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Apple TV+ lands series order for Criminal Record

June 21, 2022

Apple TV+ has announced an eight-episode series order for Criminal Record, a new thriller starring Academy Award winner Peter Capaldi and Critics Choice Award nominee Cush Jumbo as detectives in a tug of war over a historic murder conviction. From BAFTA Award nominee Paul Rutman, the series is currently in production in London and is produced for Apple TV+ by Tod Productions and STV Studios.

Apple says Criminal Record is a powerful, character-driven thriller set in the heart of contemporary London. The story sees an anonymous phone call draw two detectives into a confrontation over an old murder case – one a young woman in the early stages of her career, the other a well-connected man determined to protect his legacy. The series touches on issues of race, institutional failure, and the quest to find common ground in a polarised Britain.

BAFTA Award nominee Rutman (creator of Vera from the Anne Cleeves novels and Indian Summers), BAFTA Scotland Award winner Elaine Collins (Shetland, Vera), BAFTA and Academy Award winner Capaldi, and Laurence Olivier Award and Critics Choice Award nominee Jumbo serve as executive producers. BAFTA Award winner Jim Loach (Save Me Too, Oranges and Sunshine) directs the series.

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