'Criminal': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything you need to know about Netflix's upcoming police procedural drama series

Criminal' tells stories of interrogation from across four countries, France, Spain, Germany, and the UK. In addition, the series is filmed in four languages


                            'Criminal': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything you need to know about Netflix's upcoming police procedural drama series

Netflix is all set to bring out its latest police procedural drama this September. 'Criminal' narrates stories of interrogation from across four countries — France, Spain, Germany, and the UK. In addition, the series is filmed in four languages.

And before you think back, this isn't the film-to-series adaptation of the Ryan Reynolds' starrer of the same name. Ahead of the series release, here's what we know about the cop drama so far:

Release date

'Criminal' is set to release on September 20, 2019.

Plot

According to a report by Den of Geek, the series will take place in one room — a police interview suite and will cover multiple stories in a 12-episode season. Netflix's logline reads:  "A cat-and-mouse drama, which focuses on the intense mental conflict between detectives and suspects. Comprising 12 stories set in four different countries, each takes place within the confines of a police interview suite."

At this stage, it is safe to assume that this will be unlike any procedural dramas out there on streaming networks. To add to this is the star-studded cast that the series boasts of. 

Cast

David Tennant stars in the UK version. (Getty Images)

David Tennant ('Doctor Who') and Hayley Atwell ('Captain America') headline the UK episodes along with Youssef Kerkour ('Side by Side') and Clare-Hope Ashitey ('Shooting Dogs'). The French part features Nathalie Baye ('The Young Lieutenant'), Jérémie Renier ('The Double Lover'), and Sara Giraudeau ('Bloody Milk').

Germany consists of Peter Kurth ('Babylon  Berlin'), Christian Berkel ('The Man from U.N.C.L.E.'), Deniz Arora ('Bella Germania'), and Nina Hoss ('Yella'). The Spanish leads are Carmen Machi ('The Bar'), Inma Cuesta ('Everybody Knows'), Eduard Fernández ('Smoke and Mirrors'), Emma Suárez ('The Red Squirrel') and Álvaro Cervantes ('La Zona').

Writer/Director

Each of the episodes is written and directed by talents from their respective countries. The overall showrunners are George Kay ('Killing Eve') and Jim Field Smith (Endeavour')

Trailer



 

 

The opening frame establishes the mise-en-scene and shows the various characters being photographed before sitting down for interrogation. The just-over-a-minute clip has no dialogue but establishes how grim and thrilling the series could be. One of the characters is seen tossing a chair in the room and that's the only action sequence in the trailer. 

Watch this space for more updates on 'Criminal'

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