New Crime Drama TV Shows
Elementary follows eccentric Sherlock as he escapes to Manhattan where his wealthy father forces him to live with his worst nightmare, a sober companion, Dr. Watson. A successful surgeon until she lost a patient and her license three years ago, Watson views her current job as another opportunity to help people, as well as paying a penance. However, the restless Sherlock is nothing like her previous clients. He informs her that none of her expertise as an addiction specialist applies to him and he's devised his own post-rehab regimen - resuming his work as a police consultant in New York City. Watson has no choice but to accompany her irascible new charge on his jobs. But Sherlock finds her medical background helpful, and Watson realizes she has a knack for playing investigator. Sherlock's police contact, Capt. Tobias "Toby" Gregson, knows from previous experience working with Scotland Yard that Sherlock is brilliant at closing cases, and welcomes him as part of the team. With the mischievous Sherlock Holmes now running free in New York solving crime, it's simple deduction that he's going to need someone to keep him grounded, and it's elementary that it's a job for Watson.
Bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, the original fallen angel, Lucifer Morningstar, has resigned and retired to the City of Angels, where he teams up with an LAPD detective to solve crimes. Whether it’s a suppressed desire to punish the wicked or something deeper, the very thought that he could care about a human being disturbs him.
From Oscar®-winning director and executive producer Barry Levinson comes "Shades of Blue," a complex police series that centers on Harlee Santos (Jennifer Lopez), a single mother and detective recruited to work undercover for the FBI's anti-corruption task force. Part of a close-knit unit known for its conviction record, Harlee has become compromised by her colleagues, all of whom pitch in to help her raise her daughter. She soon finds herself faced with the moral dilemma of working against her cop "brothers" in order to redeem herself.
This bold family crime drama centers on a teenager who moves in with his freewheeling relatives in Oceanside, California after his mother’s death. Drawn into the family's life of excess, he soon discovers that it's funded by criminal activities. Joining the family comes with more danger and excitement than he might be ready to handle.
Written by John Hlavin ("Underworld: Awakening") and based on Stephen Hunter's novel "Point of Impact" and the 2007 feature film starring Mark Whalberg, the action-packed drama series "Shooter" centers on Bob Lee Swagger (Ryan Phillippe), an off-the-grid former Marine sniper. Lured back into action to help thwart a plot to murder the President of the United States, Swagger soon finds himself framed for the assassination attempt. On the run from the authorities, he sets out to find those responsible for double-crossing him. Along the way, he must utilize the many skills he acquired in the Marines to evade capture and bring the traitors to justice.
The worlds most wanted criminal mysteriously turns himself in and offers to give up everyone he has ever worked with. His only condition is he will only work with a newly-minted FBI agent with whom he seemingly has no connection.
HAWAII FIVE-0 is a contemporary take on the classic series about a new elite federalized task force whose mission is to wipe out the crime that washes up on the Islands' sun-drenched beaches. Detective Steve McGarrett, a decorated Naval officer-turned-cop, returns to Oahu to investigate his father's murder and stays after Hawaii's Governor persuades him to head up the new team: his rules, her backing, no red tape and full blanket authority to hunt down the biggest "game" in town. Joining McGarrett is Detective Danny "Danno" Williams, a newly relocated ex-New Jersey cop - a working man in paradise who prefers skyscrapers to the coastline - but whose committed to keeping the Islands safe for his 8-year-old daughter; and Chin Ho Kelly, an ex-Honolulu Police Detective, and former protege of McGarrett's father, wrongly accused of corruption and relegated to a federal security patrol. Chin's cousin, Kono, is a beautiful and fearless native, fresh out of the academy and eager to establish herself among the department's elite. McGarrett, repairing his relationship with his estranged sister Mary Ann, vows to bring closure to their father's case, while the state's brash new FIVE-0 unit, who may spar and jest among themselves, is determined to eliminate the seedy elements from the 50th state..
When a mysterious Jane Doe is found in Times Square with no idea of her identity, but covered in freshly inked tattoos, the FBI calls in agent Kurt Weller. Why? Because his name is on her back. Soon, Weller and his FBI team realize that each mark on her body is a crime to solve, leading them closer to the truth about her identity.
Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar lead a powerful ensemble cast in this thrilling crime drama. DCI Cassie Stuart and DI Sunny Khan re-open cold murder cases from decades past, seeking justice for their unforgotten victims. UK Edition.
Instinct stars Alan Cumming as a former CIA operative who is lured back to his old life when the NYPD needs his help to stop a serial killer.
RANSOM follows crisis and hostage negotiator Eric Beaumont (Luke Roberts Wolf Hall, Black Sails), whose team is brought in to save lives when no one else can.
A high flying lawyer returns, after a messy divorce, to the small town she escaped as a teenager to take up the post of Coroner. She finds herself thrown together with her old flame who broke her heart twenty years ago.– now the local policeman – and they are forced to work together. She is the advocate for the dead. Any sudden, violent or unexplained death in the area are her brief. Together they work for justice with a new story each episode.
Sherlock Holmes is updated for a new generation with Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role and Martin Freeman as Watson. The combination of Sherlock's intellect and Watson's pragmatism helps them forge an unbreakable alliance as they solve a series of baffling crimes together.
As a devout Muslim in a post-9/11 world, detective Zane Malik (Don Hany, Serangoon Road) feels constant pressure to prove himself to overcome society’s fear and suspicion. Smart and ambitious, Malik works for metropolitan Sydney’s Major Crime Squad, where he frequently clashes with his old-school superior, Senior Detective Raw Crowley (William McInnes, Deep Water). The two rarely see eye to eye, but when personal traumas impact their professional lives, they come to realize that they need each other’s help to find justice. This critically acclaimed, award-winning drama has been hailed as a “highly ingenious version of the traditional detective story” (The Australian). Hany and McInnes deliver riveting performances in a sophisticated crime series that tackles thorny themes in today’s complex world.
This warm, light-hearted detective drama is a fish-out-of-water story about a quintessential English policeman posted to the Caribbean island of Saint-Marie. To anyone else it would be paradise, but for Detective Inspector Richard Poole it's hell! Totally unsuited to the Caribbean way of life, Richard hates the sun, sea and sand and isn't used to their style of policing. But he finds his brilliant detective skills combine well with the local police to help solve a series of mysterious murders. Will Richard ever come to see the beauty of his surroundings? Perhaps not, but he might one day loosen his tie.
Suburban mom Alison Dubois attempts to balance family life with solving mysteries using her special gift. The dead send her visions of their deaths or other crimes while she sleeps.
One her first day on the job, rookie detective Anna Travis (Kelly Reilly, Sherlock Holmes) throws up at a crime scene and faints at a postmortem. Does she have what it takes to succeed in what's still mostly a man's world?
In 1960s Britain, an upstanding detective takes on a dangerous world. Award-winning actor Martin Shaw (Judge John Deed, The Professionals) stars as Commander George Gently—an incorruptible, uncompromising cop transplanted from London’s Scotland Yard to England’s North Country in the mid-1960s. Gently’s reputation for honesty and relentlessness makes him almost as feared among his colleagues as he is among criminals. But he finds an odd ally in John Bacchus (Lee Ingleby, Nicholas Nickleby—an overeager, opinionated young sergeant who plays fast and loose with police procedures. Together the two tackle cases involving murderers, drug dealers, gun runners, and more. Based on the long-running series of novels by Alan Hunter, these feature-length modern dramas boast clever writing, stylish direction, and strong casts, including guest stars Richard Armitage (Robin Hood), Phil Davis (Vera Drake), and John Kavanagh (The Tudors). The powerful mysteries unfold against the beautiful backdrop of rural Britain, a region just beginning to feel the rumbles of the era’s social and cultural quakes.
After taking a career break to raise her children, Detective Sergeant Marcella Backland (Anna Friel, Pushing Daisies) rejoins the London Metropolitan Police following the abrupt end of her marriage. She jumps right into one of her old cases when a serial murderer known as the Grove Park Killer seemingly resurfaces. But as Marcella dives deeper into the case, the devastating changes to her personal life leave her in a fragile state. Struggling to cope, she experiences blackouts and extreme rage. When someone close to her estranged husband (Nicholas Pinnock, Fortitude) is murdered, Marcella fears she may have been involved. From internationally renowned screenwriter Hans Rosenfeldt (The Bridge), Marcella is “a fiendish puzzle…crafted to keep viewers guessing” (The Independent, UK). The fantastic cast also includes Laura Carmichael (Downton Abbey), Jamie Bamber (Battlestar Galactica), Maeve Dermody (And Then There Were None), Nina Sosanya (Love Actually), Ray Panthaki (Convenience), Sinéad Cusack (Eastern Promises), and Harry Lloyd (Game of Thrones).
Kiss of Death tells the true, heart-stopping stories of love gone wrong. Firsthand accounts examine how initial feelings of excitement, desire and passion escalate into the most unthinkable acts of crime. Suspicious signs, strange behaviors and red flags reveal that things are not as rosy as they seem.
An adaptation of Mark Billingham's novel. DS Helen Weeks is eight months pregnant when her boyfriend is killed. As she tries to make sense of what happened, she enters a world of hardened criminals and discovers that his death was anything but accidental.
Based on the novels from the best-selling stories by Elizabeth George, this series of contemporary murder mysteries feature the charismatic Inspector Lynley, whose title as the 8th Earl of Asherton fuels a sparky relationship with his working class sidekick Barbara Havers.
In "Suits", one of Manhattan’s top corporate lawyers (Gabriel Macht) sets out to recruit a new hotshot associate and hires the only guy that impresses him - a brilliant but unmotivated college dropout (Patrick J. Adams).
This is Maigret as it should be. A detective who is thoughtful, human, philosophical and deeply interested in people from all walks of life and what drives them. A non-judgemental detective who as interested in the “why” as the “who”.
This is the much-anticipated prequel to award-winning global hit Prime Suspect. Rewind to 1970s London to portray the early career of the formidable DCI Jane Tennison (Stefanie Martini), the role that established Dame Helen Mirren as a household name. We meet Jane as an ambitious 22-year-old probationary officer, starting out as a WPC in a world where chauvinism and rule-bending are the norm.
Before Inspector Morse, there was the rookie Constable Morse, fed up with police work and ready to nip his career in the bud by handing in his resignation. That is, until a murder turned up that only he could solve. Shaun Evans (The Take, The Virgin Queen) stars as the young Endeavour Morse, before his signature red Jaguar but with his deductive powers already running in high gear.
Broadchurch is an 8-part drama series which looks at how the murder of a boy - Danny Latimer - affects a small, market town in Dorset. It will explore what happens to this small community when it suddenly becomes the focus of a major event and is subjected to the full glare of the media spotlight.The main focus of the drama is the investigation into Danny's death lead by DI Hardy [David Tennant] and DS Ellie Miller [Oliva Colman], but other strands explored in the drama include the impact on Danny's immediate family, and how they cope and move on; the wider community in the town, and how they deal with the tragedy; the role of the church in such circumstances, and how people affected by the crime can look to faith; and also the role of the media - local and national - and how people deal with the kind of scrutiny a crime like this brings. From the immediate family, and then radiating out, one by one the community of Broadchurch are drawn into the police enquiry, Local hoteliers and business people are implicated as the effects of a death in the community begins to impact on their hard-earned livelihoods. But can the town survive such a seismic shock during its economically crucial summer months? As the case drags on, the whole town will come under pressure: personal, economic, professional and emotional.
Emmy and Golden Globe winner Gillian Anderson (The X-Files) smolders as a British detective summoned to Belfast to solve a high-profile murder. She quickly recognizes the signs of a serial killer, but the culprit (Jamie Dornan, Fifty Shades of Grey) has already targeted his next victim.
On 9th March 1950, Timothy Evans was executed for the murder of his wife and child. This was to become one of the most famous miscarriages of justice as three years later six further bodies were discovered at the same address, 10 Rillington Place, and the full horror of John Reginald Christie's crimes were revealed.
Detective Inspector Mike Shepherd (Neill Rea, Go Girls) arrives on assignment in Brokenwood, a small town where memories—and animosities—run deep. As Shepherd adapts to the slower pace of life away from the city, he soon discovers that Brokenwood is a place of secrets and suspicions. Everyone and everything is connected, and the serenity of the countryside can easily be shattered by violence and death.
Based on the bestselling mysteries by Ann Cleeves, Vera follows a solitary, obsessed, cantankerous investigator who happens to be pure genius at her job.
TAKEN is a modern-day, edge-of-your-seat thriller that follows the origin story of younger, hungrier former Green Beret Bryan Mills as he deals with a personal tragedy that shakes his world. As he fights to overcome the trauma of the incident and exact revenge, Mills is pulled into a career as a secret government operative, a job that awakens his very particular, and very dangerous, set of skills. In 30 years, this character is destined to become the Bryan Mills that we've come to love from the "Taken" films.
NCIS: LOS ANGELES is a drama about the high stakes world of the Office of Special Projects (OSP), a division of NCIS that is charged with apprehending dangerous and elusive criminals that pose a threat to the nation's security.
Reinventing the DC Comics character, the Arrow is not a superhero ... but a hero -- every bit as dangerous as the criminals he's hunting. After being marooned for five years on a remote island, billionaire Oliver Queen returns home with a mysterious agenda and lethal set of new skills that he uses in a war on crime in this action series.
NCIS: New Orleans is a drama about the local field office that investigates criminal cases affecting military personnel in The Big Easy, a city known for its music, entertainment and decadence. Leading the team is Special Agent Dwayne Pride (Scott Bakula), aka "King," a native of New Orleans who is driven by his need to do what is right. Working with Pride is Special Agent Christopher LaSalle (Lucas Black), who plays hard but works harder; and Special Agent Meredith "Merri" Brody (Zoe McLellan), a charismatic and tough interrogator who transferred from the Great Lakes office in search of a fresh start. Supporting them is coroner Dr. Loretta Wade (CCH Pounder), who is as eccentric as she is smart. This colorful city that harbors a dark side is a magnet for service personnel on leave, and when overindulgence is followed by trouble, Pride's team is at its best.
Chicago P.D. is a gripping new police drama about those who put it all on the line to serve and protect. District 21 of the Chicago Police Department is made up of two distinctly different groups: The uniformed cops who patrol the beat and deal with street crimes, and the intelligence unit, the team that combats the city's major offenses.
Blue Bloods is a drama about a multi-generational family of cops dedicated to New York City law enforcement. Frank Reagan is the New York City Police Commissioner and heads both the police force and the Reagan brood. He runs his department as diplomatically as he runs his family, even when dealing with the politics that plagued his unapologetically bold father, Henry, during his stint as Chief. A source of pride and concern for Frank is his eldest son Danny, a seasoned detective, family man, and Iraqi War vet who on occasion uses dubious tactics to solve cases. The sole Reagan woman in the family, Erin, is a N.Y. Assistant D.A. and newly single parent, who also serves as the legal compass for her siblings and father. Jamie is the youngest Reagan, fresh out of Harvard Law and the family's "golden boy;" however, unable to deny the family tradition, Jamie decided to give up a lucrative future in law and is now a newly minted cop. Jamie's life takes an abrupt turn when he's asked to become part of a clandestine police investigation even his father knows nothing about, and one that could impact the family's legacy.
After her award-winning documentary brings down the San Diego Police Department, television producer Jane Sadler turns her storytelling talents to fiction and launches a new television cop drama. But the pressures of balancing her demanding career, dealing with a messy divorce, and being a devoted single mother start to take their toll. When her daughter goes missing and the LAPD starts to investigate, Jane’s world quickly begins to implode. Just like her controversial police TV show, everything is a mystery, everyone has a secret and no one can be trusted.
Go into bold new territory with TV's favorite squad of detectives! Mary McDonnell reprises her role as The Closer's Captain Sharon Raydor, along with many other of The Closer's beloved characters, as Major Crimes centers on how to secure an airtight conviction and explores how police and prosecutors work together to build a case.
From Executive Producer Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson and show creator Courtney Kemp Agboh (The Good Wife) comes POWER, a visionary crime drama set in two different worlds the glamorous New York club scene and the brutal drug trade. James "Ghost" St. Patrick has it all: a beautiful wife, a gorgeous Manhattan penthouse, and the hottest, up-and-coming new nightclub in New York. His club, Truth, caters to the elite: the famous and infamous boldface names that run the city that never sleeps. As its success grows, so do Ghost's plans to build an empire. However, Truth hides an ugly reality. It's a front for Ghost's criminal underworld; a lucrative drug network, serving only the wealthy and powerful. As Ghost is seduced by the prospect of a legitimate life, everything precious to him becomes unknowingly threatened. Once you're in, can you ever get out?
Based on the best-selling mystery novels, this contemporary crime thriller set in Big Sky country stars Robert Taylor (The Matrix) as charismatic, dedicated and unflappable Wyoming sheriff Walt Longmire. Struggling to turn his life around after his wife's death, he becomes reinvigorated about his job with the help of a young deputy.
"Mr. Robot" follows a young programmer named Elliot who suffers from a debilitating anti-social disorder and decides he can only connect to people by hacking them. Like a superhero, he wields his hacking powers as a weapon to protect the people he cares about from those who are trying to hurt them. Ultimately, Elliot finds himself at the intersection between a cybersecurity firm he works for, his alterego hacking exploits at night and an underworld hacking collective trying to recruit him to help bring down the one percent.
Starring the incomparable Emmy and Golden Globe winner Edie Falco ("The Sopranos," "Nurse Jackie"), this new true-crime installment of the powerhouse "Law & Order" franchise delivers a gripping in-depth dramatization of the notorious murder case that changed America forever. When the Menendez brothers were tried on national TV for brutally killing their parents in Beverly Hills, their story became a national obsession. Now, the first edition of this anthology series delves into the players, the crime and the media circus, detailing the day-to-day battles of the trial and unveiling the shocking truth of what really went down when the cameras stopped rolling.
John Paul Rocksavage is a beat cop in Liverpool. When someone calls the police, it's Rocksavage who responds, coming face to face with human life in all its extremes. But when his partner, Andy, is murdered in a frenzied, vicious attack while on duty, Rocksavage suddenly finds himself bound to respond, in a way he never thought himself capable of. Events have suddenly become very personal, and once he's crossed the line from law enforcer to lawbreaker there's no going back. Meting out a unique brand of justice, while reconciling his own demons, his killings are not random, but organic and necessary.
Set in the sprawling mecca of the rich and famous, Ray Donovan does the dirty work for L.A.'s top power players. The series stars Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award nominee Liev Schreiber in his first lead television role as the go-to guy who makes the problems of the city's celebrities, superstar athletes, and business moguls disappear. This powerful family drama unfolds when his father, played by Oscar® winner Jon Voight, is unexpectedly released from prison, setting off a chain of events that shakes the Donovan family to its core.
The Tunnel is set against the backdrop of Europe in crisis. When a prominent French politician is found dead on the border between the UK and France, detectives Karl Roebuck (Stephen Dillane, Game of Thrones) and Elise Wassermann (Clémence Poésy, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II) are sent to investigate on behalf of their respective countries. The case takes a surreal turn when a shocking discovery is made at the crime scene, forcing the French and British police into an uneasy partnership. As the serial killer uses ever more elaborate and ingenious methods to highlight the moral bankruptcy of modern society, Karl and Elise are drawn deeper into his increasingly personal agenda.
Inspired by extreme training scenarios conducted by the U.S. Military, Department of Defense, and NASA, three strangers will push themselves to their absolute limits in complete darkness - enduring days buried underground while navigating prehistoric cave systems, ancient subterranean cities and centuries-old abandoned mines.
FLASHPOINT is a drama that depicts an emotional journey into the tough, risk-filled lives of a group of cops in the Strategic Response Unit (SRU), (inspired by Toronto's Emergency Task Force). It's a unique unit that rescues hostages, busts gangs, defuses bombs, climbs the sides of buildings and talks down suicidal teens. Members of a highly skilled tactical team, they're also trained in negotiating, profiling and getting inside the suspect's head to diffuse the situation to try and save lives.
The new series Stitchers follows Kirsten, a young woman recruited into a covert government agency to stitch into the minds of the dead, using their memories to investigate mysteries that otherwise would have gone to the grave. Working alongside Kirsten is Cameron, a brilliant neuroscientist whose passion for the program is evident in his work. The secret program is headed by Maggie, a skilled veteran of covert operations, and includes Linus, a socially immature bioelectrical engineer and communications technician. Kirsten’s roommate, Camille, a gifted computer science grad student, is also recruited to use her skills to assist Kirsten in her new role as a stitcher. Starring Emma Ishta, Kyle Harris, Ritesh Rajan, Salli Richardson-Whitfield and Allison Scagliotti.
Cutting-edge Victorian science meets cunningly plotted mystery in this award-winning Canadian TV drama. William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) is a detective in Toronto in 1895, using new forensic techniques like fingerprinting and psychological profiling. He crosses paths with famous figures including Arthur Conan Doyle, Houdini, Buffalo Bill Cody, and H.G. Wells. Based on novels by Maureen Jennings.
Revolves around a con man who, after leaving prison, takes cover from his past by assuming the identity of his cellmate, Pete. He moves in with Pete’s unsuspecting family and is roped into the family’s bail bond business. In order to keep the charade up, he plays the part of a skip tracer, taking down criminals worse than himself — and discovering a family life he’s never had.
From the imaginative mind of Bryan Fuller (Heroes, Pushing Daisies), and the artful direction of David Slade (Twilight: Eclipse, 30 Days of Night), comes a one-hour drama series exploring the early relationship of Thomas Harris' famous characters—psychiatrist Hannibal Lecter and his patient, gifted FBI criminal profiler Will Graham. This stylized thriller tells an origin story of masterful manipulation.
LETHAL WEAPON tells the story of classic cop duo Riggs and Murtaugh, as they work in modern-day L.A. Riggs’ penchant for diving into the line of fire clashes with Murtaugh’s by-the-book technique. It’s clear from the moment they meet, that this partnership is doomed. But it might just work. If Riggs doesn’t get them killed first…
When their best friend mysteriously vanishes, four girls believe their secrets are safe forever. But when they begin to get taunting messages from "A," the truth may be only one text away. Filled with mystery, scandal, intrigue and suspense, Pretty Little Liars is based on the best-selling book series for young adults from Alloy.