Criminal Cast Announcement: David Tennant, Hayley Atwell cast in Netflix series


Netflix has released a video announcing the cast, including stars like David Tennant and Hayley Atwell, for its upcoming interrogation room-set series Criminal.

Criminal‘s unique format means each 45 minute episodes will only take place in a police interrogation room. According to Deadline, the 12 episodes will be divided between four countries, with three episodes each taking place in the UK,  France, Spain, and Germany. The series centers on the intense psychological drama that happens between the police interrogators and the suspects.

Nicholas Pinnock (Counterpart), Katherine Kelly Lee Ingleby, Mark Stanley, Rochenda Sandall, and Shubham Saraf star in the UK episodes with David Tennant (Doctor Who) and Hayley Atwell (Agent Carter) set to guest star.

Margot Bancilhon, Laurent Lucas, Stephane Jobert, Anne Azoulay, and Mhamed Arezki star in the episodes set in France.

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Eva Meckbach, Sylvester Groth, Florence Kasumba, Christian Kuchenbush, and Jonathan Berlin star in the German episodes.

Jorge Bosch, Jose Angel Egido, Nuria Mencia, Daniel Chamorro, Maria Morales, Javi Coll, and Milo Taboada star in the episodes set in Spain.

Check out the cast announcement clip below.

George Kay, a writer for Killing Eve, and Jim Field Smith, director of She’s Out of My League, created Criminal and will serve as its showrunners. The pair will also write the UK episodes.

The language utilized in each episode will reflect the country in which the episode is set. The episodes will also be written and directed by local talent. However, all episodes will be filmed in Madrid where Netflix has a production hub.

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Criminal will be an interesting experiment for Netflix and the television format as a whole. The limited setting provides a loose structure for the series. However, the different languages and characters involved will be a sharp departure from the serialized storytelling that’s become popular in the era of peak TV.  Streaming audiences may check out an episode or two purely out of curiosity. Unless the drama holds their attention, though, they may not stick around.

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(Source: Deadline)