Whitechapel

Having Withdrawal Now 'Broadchurch' Has Ended? Here’s What to Watch Instead

It is done. The final episode of Broadchurch: Series 1 aired on BBC America this week. After eight weeks of multiple dead ends and a few red herrings, we finally know who killed Danny Latimer. And quite a bombshell it was!

Understandably you might be experiencing a bit of withdrawal now that all the suspense and excitement is over. But never fear! The detective mystery is a genre that the Brits basically own. Just consider how many times the stories of Agatha Christie alone have been dramatized.

The next series of Broadchurch isn’t set to return until sometime next year so if you’re feeling a bit out of sorts and need a little whodunit pick-me-up, may I suggest a few series that might fit the bill?

First Look at 'Whitechapel’s' Return: Watch the Series 4 Trailer

Good news for fans of dark and compelling crime dramas: Murder mystery series Whitechapel will be back for a fourth series in the not too distant future!

While few actual story details for Series 4 have been released, we do know that once again there will be three two-part stories spread over the show’s run, much like Series 3. Specifics of what those mysteries might be have yet to be unveiled, but the first trailer for Series 4 has been released and it looks so, so good.

Stars Rupert Perry-Jones, Phil Davis and Steve Pemberton are all back as DI Joseph Chandler, DS Ray Miles, and historian (of a sort) Edward Buchan.

In this new clip, it would appear that Jack the Ripper enthusiast (Ripperologist?) Buchan has released a new book with a brand new theory – that the neighborhood of Whitechapel is plagued with terrors because of the fact that some people believe the Gates of Hell are located in the shadow of Christchurch.

While the odds of Whitechapel Series 4 actually featuring a Buffy the Vampire Slayer-style battle against a London Hellmouth seem high, Pemberton’s delivery is nevertheless compelling enough to make you very interested in what the story is actually going to turn out to be. In short: This trailer is awesomely creepy. Watch for yourselves below.

Whitechapel Series 3 Comes to BBC America on March 28!

Crime drama Whitechapel recently concluded its third season run in the UK, but Americans won’t have to wait very long to see the series’ new cases for themselves. BBC America has announced that Series 3 will premiere on the cable network as part of their Wednesday night “Dramaville” block starting on March 28.

If you’ve never seen Whitechapel before, it’s an extremely well put together crime series that features modern-day murder cases which are “inspired” by famous cases of the past and played out over multiple episodes. (Series 1 was Jack the Ripper and Series 2 was the Kray twins.) The format of Series 3 has undergone a bit of a shakeup – now we’re getting six episodes split into three two-part stories, rather than one single mystery spread over three episodes. Bit of an adjustment, but the quality of this show is so high that I think that giving them more episodes to work with can only lead to good things.

Click through for a look at BBC America’s new trailer, which gives us a pretty good idea of what sorts of cases Series 3 will focus on (read: still extremely creepy and scary).

Whitechapel Returns for a Third Series in the UK - Watch the Trailer for Yourselves!

Crime drama Whitechapel returned to ITV for a third series in the UK last night, though this time it’s put together a bit differently than previous outings. Unlike the first two seasons, which were both based on a single event/case played out over three episodes, the new season is being split into three two-part stories, for a total of six episodes. Stars Rupert Perry-Jones, Phil Davis and Steve Pemberton are all back as DI Joseph Chandler, DS Ray Miles, and historian (of a sort) Edward Buchan.

Click through for a look at the ITV trailer for Series 3 for yourselves. No word on when we might see this series of Whitechapel in the States just yet. But, since BBC America aired the first two seasons so recently, there’s every reason to hope we won’t have to wait too long to see the third. Keep your fingers crossed!