Netflix acquires French crime drama La Forêt

French crime drama is now a real force in the international canon, thanks to Spiral and Witnesses, and recently Netflix has been plundering the world, securing crime dramas from here, there and everywhere. And that includes France. We’ve already had La Mante and The Frozen Dead, and we have La Forêt (The Forest), a six-part series starring Samuel…

Top Boy gets commissioned for third series by Netflix

Pardon the pun, but Netflix is killing it when it comes to fantastic, grown-up crime dramas this year. We’ve had The Ozarcs, Mindhunter and now, this week, The Sinner all in the past year, and now the world-dominating streaming site has announced that British series, Top Boy – which was broadcast by Channel 4 for…

Will Mindhunter II focus on the Atlanta child murders?

Like most good shows, Mindhunter’s reputation has been spreading like wildfire since its release date the week before last thanks to good reviews (see our’s here) and social media word-of-mouth. The serial killer drama, that took a slightly different approach to crime-solving, has already been commissioned for a second series by streaming site, Netflix, and speculation…

Michael C Hall for Harlan Coben Netflix crime drama

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…

Is German series Dark the new Stranger Things?

We’re preparing ourselves for series two of Stranger Things later in the year, but Netflix has announced that it has picked up a series from Germany that’s already being dubbed as a ‘scarier, German version of Stranger Things’. Which basically means that it’s another heady mix of crime story and supernatural goings on. There’s a…

Netflix news: Stranger Things 2 and Riverdale

The last post I, um, posted was singing the praises of linear TV and the pleasure that can be taken in large groups of people tuning in once a week to watch something that has them hooked. On the flipside is the streaming revolution, where portals like Netflix provide whole series to be consumed greedily…

Netflix confirms season two of Stranger Things for 2017

Even though Netflix do not release viewing figures, the streaming site does boast a global subscriber base of over 40million people. Which is quite a lot. I’ll be willing to bet good money that at least three-quarters of that subscriber base has seen Stranger Things, and, if they haven’t, have at least heard about it…

Netflix becomes co-producer on ITV’s Paranoid

One of the potential highlights of the autumn is ITV’s Paranoid, which is being set up to be a kind of Broadchurch-style event series. It’s due to drop in the autumn and has a good cast and a great, crime novel-like hook, and now the show has also gained an impressive co-producer, which is going…

Trailer: Spotless, Netflix

Anything that appears on Netflix is worthy of consideration, so Spotless could be a must-watch when it starts this Friday. It’s set in London, has some recognisable faces and sounds intriguing. Ticks all the boxes, then.

US Autumn Preview: Narcos, Longmire, Minority Report and CSI

Even though we’ve had a busy summer, there’s always a palpable tang in the air when the autumn looms into view. It’s when the big networks, from all over the world, release their big, new series. Even though this blog is ostensibly a UK-based crime drama concern, TV is such a global phenomenon these days,…

Netflix releases trailer and new artwork for Narcos

And for Netflix’s next trick… the internet portal has become renowned for high-quality drama series and releasing episodes all at once so people can watch whole series in one sitting. The next big series to start on the portal, Narcos, chronicles the gripping real-life stories of the infamous drug kingpins of the late 1980s and the…