By Patrick Munn | February 15, 2019 - 8:30 am | No Comments
UKTV's Alibi channel has handed out a six episode series order to Traces, an original drama based on an idea by best-selling crime writer Val McDermid which hails from Red Production Company. This marks the first original drama commission for Alibi. Traces explores the world of SIFA, the Scottish Institute of Forensic Science, and follows Emma Hedges, Prof. Sarah Gordon and Prof. Kathy Torrance - who together will use the rigors of forensics to uncover the truth about an unsolved murder case.
By Patrick Munn | January 28, 2019 - 2:14 pm | No Comments
Netflix is has handed out an eight episode series order to The Stranger, an adaptation of the Harlan Coben novel of the same name. Berlin Station star Richard Armitage is attached to star. “I could barely contain my excitement reading Harlan Coben’s The Stranger; a nail biting thriller with a huge beating heart and a dash of social commentary for extra bite", Armitage said. "I’m thrilled to be returning to work with Nicola Schindler and the brilliant creative team she has assembled.”
By Patrick Munn | September 17, 2018 - 3:09 pm | No Comments
Former Harry Potter and How To Get Away With Murder star Alfred Enoch has been set as the new lead on BBC One's Trust Me. He replaces Jodie Whitaker (Doctor Who), who starred in the first season of the series created by Dan Sefton.
By Patrick Munn | August 22, 2018 - 5:15 pm | No Comments
Russell T. Davies passion project is finally coming to the small screen. Channel 4 has ordered The Boys, a five episode drama series from the former Doctor Who showrunner which explores the story of the 1980s, the story of AIDS, and the story of three boys, Ritchie, Roscoe and Colin, across the decade. “I lived through those times, and it’s taken me decades to build up to this. And as time marches on, there’s a danger the story will be forgotten", said Russell T. Davies. "So it’s an honour to write this for the ones we lost, and the ones who survived.”
By Patrick Munn | June 4, 2018 - 9:53 am | No Comments
Fresh off of the conclusion of his three-part A Very English Scandal adaptation, BBC One and former Doctor Who showrunner Russell T. Davies are teaming together once again for new drama series Years And Years, which charts the lives of a single family over 15 years in a Britain rocked by unstable political, economic and technological advances.
By Patrick Munn | May 2, 2018 - 11:40 am | No Comments
International distributor StudioCanal has sold the first season of BBC One's psychological thriller Trust Me, starring Jodie Whitaker, to European broadcaster ARTE. Trust Me premiered on BBC One back in August 2017 to strong critical acclaim. It was also a hit with viewers and the series premiere managed an audience of 4.3 million viewers in its Thursday night time-slot. The BBC recently commissioned a second season, which will feature a new story and cast.
By Patrick Munn | February 23, 2018 - 12:18 am | No Comments
BBC One's psychological thriller Trust Me has been renewed for a four episode second season and is becoming something of an anthology series. While the show will be back for a new run, it will feature a new story and an entirely new cast.