Netflix’s Criminal is a police procedural drama planted with twists – the action takes place exclusively within the confines of an interrogation room and follows an intense interrogation from start to finish. It requires observing the suspects closely as though viewers were one of the detectives leading the interview. Alongside this, viewers follow the tensions between the police investigators in the station who remain in each of the episodes.
Criminal Season 2 On September 16: Watch the Trailer Here
In August, Netflix announced the crime drama is back for a second season, and you haven’t got long to wait as it drops on the streaming platform later this month. The second series of Criminal lands on Netflix on 16th September. The first series was split into three episodes set in four separate territories – the UK, France, Germany and Spain – with the crème de la crème of actors from each country leading the drama.
The series stars a whole new set of guest-stars – including Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington, who recently joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe – play a suspected criminal who are under investigation by the police. The police procedural takes place in one room Viewers follow different suspects who are brought into the station for a variety of crimes as their motives are slowly unpicked.
The new episodes were shot in January, before lockdown, with most of the main cast returning for the show’s second outing. The show blends tight, Line of Duty-type police interrogation scenes with office politics and (the suggestion of) romance, with a focus on one criminal or crime per feature-length episode.
Kit Harington will lead the new cohort of guest-stars, in his first major television role since he parted ways with his iconic Game of Thrones’ character, Jon Snow. Oscar-nominated actress Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda, The Hollow Crown) will star in the first episode. The Criminal season two will start premiering on Netflix from September 16.