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Crime Scene is a 148-page quarterly magazine delving into the world of water-cooler crime drama on TV, film and in fiction. Covering the hottest crime drama, like Sherlock, True Detective, Fargo and The Bridge, and the latest novels from best-selling crime authors like Ian Rankin and James Ellroy. Crime Scene is packed with previews, interviews and features, on set-reports, reviews and series overviews. It brings the expertise, access and craft of Total Film and SFX to focus on the biggest and most popular genre of TV drama and of fiction: Crime.

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
Back issue only

in this issue

1 min
welcome, mes amis

TO A SPECIAL EDITION celebrating a Belgian detective who’s bigger than ever. While David Suchet may have hung up his moustache, Hercule Poirot is back in Sophie Hannah’s novel CLOSED CASKET (Sophie writes for us about this brand new case) and Sir Kenneth Branagh’s taking on the role in a Hollywood movie of MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS. But we haven’t forgotten the woman who invented Poirot – our fifth edition is also dedicated to the genius of Agatha Christie. Elsewhere in this issue we’ve hung out with DCI BANKS, cross-examined Steven Avery’s lawyer from MAKING A MURDERER and had an encounter with the chilling mafia don from GOMORRAH. Talking of monsters, CRIME SCENE has a new sister magazine –HORRORVILLE. So the team and I have chosen our favourite scary…

3 min
the night of

“Once you’re incarcerated, you know, you come out a different person, because you have to survive” CREATED BY: RICHARD PRICE AND STEVEN ZAILLIAN STARRING: JOHN TURTURRO, RIZ AHMED, MICHAEL KENNETH WILLIAMS (SKY ATLANTIC) 2016 “I think it is about the system and I think it’s about the cost of committing a crime, or being accused of a crime, and how that can affect someone and change someone,” says John Turturro. “Once you’re incarcerated, you know, you come out a different person, because you have to survive.” The star of movies including Miller’s Crossing and Clockers is describing his new HBO series The Night Of, a brooding crime drama that explores race and the US justice system in the context of a New York City murder case. Turturro plays a lawyer, Jack Stone, who is drawn…

2 min
good behavior

CREATED BY CHAD HODGE, BLAKE CROUCH STARRING MICHELLE DOCKERY, JUAN DIEGO BOTTO (TNT) 15 NOVEMBER (US AIR DATE) “Chad and Blake really did their homework and researched other things that I had done. One performance, one role I played a long, long time ago when I was in my early 20s, was in a show called Waking The Dead, where I played a rape victim who avenges her attackers,” says Michelle Dockery. “I was just stunned that they had seen that. And actually that character was very much the kind of loose basis of this character.” BBC procedural Waking The Dead might seem an unlikely TV inspiration for the creator (Hodge) and author (Crouch) of sci-fi like Wayward Pines, but it’s clearly working for Dockery as she plots a post-Downton career. Good Behavior will…

1 min
narcos s2

CREATED BY CHRIS BRANCATO, CARLO BERNARD, DOUG MIRO STARRING WAGNER MOURA, BOYD HOLBROOK, PEDRO PASCAL (NETFLIX) SEPTEMBER Netflix has made an impact with its original series including House Of Cards, Bloodline and Narcos, an ambitious drama based on the exploits of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar and the DEA agents on his trail. While leading man Wagner Moura describes the first season as an epic portrayal of the drugs trade, he says there’s a shift in tone for Season 2. “It’s more focused on the characters and how a guy like Pablo, that we are used to seeing so powerful in the first season, what is the breaking point of a guy like that?” says Moura. “So we’re going to see him in situations that we never saw him in – emotional situations.…

1 min

CREATED BY BILL GALLAGHER STARRING ROBERT GLENISTER, LESLEY SHARP, KEVIN DOYLE (ITV) AUTUMN From the production company behind Happy Valley, Paranoid is an eight-part series that lives up to its name. From the opening episode, in which a female GP is knifed in a Cheshire playground in front of her child, Paranoid plunges us into a twisty and terrifying thriller. The detectives on the case think it’s a straightforward murder investigation, but the mystery grows darker and deeper and ultimately has the cops pursuing leads across Europe. An impressive cast includes Kevin Doyle (familiar from Happy Valley), Indira Varma, Robert Glenister, Neil Stuke and Lesley Sharp. Written by Bill Gallagher (Conviction, Blackout) and directed by Mark Tonderai (The Five), the series was shot in Cheshire, Cologne and Dusseldorf. Describing her show as “edgy,…

1 min
fortitude s2

CREATED BY SIMON DONALD STARRING SOFIE GRABOL, DENNIS QUAID, PARMINDER NAGRA (SKY ATLANTIC) WINTER “Bad things come at night,” says a character in the terrifying trailer for Season 2 of Fortitude. Two years after the first series, the big, scary Sky thriller created by Simon Donald is back, and there’s a shake-up for the ensemble cast. Dennis Quaid (D.O.A., Traffic) is on board for the snowbound series set in a town in the Arctic wilderness, with new cast members Parminder Nagra, Michelle Fairley and Robert Sheehan. The good news: Sofie Grabol (Sarah Lund in The Killing) is back as the small town is hit by another murder. Prepared to be chilled this winter……