New TV Crime Drama

The Fall    — series 2 available now on Netflix

Grantchester – starts Sunday, January 18th on PBS

Foyle’s War – final season starts streaming on Acorn TV on Monday, February 2nd

Justified – final season starts Tuesday, January 20st on FX

Death Comes to Pemberley, Elementary, The Fall and Fortitude

The first of two episodes of Death Comes to Pemberley (the adaptation of P.D. James’ homage to Pride and Prejudice) aired on Sunday, October 26th on PBS.  The episode is available online here until November 10th – find out if Wickham is a killer or just a cad.

Also, although the year is rapidly winding down, there are still some shows to watch out for.

Fans of Lucy Liu and Jonny Lee Miller’s Watson and Holmes (or those who will take any kind of Sherlock that they can get) will be happy to know that Elementary returns for its third season this Thursday, October 30th.

Series two of the well-shot and acted (if disturbing) The Fall, begins on the BBC in the second week of November (exact date and time to be confirmed).

Finally, is Sky Atlantic’s 12 part series Fortitude, set in the arctic and staring, among other greats, Sofie Grabol, Michael Gambon and Stanley Tucci. Need I say more? True, it probably won’t air until January 2015, but it’s promising enough to deserve the extra anticipation time! Here’s the trailer.

The Fall Available Online Now

Just a reminder to North American viewers that as of today (May 28th) all five episodes of the first series of the BBC’s serial killer crime drama The Fall are available streaming online on Netflix.

The BBC’s deal with Netflix gives viewers the opportunity to watch the series while it’s still being broadcast in the UK.

Also good news for fans is that a second series has been commissioned.  It appears that the first series may end on a cliff hanger so that the second series will pick up with the same killer rather than with a fresh case.

Happy marathon viewing!

New BBC Crime Drama The Fall

The BBC’s five-part crime drama The Fall starring Gillian Anderson will premiere on Monday May 13th.  Anderson’s DSI Stella Gibson comes to Belfast from the MET to help catch a serial killer.  From the outset the audience knows who the killer is, so this is less a whodunit than a can they catch him type of drama.

The good news for US, Canadian and Latin American fans is that Netflix is going to make the show available soon after it airs in the UK — apparently on May 28th.

If you can’t view the trailer on the BBC site you can catch a slick teaser trailer here.