NETFLIX today released the trailer for Criminal featuring David Tennant – and fans are going wild for it already.
The Doctor Who actor is one of many stars appearing in the cat-and-mouse drama which follows 12 different cases across four countries, all set within an interrogation room.
The trailer shows a drab and defeated David Tennant being interrogated by police on suspicion of murdering his teenage step-daughter.
However, police can’t get anything from him – as his character only replies with “no comment”.
David stars in the UK stories alongside Line of Duty’s Rochenda Sandall as well as Youssef Kerkour, who plays a lorry driver with suspicious cargo.
Marvel star Hayley Atwell will also appear as another suspect interrogated by the police.
Criminal’s release date is 20 September but the trailer has already got people clamouring for it.
In particular people are excited about the appearance of David, who was most recently seen on Amazon Prime’s Good Omens.
One fan wrote: “Am I gonna watch this just because David Tennant is in it? Yes absolutely.”
Another added: “David Tennant is 100% why I’m gonna watch this.”
It wasn’t just the Scottish actor people were looking forward to, with one person saying: “Criminal (a new Netflix original series) looks really damn awesome.
“The concept of getting all these criminality stories from all these 4 countries and uniting it for one series is f****** amazing and i love it.”
Netflix has called the show a “stripped down cat-and-mouse drama” focusing on “the intense mental conflict between the police officer and the suspect in question.”
Each of the four countries – which include Germany, Spain, France and the UK – get three episodes in the country’s language. Every country will use talent from their respective countries.
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All were shot in the same sound stage at Netflix’s European Production Hub in Tres Cantos, just outside of Madrid.
Regardless of the country, all are set in a police interrogation room, the observation booth and a corridor outside. There will be a view of the city in each.
Instead of new locations, the show relies on the cultural differences (and language) to make each episode unique.
Speaking to Variety, Mariano Barroso, director of the Spanish episodes, explained: “The police and the accused behave differently in different countries since they come from different cultures, and that for me was very enriching, innovative, original.”
There’s some serious talent behind the production too.
George Kay (Killing Eve, The Hour) and Jim Field Smith (Endeavour, The Wrong Mans) are the co-creators of Criminal as well as the writer and director of the UK episodes respectively.
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