Netflix Releases Images & September Premiere Date For Unique Procedural ‘Criminal’ Starring David Tennant, Hayley Atwell & More
Netflix has released a huge bunch of photos and announced a September premiere date for Season 1 of ‘Criminal‘, a unique procedural drama set in 4 different countries, with an outstanding international cast.
From co-creators & showrunners George Kay (‘Killing Eve’, ‘The Hour’) and Jim Field Smith (‘Endeavour’, ‘The Wrong Mans’), this revolutionary procedural comprises 12 unique stories set in 4 different countries: France, Spain, Germany and the UK. It takes place exclusively within the confines of a police interview suite, with each episode in the local language, written and directed by talent from their respective countries. This stripped-down, cat-and-mouse drama focuses on the intense mental conflict between detectives and suspects. The casting for the drama sees the law enforcement side as the regular cast, with guest stars taking the roles of the accused, or persons being questioned.
For the UK-based episodes, David Tennant (‘Doctor Who’, ‘Good Omens’), Hayley Atwell (‘Agent Carter’), Youssef Kerkour (‘Bounty Hunters’, ‘Home’), and Clare-Hope Ashitey (‘Doctor Foster’, ‘Suspects’) are set as the suspect guest stars. Nicholas Pinnock (‘Counterpart’, ‘Marcella’), Katherine Kelly (‘Class’, ‘Strike Back’), Lee Ingleby (‘Inspector George Gently’, ‘Line of Duty’), Mark Stanley (‘Game of Thrones’, ‘Dickensian’), Rochenda Sandall (‘Line of Duty’), and Shubham Saraf (‘Bodyguard’) make up the law enforcement series regulars. George Kay writes the UK episodes with Jim Field Smith directing. The duo exec produce the series.
For the French episodes, Nathalie Baye, Jérémie Renier, and Sara Giraudeau guest star, with Margot Bancilhon, Laurent Lucas, Stéphane Jobert, Anne Azoulay, and Mhamed Arezki playing the regular cast. Frederic Mermoud (‘Spiral’, ‘The Returned’) is writer, director & co-exec producer, with Antonin Martin-Hilbert (‘Nina’, ‘Black Spot’) & Mathieu Missoffe (‘Black Spot’, ‘Profilage’) also set to write episodes.
The German section is helmed by Oliver Hirschbiegel (‘Borgia’, ‘4 Blocks’) and guest stars Peter Kurth, Christian Berkel, Deniz Arora and Nina Hoss, with Eva Meckbach, Sylvester Groth, Florence Kasumba, Christian Kuchenbuch and Jonathan Berlin taking the regular roles. Bernd Lange (‘Das Verschwinden’) writes the episodes with Sebastian Heeg (‘Blaumacher’) as co-writer.
Lastly, the Spanish part of the drama is directed by Mariano Barroso (‘What the Future Holds’, ‘La línea invisible’), with Carmen Machi, Inma Cuesta, Eduard Fernández, Emma Suárez, and Álvaro Cervantes guest starring. Jorge Bosch, José Ángel Egido, Nuria Mencía, Daniel Chamorro, María Morales, Javi Coll and Milo Taboada take the series regular roles. The episodes are written by Alejandro Hernández (‘El autor’, ‘El día de mañana’) and Manuel Martín Cuenca (‘El autor’, ‘Caníbal’).
‘Criminal’ is an Idiotlamp Production for Netflix and will feature 12, 45-min episodes with 3 episodes per country. All 12 episodes of the drama were filmed at Netflix’s production hub at Ciudad de la Tele in Madrid.
‘Criminal‘ Season 1 premieres Friday, 20th September 2019 on Netflix UK and worldwide.
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