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(L-R) Alexej Manvelov, Chloe Pirrie, Matthew Goode, Kelly Macdonald & Leah Byrne

[(L-R) Alexej Manvelov, Chloe Pirrie, Matthew Goode, Kelly Macdonald & Leah Byrne

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Information from ‘Deadline’ –

Department Q has staffed up. Cameras are rolling in Scotland on the upcoming series adaptation of Danish author Jussi Adler-Olsen’s hugely popular crime novels.

Matthew Goode, Chloe Pirrie, Alexej Manvelov, Leah Byrne and Kelly Macdonald are all on board Netflix‘s English-language series Deadline can reveal.

The project comes from showrunner Scott Frank (The Queen’s Gambit). It has been written by Frank, Chandni Lakhani, Stephen Greenhorn and Colette Kane. Frank directs the first two of the eight instalments. Filming is taking place in Edinburgh, where the series will be set.

Goode will play DCI Carl Morck. After a violent incident turns Morck’s life upside down, the emotionally scarred detective is charged with setting up cold case unit, Department Q, upon his return to work. At first, the disillusioned cop is happy to waste his days away, but his detective instincts are ultimately reawakened and his new department becomes a magnet for a crew of misfits and mavericks.

The project sees Goode working with Left Bank Pictures and Netflix once more. He played Antony Armstrong Jones in season two of Left Bank’s regal drama The Crown.

Pirrie, whose credits include The Queen’s Gambit, plays ruthless and ambitious prosecutor Merrit Lingard. Fellow Scottish actor Macdonald takes the role of Dr. Rachel Irving, a therapist tasked with getting officers back on the front line.

Manvelov (Jack Ryan) is Syrian cop Akram Salim, who was forced to flee to Europe and ultimately becomes part of the new department. Byrne takes the role of Rose, a star police cadet left shaken by a breakdown and looking for a chance to prove herself in DCI Morck’s team.

The cast also includes Mark Bonnar (Guilt), Shirley Henderson (Bridget Jones), Jamie Sives (Crime) and Kate Dickie (Inside Man).

Adler-Olsen’s books have spawned a very successful film franchise. The fourth film based on the novels, The Purity Of Vengeance, became the highest-grossing Danish film at the local box office. New movies are in the works.

Posted by britgirl on February 6th, 2024 under Department Q, TV Projects with 0 Comments


From acclaimed showrunner Scott Frank (The Queen’s Gambit) comes brand new crime series DEPARTMENT Q, now in production in Edinburgh.

Information and image from Netflix

Posted by britgirl on February 6th, 2024 under Department Q, TV Projects with 0 Comments

Information from ‘Collider’ –

Production is now underway in Edinburgh for a new Netflix crime series, Department Q, hailing from one of the streamer’s favorite creative partners, Scott Frank. The show is an adaptation of the novels of the same name by Danish author Jussi Adler-Olsen and revolves around former top-rated detective Carl Morck as he tackles a new cold case. As cameras begin rolling, Netflix also revealed the full call sheet of stars appearing on-screen, with Watchmen star Matthew Goode headlining the bunch as Morck and reuniting with his The Lookout director Frank.

Described as “brilliant but impossible,” Morck is forever changed by the inciting violent incident of Department Q, which saw the detective’s partner paralyzed and an officer killed. Wracked with guilt, he’s given command of the titular department, a new cold case sector that is little more than a PR stunt to sideline him upon his return to work. He eventually starts to tap back into his detective instincts and turn the basement office space into a well-oiled machine full of misfit officers dedicated to cracking whatever seemingly impossible cases come across their desks. The new series will bring Goode back to television after ending his stint on A Discovery of Witches after three seasons and appearing in The Offer in 2022.

Key among the outcasts joining him in Department Q is Under the Banner of Heaven star Chloe Pirrie as the prosecutor Merrit Lingard who is as ambitious as she is ruthless. Haunted by her troubled childhood and her brother’s severe brain injury, she turned over a new leaf to fight tooth and nail for justice, quickly climbing the ranks until she was at the doorstep of her biggest case yet. However, she opts instead to change things up and crosses paths with Morck, altering the course of her career. Alongside them is Alexej Manvelov as the former Syrian officer Akram Salim, who flees to Europe and becomes Morck’s oft-underestimated assistant, Kelly Macdonald as the therapist Dr. Rachel Irving, who forms a deeper connection with Morck throughout their sessions and conversations with each other, and Leah Byrne as Rose, a formerly promising police cadet forever marred by the stigma of her mental breakdown who turns to Morck for a second chance.

Rounding out the cast of Department Q are Mark Bonnar, Shirley Henderson, Jamie Sives, and Kate Dickie. Frank will serve as showrunner for the series and leads the writing team consisting of Chandni Lakhani, Stephen Greenhorn, and Colette Kane. Netflix likely has the utmost trust in Frank to deliver yet again, as he previously helmed one of the streamer’s colossal previous hits — The Queen’s Gambit. Nominated for two Oscars, his fingerprints can also be found on plenty of acclaimed films, including Stephen Spielberg‘s Minority Report, James Mangold‘s Logan, and Steven Soderbergh‘s Out of Sight. His most recent work came at AMC with the Monsieur Spade series starring Clive Owen.

Production is currently underway on Department Q, but there’s no indication of when it could hit Netflix. Stay tuned here at Collider for more on the Edinburgh-based series as work gets underway.

Posted by britgirl on February 6th, 2024 under Department Q, TV Projects with 0 Comments

A new Freeview channel is coming to channel 11 and guess what show is featuring?  A Discovery of Witches starring Matthew Goode.   Information from RadioTimes.Com

Sky has unveiled a new free-to-air channel, Sky Mix, which will launch on Wednesday 18th October and replace Pick.  The channel will appear on channel 11, while Sky Arts moves down to channel 36.  Sky Mix is essentially a rebrand of Pick, and will showcase a wider range of content – including Sky Original dramas, films, docs, entertainment, arts, crime and nature shows.  It will also house acquired titles from Sky Atlantic and Sky Witness, such as HBO favourite True Detective and The Equalizer. Zai Bennett, managing director of content for Sky UK and Ireland, said in a statement: “Sky Mix is the perfect free-to-air home for us to showcase some of our favourite Sky shows that have already been a hit with our customers on Sky and NOW platforms.” He continued: “We’re proud to share earlier series of shows like Rob & Romesh Vs, True Detective and A Discovery of Witches, as well as showcasing a selection of our Sky Original films from previous years on this brand new free TV brand.” 

So if you have never subscribed to Sky/NowTV – here is your opportunity to see Matthew in ‘A Discovery of Witches’.

Posted by britgirl on October 10th, 2023 under A Discovery of Witches, A Discovery of Witches, TV Projects with 0 Comments

All three seasons of the fantasy series starring Teresa Palmer and Matthew Goode will be available to viewers based in the US for a limited time. Between September 1 and October 31, a few of AMC’s series will be hosted on HBO’s streaming platform MAX on both the ad-free and ad-lite services for no extra cost.

a discovery of witches


Reported on Digital Spy.


Posted by britgirl on September 2nd, 2023 under A Discovery of Witches, A Discovery of Witches, TV Projects with 0 Comments

Bad Wolf have posted this on their social media:-

Bad Wolf Ltd are offering fans of the award-winning series A Discovery of Witches the opportunity to purchase a selection of props and costumes in aid of the charities The Trevor Project (USA) and Place2Be (UK).

Adapted from Deborah Harkness’ best-selling novel, A Discovery of Witches is a contemporary love story set in our world, but a world which humans share with the declining species of witches, vampires and daemons – creatures existing and working amongst us, but hiding, unknown to most humans, in plain sight.

The items available have been carefully curated by the production team and include priceless creations made especially for the show.

Please help us raise funds by participating in our auction or by making a donation. The online auction will close at 5pm (BST) on 7th September 2023.

For information about the auction items and delivery please contact

Thank you for your continued support.

The auction includes some of Matthew Goode’s costumes including this jacket – Image
Pic – Bad Wolf Twitter
Posted by britgirl on August 18th, 2023 under A Discovery of Witches, TV Projects with 0 Comments

Deborah Harkness has shared some #behindthescenes shots she took on this day in 2019.



Deborah’s post –Click here!

Posted by britgirl on August 16th, 2023 under A Discovery of Witches, TV Projects with 0 Comments
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