD, was, on the side, a vigilante serial killer, taking out those who had escaped justice in methodical, predatory and ritualistic fashion. It ran for eight series, so we wanted to mark its anniversary with some special posts. I’m going to kick things off with a bit of a look back, and peer into the life of Dexter Morgan – TV’s ultimate anti-hero. Continue reading

Showtime drops new Dexter trailer to mark show’s 10th anniversary

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Dexter-Pool-of-Blood-HD-WallpaperEven with all this amazing crime drama about, I still miss Dexter. Dexter Morgan, that shy, awkward and talented blood splatter expert for the Miami police by day, vigilante serial killer taking out other serial killers by night. As a premise it was deliciously macabre and morally ambiguous (well, up to a point), and over eight series and 96 episodes the show became many people’s favourite US crime series of all time. Now, to celebrate its 10th birthday, the show’s home US network, Showtime, has produced a new trailer… Continue reading