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Criminal Cast Announcement: David Tennant, Hayley Atwell and More


Netflix has uploaded a Criminal cast announcement video today. The series takes place exclusively within the confines of a police interview suite. This stripped down, cat-and-mouse drama will focus on the intense mental conflict between the police officer and the suspect in question.

The Criminal cast announcement includes David Tennant, Hayley Atwell and more. You can check it out in the player below.

The Criminal series showrunners are George Kay (Killing EveThe Hour) and Jim Field Smith (EndeavourThe Wrong Mans).

This revolutionary procedural will comprise of 12 unique stories set in four different countries: France, Spain, Germany and the UK. The episodes (45 minutes long each, and three episodes per country) will be in local language, written and directed by talent from their respective countries.

Criminal is an Idiotlamp Production for Netflix. All 12 episodes of Criminal will film at Netflix’s production hub at Ciudad de la Tele in Madrid.

Here’s the previously-announced talent for each country:

UK: George Kay (Writer, Co-Creator & Executive Producer) and Jim Field Smith (Director, Co-Creator & Executive Producer)

France: Frederic Mermoud (Writer, Director & Co Executive Producer) (SpiralThe Returned), Antonin Martin-Hilbert (Writer) (NinaBlack Spot) & Mathieu Missoffe (writer) (Black SpotProfilage)

Germany: Oliver Hirschbiegel (Director & Co Executive Producer) (Four BlocksDownfall), Bernd Lange (Writer) (Das Verschwinden) & Sebastian Heeg (Co-Writer) (Blaumacher)

Spain: Mariano Barroso (Director & Co Executive Producer) (El día de mañanaTodas las mujeresÉxtasis), Alejandro Hernández (Writer) (El autorEl día de mañana) and Manuel Martín Cuenca (Writer) (El autorCaníbal).

Jenna Busch
Jenna Busch has written and spoken about movies, TV, video games and comics all over the Internet for over a decade, co-hosted a series with Stan Lee, appeared on multiple episodes of Tabletop, written comic books and is a contributing author and assistant editor for the PsychGeeks book series including Star Wars Psychology. She founded the site Legion of Leia and hosts the Legion podcast.