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Mindhunter, season 1 review: so much more than your average serial killer drama

Serial killers have never been out of fashion but from The Fall to Hannibal via season one of True Detective and bonkers BBC thriller Rellik television has lately done an especially roaring trade in manic murderers. Every modern example of the genre carries in its bloodstream the DNA of Se7en and Zodiac, David Fincher’s poised and masterful contributions to the canon. Adapted from the writings of a pioneering FBI serial killer profiler, Mindhunter, Fincher’s new Netflix collaboration would, it was generally assumed, see the director going back to the bloody well a third time. He is, after all, the laureate of the gruesome cutaway, a peerless conjurer of claustrophobic dread. 

But Mindhunter – Fincher is executive producer and directed four episodes –  quickly reveals itself to be something else entirely. The 10-part first season – a further four are reportedly planned – is a trenchant argument against the cult

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Real body found on set of UK serial killer drama

The filming of BBC serial killer drama Rellik has been marked by a series of strange coincidences, including police ...

The filming of BBC serial killer drama Rellik has been marked by a series of strange coincidences, including police finding a real body on the show’s set.

UK police have found a dead body on the set of a BBC drama about a serial killer.

Filming on thriller series Rellik was halted when the body was found, turning the show’s east London set into a genuine crime scene.

UK media report the cadaver was found by police just before Rellik‘s crew arrived to shoot a scene featuring a fake corpse.

The crew were shooting in Cambridge Heath Park, London.

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“The crew ­arrived to film their own dead body and the ­police told them they weren’t able to,

Read more at: https://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/tv-radio/96944857/real-body-found-on-set-of-uk-serial-killer-drama

Police find actual dead body on set of BBC serial killer drama ‘Rellik’

An actual dead body was found on the set of the BBC’s new serial killer drama, ‘Rellik’.

‘Rellik’ (‘killer’ spelt backwards) was created by the team behind ‘The Missing‘, and tells the story of a serial killer, but in reverse, starting from when he gets caught.

It follows detective Gabriel Markham (played by Game of Thrones‘ Richard Dormer), who was left disfigured from an acid attack during the investigation.

Paterson Joseph plays a psychiatrist in the show, and he told The Mirror about the incident, which happened when they were due to film in east London’s Cambridge Heath park.

“The crew ­arrived to film their own dead body and the ­police told them they weren’t able to, because they’d found a real dead body,” he told the paper.

“It was bizarre, fact being stranger than fiction.”

The actor didn’t expand further on what happened to the body.

He also revealed

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Everything you need to know about Rellik, BBC One’s new serial killer drama with a twist

Everything you need to know about Rellik, BBC Ones new serial killer drama with a twist
Everything is running in reverse (Picture: New Pictures/Joss Barratt)

Are you looking for a new TV show to watch?

Do you love crime dramas, and miss programs like Sherlock and Broadchurch?

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Or have you gotten bored of the same detective dramas time and time again – from Law and Order to Cormoran Strike – and want something just a little bit different?

If that’s the case, you should give BBC One’s new serial killer drama, Rellik, some thought – it promises to be a riveting crime drama quite unlike anything you’ll have seen before.

What is it?

(Picture: New Pictures/Joss Barratt)

This six part thriller unravels the

Read more at: http://metro.co.uk/2017/09/09/everything-you-need-to-know-about-rellik-bbc-ones-new-serial-killer-drama-with-a-twist-6913640/

BBC Orders Scottish Dramas, Plus New True-Life Drama on London Serial Killer

The BBC has ordered up a new true-life drama about a London serial killer from the team behind British ratings sensation “The Moorside,” along with two new Scottish dramas for flagship channel BBC One. Charlotte Moore, the broadcaster’s director of content, announced the new commissions Thursday at the Edinburgh Intl. Television Festival.

“The Barking Murders” will be a new three-part factual drama from Jeff Pope (“Philomena”) and Neil McKay, the team behind “The Moorside,” which broke BBC viewing records for a new drama earlier this year. “The Moorside” (pictured), starring Sheridan Smith, dramatized the 2008 search for a missing British schoolgirl. “The Barking Murders” will tell the story of convicted serial killer Stephen Port from the point of view of the families of his four victims, focusing on the fight to uncover the truth about the deaths.

McKay

Read more at: http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/bbc-orders-scottish-dramas-true-life-drama-london-serial-killer-1202537805/

BBC Orders Scottish Series, New True-Life Drama on London Serial Killer

The BBC has ordered up a new true-life drama about a London serial killer from the team behind British ratings sensation “The Moorside,” along with two new Scottish dramas for flagship channel BBC One. Charlotte Moore, the broadcaster’s director of content, announced the new commissions Thursday at the Edinburgh Intl. Television Festival.

“The Barking Murders” will be a new three-part factual drama from Jeff Pope (“Philomena”) and Neil McKay, the team behind “The Moorside,” which broke BBC viewing records for a new drama earlier this year. “The Moorside” (pictured), starring Sheridan Smith, dramatized the 2008 search for a missing British schoolgirl. “The Barking Murders” will tell the story of convicted serial killer Stephen Port from the point of view of the families of his four victims, focusing on the fight to uncover the truth about the deaths.

McKay

Read more at: http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/bbc-orders-scottish-dramas-true-life-drama-london-serial-killer-1202537805/

K-drama actor Lee Jong Suk on playing a delicate serial killer …

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/Asia News Network) – Actor Lee Jong Suk has very pale skin. It’s so milky white that for his television drama roles, his make-up artist uses a darker foundation to give him more colour, Lee says.

But in the new thriller V.I.P, which opens in local theatres Wednesday, director Park Hoon Jung decided that his pearly complexion would suit his role as the chilling North Korean serial killer Kim Kwang Il.

I was filming a Chinese drama when I came across the script for V.I.P. I wanted the role so badly that I sought out director Park and told him I really wanted it,” he said in an interview in Palpan-dong, Seoul, on Monday.

With delicate features and a tall, slender frame, Lee has starred in numerous K-dramas as the romantic male lead. The 27-year-old is known for shows like I Can Hear Your Voice, where he played a mind-reader

Read more at: http://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/entertainment/k-drama-actor-lee-jong-suk-on-playing-a-delicate-serial-killer

K-drama actor Lee Jong Suk on playing a delicate serial killer

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/Asia News Network) – Actor Lee Jong Suk has very pale skin. It’s so milky white that for his television drama roles, his makeup artist uses a darker foundation to give him more colour, Lee says.

But in the new thriller V.I.P, which opens in local theatres Wednesday, director Park Hoon Jung decided that his pearly complexion would suit his role as the chilling North Korean serial killer Kim Kwang Il.

I was filming a Chinese drama when I came across the script for V.I.P. I wanted the role so badly that I sought out director Park and told him I really wanted it,” he said in an interview in Palpan-dong, Seoul, on Monday.

With delicate features and a tall, slender frame, Lee has starred in numerous K-dramas as the romantic male lead. The 27-year-old is known for shows like I Can Hear Your Voice, where he played a mind-reader

Read more at: http://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/entertainment/k-drama-actor-lee-jong-suk-on-playing-a-delicate-serial-killer

BBC’s new serial killer drama looks incredibly addictive




By Paul Moore

From the creators of The Missing. The premise to this is great.

True Detective, Luther, The Bridge, Dexter, The Fall, Hannibal, The Killing, Top of the Lake.

There’s no denying that we’re all utterly gripped by murder mysteries, but the BBC’s newest serial killer show, Rellik, aims to flip the genre on its head.

To make things even better, the show is the latest feature from the creators of one of the best shows to air on the BBC in recent memory, The Missing.

Rellik (that’s killer spelt backwards) aims to answer a very complex question, what are the events that form a person into the human being they will become – killer or cop?

The events start at the very end because we get to see the ‘suspected’ killer as they’re caught. The show then moves backwards in time

Read more at: https://www.joe.co.uk/entertainment/bbcs-new-serial-killer-drama-looks-incredibly-addictive-139146

Sandra Oh to star in serial killer drama

Actress Sandra Oh, best known for her role of Dr Christina Yang on “Grey’s Anatomy”, has come onboard for a new drama.

Oh, 45, will star as the title character of “Killing Eve”, a new eight-episode drama series from Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge, reported Entertainment Weekly.

“I am quivering with excitement about working with Sandra! I have been a huge fan of hers forever and am pinching myself that she is playing our Eve,” Waller-Bridge, who will serve as showrunner and executive producer, said.

“She is going to be so badass in this role.”

Oh will play Eve, a bored security service operative whose job is not as exciting as she thought.

She gets involved in a cat-and-mouse chase with a serial killer Villanelle.

The story is based on Luke Jennings” Villanelle novellas.

“Killing Eve” marks her first regular gig after her departure from the medical drama though she has

Read more at: http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/sandra-oh-to-star-in-serial-killer-drama-117061400477_1.html