Hallmark Channel Is Looking for Original Mystery And Suspense Manuscripts

If your book seems like a Hallmark movie or TV series, you might have a chance to turn it into one. Hallmark Channel is looking for male/female romance novels and cozy mystery novels of around 70,000 – 85,000 words in length. The channel is particularly interested in romances and mysteries that also celebrate friendship, family,…

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Filming Starts For Harlan Coben New Drama “SAFE”

The filming has started in Manchester for original new television drama, SAFE based on the work by Harlan Coben. The 8 x 60’ series has been ordered by CANAL+ Group and Netflix and will run in 2018. The eight-part series is written by BAFTA and Emmy Award winning writer Danny Brocklehurst (Ordinary Lies, The Driver,…

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“The Rain”, Netflix’s First Original Danish Drama Series Starts Production

Netflix has announced that Iben Hjejle (Dicte) and Mikkel Boe Følsgaard (The Legacy) will star in its first original Danish drama, The Rain, which began filming on Monday June 26. Set after a devastating biological catastrophe, the series is created by Jannik Tai Mosholt (Borgen, Rita, Follow the Money), Esben Toft Jacobsen (The Great Bear,…

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Original Swedish Crime Thriller Series “The Hunters” Commissioned By C More

Nordic SF Studios is planning to produce “The Hunters,” an original six-episode Swedish crime thriller series which has been commissioned by C More, the streaming service of Swedish commercial channel TV4. This is a spin-off from hit feature films The Hunters (Jägarna) and False Trail (Jägarna II) and the story is about a small community in…

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“Get Shorty” Will Come To Epix Channel As A TV Series In August

1990 novel “Get Shorty” by Elmore Leonard is one of the hallmark of author’s career and tells the story of Chili Palmer, a Miami loan shark, who decides to get into the movie producing business. The dark satirical fiction became a hit movie in 1995 starring John Travolta, Renne Russo, Gene Hackman, and Danny DeVito.…

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Tidelands: Netflix Announces Its First Australian Original Series

Netflix today announced its first Australian original series Tidelands, a supernatural crime drama that will debut exclusively on Netflix around the globe. Production will start in Queensland in 2018. The drama follows a former criminal as she returns home to the small fishing village of Orphelin Bay. When the body of a local fisherman washes…

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The Modern Spin on Sherlock Holmes “Elementary” Renewed by CBS

Elementary, the modern adaptation of Sherlock Holmes starring Lucy Liu and Jonny Lee Miller, will return for its sixth season CBS announced. The network made this decision despite the fact that this crime show was CBS’ lowest-performing returning scripted series, averaging just a 1.2 rating in the key demo with a very old audience of 7.7…

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NBC Orders New Crime Drama Titled “Good Girls”

NBC has ordered a new crime drama show titled “Good Girls”, from The Family creator Jenna Bans. According to a statement by the network, the role of one of the lead characters “Beth” which was played by Kathleen Rose Perkins in the pilot will be recast for the series. Described by E! News as a mix…

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Finnish Detective Series Bordertown Begins Filming Season Two In August

The Finnish detective series Bordertown (Sorjonen), starring Ville Virtanen, begins filming season two this August in Lappeenranta, and concludes in Helsinki in November. This moody crime series swept Finland’s top TV awards (Kultainen Venla) in its first season, winning Best Drama, Best Actor and Best Actress. The series, in a nutshell, is about a brilliant but…

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British Crime Series Loch Ness To Make Exclusive U.S. Premiere on Acorn TV

Last year British ITV commissioned a six part murder mystery thriller titled “Loch Ness” from ITV Studios. The good news is that, soon after its ITV broadcast, Loch Ness will premiere in the U.S. beginning on consecutive Mondays, starting June 19, 2017 on Acorn TV.   The beautiful, yet haunting shores of Scotland’s most iconic loch is…

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First Glimpse of Stephen King’s “The Mist” TV Series

Spike has released the first trailer for The Mist, the new TV series, which debuts June 22 and brings the great novella by Stephen King to life. Fans of the novella will notice there are some differences between the original story and the new series which includes an entirely new cast of characters (see the…

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