It’s time to get your game face on as the interrogation room crime drama returns
Four cases, four suspects, one room: The highly anticipated procedural drama is all set to return on your digital screens. Let us be fair though, with crème de la crème actors across 4 countries coming together in one room filled with twisted narrative is a recipe for success.
With no car chases or shoot outs or explosions or a heist in the works, the series will ramp up any sense of claustrophobia that you have as it takes place in an interrogation room with a dash of break on the side as the observing room.
Therefore, look no further folks as we list out all the things you should know about the return of this genius experiment:
Last year, showrunners Jim Field Smith and George Kay, in an interview revealed how they were hesitant regarding the response the show would receive. Owing to its unique nature, filming style and treatment, this one of a kind shows released as part of an anthology TV Series.
The Criminal anthology TV Series is set in four different countries, namely: France, Germany, Spain and the UK and were released simultaneously on the streaming platform on 20 September 2019.
Each three-part series were performed in the native language of the country by the native stars which were shot in the same set at Ciudad de la Tele in Madrid, Spain.
However, of the four parts, only Criminal: UK received a renewal green light and is all set to release worldwide on the streaming platform on September 16, 2020.
The first season saw David Tennant, Hayley Atwell, Youssef Kerkour sitting on the chair of the accused as Dr Edgar Fallon, Stacey Doyle and Jamal ‘Jay’ Muthassin respectively.
Playing their roles as the detectives were Clare-Hope Ashitey, Katherine Kelly, Lee Ingleby, Nicholas Pinnock, Mark Stanley, Rochenda Sandall, Shubham Saraf
Stories are that Season two will see Emmy nominated actor Kit Harington return to the silver screen as one of the accused. This will the actor’s first series after the hit HBO show, Game of Thrones.
Also returning for the first time since his CBS hit show The Big Bang Theory is Kunal Nayyar playing Accused No. 2. This will be a drastically different role than the actor’s most known role as the awkward Raj from the sitcom.
Additionally, in the guest list is the Academy Award-nominated actress Sophie Okonedo and Sharon Horgan in the hot seat playing Accused No. 3 and No. 4 respectively.
The detectives will be reprising their role for the second season as well.
The drama centres on detectives interrogating different suspects in a crime that eventually makes the viewer question their own prejudice as they analyze and nitpick on each and every behavioural pattern.
Season two will also see a potential romance budding between Katherine Kelly’s character Detective Inspector Natalie Hobbs and Lee Ingleby’s character Detective Inspector Tony Myerscough.