It sounds like Netflix are continuing to reinvent television as we know it, especially after the likes of Black Mirror‘s Bandersnatch. and generally their impact on television streaming and indie film-making, with this new series. Criminal will compromise of 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. This stripped down, cat-and-mouse drama focuses on the intense mental conflict between detectives and suspects… and I absolutely LOVE the sound of it! Even more excitingly, and interestingly, the episodes are in local language, written and directed by talent from their respective countries.
Here’s a further breakdown of who to expect from each country, this is highly appealing…
Guest stars: David Tennant, Hayley Atwell, Youssef Kerkour, and Clare-Hope Ashitey
Regular cast: Katherine Kelly, Lee Ingleby, Nicholas Pinnock, Mark Stanley, Rochenda Sandall, Shubham Saraf
Directors: Jim Field Smith (UK), Frederic Mermoud (France), Oliver Hirschbiegel (Germany), Mariano Barroso (Spain).
Series showrunners: George Kay (Killing Eve, The Hour) and Jim Field Smith (Endeavour, The Wrong Mans).
Guest stars: Nathalie Baye, Jérémie Renier, Sara Giraudeau,
Regular cast: Margot Bancilhon, Laurent Lucas, Stéphane Jobert, Anne Azoulay, Mhamed Arezki.
Guest stars: Peter Kurth, Christian Berkel, Deniz Arora and Nina Hoss,
Regular cast: Eva Meckbach, Sylvester Groth, Florence Kasumba, Christian Kuchenbuch and Jonathan Berlin.
Guest stars: Carmen Machi, Inma Cuesta, Eduard Fernández, Emma Suárez, Álvaro Cervantes.
Regular cast: Jorge Bosch, José Ángel Egido, Nuria Mencía, Daniel Chamorro, María Morales, Javi Coll and Milo Taboada.
Watch the cast announcement/teaser trailer: