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Watch: ‘Broadchurch’ Series 2 Teaser Trailers

Good news! For those that have been patiently waiting ever since the news broke that there would, in fact, be a second season of the critically acclaimed series Broadchurch, there finally is in fact some news to share!  Bad news: It’s not entirely what you could call a substantial update, but at least it’s an update that promises there’s more to come! And there are new trailers to get excited over. They're just not very long ones. 

Over the past week or so, ITV has been steadily dropping teaser trailers heralding the highly anticipated return of their most popular murder mystery from last year.  There have been four new clips so far and while none of them show any actual new footage – unless you can count the fact that stars David Tennant and Olivia Colman exist and wear clothes outdoors as footage – they’re still pretty effective at ramping up the tension as we build toward the series’ second season. Which, according to these trailers, will be January 2015 for those lucky enough to live in the UK. (No word on American dates yet, sorry gang.)

And honsetly, when we've all gone this long with virutally no new Broadchurch-releated anything, it doesn't take that much to stoke fans' excitement. 

At any rate, these are well worth a watch, if only because we’ve all been so starved for any scraps of information about the new season of Broadchurch. Filming has been basically kept on lockdown and while Americans have had (the debatable trainwreck of) Gracepoint to keep us occupied, it’s been pretty hard not to notice that we literally have zero idea what Season 2 is going to entail. 

Category:Drama

The Trailer for 'Scott & Bailey' Series 4 Indicates Changes Are in Store

Female-led detective drama Scott & Bailey is set to return for its fourth season shortly on ITV in the UK. The show follows the personal and professional lives of two detective constables who are close friends with very different personalities, as they solve crimes and navigate the pressures of modern-day policing as women.

The fabulous Suranne Jones and Lesley Sharp are back as the titular crimefighting duo, alongside Amelia Bullmore as DCI Gill Murray. (Fun fact: Bullmore is also pulling double duty as a scriptwriter again, penning four of the scripts.) They’ll be joined by newcomer Danny Webb, who takes on the role of family man DC Chris Crowle, and Emmerdale’s Danny Miller returns as DS Robb Waddington.

Series 4 will be comprised of eight episodes, and change certainly seems afoot for the Manchester Police’s Major Incident Team, as both DC Rachel Bailey and DC Janet Scott compete for a promotion to Detective Sargeant. Dun dun dunnnnn. 

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WATCH: First Trailer for 'Downton Abbey' Series 5

Joyous day! The moment we have all been waiting has arrived – the first official trailer for Downton Abbey Series 5 is here!

And it looks amazing!

Jam-packed with all our favorite characters, and lots of implied drama, the new promo certainly seems to promise a much more drama-filled season than last year’s effort, which was predominantly focused around Mary’s romantic entanglements. It seems obvious that’s also going to be a prominent feature of this series, but there seems to be plenty of other things going on.

Plus, you’ll catch a few glimpses of two major new guest stars Anna Chancellor and Richard E. Grant. It’s all very exciting!

So, take a deep breath, then watch for yourselves below.  

Category:Drama

Rejoice: The First Teaser Trailer for ‘Downton Abbey’ Series 5 is Here

Thankfully – even if it may seem slow as molasses in January at times - Series 5 of everyone's favorite costume drama Downton Abbey is inching ever closer, and we’ve finally got an official teaser trailer for the new season.

Prepare yourselves. 

Category:Drama

Get Your First Look at 'Vera' Series 4

Attention British mystery fans! ITV has released the official trailer for the critically acclaimed four season of Vera, which is set to premiere later this month in the UK and (hopefully) very soon thereafter in the US!

Based on author Ann Cleeves’ series of popular novels, the drama follows the obsessive and driven Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope as she tries to crack some of the toughest cases in Northumberland alongside her trusted right-hand man and surrogate son Joe Ashworth. Stars Brenda Blethyn and David Leon are both back as the series’ leads.

Series 4 will be comprised of four stand-alone episodes, though titles for the full set have not yet been announced. In the opening episode, called On Harbour Street, Vera investigates the mysterious death of pensioner Margaret Kraszewski, who is found stabbed on a busy Newcastle train at the height of rush hour.

Category:Drama

Get Your First Look at the Upcoming Second Season of Morse Prequel 'Endeavour'

For those that have been eagerly anticipating the return of Inspector Morse prequel series Endeavour – good news! We finally have our first look at the mystery’s upcoming second season, courtesy of British network ITV. (And, spoiler: It looks pretty fantastic!)

Shaun Evans returns as a young Endeavour Morse, along with co-star Roger Allam as Morse’s partner, DI Fred Thursday, as the two investigate various crimes in the 1960s. The series is written by acclaimed screenwriter Russell Lewis, who also wrote for the original Morse mysteries.

Endeavour follows the story of a young Morse the early days of his career, after leaving his Oxford college without taking a degree and joining the police force. Series 1 aired last summer as part of Masterpiece Mystery to a very warm reception from fans. (It’s also been one of the best performing dramas on ITV, as well.)

The second season will also be comprised of four feature-length episodes: Trove, Nocturne, Sway and Neverland

Category:Drama

'The Bletchley Circle' Series 2 Comes to PBS Stations Beginning April 13

It’s official: Series 2 of popular female-led mystery series The Bletchley Circle will premiere on PBS stations nationwide beginning Sunday, April 14

The drama follows the story of four women in post-World War II England, who all possess the extraordinary ability to break codes, a skill honed when they worked undercover at the famous Bletchley Park. Now, after the war, they use their unique ability to see patterns to help them solve crimes.

Series 2 will be comprised of four episodes, rather than three, and will tell two self-contained stories, each spread across two of the sixty-minute installments.  Stars Anna Maxwell Martin, Rachel Stirling,Sophie Rundle and Julie Graham are all set to return. 

The new episodes will be set a year after the events of Series 1. 1. Per the official press release, here’s what we can expect:

Category:Drama

‘DCI Banks’: Mystery Fans, Get Your First Look at Series 3!

Gritty contemporary mystery series DCI Banks was officially renewed for a third season last June, but we haven’t heard much about what Series 3 might look like. Happily, that’s no longer true, as we now officially have our first look at the drama’s next set of episodes.

DCI Banks will return for a new six-part series starring Ballykissangel’s Stephen Tompkinson, Andrea Lowe and Doc Martin’s Caroline Catz. Series 3 will based on three of Peter Robinson’s  novels, and two episodes will be devoted to each of the three stories entitled Wednesday’s Child, Piece of My Heart and Bad Boy

Now ITV has released the first trailer for DCI Banks Series 3 and it has the same dark and gritty feel we’ve come to expect from this show. It’s also surprisingly tense for something that’s only a minute long.

Watch for yourselves below.

Category:Drama

Watch the ITV Trailer for Series 2 of 'The Bletchley Circle', Coming to PBS Stations This Spring

ITV has released a trailer for the highly anticipated second series of female-led mystery series The Bletchley Circle. The period drama follows the story of four women – all former Bletchley Park  codebreakers – who use their skill at deducing patterns and decoding puzzles to solve crimes.

Series 2 will be comprised of four episodes and will tell two self-contained stories, each spread across two of the sixty-minute installments.  This is a bit of a departure from the first series, but not a completely unwelcome one if done well. The new episodes will be set a year after the events of Series 1, and stars Anna Maxwell Martin, Rachael Stirling, Sophie Rundle and Julie Graham are all set to return.Hettie Morahan will join the cast as another former Bletchley girl who is facing some dark problems of her own.

Read on for more details – and to get your first look at the new season. 

Category:Drama

Splashy New Trailer for the 'Downton Abbey' Series 4 Christmas Episode Has Arrived

ITV has released a trailer for the forthcoming Downton Abbey Christmas special, and it is beautiful.

The clip gives us our first look at the return of the indomitable Shirley MacLaine as Cora’s mother Martha Levinson, as well as the debut of award-winning actor Paul Giamatti as Cora’s brother Harold.

The clip is not terribly spoilerish for those who have seen nothing of Series 4, but depending on your own personal tolerance for such things, you might want to think about it for a moment before clicking play. 

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