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Das BootDas Boot
Sky Atlantic, 2018 Running | Drama, Thriller, Military/War | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.9/5

The new eight-part series is a sequel set immediately after the events depicted in the best-selling novel by Lothar-Gunther Buchheim and Wolfgang Petersen's 1981 Oscar-nominated film. While the original exclusively followed the claustrophobic and increasingly brutal world inside a World War II German U-boat, this series focuses not just on the German perspective, but on the experiences of the French Resistance and Allied forces on land and at sea. The production also expands to look at rising resistance in the U-boat port of La Rochelle. Through it all, Buchheim's original message remains as relevant today as ever: blind fanaticism pushes young men into pointless war.


The ClearingThe Clearing
Disney+, 2023 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | ► Trailer
Rating: 2.1/5

The Clearing is adapted from JP Pomare's novel 'In the Clearing' and is inspired by Australian cult The Family and its founder Anne Hamilton-Byrne, one of the few female cult leaders in history.


Great Expectations (2023)Great Expectations (2023)
BBC One, 2023 Cancelled/Ended | Drama | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.8/5

Great Expectations, based on the novel by Charles Dickens, is the coming-of-age story of an orphan nicknamed Pip.


Magpie MurdersMagpie Murders
BritBox, 2022 On Hiatus | Drama, Crime, Mystery | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.4/5

A beguiling murder mystery with a solution that will both astonish and shock viewers, the plot of Magpie Murders revolves around the character Susan Ryeland, an editor who is given an unfinished manuscript of author Alan Conway's latest novel, but has little idea it will change her life.


Agatha RaisinAgatha Raisin
Sky 1, 2016 Running | Comedy, Drama, Mystery | ► Trailer
Rating: 4/5

Agatha Raisin is an exuberant and quirky crime drama starring Ashley Jensen as the notorious Agatha. Based on the novels of M. C. Beaton. She first appeared in the made for TV movie Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death.


WistingWisting
TV3, 2019 Running | Drama, Crime, Thriller | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.9/5

Wisting, based on Jørn Lier Horst's books The Hunting Dogs and The Caveman, sees Detective William Wisting attempt to solve a series of senseless and vicious murders in a small coastal town. However, the detective must also deal with issues in his own family as well as the deadly killer.


SuburraSuburra
Netflix, 2017 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Action, Crime | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.3/5

Suburra is a crime thriller set in Rome that describes how the Church, the state, organized crime, local gangs and real estate developers collide and blur the lines between the legal and the illicit in their quest for power. At the heart of the story three young men with different backgrounds, ambitions and passions will have to forge alliances to achieve their deepest desire. Based on the novel of the same name but set several years before, Suburra the series, is full of action, drama and crime that sees 20 days of turmoil in 10 powerful episodes.


Simon Beckett's The Chemistry of DeathSimon Beckett's The Chemistry of Death
Paramount+, 2023 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Mystery, Thriller | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.3/5

A thrilling, psychological story about forensic anthropologist Dr. David Hunter.


The Apothecary DiariesThe Apothecary Diaries
Crunchyroll, 2023 Running | Drama, Mystery, Anime, Animation | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.4/5

In the East is a land ruled by an emperor, whose consorts and serving women live in a sprawling complex known as the hougong, the rear palace. Maomao, an unassuming girl raised in an unassuming town by her apothecary father, never imagined the rear palace would have anything to do with her-until she was kidnapped and sold into service there. Though she looks ordinary, Maomao has a quick wit, a sharp mind, and an extensive knowledge of medicine. That's her secret, until she encounters a resident of the palace at least as perceptive as she is: the head eunuch, Jinshi. He sees through Maomao's façade and makes her a lady-in-waiting to none other than the Emperor's favorite consort... so she can taste the lady's food for poison!


HamiltonHamilton
C More, 2020 On Hiatus | Drama, Action, Thriller, Spy/Espionage | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.6/5

Hamilton is a high-concept, international spy-thriller, based on the iconic novels and characters by Swedish author Jan Guillou. 10 million copies of Hamilton novels have been sold throughout the Nordic territories, making it one of Scandinavia's most successful literary properties ever. The first season is centered on Swedish Carl Hamilton's first mission as field operator working for the Swedish military intel agency. The story evolves around a cyber conspiracy, amid the resurgence of a new cold war between East and West in the nordic region. Hamilton's values, loyalty and mental health are put to test as a false-flag operation is set into motion and events run out of control.


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