Coming Soon: Autumn Crime Drama 2015
Lots of people mourn the end of summer – cursing the long cold nights and complaining about the never-ending rain. But here at Dead Good we absolutely love it.
What crime connoisseur worth their chops doesn’t love autumn, the season that gives us Halloween and the kind of dark and creepy nights which can’t help but inspire crime writers everywhere?
When it’s cold outside we have little choice but to curl up somewhere warm with a cuppa, so we can’t wait for all the brilliant crime dramas that will be gracing our screens this season. From Sherlock to Luther, some of our favourite sleuths will be out in force and we couldn’t be more excited.
What will you be tuning in for?
Coming Soon: Autumn Crime Drama
Arne Dahl (BBC Four)
Based on the novels by Arne Dahl, the crime drama returns for five new stories and sees the A Unit reinstated when a wave of brutal murders hits Polish nurses in Sweden. Demands and expectations have never been higher – can Kerstin Holm, the team’s new leader, get the unit to deliver, or is this new effort a misguided attempt by a paranoid police force in a time of increasingly unusual and refined criminal activity?
Air date: 17th October 2015
And Then There Were None (BBC One)
The bestselling crime novel of all time is being adapted by the BBC this season to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Agatha Christie’s birth and we couldn’t be more excited. With a star-studded cast including Charles Dance, Miranda Pichardson, Anna Maxwell Martin, Sam Neill and Aiden Turner we’re expecting big things from the three-part series – so if you’re not yet familiar with the story, now’s the perfect time to pick up a copy of the book!
Air date: tbc
Jekyll & Hyde (ITV1)
Tom Bateman, Richard E Grant and Natalie Gumede join forces for this new ten-part action drama born from an idea conceived by Charlie Higson and inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale. At the heart of the drama is Robert Jekyll’s quest to discover his real identity, his true family history and the nature of his ‘curse’. Jekyll transforms into Hyde in moments of extreme anger, stress and when his or the lives of others are threatened. We’ve been promised mystery, fantasy, horror and sci-fi by the bucketload – we can’t wait!
Air date: 25th October 2015
Sherlock (BBC One)
For almost two years we have been desperate to see Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman reunited on our screens, and this season our wishes will finally be granted. With the trailer for this season’s Sherlock special finally unveilled, we’ve been given a fleeting glimpse of what’s in store. Holmes and Watson will be taking us back to the Victorian era for a gothic, creepy one off case, but whether or not it’s based on any of Conan Doyle’s original stories remains to be seen. Elementary!
Air date: 1st January 2016
London Spy (BBC Two)
Created by Tom Rob Smith – author of Child 44 and The Farm – London Spy will star Ben Whishaw, who plays Q in Skyfall and the upcoming Sceptre, in the lead role. His character, Danny, falls for the anti-social and enigmatic Alex (Edward Holcroft) from the Secret Intelligence Service. Shortly after the two of them find each other, Alex is discovered dead. Danny, ill-equipped to take on the complex and codified world of British espionage, must decide whether he’s prepared to fight for the truth. Jim Broadbent also stars.
Air date: 9th November 2015
Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar team up for a brand new six-part crime drama. When the bones of a young man are found beneath the footings of a demolished house, an investigation begins to uncover secrets kept buried for almost forty years. For the four potential suspects – played by Bernard Hill, Trevor Eve, Ruth Sheen and Tom Courtenay – these revelations will alter the dynamic of their families and loved ones forever.
Air date: 8th October 2015
The Cormoran Strike Mysteries (BBC One)
JK Rowling’s Robert Galbraith novels featuring Cormoran Strike – The Cuckoo’s Calling, The Silkworm and Career of Evil – are being adapted by the BBC this autumn. Details on cast and air date are yet to be announced, but we’re beyond excited to see the army veteran turned Private Investigator on our screens soon.
Air date: tbc
The Bridge (BBC Four)
Saga Noren and Martin Rohde return for a third series in Hans Rosenfeldt’s Scandinavian crime drama. The murder of a high-profile debater on gender issues turns out to be just the first in a series of gruesome crimes, strung together in a case which involves Saga personally and will change her life forever. A powerful, intriguing and unpredictable tale played out by fascinating and complex characters, series three promises brilliant things.
Air date: 21st November 2015
Luther (BBC One)
Idris Elba returns as DCI John Luther this autumn for a two-part miniseries. Pitted against his most chilling adversary yet, haunted by the ghosts of his past and hell-bent on retribution, Luther is drawn into a terrifyingly complex case that pushes him closer to the edge than he’s ever been. We’ve been told the show will make for explosive viewing – and with Luther we wouldn’t expect anything less!
Air date: tbc
The Night Manager (BBC One)
This season will see Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston star in a highly anticipated adaptation of John le Carré’s The Night Manager. This interpretation of the novel brings together love, loss and revenge in a complex story of modern criminality. With further cast including the likes of Olivia Colman, Tom Hollander, Russell Tovey, David Harewood, Katherine Kelly and Neil Morrissey, we’re sure this will make for fantastic viewing.
Air date: tbc
Which upcoming crime drama are you looking forward to? Let us know in the comments below!