Criminal: What is the new Netflix police drama? Who does it star? All you need to know

Prepare to be obsessed with the innovative international crime investigation series set in interrogation suites in four different European countries.

Netflix is going after the likes of the BBC and ITV in crime thrillers by launching a new police interview series.

The drama Criminal will take in four different countries as it explores the crimes its characters have committed through police interrogations.

Here’s all you need to know about when it starts and who it stars.

When will Criminal be on Netflix?

Criminal is expected to begin streaming on Netflix in autumn 2019, but keep checking back for an exact date.

The series is made up of 12 45-minute episodes, with blocks of three set in each of the four countries that it covers.

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What is it about?

If you loved the police procedural interview scenes in Line of Duty, then Criminal is definitely for you.

The drama is set entirely in a police interrogation room, where the plot of each story will unfold through tense interviews with suspects.

It’s a stripped-down series that focuses solely on the intense cat-and-mouse game between detectives and suspects.

Criminal is set in four different countries – the UK, France, Germany, and Spain – with three episodes of detective drama taking place in each location.

Who stars in it?

There are four different regular casts – the police in each country – as well as four different sets of guest stars taking on the roles of the interviewees and extra officers.

In the UK, the regular cast features Katherine Kelly (Coronation Street, Cheat), Lee Ingleby (The A Word), Nicholas Pinnock (Marcella), Mark Stanley (Dickensian), Rochenda Sandall (Line of Duty), and Shubham Saraf (Bodyguard).

UK guest stars include David Tennant (Broadchurch, Doctor Who), Hayley Atwell (Captain America), Youssef Kerkour (Home), and Clare-Hope Ashitey (Doctor Foster).

France’s main cast are Margot Bancilhon, Laurent Lucas, Stéphane Jobert, Anne Azoulay, and Mhamed Arezki, and the guest stars are Nathalie Baye, Jérémie Renier, and Sara Giraudeau.

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Germany has signed up Eva Meckbach, Sylvester Groth, Florence Kasumba, Christian Kuchenbuch and Jonathan Berlin as regular stars and Peter Kurth, Christian Berkel, Deniz Arora and Nina Hoss as guests.

Spain completes the cast list with regulars Jorge Bosch, José Ángel Egido, Nuria Mencía, Daniel Chamorro, María Morales, Javi Coll and Milo Taboada, and guests  Carmen Machi, Inma Cuesta, Eduard Fernández, Emma Suárez, and Álvaro Cervantes.

Criminal is coming to Netflix in autumn 2019.

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