Netflix is thinking global with its new original series, Criminal, which brings together 12 crime stories from four countries into one seres – and we’ve got our first look at David Tennant and Hayley Atwell in the show’s UK segments.
The procedural anthology takes place exclusively within the confines of a police interview suite, a stripped down, cat-and-mouse drama that focuses on the intense mental conflict between detectives and suspects in France, Spain, Germany and the UK.
Each country will produce three 45-minute episodes in their local language, written and directed by homegrown talent.
David Tennant, Hayley Atwell, Youssef Kerkour, and Clare-Hope Ashitey will star in the UK episodes, with regular cast members including Katherine Kelly, Lee Ingleby, Nicholas Pinnock, Mark Stanley, Rochenda Sandall and Shubham Saraf.
Behind the camera are George Kay (Writer, Co-Creator & Executive Producer) and Jim Field Smith (Director, Co-Creator & Executive Producer).
Nathalie Baye, Jérémie Renier and Sara Giraudeau will guest star, with the regular ensemble including Margot Bancilhon, Laurent Lucas, Stéphane Jobert, Anne Azoulay and Mhamed Arezki.
Behind the camera are Frederic Mermoud (Writer, Director & Co Executive Producer) (Spiral, The Returned), Antonin Martin-Hilbert (Writer) (Nina, Black Spot) and Mathieu Missoffe (writer) (Black Spot, Profilage).
Peter Kurth, Christian Berkel, Deniz Arora and Nina Hoss will guest star, with regulars including Eva Meckbach, Sylvester Groth, Florence Kasumba, Christian Kuchenbuch and Jonathan Berlin.
Behind the camera are Oliver Hirschbiegel (Director & Co Executive Producer) (Four Blocks, Downfall), Bernd Lange (Writer) (Das Verschwinden) and Sebastian Heeg (Co-Writer) (Blaumacher).
Carmen Machi, Inma Cuesta, Eduard Fernández, Emma Suárez and Álvaro Cervantes will guest star, alongside regulars Jorge Bosch, José Ángel Egido, Nuria Mencía, Daniel Chamorro, María Morales, Javi Coll and Milo Taboada.
Behind the camera are Mariano Barroso (Director & Co Executive Producer) (El día de mañana, Todas las mujeres, Éxtasis), Alejandro Hernández (Writer) (El autor, El día de mañana) and Manuel Martín Cuenca (Writer) (El autor, Caníbal).
Here’s the first teaser for the series, which will be released on Netflix this autumn:
Oliver Hirschbiegel and George Kay team up for international Netflix procedural Criminal
29th November 2018
Netflix is thinking international for its new police procedural drama, Criminal.
The series has a unique premise: it takes place exclusively within the confines of a police interview suite. This stripped down, cat-and-mouse format will focus on the intense mental conflict between the police officer and the suspect in question.
But more revolutionary than that is that the series will comprise multiple stories set in four different countries: France, Spain, Germany and the UK. An Idiotlamp Production for Netflix, the episodes will all be in their local language, written and directed by talent from their respective countries, with George Kay (Killing Eve, The Hour) and Jim Field Smith (Endeavour, The Wrong Mans) as overall showrunners. Three 45-minute episodes will be set in each country, creating a total of 12.
In the UK, George Kay (Writer, Co-Creator & Executive Producer) and Jim Field Smith (Director, Co-Creator & Executive Producer) will be at the helm. In France, Frederic Mermoud Spiral, The Returned) will write, direct and co-exec-produce, alongside writers Antonin Martin-Hilbert (Nina, Black Spot) and Mathieu Missoffe (Black Spot, Profilage). Behind the camera in Germany will be director and co-EP Oliver Hirschbiegel (Four Blocks, Downfall), and writers Bernd Lange (Das Verschwinden) and Sebastian Heeg (Blaumacher). And, in Spain, Mariano Barroso (El día de mañana, Todas las mujeres, Éxtasis) is director and co-EP, with Alejandro Hernández (El autor, El día de mañana) and Manuel Martín Cuenca )El autor, Caníbal) on scripting duties.
All 12 episodes of Criminal will film at Netflix’s production hub at Ciudad de la Tele in Madrid.
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