From the Assassination of Gianni Versace to Collateral starring Carey Mulligan there are a host of gripping crime dramas, ‘new and old’, to keep you glued to your screens this year.
Carey Mulligan plays, the very compelling Detective Inspector Kip Glaspie, investigating the seemingly unplanned murder of a pizza delivery man shot down in a London street in this brand new British television drama. Piers Wenger, the BBC’s head of drama, described the series as “a contemporary and thought provoking state of the nation thriller that pushes the boundaries of what audiences expect.” As the plot begins to pan out it is clear that the repercussions of the shooting are more far reaching than first imagined, expect smugglers and spies to be thrown into the tangled mix.
Love her or hate her, Marcella Backland is back on our screens this month reprising her role as the disturbed, yet brilliant, London detective, who’s involvement in her new case about a child serial killer, once again, infringes upon her personal life and pushes her to her absolute limits. Rav Panthaki who plays Detective Inspector Rav Sangha promises for a fulfilling series: “It’s so thoroughly thought through and intricate with twists and turns, red herrings, but it will all make sense. The audience will come away satisfied with what happened.”
Season two of American Crime story tells of the shock murder of the fashion mogul Gianni Versace. The story inspired by Vanity Fair journalist Maureen Orth’s book Vulgar Favours stars Penelope Cruz, Ricky Martin and Edgar Ramirez. The story that is presented on screen is a version believed to be made up of a combination of fact, fiction and investigative reporting. It’s safe to say certain elements have been drummed up for dramatic effect. The show however doesn’t just delve into the murder of Gianni Versace, it examines, also, a very captivating slice of the gay community and its surrounding culture during 90’s America.
The BBC has confirmed that it has given the go ahead for the critically acclaimed British crime drama to come back for a fifth season, which is due to air in the Autumn. Idris Elba plays Luther the riveting, and emotionally impulsive, murder detective who has a, near genius, brilliant mind when it comes to solving serious, seemingly unsolvable, crimes. On returning back for a fifth season Idris Elba explains: “There is unfinished business, but there’s also more Luther. There’s more of that really complex character that I love to play.” Nick-named ‘His Satanic Majesty’ Luther is one of the most captivating Detectives the small screen has ever seen and has changed the landscape of TV Crime drama forever.