Apple TV+ Orders Thriller Series ‘Criminal Record’

Apple TV+ has ordered the eight-episode thriller series “Criminal Record,” starring Academy Award winner Peter Capaldi and Critics Choice Award nominee Cush Jumbo as detectives in a tug of war over a historic murder conviction.

“Criminal Record” is a character-driven thriller set in the heart of contemporary London. An anonymous phone call draws two brilliant detectives into a confrontation over an old murder case — one a young woman in the early stages of her career, the other a well-connected man determined to protect his legacy. The series touches on issues of race, institutional failure, and the quest to find common ground in a polarized Britain. Capaldi (“Doctor Who,” “The Thick of It”) stars as Detective Chief Inspector Daniel Hegarty, and Jumbo (“The Good Wife,” “The Good Fight,” “The Beast Must Die”) stars as Detective Sergeant June Lenker.

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From BAFTA Award nominee Paul Rutman, the series is currently in production in London and is produced for Apple TV+ by Tod Productions and STV Studios.

Rutman (creator of “Vera” from the Anne Cleeves novels and “Indian Summers”), BAFTA Scotland Award winner Elaine Collins (“Shetland,“ ”Vera“), Capaldi and Jumbo serve as executive producers.

Crime Series ‘Annika’ Headed to PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel April 17

Six episodes of the new show “Annika” will premiere on PBS Passport and the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel on April 17.

The subscription rate for the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel is $5.99 per month with an Amazon Prime or Prime Video subscription. PBS Passport is an added member benefit that provides extended access to a digital on-demand library of PBS programs.

The series will have a television broadcast in fall 2022.

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Set on a scenic river amid Scottish lochs, Glasgow has an unusually high rate of slayings connected to water in the new crime series starring Nicola Walker (Unforgotten, Last Tango in Halifax) as D.I. Annika Strandhed, the speedboat-driving head of the city’s newly-formed Marine Homicide Unit.  
Fishing bodies from the waters, Strandhed and her newly-formed unit face a steady stream of murders. Confiding her thoughts directly to viewers, Annika juggles baffling cases and a rebellious teenage daughter. Annika’s strikingly effective M.O. is to link the crime under investigation to her obsessive reading of literature and mythology.