Netflix reveals details of new drama Criminal starring David Tennant and Line of Duty actor

Netflix reveals details new drama Criminal starring David Tennant
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Netflix has revealed details of their new drama.

The streaming service took to their Instagram page to share details of new drama Criminal, as well as a series of still from the upcoming episodes.

Sharing both episode stills and behind-the-scenes shots with their 842k followers, the entertainment service revealed that the new series will star David Tennant, Hayley Atwell and Nicholas Pinnock and will be available to watch on 20th September.

They captioned the post: ‘Set entirely within the confines of a police interview suite, criminal (starring David Tennant, Hayley Atwell, Nicholas Pinnock, &+) comes to Netflix 20 September’.

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As crime drama has become a popular genre recently, with the likes of Line of Duty (opens in new tab) and The Bodyguard (opens in new tab) skyrocketing, Netflix fans were naturally delighted with the news.

Fans commented on the post, writing: ‘Oooh David Tennant and Crime, yes please!’, ‘this looks good!?!' ‘tennant and atwell oooo’ and ‘Oooh, this could be good’.

Many were more interested in the fact that David Tennant would be starring, with one writing: ‘I see David Tennant, that's all I need to see. Sold.’

The 12-part crime series has been able to land a pretty killer cast.

This will be the first time TV legend David Tennant will be returning to the crime genre since playing DI Alec Hardy in ITV’s Broadchurch.

The show will also star Marvel actress Hayley Atwell, who appeared in the franchise’s Captain America films.

Netflix reveals details new drama Criminal starring David Tennant

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Top Boy and Marcella’s Nicholas Pinnock will also star in the series, alongside the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Youssef Kerkour, who recently played refugee Sami in Rufus Jones’ comedy Home.

Clare-Hope Ashitey, star of BBC’s Doctor Foster and Netflix’s Seven Seconds, will also appear, as well as ITV hit Cheat’s Katherine Kelly, Game of Thrones (opens in new tab)’ Mark Stanley and The Bodyguard’s Shubham Saraf.

Netflix reveals details new drama Criminal starring David Tennant

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Any Line of Duty fans (i.e. all of us) will also notice Lee Ingleby, who played Nick Huntley in series four, stars in the show, as well as season five villain Rochenda Sandall, who played gangster Lisa McQueen in the most recent run of the show.

We can’t wait to give this one a watch!

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