Irish writer Kate O’Riordan's day job is as a writer and executive producer on the hit ITV/PBS show Mr Selfridge.
Her other screenwriting credits include The Return (2003), the Dublin-set drama starring Julie Walters as a former alcoholic returning home after 10 years in prison for killing her violent husband. The cast included Neil Dudgeon, Ger Ryan and Pauline McLynn.
Deadline.com has reported that Brendan Gleeson has joined the cast of Live By Night, Ben Affleck's adaptation of the Dennis Lehane novel. The book was published in 2012 and won an Edgar Award for novel of the year.
Gleeson will play a prominent Boston police captain whose defiant son Joe Coughlin (Affleck) climbs a ladder of organised crime in the Prohibition era.
Desmond J Doherty’s Derry-based "Valberg" series has been optioned by Revolution Films. The London-based production company was founded by Andrew Eaton and Michael Winterbottom, and its acclaimed film and TV productions include 24 Hour Party People, 9 Songs and Rush.
Besides being a leading radio drama producer, Maurice Leitch is a prolific fiction writer. He was an early pioneer of Northern noir - dark crime thrillers set in Northern Ireland since the start of the Troubles in the late 1960s.
Inspector Morse spin-off series Lewis ends tonight. ITV has confirmed that stars Kevin Whately and Laurence Fox have decided to retire from the police drama after 10 years playing detective duo Robbie Lewis and James Hathaway.
Sofia Helin talks to Nordic Noir & Beyond about The Bridge III. BBC Four will show the new season of the Scandinavian thriller from Saturday 21 November onwards. Spoiler alert: Kim Bodnia (the Martin Rohde character) has definitely left the series.
London Spy is a new five-part thriller that begins with a chance romance between two people from very different worlds - one from the intelligence services, the other from a world of clubbing and youthful excess.