Grantchester returns to PBS this Sunday for a Christmas special to be followed by six new episodes.
Also starting on Sunday, My Mother and Other Strangers, a five-part drama set in Northern Ireland during WWII.
You can watch a trailer here.
Idris Elba is set to return to the BBC with 4 new episodes of Luther.
Filming isn’t due to start until early next year, but they are promising big, bold, surprising (and scary) viewing. Perhaps a little Alice Morgan …?
PBS has announced air dates for series 3 of Grantchester and series 4 of Endeavour.
Grantchester will begin airing on Sunday, June 18th. The new series will consist of a Christmas special, followed by six episodes.
You can watch a promo for the series here.
The first of 4 new Endeavour episodes will air on Sunday, August 20th.
You can see a promo here.
This Sunday, January 1st, Sherlock returns to PBS for the first of (possibly the last) three new episodes.
You can check out the ominous and excellent trailer here.
ITV and the BBC have teamed up to create a new steaming service for American viewers. BritBox will apparently offer the largest video-on-demand library of British tv programs available anywhere in the US. Some shows (Eastenders, Holby City, Emmerdale) will be available within 24 hours of airing in the UK.
In terms of crime dramas, it’s not yet clear how many shows will be available that are not already on offer elsewhere. Press releases have mentioned The Moonstone (the recent adaptation of the Wilkie Collins novel), Silent Witness (of which only a few seasons are available for purchase on Amazon), and New Blood.
The service is due to go live in the next few months and the subscription price has yet to be revealed.
You can sign up to receive more info and check out the website here.
This blog has been very short on postings lately as I’ve been working on getting my crime novel—Too Far to Fall—ready for publication after it’s long and arduous journey through the wacky world of publishing. I’ll post my cover and a blurb once it’s out in the world.
In the meantime, in the next few weeks both ITV and the BBC should release their Christmas promos. A Grantchester Christmas Special has already been announced and who knows what else might be in store!
To tide you over you could check out The Night Manager on Amazon Prime, Doctor Foster on Netflix, or one of the new Australian crime dramas currently available on Acorn TV—Winter, Jack Irish, or Deep Water.
Filming will begin soon for 6 new Grantchester episodes and a Christmas special that will air this coming holiday season.
ITV promises “a festive, snow-filled Christmas episode full of emotion and drama.” Sounds good–even if probably not very holiday happy ending-y.
For more info on what to expect for the rest of series 3 go here.
No word yet on a PBS transmission date.